Universidad de Valladolid

Universidad de Valladolid

Student projects

Ongoing projects

  • High energy irradiation in Si:modeling energy deposition and damage generation.
  • Atomic agretagion of Ge atoms on Si surfaces: study and modeling of the atomistic mechanisms governing Ge agregation on top of Si surfaces.

Available projects

If you are interested in some of the following topics for a Bachelor or Master project, please contact Dra. Lourdes Pelaz [EMAIL].

  • Irradiation effects in semiconductors: study and modeling of the damage accumulation in semiconductors under irradiation.
  • Caracterization of defects semiconductors: atomistic characterization of the structural, energetic and electronic properties of defects in semiconductors.
  • Empirical potentials for semiconductors: evaluation of empirical potentials for studying atomistic processes in semiconductors.
  • Phase diagrams of semiconductors: atomistic study of the phase diagrams of simple and compound semiconductors.

Done projects

The following list collects the student projects carried out within the MMM gruop. You can download the final reports (in Spanish) through the links to UVaDoc repository.

  • Characterization of damage generated by high energy protons in silicon, Pablo Armenteros Cosme, Degree in Physics, 2022, [UVaDOC link]
  • Atomistic modeling of defects in Silicon Carbide, Héctor Briongos Merino, Degree in Physics, 2022, [UVaDOC link]
  • Atomistic modeling of high energy implantation in Si, Irene Muñoz Velasco, Degree in Physics, 2021, [UVaDOC link]
  • Structural characterization of amorphous silicon through atomistic simulations, Carmen Martin Valderrama, Degree in Physics, 2020, [UVaDOC link], [Consejo Social UVa]
  • Strain fields in ion implanted damaged zones through atomistic simulations, Estela Herguedas Alonso, Degree in Physics, 2020, [UVaDOC link]
  • Thermodinamic characterization of defects in semicondutors, Ana Caballo Zulueta, Degree in Physics, 2019, [UVaDOC link], [Consejo Social UVa]
  • Modeling SiGe through empirical potentials, Luis Martín Encinar, Degree in Physics, 2018, [UVaDOC link]
  • Structural characterization of crystalline materials: analysis of high resolution atomic images through the Fourier transform, Maralla Nieto Díez, Degree in Physics, 2018, [UVaDOC link]
  • Damage generation mechanisms in SiGe and SiC, Diego Rogel Rodríguez, Degree in Physics, 2017, [UVaDOC link]
  • Characterization and dynamics of Si self-interstitial clusters by self-learning kinetic Monte Carlo simulations, Diego Calvo Ruiz, Master in Molecular Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, 2016, [UVaDOC link]
  • Characterization of vacancy clusters in crystalline silicon, Fernando Otero Calzada, Degree in Physics, 2015, [UVaDOC link]
  • Simulation of defects in amorphous germanium, Diego Calvo Ruiz, Degree in Specific Telecommunication Technologies Engineering, 2015, [UVaDOC link]
  • Simulation and characterization of defects in crystalline materials: case of Ge., José Miguel Sánchez Hurtado, Degree in Specific Telecommunication Technologies Engineering, 2014, [UVaDOC link]
  • Transmission Electron Microscopy image simulation of intrinsic defects in Si., Óscar Gil Viyuela, Master in Physical Instrumentation, 2013, [UVaDOC link]



  • P. Castrillo (Universidad Católica de Murcia, Spain)
  • R. Duffy (Tyndall National Institute, Ireland)
  • K. J. Dudeck (McMaster University, Canada)
  • L. Colombo (Università degli Studi di Cagliari, Italy)
  • G. Onida (Università degli Studi di Milano, Italy)
  • M. Cazzaniga (Università degli Studi di Milano, Italy)
  • S. Mirabella (MATIS-IMM-CNR, Italy)
  • G. Impellizzeri (MATIS-IMM-CNR, Italy)
  • G. Fisicaro (CNR IMM, Italy)
  • Y.-T. Ling (Chang Gung University, Taiwan)
  • W. Windl (Othio State University, U.S.A.)
  • D. Drabold (Ohio University, U.S.A.)
  • J. A. van den Berg (University of Salford, U.K.)
  • M. J. Caturla (Universidad de Alicante, Spain)
  • G. H. Gilmer (Colorado School of Mines, U.S.A.)
  • P. B. Griffin (Stanford University, U.S.A)


Research networks

Modelling for Nanotechnology is an initiative leaded by four Spanish Institutions: Phantoms Foundation, Parque Cientfico de Madrid, Universidad Autnoma de Madrid and Universidad Complutense to maintain a systematic flow of information among research groups and therefore avoid that research efforts in Nanomodelling remain fragmented.

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NanoSpain, Spanish Nanotechnology Network, promotes the exchange of knowledge between Spanish groups working in different fields related to Nanotechnology and Nanoscience increasing collaboration among universities, research institutions and industry. Provides a frame to researches where show the outcome of research trough a web site and multidisciplinary meetings.

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VARIABLES thematic network is participated by most of the Spanish research groups whose activities include the topic of micro/nanoelectronic variability, covering in this way all the abstraction levels of the design and fabrication process. The network aims to provide a communication forum for the different groups, giving advantage to the exchange of experiences between areas and mobility of young and senior researchers, to promote joint research activities.

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Other activities

19th International Conference on Ion Implantation Technology, IIT2012

The Ion Implantation Technology Conference Series is the premier world meeting to discuss major challenges in current and emerging technologies related to the tools and processes for ion implantation. Our group organized the 19th edition, which was held in Valladolid, Spain, in June 25th-29th, 2012. IIT2012 also offered an expanded topical coverage to include detailed consideration of the state of art for advanced thermal processing and metrology techniques.

You can download the book of abstracts of the conference from this link: [PDF Book of abstracts IIT2012 (110MB)]

IIT2012 was preceded by a 3-day school on ion implantation science and technology taught by an international instructor corps of experts.

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