Dr. López received his Ph.D. in Physics from the Instituto Balseiro in Argentina in 1996. After obtaining his Ph.D. he worked as a Postdoctoral Fellow at IBM T. J. Watson Research Center doing research in the field of vortex physics in high-temperature superconductors. In 1998 he joined Bell Laboratories (Murray Hill, NJ) as a full-time Research Staff member where he developed micro and nano-machines for basic scientific research, optical communications, and imaging. In 2008 he moved to Argonne National Laboratory where he is now the Group Leader of the Nanofabrication and Devices group, and the Director of the Argonne Nanofabrication Facility.
- Non-linear dynamics of fluctuating micro and nano mechanical systems.
- Active metasurfaces for dynamic wavefront control.
- NEMS based Spatial Light Modulators.
- Fundamental physics with MEMS-based measurement techniques (Casimir and non-Newtonian forces).