José L. de Segovia
José L. de Segovia was born in Madrid, Spain, in 1930. He received the Bachelor degree in 1949, Master degree in physics in 1957, and the Ph.D. degree from the Complutense University of Madrid, Madrid, Spain, in 1964. In 1958, Segovia joined the Institute of Applied Physics of the National Research Council under a fellowship. In 1962, he was promoted to Associate Researcher at the High Vacuum Physics Department. In 1961, he was awarded a Fulbright Fellowship and appointed at the Coordinated Science Laboratory of the University of Illinois, Ill, USA, as Associate Researcher working in surface phenomena related with ultra high vacuum. In 1964, Segovia returned to the Institute of Applied Physics where he headed the group working in the Gas-Surface interactions by using electron-stimulated desorption and thermal desorption mass spectrometry until 1970. In 1972, he became Head of the Department of Surface Physics until 1982. In 1982, he was appointed Director of the Institute of Material Physics. From 1984 to 2000, he was in charge of the Surface Physics group at the Institute of Material Science of Madrid at the National Research Council. He is member of the Editorial Board of Vacuum. Segovia, is President of the Spanish Vacuum Society 1984–2000 and Honorary President from 2000. Fields of expertise are surface characterisation, surface reactivity, surface coatings, using techniques of high and ultra high vacuum, mass spectrometry, and surface analytical techniques (AES, XPS, SIMS, AFM, STM, Synchrotron radiation, and ESD).
Biography Updated on 22 March 2011