Hello everyone! I’m Mikko Kataja and I come from Finland, where I did my PhD in Aalto University on magneto-optically active plasmonic nanoparticles. I am now in ICMAB in Multifunctional Oxides and Complex Structures research group to explore the possibilities that active oxide materials, such as ferromagnetic and ferroelectric oxides, offer in the field of optics, especially for active nanoscale optical devices. In my freetime, I enjoy cooking and board games.
I am a research scientist with a background in mathematics and telecommunication engineering.
My work experience and interests are magnetism and spin-dependence electron transport (spintronics) in mesoscopic systems, magnetic quantum tunneling and coherence in low dimensional magnetism. I am also interested in dynamical systems especially those involving magnetism. I follow an interdisciplinary
research approach-contributing mostly with experimental work but also with theoretical and computational studies.
I am Ramon y Cajal researcher. My main expertise is ferroelectric characterization of oxides in thin film form. Currently, I am focusing my investigations on the interaction of light with ferroelectric materials, and also on the electroresistance phenomena in ferroelectrics.