Fernando Castaño

  • Dr. Fernando J. Castaño received an MSc in Experimental Solid State Physics from the University of the Basque Country and a PhD in Engineering Physics from the University of Sheffield in 1993 and 1998, respectively. From 1999 to 2008 he worked at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology as a Research Staff Scientist/Lecturer, developing sub-100nm Magnetic Random Access Memories (MRAMs) and magnetologic devices. From 2009 to 2012 he was Head of the R&D division of Siliken SA, developing high-volume c-Si back-contact solar cells, and from 2013 to 2015 he was Scientific Head of the Photovoltaic R&D division in Abengoa Solar New Technologies, focused on III-Vs and CIGS solar cells. Since 2015, he is the managing director of Espectrolitica SL, which operates the only private 6” MEMS industrial semiconductor foundry in Spain, currently focused on developing MEMS for sensor applications. Dr. Castaño is co-founder of NanoFab tools SL, co-author of seven US patents and over one hundred Scientific publications in peer-reviewed journals.