Short CV/Education and training

Current Position

  • Since 2012
    Permanent Scientific Researcher. IMM-CSIC

Previous Positions

  • 2008 – 2012
    Permanent Researcher. Head of the Devices, Sensors and Biosensors department (IMM,CSIC)

  • 2005 – 2008
    Ramón y Cajal postdoctoral fellowship(IMM, CSIC)

  • 2004 – 2005
    I3 Industry-academia postdoctoral fellowship (IMM, CSIC)

  • 2002 – 2004
    Postdoctoral Marie-Curie fellowship, Nanofabrication of cantilever-based sensors, Technical University of Denmark- MIC


  • 2002
    PhD, Universidad de Santiago de Compostela, Spain. Local oxidation of silicon surfaces by Atomic Force Microscopy and nanolithography applications, Qualified with Magna Cum Laude, Special Thesis Award

  • 2000
    Master thesis, Physics, Universidad de Santiago de Compostela, Spain, Optimizing the AFM dynamic mode for nanolithography, Qualified with Magna Cum Laude.

  • 1998
    Graduation, Physics, Universidad de Santiago de Compostela, Spain

Selected publications

  • Mass and stiffness spectrometry of nanoparticles and whole intact bacteria by multimode nanomechanical resonators, O. Malvar, J.J. Ruz, P. M. Kosaka, C. M. Domínguez, E. Gil-Santos, M. Calleja, J. Tamayo, Nature Communications, 7, 13452, 2016.

  • Detection of cancer biomarkers in serum using a hybrid mechanical and optoplasmonic nanosensor, P.M. Kosaka, V. Pini, J.J. Ruz, R. A. da Silva, M. Ujue-González, D. Ramos, M. Calleja, J. Tamayo, Nature Nanotechnology, 9, 1047 (2014).

  • Physics of Nanomechanical Spectrometry of Viruses, J. J. Ruz, J. Tamayo, V. Pini, P. M. Kosaka, M. Calleja, Scientific Reports 4, Article number: 6051 doi:10.1038/srep06051 (2014).

  • Hydration induced stress on DNA monolayers grafted on microcantilevers, C. M. Domínguez , P. M. Kosaka , G. Mokry , V. Pini , O. Malvar , M. Rey, D. Ramos, A. SanPaulo, J. Tamayo, M. Calleja, Langmuir, Langmuir 30, 10962 (2014)

  • Tackling reproducibility in microcantilever biosensors: a statistical approach for sensitive and specific end-point detection of immunoreactions, P. M Kosaka, J. Tamayo, J. J Ruz, S. Puertas, E. Polo, V.Grazu, M J de la Fuente, M. Calleja, Analyst 138, 863 (2013)

  • Imaging the surface stress and vibration modes of a microcantilever by laser beam deflection microscopy, J Tamayo, V Pini, P Kosaka, NF Martinez, O Ahumada, M. Calleja, Nanotechnology 23, 315501 (2012)

  • Biosensors based on nanomechanical systems, J. Tamayo, P. Kosaka, Álvaro San Paulo, J. J. Ruz, M. Calleja, Chemical Society Reviews 42 (3), 1287-1311 (2013), artículo de revisión por invitación

  • Shedding Light on Axial Stress Effect on Resonance Frequencies of Nanocantilevers, V. Pini, J. Tamayo, E. Gil-Santos, D. Ramos, P. Kosaka, H. D.Tong, C. Rijn, M. Calleja, ACS Nano 5, 4269 (2011)

  • Nanomechanical mass sensing and stiffness spectrometry based on two-dimensional vibrations of resonant nanowires, E. Gil-Santos, D. Ramos, J. Martínez, M. Fernández-Regúlez, R.García, Á. SanPaulo, M. Calleja, J. Tamayo,Nature nanotechnology 5 (9), 641-645, 2010

  • Label-free detection of DNA hybridization based on hydration-induced tension in nucleic acid films, J. Mertens, C. Rogero, M. Calleja, D. Ramos, J. A. Martín-Gago, C. Briones, J. Tamayo, Nature Nanotechnology 3 (5), 301-307, 2008

Selected projects

  • Optomechanics for Virology, FETPROACT-2016 – RIA – VIRUSCAN -731868

  • High throughput mass spectrometry of single proteins in liquid environment, 681275 – LIQUIDMASS- ERC- CoG

  • Spatially Multiplexed Spectrophotometry, ERC-2015-PoC – 679942_FAST SPECTRO

  • Commercialization of a nanomechanical flow cytometer for cell pre-screening. European Research Council, ERC- POC-2013-632161-ONCOMECHANICS

  • Development of a nanomechanical tool-box for the investigation of cell mechanics, ERC- Starting Grants- StG-2011-278860-NANOFORCELLS.

Membership in scientific bodies/juries

  • Guest Editor for Sensors. ISSN 1424-8220. Special issue: Nanomechanics for sensing and spectrometry, since 2015

  • Associate editor for the journal Frontiers in Materials, 2014

  • Reviewer of scientific projects for International Human Frontier Science Program Org, (HFSPO), 2014

  • Director of Devices, Sensors and Biosensors department. Microelectronics Institute of Madrid, CSIC, 2008 – 2012

  • Founder of Mecwins SA. President of Scientific Advisory Board of Mecwins S.A., 2008

  • Reviewer of scientific projects for the Spanish National Agency ANEP, since 2004

  • Reviewer of scientific projects for 7th Framework program and H2020, since 2009

  • Guest Editor of the special issue "Cantilever, Microcantilever and Nanocantilever Sensors and Biosensors" in the journal Sensors (ISSN 1424-8220; CODEN: SENSC9), 2007

Additional qualifications

  • Founder of Nanodreams SL, 2015


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