Mar García-Hernández has a long trajectory in Experimental Condensed Matter Physics and Material Science. She carried out her PhD in Theoretical Molecular Physics at CSIC. During her postdoctoral stage at Rutherford Appleton Lab. (UK), Prof. García-Hernández´s interests switched to experimental Condensed Matter Physics (Molecular Liquids and Glasses), using Neutron Scattering techniques together with molecular Dynamics and Reverse Montecarlo simulations, with focus on excitations in disordered systems (single particle and collective excitations). In 1994, Prof. García-Hernández got a tenured position at CSIC on Experimental Physics and a year later she joined the Materials Science Institute of Madrid (ICMM/CSIC). Since 2005 she is the leading scientist of the Magnetism and Magnetotransport laboratory at ICMM. Her research in strongly correlated oxides heterostructures with application in spintronics is a central topic in her lab. Since then, her collaborations spanned her research interests including bulk multiferroic materials and magnetic materials for various applications (among others, magnetic oxide nanoparticles with biomedical applications) and fundamental problems regarding diluted magnetic semiconductors and superconductors.
Shortly after the discovery of graphene, one of her main research lines is the investigation of bidimensional systems, starting with graphene and graphene-based systems and subsequently broadening the spectrum to other different layered materials with fascinating electric, magnetic and/or optical properties. She is now involved in the study of interfaces of free-standing non van der Wals materials, in particular metal transition perovskites. Since 2013, she leads the workpackage “Enabling Materials” and she is a member of the Executive Board in the Graphene Flagship. Prof. García-Hernández has published more than 300 SCI papers. Recently, she has coordinated and led the publication of the review