Graduated in Physics by the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, UAB (Spain), from 2002 to 2008 Gemma Rius was a nanolithography engineer at the National Centre of Microelectronics (IMB-CNM-CSIC), in Barcelona, Spain, and Ph.D. student on nanofabrication and integration of nanocarbon electronic devices and silicon nanomechanical devices at its Nanofabrication and NEMS Group.
As a postdoctoral researcher in Japan, she has been at Tohoku University (Sendai) and Toyota Technological Institute (Nagoya), and three years at Nagoya Institute of Technology (Nagoya) as Assistant Professor.
From December 2015, Dr. Rius is back at the IMB-CNM-CSIC as a MarieCurie postdoctoral researcher. Her project challenges to develop graphene single digit-nanometer patterning for functional structures and operational devices; as well as other on-campus graphene-based projects. In parallel, she leads and runs several international collaborations and projects, focused on the advance of micro/nanofabrication technologies and applications, which apply hybrid- and hetero-structured (nano)materials such as carbon nanofiber probes, ZnO thin films and nanowires, etc.
Dr. Rius is author of more than 60 articles and some other several book chapters or reviews on carbon nanomaterials as well as nanotechnologies. She is referee for several journals and project proposal reviewer for the NSF and EU Comission, e.g. Eurostars Program.
She has been involved in high education as assistant professor both in Spain (pre-doc) and Japan (post-doc), at the UPC, UAB, TTI, NITech. Currently, she continues to be involved on education and supervises both undergraduate and graduate students within Nanoscience and Nanotechnology studies of the UAB, as well as international exchanges.