Cristina completed her PhD at the University of Surrey in 2006, where she worked as a research fellow at Surrey's Advanced Technology Institute before joining NPL in 2012. Cristina’s work at Surrey focused on probing the electronic properties of low-dimensional systems using scanning tunnelling microscopy and photoelectron spectroscopy techniques for nanoscale interconnects and non-volatile memory applications based on phase-change materials. Work at NPL explores the physics and metrology of two-dimensional materials and their heterostructures for nano-optoelectronics, photonics and sensing applications.
Areas of interest
Cristina’s research interests include the science and technology of two-dimensional materials, with a focus on:
- excitonic effects, electronic coupling and quantum phenomena in atomically thin heterostructures
- surface processes in various environments, as studied by scanning probe microscopy and spectroscopy, with relevance to sensing applications
- atomic-scale defects for quantum technology applications