Guillem Gabarró
Guillem Gabarró Riera

I graduated from Universitat de Barcelona with a Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry in 2018. During this period, I spent a few months at the ALBA synchrotron in Cerdanyola del Vallès studying the deposition of organic molecules on surfaces, under the supervision of Dr Carmen Ocal and Dr Esther Barrena. On September 2018, I started a Master’s degree in Nanoscience and Nanotechnology at the Faculty of Phyisics of the University of Barcelona and I joined the GMMF for my master thesis called “Synthesis and characterization of functionalized iron oxide nanoparticles for targeted cancer therapy” which was supervised by Dr. Carolina Sañudo (Inorganic Chemistry) and Dr. Carlos Ciudad (Pharmacy). I am currently part of the GMMF as a PhD student under the supervision of Dr. Carolina Sañudo and Dr. Guillem Aromí. My research is based on the nanostructuration of functional molecules on different substrates.

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Manto Maniaki

I received my Bachelor degree in Chemistry at the University of Patras in Greece in 2017. My undergraduate research project was “Synthesis, Structural Characterization and Spectroscopic Studies of Trivalent Lanthanides with a Polydentate Schiff Base derived from by o-vanillin and 2-amino-benzoic acid" in the laboratory of Inorganic Chemistry, under the supervision of Professor Spyros P. Perlepes. I received my Master´s degree from the same Department in 2019. My research project was «Chemistry of Mononuclear Complexes of Trivalent Lanthanides with Single-Ion Magnet Behavior» in the laboratory of Inorganic Chemistry, under the supervision of Professor Spyros P. Perlepes.  During my Master, I visited Dr. Clérac’s group in the Centre de Recherche Paul Pascal (CRPP) in Bordeaux for a Short-Term Scientific Mission Stay (2 weeks) in the frame of the MOLSPIN COST ACTION (CA15128). The purpose of this STSM was the characterization of lanthanide(III) complexes that may act as Single-Molecule Magnets. After this, I visited the group of Functional Optoelectronic Nanomaterials in the Institute of Photonic Sciences (ICFO) in Barcelona for a 3-month period with the Erasmus Placement Program. My research there was the synthesis of n-doped PbS colloidal quantum dots that can be used for optoelectronic devices, under the supervision of Dr. Sotirios Christodoulou and Prof. Dr. Gerasimos Konstantatos. Now, I am a member of the GMMF group as a PhD student, under the supervision of Dr. Guillem Aromí and Dr. Carolina Sañudo. My research is focusing on the synthesis of new coordination complexes for quantum computing.