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Andrea Navarro Quezada, Dr.

Elise-Richter Project Leader

Room: 114
Tel: (+43) 732/ 2468-9622

Personal Information

Born on 08.04.1980 in Mexico City, Mexico
Married to D.I. Dr. Heiko Groiss

Academic Career

from Jul 2016 Elise-Richter Project Leader at Nitride Compound Semiconductors Research (n-core), JKU, Linz
Jan 2016 - Jun 2016 University Assistant at the Institute for Experimental Physics, JKU, Linz
Jan 2015 - Dec 2015 Postdoc position at the Institute for Experimental Physics, JKU Linz
Oct 2012 - Sep 2014 Postdoc position at Leibniz Institut für Analytische Wissenschaften –ISAS e.V. Berlin, Germany
Apr 2009 - Sep 2012 Postdoc position Spin Materials Group, JKU, Linz, Austria
Sep 2005 - Mar 2009 PhD in Technical Sciences, Johannes Kepler University Linz, Austria
Control of TM ion aggregation in (Ga,Fe)N
Sep 2003 - May 2005 Master in Applied Sciences, Universidad Autónoma de San Luis Potosi, San Luis Potosí, Mexico
In-growth and in-plane lattice parameters of Ge/GaAs(11n) epitaxial films
Aug 1999 - Jul 2003 Engineer in Physics, Universidad Autónoma de San Luis Potosi, San Luis Potosí, Mexico

Research Interests

  • Magnetic semiconductors, spintronics, surface science, optical spectroscopy and synchrotron radiation

Selected publications


  • FWF Elise-Richter V478-N36: Magnetic nanocrystals in nitrides: assembly and performance, July 2016 – June 2020.
  • ÖAD Project PL 13/2010: Local Project Leader ÖAD Scientific-technical Exchange Program with Poland 2010-11, January 2010 - January 2012.


Spanish, English, German, French

Outside Interests

Jogging, baking, movies, books, French and playing the piano

JKU Institute of Semiconductor and Solid State Physics, Altenbergerstr. 69, 4040 Linz, Austria, Tel. +43 732 2468 9639, Fax +43 732 2468 8650