E. Carolina Sañudo

Associate Professor at the Universitat de Barcelona


Bs.C. Universitat de Barcelona 1997
Master. Universitat de Barcelona 1998              
Ph.D. Indiana University 2003

Dr. Sañudo obtained her Bs.C. in Chemistry in 1997 at the Universitat de Barcelona. She obtained a Master Degree at UB in February, 1998. In August, 1998, Dr. Sañudo was hired as a PhD student at Indiana University (USA) by Prof. George Christou and she obtained her PhD in December, 2003. In 2004 Dr. Sañudo took a postdoctoral research associate position at the University of Manchester (UK), where she worked in Prof. Richard E. P. Winpenny’s group. There she was involved in the obtaining new synthetic routes to vanadium and gallium complexes and in the use of paramagnetic proton NMR to probe the stability in solution of complexes with applications as qubits for the implementation of quantum computing. In 2006 Dr. Sañudo was awarded a Juan de la Cierva fellowship and joined Prof. Joan Ribas’ group at the Universitat de Barcelona as a research fellow until November, 2008. In December 2008 Dr. Sañudo joined the Institut de Nanociència i Nanotecnologia at UB as  Ramón y Cajal Fellow. In 2013 she was hired as lecturer at UB and in 2018 Dr. Sañudo got tenure and is currently and Associate Professor at UB. 

Her research interests are the fundamental magnetic properties of molecular systems and MOFs and how one can exploit these properties for technological applications such as quantum information processing, information storage, drug delivery or molecular spintronics. For this, Dr. Sañudo uses coordination chemistry tools to synthesize new multifunctional nanomagnets and surface chemistry to achieve nano-structuration of complex molecules into devices. At GMMF Dr. Sañudo leads a research line on Molecular Nanoscience.