Dr. César Moreno received his degree in Fundamental Physics in 2005 by the University of Cantabria. He earned his Ph.D in Material Physics at the Institute of Materials Science of Barcelona (ICMAB) in 2010 and he moved as postdoctoral researcher at the Nano-engineering research center at the Polytechnic University of Catalonia (CRNE-UPC). After two years, he was awarded with a tenure track position (ICYS) at the National Institute of Materials Science (NIMS) in Tsukuba-Japan, and he was also promoted as permanent researcher after two evaluations and the application for the permanent position. After nearly 3 years living in Japan, he then moved back to Barcelona under a Marie Curie fellowship at ICN2, where he presently works as a senior researcher. There, his work focuses in the atomically precise synthesis and advanced characterization of low-dimensional carbon-based materials by means of bottom-up methods for applications in nanoelectronics, biomedicine sensors and advanced filtration.
In 2018 he was awarded with the Molecule of the Year by the C&EN of the American Chemical Society and in 2019 with the Spanish Vanguard of Science award and the Distinguished Research Award by the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC).