Dr. González-Campo received her PhD in Chemistry from the Autonomous University of Barcelona (UAB) in 2006. For her PhD work she was awarded with the second prize of the Sant Jordi awards (2004) of the Catalonian Society of Chemistry, Young boron researcher prize and Extraordinary Prize of PhD of the UAB. After, she moved first to the Imperial College London (UK) to lead a project with Toyota Motors (2006-2007) and after, to the University of Twente/MESA+ Institute for Nanotechnology (The Netherlands) as a Beatriu de Pinós fellow (2007-2009). Later, she re-joined the ICMAB first as Beatriu de Pinós fellow and, second as JAE-DOC researcher. Currently, she is Ramon y Cajal Researcher to lead the FunNanoSurf group with Prof. Núria Aliaga. Her research focuses on the development of multifunctional responsive materials for biomedical and electronic applications using supramolecular and surface chemistry.
Dr. Daniel Herrera obtained his PhD on Chemistry in 2018 from the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB). His Pre-Doctoral research focused on the development of new carboxylic and trifluoromethylated phosphines and their use as ligands for homogeneous catalysis. He worked as visiting PhD student at the University of Edinburgh in the study of the Rh-catalyzed hydroformylation of alkenes with “in situ“ techniques. Previous to his stage as PhD student, Daniel had the opportunity to work in different research areas including the synthesis of metal nanoparticles and in the preparation of polymers. In 2019, he moved to the industry in the field of chromatography. He has recently joined the Functional Nanomaterials & Surface group as Post-Doctoral researcher to work in the development of highly-conjugated molecular-based materials.
Dr. Rossella Zaffino received her PhD in Nanoscience and Nanotechnology in 2015 from the University of Barcelona (UB). During her pre-doctoral stage, she worked on the development of a sensor based on nano-gap electrodes for the detection of DNA’s hybridization and single point mutation exploiting the charge transport through DNA’s molecules. Then, she worked as post-doctoral researcher in the IMB-CNM where she developed research in the field of advanced nanofabrication and characterization in collaboration with different groups. She recently joined the functional nanomaterial and surfaces group as post-doctoral researcher to develop graphene-based molecular junctions.
Hey! It is Dr. Beltzane Garcia-Cirera.
I hold a PhD in Inorganic Chemistry from the University of Barcelona (2016), followed by a post-doctoral position at the École Normale Supérieure (ENS) in Lyon, France. During these years of academic research, I worked in the synthesis of manganese compounds that are mimetic of the active centre of the Mn-catalases enzymes. Also in their insertion into mesostructured silica supports and silica nanoparticles in order to design new antioxidants agains Reactive Oxygen Species (ROS).
In 2019 I joined the Functional Nanomaterials & Surface group (FunNanoSurf) as a Post-Doc Project Manager.
Co-supervisor: Prof. Lluïsa Pérez-García (University of Nottingham)
Hello, I am Sandra Giraldo and I received my BSc degree and my MSc degree in chemistry at Autonomous University of Barcelona. During my master I was working in the synthesis and characterization of new curcuminoid ligand for their immobilization on Surface under the Supervision of Prof. David Amabilino and Dr. Arántzazu González Campo at Institute of Materials Science in Barcelona (ICMAB-CSIC). .Then, I moved to Ghent (Belgium) and I had the opportunity to work in the SynBioC Research Group under the supervision of Prof. Matthias D’hooghe at Ghent University. For several months, I was involved in a project related with the synthesis and bioactivity of humulone and lupulone derivatives, molecules that are present in Beer. Afterwards I moved to Barcelona where I started my PhD between two groups: the FunNanoSurf group under the supervision of Dr. Arántzazu González Campo at Institute of Materials Science in Barcelona (ICMAB-CSIC) and the group of Supramolecular systems in Nanomedicine under the supervision of Prof. Ma. Lluïsa Pérez García at University of Barcelona. I am currently enrolled in the project: (Bio)Functionalization of MicroNanotools for molecular transport.
Co-supervisor: Prof. Concepción Domingo (ICMAB)
I am Laura Rodríguez-Cid and I am from Galicia. I obtained my degree in Chemistry in 2015 in the university of Santiago de Compostela and my master in Analytical Chemistry in 2016 in the university of Barcelona. At present I am doing my PhD in two different groups at the ICMB, under the supervision of Nuria Aliaga-Alcalde and Concha Domingo. The title of my thesis is Curcuminoid-MOF-based systems to control the electronic response by reliable microscaled hybrid transistors obtained using sustainable CO2 methods. It is focused in the obtaining of Metal Organic Frameworks (MOFs) and Coordination Polymers (CPs) for electronic applications using curcuminoids as organic linkers.
Hi! I am Daniel Riba López and I am from Lleida. I’ve got my degree in Chemistry 2016 and my Master’s degree in Organic Chemistry at the University of Barcelona (UB). Currently I am doing a PhD on Chemistry at the Institut de Ciències dels Materials de Barcelona (ICMAB) called Efficient electronic transport at room temperature by T-shaped molecules in graphene based on chemically modified three-terminal nanodevices, under the supervision of Núria Aliaga-Alcalde. It is focused in the synthesis of molecules that are related with curcumin for electronic applications and to use them as possible hybrid transistors.
In my free time I like to go out with friends, play football and basketball and read books of adventures and fantasy.
Hello! I am Teresa Cardona and I am from Zaragoza. I finished my chemistry degree at University of Zaragoza in 2017. In 2018 I obtained my master degree in Nanostructured Materials for Nanotechnology Applications also at University of Zaragoza. Recently, I joined the Functional Nanomaterials & Surfaces group as a PhD student. During my PhD, I will synthesize advanced materials based on curcumin in order to include them in three terminal field effect electronic devices.
Hi! I am Raquel Gimeno Muñoz. I obtained my degree in Chemistry in January 2018 at the University of Barcelona. In 2017 I started working in the ICMAB-CSIC FunNanoSurf group, under the supervision of Professor Nuria Aliaga-Alcalde. I’m spent some time working on the synthesis of MOFs by solvothermal and on the synthesis of acceptor and donor curcuminoids with application in bulk-heterojunction organic solar cells. In 2019 I finished the Master of Materials at the University of Barcelona. Currently, I am doing my PhD thesis under the supervision of Dr. Núria Aliaga Alcalde and Dr. Arántzazu González Campo, I work on the synthesis and characterization of new curcuminoid systems for their immobilization on surface and their use as metal sensors.
Co-supervisor: Monica Soler (Universidad de Chile)
I am Joseline Iribarra Araya from Chile. I obtained my degree in Chemical Engineering in 2015 at the Universidad Tecnológica Metropolitana. This year I got my master’s degree in Engineering Sciences, Chemistry mention, at the Universidad de Chile. Now, I am starting with my PhD in the FunNanoSurf group under the supervision of Dr. Nuria Aliaga-Alcalde (ICMAB-CSIC) and Dr. Mónica Soler (U. Chile) at the Institute of Materials Science in Barcelona (ICMAB).
I am Andrea Suárez from Barcelona. I am currently finishing my Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry at University of Barcelona and I will start on my Bachelor’s thesis at ICMAB-CSIC, which is about the synthesis of Biocompatible Metal-Organic Framworks (Bio-MOFs) and their immobilization on surfaces.