About Me

 

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Hi everyone, I’m Daniel !

I’ve been working on academic research for the past 7 years, focused on how can we apply our knowledge on polymers (plastic-based materials) to understand key physical properties that control the materials behavior in state-of-the-art technologies. I have dedicated my professional career to the development of methodologies for the preparation and study of advanced polymer systems: from nanostructured surfaces to polymer nanospheres and nanoparticles. Most of my research is focused on the study of physical properties at the nanoscale using an advanced technique called Atomic Force Microscopy (AFM). Via AFM measurements I’ve been able to make images of molecular organization, as well as to study the mechanical and electrical behavior of polymers. Even more, one of my microscopy images was selected as cover for one important scientific journal.

Although  I was born and raised in Venezuela, currently I’m working as a postdoctoral researcher for the Donostia International Physics Center (DIPC) in Donostia-San Sebástian. Here, in collaboration with the Polymers and Soft Matter Group, my main research is focused on the development of an AFM method called nanoDielectric Spectroscopy, where we are able to study the molecular dynamics and electrical transport phenomena in nanoscaled polymers. In this way, taking advantage of the high lateral resolution of the microscope, we want to understand the relations among the nanometric features and their relaxation phenomena.

Also, as you will find on this website, I’ve been collaborating for several years in outreach activities, mostly explaining how materials science helps improving society. I must confess: Talking in public is my passion ❤ !

Wanna get in touch? Feel free to contact me at dmartineztong@gmail.com

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