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Oscar Vazquez Mena

Research Interests

  • Atomic Two-Dimensional Materials
  • Nanomaterials for Solar Energy Harvesting
  • Nanobiosensing and Micromedical Devices


Dr. Oscar Vazquez Mena received his Ph.D. from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology of Lausanne (EPFL) in Switzerland. He did postdoctoral research stages at the University of California, Berkely in the Department of Physics from 2011 to 2014, and at the Institute of Photonic Sciences in Barcelona in 2015 with a Marie Sklodowska-Curie fellowship. Before his Ph.D., he obtained his  B.S. in Physics Engineering from the Monterrey Institute of Technology in 2000 in Mexico, and then his M.S. degree from Chalmers University of Technology in Sweden, realizing  his thesis at Delft University of Technology.  At UC Berkeley he founded the Indigenous Pipeline program, aiming to increase the access to UC Berkeley of children from indigenous communities in the Bay Area.


A list of publications can be found here.

Oscar Vazquez Mena


Associate Professor

Phone: 858-534-9378

Website: Oscar Vazquez

E-mail: ovmena(at)ucsd.edu


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