Ana Ballestar completed her undergraduate studies in Physics at the University of Zaragoza.
In 2005, she obtained a master’s degree in Surface Physics at the University of Rennes (France). During this time, she worked with Quantum Dots of III-V Semiconductors Compounds for applications in mid-infrared emitters at the Laboratory of Optical Functions for Information Technologies, member of the INSA Rennes group.
She was a part of the Laboratory of Physics of Small Systems and Nanotechnology in Madrid, member of the Spanish National Research Council, where she worked on the electrochemical production and characterization of nano-particulated magnetic thin films. She graduated from the University of Leipzig (Germany) in 2014, where she worked at the Superconductivity and Magnetism Division. She was member of the Excellence Program “BuildMoNa International Graduate School of Natural Science Leipzig”.
Her PhD thesis topic was the investigation of Superconductivity at Graphite Interfaces. She fabricated few layers graphene samples and TEM lamellae of Highly Oriented Pyrolytic Graphite, of which she investigated their electronic properties.
As a result of her overall research activity 17 publications have been accepted in different international scientific journals. She joined Graphene Nanotech as scientist in 2015 and she is in charge of development and quality control of the fabricated graphene.