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Junior PI

  • alejandro

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    Position: Junior PI

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    Telephone no.: +34 91 299 8838


    Biography:

    Alejandro López obtained his BSc (2011) from the Universidad de Salamanca. In September 2012 he joined the group of Prof. Emilio Pérez at IMDEA Nanoscience and he obtained his MSc from UNED in 2014. In 2015 he carried out also a predoctoral stay at the CNR-Istituto Nanoscienze in Lecce, Italy working under the supervision of Professor Dario Pisignano on the preparation of polymeric fibers. In January 2017 he obtained his Ph.D. Then he joined the group of Prof. Naoki Komatsu at Kyoto University as a JSPS postdoctoral working on supramolecular chemistry and exohedral functionalization of carbon nanostructures. In July 2019 he joined Dr. Gimenez-López´s group at CIQUS (Santiago de Compostela) to work in the controlled assembly in complex functional carbon nanostructures. In September 2019 he received a Juan de la Cierva fellowship. Currently, he is a Postdoctoral researcher at IMDEA with Prof. Emilio M. Pérez.

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PostDoctoral Researchers

  • Natalia Martín

    Natalia Martín

    Position: Postdoctoral Researcher

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    Biography:

    Natalia Martín Sabanés obtained her Bachelor degree in Physics in 2011 at the Autónoma University of Madrid. She worked in the Spanish National Center of Cardiovascular Research for her master thesis, in the field of nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy, and obtained her master degree in 2013 in Biomedical Physics. She moved to Mainz (Germany) to work as a PhD in the group of Katrin Domke and Mischa Bonn in Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research. Her PhD thesis consisted of developing a tip-enhanced Raman spectroscopy setup able to operate under electrochemical conditions. After getting her PhD in Chemistry in 2017, she moved to Berlin as a postdoc in Fritz Haber Institute, where she worked on the development of a THz-gated Scanning tunneling microscope in the group of Melanie Müller and Martin Wolf.

    Natalia has specialized in near-field techniques and setup development, in particular merging scanning probe microscopy and different optical techniques for the investigation of physico-chemical processes and ultrafast dynamics in the nano-scale.

    In 2020, she got a Marie Curie postdoctoral fellowship and moved to IMDEAnano to develop her new project in the field of near-field Raman spectroscopy and optical tweezers. 

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  • Matthew Eaton

    Matthew Eaton

    Position: Postdoctoral Researcher

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    Telephone no.: +34 91 299 8832/8834


    Biography:

    Matthew Eaton received his Ph.D from Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois (USA) in 2020 working in the groups of Prof. L. Catherine Brinson and Prof. Kenneth R. Shull.  His thesis work focused on the measurement of local, nanoscale mechanical and fracture properties of polymers, polymer blends, and polymer composites using characterization tools such as atomic force microscopy, nanoindentation, quasi-static toughness testing, dynamic mechanical analysis, and high-frequency rheometry. Additionally, Matt graduated with a B.S. in Chemistry from Northeastern University in Boston, MA in 2015, and has worked in a couple MIT based start-up companies doing research & development of novel technologies like CNT based transparent conductive electrodes and non stick surface coatings for consumer packaging applications.

    He has joined the Chemistry of Low-Dimensional Materials group of Dr. Emilio Perez to provide his expertise in polymer composite mechanical characterization of novel polymer-CNT composites.

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  • María de Lourdes González-Juarez

    María de Lourdes González-Juarez

    Position: Postdoctoral Researcher

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    Telephone no.: +34 91 299 8832


    Biography:

    Maria obtained her master degree in Advanced Technology from the Research Centre for Applied Science and Advanced Technology (Mexico). Her master’s project focused on the fabrication and structural, electrical and optical characterisation of carbon nanotubes thin films by CVD for solar cells applications. In 2021, Maria received her PhD. in Chemistry from the University of Southampton, UK. She worked under the direction of Dr. Iris Nandhakumar and Dr. Darren Bradshaw. Her work thesis focused on the preparation of 2D semiconducting metal-organic framework (MOF) thin films via electrochemical synthetic routes for thermoelectric applications. Additionally, she gained experience in the synthesis of nanomaterials via template assisted electrochemical synthesis and MOF@NPs heterostructures.

    Currently, Maria is a postdoctoral researcher at IMDEA Nanociencia in the group of Chemistry of Low-Dimensional Materials lead by Prof. Emilio M. Perez.

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  • Marta González Sánzchez

    Marta González Sánchez

    Position: Postdoctoral Researcher

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    Biography:

    Marta González Sánchez studied her bachelor degree in Chemistry at University of Castilla-La Mancha (Ciudad Real, Spain). She obtained a Master Degree in Materials Science and Engineering at University Carlos III (Madrid, Spain). She carried out two predoctoral stays: one of them at the University of Liege (Belgium) and the other one at the Polytechnic University of Valencia (Spain). In 2018, Marta obtained her PhD, focused on Electromagnetic Shieldig Materials, based on graphene and CNT foams. She joined the Polymers and Composites group, headed by Prof. Dr. Juan Baselga. After that, Marta was working in a polymers company as R&D staff. Marta has specialized in multifunctional nanocomposites and polymers-based materials.

    Currently, she is a Postdoctoral researcher at IMDEA Nanoscience with Prof. Emilio M. Pérez (Chemistry of Low-Dimensional Materials group).

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  • Marina Garrido

    Marina Garrido

    Position: Postdoctoral Researcher

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    Biography:

    Marina Garrido Serrano obtained her PhD in 2017 at the University Complutense of Madrid (Spain), under the supervision of Prof. Nazario Martín and Prof. Mª Ángeles Herranz, working on the non-covalent functionalization of graphene with different electroactive systems. After getting her PhD in Organic Chemistry, she joined the group of Prof. Prato at the University of Trieste (Italy) as Postdoctoral researcher, where she worked on the exfoliation, functionalization and characterization of 2D and nanomaterials.

    Currently, she is a Postdoctoral researcher at IMDEA Nanociencia in the group of Prof. Emilio M. Pérez, where she is working on the development of new strategies for the functionalization of different 2D materials.

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PhD Students

  • Tomás Nicolás-García

    Tomás Nicolás-García

    Position: PhD student

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    Biography:

    Tomás Nicolás-García finished his Bachelor degree in Chemistry at University of Murcia (Spain) in 2016. He obtained a Master´s degree in Fine and Molecular Chemistry from the same university in 2017. In this stage, he joined the group of Prof. José Berná during 3 years, working in the area of mechanically interlocked molecular architectures (MIMAs).
    Currently, he is a PhD student in the Laboratory for Chemistry of Low-Dimensional Materials at IMDEA Nanoscience.

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  • Sara Moreno Da Silva

    Sara Moreno Da Silva

    Position: PhD student

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    Biography:

    Sara Moreno Da Silva studied Chemistry at the Universidad Complutense de Madrid, UCM, in Madrid (Spain). She joined the group headed by Prof. Dr. Iztok Turel based at the Faculty of Chemistry and Chemical Technology of the University of Ljubljana, Slovenia. Place where she finished her Bachelor degree. She obtained a Master degree in Chemistry and Chemical Technology at the Universidad Complutense de Madrid where she collaborated in the research group headed by Prof. Dr. Reyes Jiménez Aparicio.
    Currently, she is a PhD student in the group headed by Dr. Emilio M. Pérez in the Laboratory for Chemistry of Low-Dimensional Materials at IMDEA nanoscience. Her work involves supramolecular chemistry and its study using electronic microscopy.

     

  • Ramiro Quirós

    Ramiro Quirós

    Position: PhD student

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    Biography:

    Ramiro Quirós studied Chemistry at the University of Oviedo (Spain), beginning his investigational career working with transition metal catalysis. He then moved to the Autonomous University of Madrid to study a Master's programme focused on the investigation in Organic Chemistry, where he worked with heterogeneous catalysts based on graphene derivatives and transition metals. Currently, he is a Ph.D. student in the Laboratory for Chemistry of Low-Dimensional Materials at IMDEA Nanoscience.

     

  • Alicia Naranjo

    Alicia Naranjo

    Position: PhD student

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    Biography:

    Alicia Naranjo Chacón studied her bachelor degree in Chemistry at University of Castilla-La Mancha (Ciudad Real, Spain). She obtained a Master’s degree in Molecular Nanoscience and Nanotechnology in the same university in 2019 (Toledo, Spain). Place where she collaborated in the research group headed by Dra. Ester Vázquez Fernández-Pacheco in the study of different hidrogels and carbon nanomaterials and its application in several areas.

    Currently, she is a PhD student in the group headed by Dr. Emilio M. Pérez in the laboratory for Chemistry of Low-Dimensional Materials at IMDEA Nanoscience.

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  • Marisol Rivas

    Marisol Rivas

    Position: PhD student

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    Biography:

    Marisol Rivas Caramés studied Chemistry at the University of Santiago de Compostela, in Galicia. During this time, she collaborated with Foresa for the completion of her final degree project. Afterward, she studied for a master's degree at the Universities of Paris Diderot and A Coruña. During the master's degree, she collaborated with CETIM in the research of nanomaterials as reinforcement of polymers.

    Currently, she is a Ph.D. student in the Laboratory for Chemistry of Low-Dimensional Materials at IMDEA Nanoscience.

     

  • Ion Isasti

    Ion Isasti

    Position: PhD student

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    Biography:

    Ion Isasti Iribar studied Chemistry at the University of the Basque Country of San Sebastian.

    In his last year of the degree he began to take his first steps as a researcher in the Polymers and Advanced Materials department for the completion of the final degree project directed by Pedro Maria Remiro Montoya. After completing the degree, he completed the Master of High Specialization of Polymers and Rubber at the Institute of Polymer Science and Technology (CSIC) in Madrid. During the master's degree he did his final degree project under the command of Juan López Valentín from the Elastomers Group.

    Currently, he is a Ph.D. student in the Laboratory for Chemistry of Low-Dimensional Materials at IMDEA Nanoscience.

     

  

Laboratory Technicians

  • Cristina Arenas

    Cristina Arenas

    Position: Technical Staff for Chemical Service

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    Telephone no.: +34 91 299 8868


    Biography:

    Cristina Arenas obtained her Higher Technical Certificate in Chemical Laboratory of Analysis and Quality Control at Lope de Vega institute of Madrid (Spain) in 2017. She also studied Intermediate Degree of Chemical Laboratory at the same institution and she graduated in 2014. She performed the mandatory field work at Research Center of CEPSA Química in Alcalá de Henares (Spain), where she developed the optimization of the oil extraction in the petrochemical laboratory, and at the ALKEMI S.A. in the chemical and microbiological analysis and quality control department in Coslada (Spain), performing food, pharmaceutical and organic products quality tests analysis.

    Currently, she is working as chemical laboratory technician in IMDEA Nanoscience.

     

  • Silvia Miranda

    Silvia Miranda

    Position: Technical Staff for Chemical Service

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    Biography:

    Silvia Miranda studied her bachelor and master degree in Organic Chemistry at Complutense University of Madrid (Spain). During this period, she joined the group of Prof. Antonio Garcia Martinez at Complutense University of Madrid where she has acquired experience in the field of organic synthesis. Particularly, she has synthesized chiral ligands to perform asymmetric catalysis. In November 2010, she started in CSIC, in the research group of Drs. José Cristóbal López and Ana María Gómez, where she worked in a carbohydrate chemistry area; paying special attention to the development of new methodologies in organic synthesis. In summer on 2013, she carried through a short stay in University of Bristol for 3 months, under the supervision of Dr. Carmen Galán.

    At the moment, she started to work in Emilio M. Perez´s group of IMDEA Nanoscience developing a project "Synthesis of the molecular swimmer" together with Sofia Mena. 

 

Alumni

Dra. M. Mar Bernal (Postdoc 2012-2014)

Dr. Prabhash Mishra (Postdoc 2014)

Dra. María Soria (Postdoc 2014-2016)

Dr. Alejandro López-Moreno (PhD 2012-2016)

Dr. Alberto de Juan (PhD 2012-2016)

Dra. Sofía Leret (PhD 2013-2017)

Dra. Belén Nieto-Ortega (Postdoc 2015-2017)

Dr. Matías Blanco (Postdoc 2016-2017)

Dr. Emerson Giovanelli (Postdoc 2014-2017)

Dra. Teresa Naranjo (PhD 2014-2018)

Dra. Leire de Juan (PhD 2014-2018)

Dra. Amalia Rapakousiou (Postdoc 2017-2018)

Prof. Eric Anglaret (Visiting Professor 2019)

Dr. Mariano Vera (PhD 2016-2020)

Dra. Julia Villalva (PhD 2016-2020)

Dra. Sofía Mena (PhD 2015-2019)

Dr. Wei Xu (Postdoc 2019-2020)

Dr. Wanzheng Zhang (Postdoc 2019-2020)

Dra. Samara Medina (Postdoc 2021)

Dr. Manuel Vázquez Sulleiro (Postdoc 2018-2021)