ESR1 – N. Salazar Moreira

ESR 1 - Salazar Salazar Moreira, Norberto José (ESR1)
Nanotec Electrónica S.L.
Early Stage Researcher, ITN Nanomotion
28760 Tres Cantos
Madrid, SPAIN
Phone: +34 918 043 327
ArrProj WP1a

My name is Norberto Salazar Moreira and I’m the ERS1. Originally I’m from Costa Rica, where I got the degree in Materials Engineering majoring on Microelectronics at the Costa Rica Institute of Technology. In this institution I worked as research assistant of the Nanotechnology Research Program and as a lecturer of the Nanotechnology Technician Program. I have also participated as researcher in the research project “Design and implementation of a reaction chamber for synthesis of single wall carbon nanotubes using high pressure and high temperature processes”. I was in charge of the operation of the Nanotechnology Lab, dealing with characterizaction services demanded by companies.

I had the opportunity to work in collaboration with the Electrochemical and Chemical Energy Research Center and Materials Science and Engineering Research Center of the University of Costa Rica in the electrical and topographical characterization of silicon surfaces modified with nanoparticle-anchoring molecules for novel electronic devices, where the results obtained were presented at the final thesis.

I moved to Spain where I did my master’s degree at the Autonoma University of Madrid in collaboration with the group of Electroceramics for Information Technologies of the Science Materials Institute of Madrid in the Piezoresponse Force Microscopy application for the study of ferroelectric domain configurations of BiScO3 -PbTiO3 nanostructured ceramics.

Now I am studying the grain size effects in nanostructured polycrystalline ferroic materials through the PFM characterization of the domain configurations and their stability within the grains, considering the interactions with the grain boundaries, together with the study of their local physical properties. Intensive training has been done using complementary techniques to PFM to solve scientific problems in the study of multifunctional materials as MFM, EFM, KFM and conductive measurements.

As part of the project’s objectives, I’m working in conjunction with the company Nanotec Electronic S.L. on the implementation of PFM in their electronics, improvements are being made to the hardware and a new interface for the PFM technique has been included on the WSxM software.

I am currently interested in scanning probe microscopy SPM and Nanotecnology, I am getting practice in using local techniques to understand and solve scientific problems at these dimensions. One of the greatest advantages of being formed into a company and do academic research is that allows to understand the process of R&D at all the stages. I have no doubt that the NANOMOTION program will allow the researcher to have the necessary tools to be used today in the field of science and technology.



Workshop and courses


  • AFM basic and advanced technical training. Nanotec. Madrid, Spain.
  • WSxW software for AFM training. Nanotec. Madrid, Spain
  • PFM, MFM, EFM, KPM and local conductive measurements training. Nanotec. Madrid, Spain.
  • 12th International Workshop – School of Piezoresponse Force and Electrochemical Strain Microscopies: Theory, Techniques, and Applications. Oak Ridge National Laboratory. United States of America.
  • Tutorials at the 2013 Joint UFFC, EFTF and PFM Symposium. Prague, Czech Republic.
  • “Preparation and characterization of thin films and coatings” course. Materials Science Institute of Madrid, Spain.


  • Training School: Frontiers in Materials Science. ICMM, CSIC. Madrid, Spain.
  • First COST MP0904 Training School: Nanostructured oxides: from laboratory research to industrial applications. IENI-CNR. Genoa, Italy.
  • Tutorial lectures at the International Symposium on Applications of Ferroelectrics (ISAF) – European Conference on the Applications of Polar Dielectrics (ECAPD) – International Symposium Piezoresponse Force Microscopy and Nanoscale Phenomena in Polar Materials (PFM). University of Aveiro. Aveiro, Portugal.
  • Photoelectron and electron spectroscopy, XPS and AES course. ICMM, CSIC. Madrid, Spain.


  • Introduction to Nanotechnology. Directed by Dr. Meyya Meyyapan. Costa Rica Institute of Technology.
  • Nanomaterials Toxicology. Directed by Dr. Richard C. Pleus. Costa Rica Institute of Technology.
  • Introduction to Nanotechnology and its applications. Costa Rica Institute of Technology.

International conferences

  • Joint Symposium ISAF ECAPD PFM 2012 in Aveiro, Portugal
    Oral: “Ferroelectric domain configurations of nanostructured ceramics of BiScO3-PbTiO3
    N. Salazar, M. Algueró, A. Castro and J. Ricote.
  • Fuerzas y Túnel 2012 in Madrid, Spain.
    Poster: “Piezoresponse force microscopy of BiScO3-PbTiO3 nanostructured ceramics”
    N. Salazar, M. Algueró, A. Castro, A. Gil and J. Ricote.
  • 2013 Joint UFFC, EFTF and PFM Symposium in Prague, Czech Republic.
    Poster:  “PFM study of size effects on lead-free ceramics and films of (Bi0.5Na0.5)1-xBaxTiO3 with compositions around the morphotropic phase boundary”
    N. Salazar, D. Pérez-Mezcua, M.L. Calzada, A. Gil and J. Ricote.
  • European Congress and Exhibition on Advanced Materials and Processes in Sevilla, Spain.
    Poster: m“Ferroelectric Domain Configuration at the Interfaces of BiScO3-PbTiO3/NiFe2O4 Magnetoelectric Ceramic Composites “
    N. Salazar, J. Ricote,  A. Gil, A. Castro, M. Algueró and H. Amorín.
  • 13th International Meeting on Ferroelectricity in Kraków, Poland.
    Oral: “Recent advances in alternative lead free piezoelectric solution derived (Bi0.5Na0.5)1-xBaxTiO3 thin films”
    J. Ricote, R. Jiménez, A. Pérez-Rivero, N. Salazar, A. Gil, I. Bretos, D. Pérez-Mezcua, R. Sirera and M.L. Calzada.
  • 11th National Meeting on Electroceramics in Zaragoza, Spain.
    Oral: “Ferroelectricity induced by epitaxial strain on SrMnO3 antiferromagnetic thin films”
    L. Maurel, J.A. Pardo, M. Algueró, E. Langenberg, J. Blasco, C. Magén, P. Ramos, N. Salazar, R. Jiménez, P. Štrichovanec, I. Lucas, L. Morellón, M.R. Ibarra, P. Algarabel.