Nicolás Agraït has been full professor in Physics at the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid (UAM) since 2006 and associated senior researcher of IMDEA since 2008. He has developed state-of-the-art scanning probe techniques for studying transport in the nanoscale and performed pioneering studies of transport in nanocontacts, atomic contacts, freely-suspended atomic wires and single-molecule junctions, including mechanical properties, electron-phonon interaction, and thermopower, using scanning probe techniques. He has over 90 refereed publications with over 5800 citations; his h-index is 29 (ISI WoS).
We study the properties of single-molecule junctions formed using scanning tunneling microscopes that are designed and developed in house. We focus on junctions with molecules chemically bound to two metallic electrodes.