Juan De La Cierva Fellowship from 2012
I obtained my Bs. C. in Chemistry in 2003 at the Universitat de Barcelona. Right after I joined the PhD program at the same university under the supervision of Prof. Joan Ribas and Carmen Diaz. My research work was focused on the study of the magnetic interactions between 3d and 4f transition metal ions by synthesizing a set of molecular coordination compounds. In order to improve my skills in the synthesis of these types of compounds I performed a stage in the group of Spyros P. Perlepes in Greece. After receiving my PhD degree in 2008 I was working as a postdoctoral researcher in the group of Prof. Josep Nogués located at the Institute Catalan of Nanotechnology (ICN). The research project was aimed to magnetically study hybrid nanostructures. Mainly, my task was focused on the synthesis of core/shell metal oxide nanoparticles and study and correlate their magnetic propertis by changing the core and shell sizes and materials. Moreover I was involved in the magnetic study of electrodeposited and mesoporous systems. In 2011 I was awarded with a postdoctoral Beatriu the Pinós fellowship to join the group of Prof. Lennart Bergström in the University of Stockholm. The main goal was to synthesize dimer hybrid nanoparticles composed by noble and metal oxides and study their magnetoplasmonic properties as well as their self-assembly arrangements. To carefully study the magnetic properties of all these nanosystems, synchrotron and neutron facilities were required and, consequently, I’ve got skilled with.
In October 2012 I joined the GMMF group in the Universitat de Barcelona as a Juan de la Cierva researcher. I’m involved in the research line that deals with the design and synthesis of photochromic ligands to be used to build-up new magnetic photoswitchable coordination systems.