dr. M. Muñoz Rojo (Miguel)

Assistant Professor

About Me

I received my PhD (2015) in Condensed Matter Physics & Nanotechnology from the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC) and M.S./B.S. in Physics from the Autonomous University of Madrid. I obtained a JAE pre-doctoral Fellowship from CSIC to study during my PhD how the reduction of dimensionality affects the transport properties of organic and inorganic thermoelectric materials. During this period of time, I carried out scientific stays at the Rensselaer Polytechnique Institute (New York, USA), the University of Bordeaux (France) and the University of California Berkeley (USA). In 2012, I participated in the 62nd Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting in Physics after qualifying in an international competition among young talent scientists. From 2016 to 2018, I became a postdoctoral researcher at Stanford University, studying two dimensional (2D) materials and devices based on them for thermal, electrical, and thermoelectric applications. In 2018 I became a Tenure Track Assistant Professor at Twente University. My line of research focuses on thermal management, energy harvesting, nano- and micro-scale thermometry and thermal sensing.


Research Topics:


  • Nanotechnology
  • Thermometry from nanoscale resolution to cm-scale (Scanning Thermal Microscopy (SThM), 3ω-method, Infra-red, Raman thermometry, electro-thermal platforms, etc.)
  • Development of micro- and nano-thermal devices for thermal management applications
  • Heat flux and temperature sensors
  • Fabrication and structural, thermal and electrical characterization of thermoelectric materials for energy harvesting applications

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I am involved in the following courses:


  • Energy and Heat Transfer
  • Thermodynamics

Contact Details

Visiting Address

University of Twente
Faculty of Engineering Technology
Horst Complex (building no. 20)
De Horst 2
7522LW  Enschede
The Netherlands

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Mailing Address

University of Twente
Faculty of Engineering Technology
Horst Complex
P.O. Box 217
7500 AE Enschede
The Netherlands