Professor Sanchez is a member of the Institute for Cross-Disciplinary Physics and Complex Systems IFISC at the University of Balearic Islands in Mallorca, Spain.
David's research interests are in mesoscopic transport and spintronics with an emphasis on the physics of quantum dot systems. David is on sabbatical leave this fall at a Spintronics KITP at UCSB and visited the department to see Ionel Tifrea and compare their mutual research interests.
In his presentation, David discussed the nano-world of semiconductor devices with a special focus on possible thermoelectric devices that can provide important savings in energy consumption from recovery of waste heat and improved cooling protocols. When described properly as a nano-scale quantum outcome, thermoelectricity is found to be strongly influenced by the symmetry of the system, non-linear effects, and other time-dependent responses.
Thank you David for an entertaining and lively presentation!