I am author of 41 scientific articles in peer-reviewed scientific journals and 2 book chapters, contributing to the advancement of knowledge, as reflected by a total of 4400+ citations (Google Scholar, GS). 6 articles have more than 250 citations each (GS), 5 are highlighted in covers, 1 as VIP paper and 1 as Hot paper. My leadership and ability to generate ideas is reflected in the main authorship (first, co-first and/or corresponding) of more than half of my publications. The majority of my works are published in renowed international scientific journals: Adv. Mater. 5x, ACS Nano 2x, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2x, Nanoscale 2x, Science 1x, Chem. Soc. Rev. 1x, Nat. Commun. 1x,  Adv. Funct. Mater x1, Nano Lett. 1x, PNAS 1x. I have an H-index of 26 (GS). 

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44. Ramírez, MO; Fernandez-Tejedor, J; Gallego, D; Fernández-Martinez, D; Molina, P; Hernández-Pinilla, D; Gómez-Herrero, J; Ares, P; Bausá, LE;
Light-Induced Ferroelectric Modulation of p-n Homojunctions in Monolayer MoS2, Adv. Optical Mater., doi:10.1002/adom.202400624, 2024.

43. Zambudio, A; López-Polín, G; Ares, P; Colchero, J; Gómez-Herrero, J; Gómez-Navarro, C; High Frictional Resilience of MoS2 Nanosheets to Induced Atomic Vacancies: Implications for Nanoelectromechanical Devices, ACS Appl. Nano Mater., doi:10.1021/acsanm.4c01561, 2024.


42. Ramírez, MO; Molina, P; Hernández-Pinilla, D; López-Polín, G; Ares, P; Lozano-Martín, L; Yan, H; Wang, Y; Sarkar, S; Al Shuhaib, JH; Leardini, JH; Gómez-Herrero, J; Chhowalla, M; Bausá, LE; Integrating 2D Materials and Plasmonics on Lithium Niobate Platforms for Pulsed Laser Operation at the Nanoscale, Laser & Photonics Reviews, 20300107, 2023.

41. Aldave, DA; López-Polín, G; Moreno, C; Zamora, F; Ares, P*; Gómez-Herrero, J; All-Dry Deterministic Transfer of Thin God Nanowires for Electrical Connectivity, Advanced Electronic Materials, 20300107, 2023.

40. Manzanares-Negro, Y; Quan, J; Rassekh, M; Moaied, M; Li, X; Ares, P; Palacios, JJ; Gómez-Herrero, J; Gómez-Navarro, C; Low resistance electrical contacts to few-layered MoS2 by local pressurization, 2D Materials, 10, 021003, 2023. 


39. Torres, I; González-Tobío, B; Ares, P; Gómez-Herrero, J; Zamora, F; Evaluation of the degradation of the graphene-polypropylene composites of masks in harsh working conditions, Materials Today Chemistry, 26, 101146, 2022.
38. Ares, P*; Zamora, F; Editorial for a special issue on graphene and 2D alternative materials: From preparation to potential applications, Nano Materials Science, 4, 1-2, 2022.
37. Martín‐Illán, JA; Suárez, JA; Gómez‐Herrero, J; Ares, P; Gallego‐Fuente, D; Cheng, Y; Zhao, D; Maspoch, D; Zamora, F; Ultralarge Free‐Standing Imine‐Based Covalent Organic Framework Membranes Fabricated via Compression, Advanced Science, 9, 7, 2104643, 2022.
36. Ares, P*; Novoselov, KS.; Recent advances in graphene and other 2D materials, Nano Materials Science, 4, 1, 3-9, 2022.


35. Ares, P*; Pakdel, S; Palacio, I; Paz, WS; Rassekh, M; Rodriguez-San Miguel, D; Aballe, L; Foerster, M; Ruiz del Arbol, N; Martin-Gago, JA; Zamora, F; Gómez‐Herrero, J; Palacios, JJ; Few-layer antimonene electrical properties, Applied Materials Today, 24, 101132, 2021.
34. Ares, P*; Wang, YB; Woods, CR; Dougherty, J; Fumagalli, L; Guinea, F; Davidovitch, B; Novoselov, KS; Van der Waals interaction affects wrinkle formation in two-dimensional materials, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 118, 14, e2025870118, 2021.
33. Ares, P*; Santos, H; Lazić, S; Gibaja, C; Torres, I; Pinilla, S; Gómez‐Herrero, J; van der Meulen, HP; García‐González, P; Zamora, F; Direct Visualization and Effects of Atomic‐Scale Defects on the Optoelectronic Properties of Hexagonal Boron Nitride, Advanced Electronic Materials, 7, 2001177, 2021.
32. Gibaja, C; Rodríguez‐San Miguel, D; Paz, WS; Torres, I; Salagre, E; Segovia, P; Michel, EG; Assebban, M; Ares, P; Hernández‐Maldonado, D; Ramasse, Q; Abellán, G; Gómez-Herrero, J; Varela, M; Palacios, JJ; Zamora, F; Exfoliation of Alpha‐Germanium: A Covalent Diamond‐Like Structure, Advanced Materials, 33, 10, 2006826, 2021.
31. Woods, CR.; Ares, P; Nevison-Andrews, H; Holwill, MJ.; Fabregas, R; Guinea, F; Geim, AK; Novoselov, KS; Walet, NR; Fumagalli, L; Charge-polarized interfacial superlattices in marginally twisted hexagonal boron nitride, Nature Communications, 12, 347, 2021.


30. Alexeev, EM; Mullin, N; Ares, P; Nevison-Andrews, H; Skrypka, OV; Godde, T; Kozikov, A; Hague, L; Wang, YB; Novoselov, KS; Fumagalli, L; Hobbs, JK; Tartakovskii, AI; Emergence of highly linearly polarized interlayer exciton emission in MoSe2/WSe2 heterobilayers with transfer-induced layer corrugation, ACS Nano, 14, 11110-11119, 2020.
29. Manzanares-Negro, Y; Ares, P*; Jaafar, M; López-Polín, G; Gómez-Navarro, C; Gómez-Herrero, J; Improved graphene blisters by ultra-high pressure sealing, ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, 12, 37750-37756, 2020.
28. Castillo-Blas, C; Montoro, C; Platero-Prats, AE; Ares, P; Amo-Ochoa, P; Conesa, J; Zamora, F; The role of defects in the properties of functional coordination polymers, Advances in Inorganic Chemistry, Academic Press, 76, 73-119, 2020. Book chapter.
27. Jaafar, M; Pablo-Navarro, J; Berganza, E; Ares, P; Magén, C; Masseboeuf, A; Gatel, C; Snoeck, E; Gómez-Herrero, J; De Teresa, JM; Asenjo, A; Customized MFM probes based on magnetic nanorods, Nanoscale, 12, 18, 10090-10097, 2020.
26. Ares, P; Cea, T; Holwill, MJ; Wang, YB; Roldán, R; Guinea, F; Andreeva, DV; Fumagalli, L; Novoselov, KS; Woods, CR; Piezoelectricity in monolayer hexagonal boron nitride, Advanced Materials, 32, 1, 1905504, 2020.


25. Lazić, S; Espinha, A; Pinilla Yanguas, S; Gibaja, C; Zamora, F; Ares, P; Chhowalla, M; Paz, WS; Palacios, JJ; Hernández-Mínguez, A; Santos, PV; van der Meulen, HP; Dynamically tuned non-classical light emission from atomic defects in hexagonal boron nitride, Communications Physics, 2, 1, 1-8, 2019.
24. Moreno-Moreno+, M; Ares, P+; Moreno, C; Zamora, F; Gomez-Navarro, C; Gomez-Herrero, J; AFM manipulation of gold nanowires to build electrical circuits, Nano Letters, 19, 8, 5459-5468, 2019.
23. Ares, P*; Pisarra, M; Segovia, P; Díaz, C; Martín, F; Michel, EG; Zamora, F; Gómez‐Navarro, C; Gómez‐Herrero, J; Tunable graphene electronics with local ultrahigh pressure, Advanced Functional Materials, 29, 8, 1806715, 2019.


22. Moreno-Moreno, M; Troyano, J; Ares, P; Castillo, O; Nijhuis, CA; Yuan, L; Amo-Ochoa, P; Delgado, S; Gómez-Herrero, J; Zamora, F; One-Pot Preparation of Mechanically Robust, Transparent, Highly Conductive, and Memristive Metal–Organic Ultrathin Film, ACS Nano, 12, 10, 10171-10177, 2018.
21. Fumagalli, L; Esfandiar, A; Fabregas, R; Hu, S; Ares, P; Janardanan, A; Yang, Q; Radha, B; Taniguchi, T; Watanabe, K; Gomila, G; Novoselov, KS; Geim, AK; Anomalously low dielectric constant of confined water, Science, 360, 6395, 1339-1342, 2018.
20. Ares, P; Amo‐Ochoa, P; Soler, JM; Palacios, JJ; Gómez‐Herrero, J; Zamora, F; High electrical conductivity of single metal–organic chains, Advanced Materials, 30, 21, 1705645, 2018.
19. Zhang, S; Guo, S; Chen, Z; Wang, Y; Gao, H; Gómez-Herrero, J; Ares, P; Zamora, F; Zhu, Z; Zeng, H; Recent progress in 2D group-VA semiconductors: from theory to experiment, Chemical Society Reviews, 47, 3, 982-1021, 2018.
18. Ares, P; Palacios, JJ; Abellán, G; Gómez‐Herrero, J; Zamora, F; Recent progress on antimonene: a new bidimensional material, Advanced Materials, 30, 2, 1703771, 2018.
17. Ares, P; Gomez-Herrero, J; Moreno-Herrero, F; High-resolution atomic force microscopy imaging of nucleic acids, Nanoscale Imaging, "Humana Press, New York, NY", 3-17, 2018. Book chapter.


16. Abellán, G; Ares, P; Wild, S; Nuin, E; Neiss, C; Rodriguez‐San Miguel, D; Segovia, P; Gibaja, C; Michel, EG; Görling, A; Hauke, F; Gómez-Herrero, J; Hirsch, A; Zamora, F; Noncovalent functionalization and charge transfer in antimonene, Angewandte Chemie International Edition, 56, 46, 14389-14394, 2017.
15. Ares, P*; Zamora, F; Gomez-Herrero, J; Optical identification of few-layer antimonene crystals, ACS Photonics, 4, 3, 600-605, 2017.


14. Gibaja, C; Rodriguez‐San‐Miguel, D; Ares, P; Gómez‐Herrero, J; Varela, M; Gillen, R; Maultzsch, J; Hauke, F; Hirsch, A; Abellán, G; Zamora, F; Few‐layer antimonene by liquid‐phase exfoliation, Angewandte Chemie International Edition, 128, 46, 14557-14561, 2016
13. Ares, P; Aguilar‐Galindo, F; Rodríguez‐San‐Miguel, D; Aldave, DA; Díaz‐Tendero, S; Alcamí, M; Martín, F; Gómez‐Herrero, J; Zamora, F; Mechanical isolation of highly stable antimonene under ambient conditions, Advanced Materials, 28, 30, 6332-6336, 2016..
12. Ares, P; Fuentes-Perez, ME; Herrero-Galán, E; Valpuesta, JM; Gil, A; Gomez-Herrero, J; Moreno-Herrero, F; High resolution atomic force microscopy of double-stranded RNA, Nanoscale, 8, 23, 11818-11826, 2016.


11. Gimeno, A; Ares, P; Horcas, I; Gil, A; Gómez-Rodríguez, JM; Colchero, J; Gómez-Herrero, J; ‘Flatten plus’: a recent implementation in WSxM for biological research, Bioinformatics, 31, 17, 2918-2920, 2015.
10. Ares, P*; Jaafar, M; Gil, A; Gómez‐Herrero, J; Asenjo, A; Magnetic Force Microscopy in liquids, Small, 11, 36, 4731-4736, 2015.
9. Ares, P+*; López-Polín, G+; Hermosa, C; Zamora, F; Gómez-Herrero, J; Gómez-Navarro, C; Exfoliated graphite flakes as soft-electrodes for precisely contacting nanoobjects, 2D Materials, 2, 3, 035008, 2015.


8. Ares, P; Garcia-Doval, C; Llauro, A; Gomez-Herrero, J; Van Raaij, MJ; De Pablo, PJ; Interplay between the mechanics of bacteriophage fibers and the strength of virus-host links, Physical Review E, 89, 5, 052710, 2014.


7. Agarwal, C; Pandey, AK; Das, S; Sharma, MK; Pattyn, D; Ares, P; Goswami, A; Neck-size distributions of through-pores in polymer membranes, Journal of Membrane Science, 415, 608-615, 2012.
6. Ortega-Esteban, A; Horcas, I; Hernando-Pérez, M; Ares, P; Pérez-Berná, AJ; San Martín, C; Carrascosa, JL; De Pablo, PJ; Gómez-Herrero, J; Minimizing tip–sample forces in jumping mode atomic force microscopy in liquid, Ultramicroscopy, 114, 56-61, 2012.
5. Botas, C; Álvarez, P; Blanco, C; Gutiérrez, MD; Ares, P; Zamani, R; Arbiol, J; Morante, JR; Menéndez, R; Tailored graphene materials by chemical reduction of graphene oxides of different atomic structure, RSC Advances, 2, 25, 9643-9650, 2012.
4. Botas, C; Álvarez, P; Blanco, C; Santamaría, R; Granda, M; Ares, P; Rodríguez-Reinoso, F; Menéndez, R; The effect of the parent graphite on the structure of graphene oxide, Carbon, 50, 1, 275-282, 2012.


3. Strus, MC; Lahiji, RR; Ares, P; Lopez, V; Raman, A; Reifenberger, R; Strain energy and lateral friction force distributions of carbon nanotubes manipulated into shapes by atomic force microscopy, Nanotechnology, 20, 38, 385709, 2009
2. Jaafar, M; Gómez-Herrero, J; Gil, A; Ares, P; Vázquez, M; Asenjo, A; Variable-field magnetic force microscopy, Ultramicroscopy, 109, 6, 693-699, 2009.


1. Carrasco, C; Ares, P; De Pablo, PJ; Gómez-Herrero, J; Cutting down the forest of peaks in acoustic dynamic atomic force microscopy in liquid, Review of Scientific Instruments, 79, 12, 126106, 2008.

 Projects and Patents

I have contributed to 22 research projects/grants, 8 as PI

Active projects/grants:

- Propiedades físicas intrínsicas de materiales 2D en la nanoescala (PID2022-142331NB-I00) - Spanish Ministry of Science and Innovation.

- Mecánica del calor: uniendo transporte de calor y fricción en la nanoescala (TED2021-132219A-I00) - Spanish Ministry of Science and Innovation.

- Ramón y Cajal fellowship (RYC2020-030302-I) - Spanish Ministry of Science and Innovation.

Recently finalized projects/grants:

- IFIMAC Junior Group Leader (Part of the María de Maeztu award CEX2018-000805-M) - Spanish Ministry of Science and Innovation.

- Microscopio de Fuerzas atómicas tecnológico en UHV para nanocontactos ultra limpios (SI3-PJI-2021-00479) - Comunidad de Madrid.

- Juan de la Cierva-Incorporación (2019, declined in favour of an Assistant Professor position).

- Marie Sklodowska-Curie Actions MSCA-IF 2017 Dielec2DNanoLiquids, grant agreement 793394 - European Commission.

- Dielectric properties of 2D nanoconfined liquids 2017 - Fundación Ramón Areces 2017 (declined in favour of the MSCA Fellowship). 

I am also coinventor of 3 patents:
1. Cristal de Germanio. Zamora, F; Gibaja, C; Rodríguez-San Miguel, D; Gómez-Herrero, J; Ares, P; Ferritto, R; Goñi-Urtiaga, A; P201830094 (2018). Licensed to Fourteen Energies.
2. Sistema para un microscopio de fuerzas atómicas. Jaafar, M; De Teresa, JM; Asenjo, A; Pablo Navarro, J; Ares, P; Magen, C; Gómez-Herrero, J; P201731292 (2017). Licensed to Graphene Nanotech.
3. Procedimiento de obtención de microcontactos, microcontacto obtenible y uso del mismo. López-Polín, G; Ares, P; Zamora, F; Gómez-Herrero, J; ES2557507B1 (2014). 


Along my career, I have given 34 talks in international congresses, workshops and seminars, 17 of them invited.

Selected invited presentations at international conferences:
1. 2D Transition Metal Dichalcogenides, 2D TMDs (06/2023 – Cambridge, UK). “Polarizations in hexagonal boron nitride: Piezoelectricity and Ferroelectricity”.

2. Multifrequency AFM Conference (06/2023 – Madrid, Spain). “Ferroelectricity in hexagonal boron nitride”.

3. NanoSeries conference on Global Nanotechnology (06/2022 - Virtual). “Study of few-layer antimonene electrical properties by Scanning-Probe-Assisted Nanowire Circuitry”.
4. IEEE International Conference on Nano/Micro Engineered & Molecular Systems (04/2021 - Xiamen, China - Virtual). “Scanning-Probe-Assisted Nanowire Circuitry”.
5. International Congress on Graphene, 2D Materials and Applications (09/2019 - Sochi, Russia). “Ultrahigh pressure local tuning of graphene electronic properties”.



Member of the Advisory Board of the 3rd Annual Conference on Global Nanotechnology, June 17-19, Lisbon, Portugal


Member of the Advisory Board and Local Organizing Committee of the 2nd Annual Conference on Global Nanotechnology, June 19-21, Madrid, Spain.


Co-organizer of the Symposium “Advances in nanomaterials characterization by Atomic Force Microscopy” in the XXXVIII Biennial of Physics of the Spanish Royal Physics Society, July 11-15, Murcia, Spain.

Co-organizer of the Meeting – “The energy transition: is it really sustainable?” June 17, UAM, Madrid, Spain.


Co-organizer of the Mini-colloquium “Scanning Probe Microscopy for advanced nanomaterials” (suspended due to Covid) in the joint conference of the EPS Condensed Matter Division and GEFES, CMD2020GEFES, Madrid, Spain.


My research and teaching activities are completed with outreach actions, such as carrying out lab tours for students, workshops in Science Weeks, talks in schools and science fairs, TV (Madrileños por el Mundo: Manchester, interview in La 8 Magazine Bierzo) and radio interviews, popular science articles or press releases to disseminate my scientific results. My social impact and media influence have been recognized by including me in the InfluScience ranking.