Cristina Díaz
image Dr. Cristina Díaz

email: crdiaz08 (at)

Tel: +34 913944278

Location: Office 508
Departamento de Química Física
Facultad de Ciencias Químicas
Universidad Complutense de Madrid
Plaza de la Ciencias s/n
28040 Madrid, Spain


Graduate in Physics. Speciality: Applied Physics. Universidad Autónoma de Madrid. 1999.

PhD in Chemistry. Speciality: Theoretical Chemistry and Computational Modeling. Universidad Autónoma de Madrid and Université Bordeaux I. 2004.

Positions held

Predoctoral Research Fellow, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid (Spain). 2000/04.

Posdoctoral Research Fellow, Leiden University (The Netherlands). 2005/08.

Juan de la Cierva Research Fellow, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid (Spain). 2008/09.

Assistant Prossefor, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid (Spain). 2009/14.

Ramón y Cajal Research Fellow, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid (Spain). 2014/19

Associate Professor, Universidad Complutense de Madrid (Spain). 2019 to present.


PhD award. Universidad Autónoma de Madrid. 2005


Selected publications

Graphene grown on transition metal substrates: Versatile templates for organic molecules with new properties and structures C. Díaz , F. Calleja, A. L. Vázquez de Parga, F. Martín Surface Science reports 77 100575 (2022)
IF:12.27 Abstract

Single-Molecule Conductance of 1,4-Azaborine Derivatives as Model of BN-doped PAHs.
L. Palomino-Ruiz, S. Rodríguez-González, J. G. Fallaque, I. R. Márquez, N. Agrait, C. Díaz , E. Leary, J. M. Cuerva, A. G. Campaña, F. Martín, A. Millán, M. T. González
Angewandte Chemie International Edition 60 6609 (2021)
IF:12.96 Abstract

Local tuning of graphene electronic properties upon ultrahigh pressures.
P. Ares, M. Pisarra, P. Segovia, C. Díaz , F. Martín, E. G. Michel, F. Zamora, C. Gómez-Navarro, and J. Gómez-Herrero
Advanced Funtional Materials 1806715 (2019)
IF:13.325 Abstract

Graphene catalyzes the reversible formation of a C-C bond between two molecules.
J.J. Navarro, M. Pisarra, B. Nieto-Ortega, J. Villalva, C. Díaz , F. Calleja, R. Miranda, F. Martín, E. M. Pérez, and A. L. Vázquez de Parga
Science Advances 4 9366 (2018)
IF:11.511 Abstract

Quantum and classical dynamics of reactive scattering of H2 from metal surfaces.
G. J. Kroes, C. Díaz
Chemical Society Review, 45 3658 (2016)
IF:38.618 Abstract

Controlling the spatial arrangement of organic magnetic anions adsorbed on epitaxial graphene on Ru(0001).
D. Stradi, M. Garnica, C. Díaz , F. Calleja, S. Barja, N. Martín, M, Alcamí, A. L. Vazquez de Parga, R. Miranda and F. Martín
Nanoscale, 6 15271 (2014)
IF:7.394 Abstract

Probing the Site-Dependent Kondo Response of Nanostructured Graphene with Organic Molecules.
M. Garnica, D. Stradi, F. Calleja, S. Barja, C. Díaz , M. Alcamí, A. Arnau, A. L. Vázquez de Parga, F. Martín and R. Miranda
Nano Letters, 14 4560-4567 (2014)
IF:13.592 Abstract

Long-range magnetic order in a purely organic 2D layer adsorbed on epitaxial graphene.
M. Garnica, D. Stradi, A. Barja, F. Calleja, C. Díaz, M. Alcamí, N. Martín, A. López-Vázquez de Parga, F. Martín and R. Miranda
Nature Physics, 9 368 (2013)
IF:20.603 Abstract

Elastic Response of Graphene Nanodomes.
A. Koch, D. Stradi, E. Gnecco, A. Barja, S. Kawai, C. Díaz, M. Alcamí, F. Martín, A. López-Vázquez de Parga, R. Miranda, T. Glatzel and E. Meyer
ACS Nano, 7 2927 (2013)
IF:12.033 Abstract

Effect of surface motion on the rotational quadrupole alignment parameter on D2 reacting on Cu(111).
F. Nattino, C. Díaz, B. Jackson and G. J. Kroes.
Physical Review Letters, 108 236104 (2012)
IF:7.943 Abstract

Role of dispersion forces in the structure of graphene monolayers over Ru surfaces.
D. Stradi, S. Barja, C. Díaz, M. Garnica, B. Borca, J. J. Hinarejos, D. Sánchez-Portal, M. Alcamí, A. Arnau, A. L. Vázquez de Parga, R. Miranda and F. Martín.
Physical Review Letters, 106 186102 (2011)
IF: 7.370 Abstract

Apparent failure of the Born-Oppenheimer static surface model for vibrational excitation of molecular hydrogen on copper.
G. J. Kroes, C. Díaz, E. Pijper, R. A Olsen and D. J. Auerbach
Proceedings of the National Academy of Science, 107 20881 (2010)
IF:9.771 Abstract

Chemically accurate simulation of a prototypical surfaces reaction: H2 Dissociation on Cu(111).
C. Díaz, E. Pijper, R. A. Olsen, H. F. Busnengo, D. J. Auerbach and G. J. Kroes
Science 326 832 (2009)
IF:29.747 Abstract

Molecular effects in H2 scattering from metal surfaces at grazing incidence.
C. Díaz, P. Rivière and F. Martín.
Physical Review Letters 103 013201 (2009)
IF:7.328 Abstract

Multidimensional effects on dissociation of N2 on Ru(0001).
C. Díaz, J. K. Vincent, G. P. Krishnamohan, R. A. Olsen, G. J. Kroes, K. Honkala and J. K. Norskov.
Physical Review Letters 96 096102 (2006)
IF:7.072 Abstract

In-plane and Out-of-Plane Diffraction of H2 from Metal Surfaces.
D. Farías, C. Díaz, P. Riviere, H.F. Busnengo, P. Nieto, M.F. Somers, G.J. Kroes, A. Salin and F. Martín.
Physical Review Letters 93 246104 (2004)
IF:7.218 Abstract

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