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November, 2021. Madrid Science and Innovation Week 2021.

Emilio Pérez delivers the Introductory Talk for 35 students from Colegio Alameda de Osuna (Madrid) on November 2 and 20 students from Fundación San Bernardo (Madrid) on November 11 during the Institute’s open days held in the framework of Science and Innovation Week 2021.

July 1, 2021. Chemistry of low materials group takes part in promotional video.

Emilio Pérez, Natalia Martín and Lourdes participate in the promotional video for the IDEAL Postdoctoral Programme funded by COFUND MSCA.

EMP IDEAL Lulu Natalia video

 June 25, 2021. Career prospects with Belén Nieto Ortega.

Belén Nieto-Ortega, lab’s alumnus, opens the “Career prospects” series at IMDEA Nanociencia aimed at early stage researchers.

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June 21, 2021. Tsunami Project in the media.


June, 2021. Nanociencia to-go.

Emilio Pérez runs the workshops “Nanociencia to go” and carries out the “Nobel Prize experiment” for  42 students from the University of Experience of the Universidad Complutense de Madrid (UCM) on June 16 and 80 students from the University of Experience of Universidad Autónoma de Madrid on June 17.

Nanociencia to go

March 12, 2021. Molecules inside carbon nanotubes as spin switches for electrical current.

Emilio Pérez, together with fellow researchers from IMDEA Nanociencia, report the first encapsulation of spin-crossover (SCO) molecules inside carbon nanotubes

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November 27, 2020. Natalia Martín participates in 2020 European Researcher’s Night.

Natalia Martín presents a physicist without a Nobel Prize but with her own element in the periodic table during the Great Women Scientists on the Big Screen event.

September 2020. New Projects.

Emilio Pérez PI in EMPIR project.

IMDEA Nanociencia is Partner in an EMPIR consortium of 10 coordinated by the National Physics Laboratory / NPL (UK) of grapheneH2020-EMPIR-2019-Normative

Reference: JRP-N10 / 19NRM04

From 2020 to 2022

TSUNAMI project in collaboration with Danish company Nanocore.

From 2020-2023

September 24, 2020. Sofía Mena PhD thesis defense.

"Molecular Machines and Materials based on Mechanically Interlocked Carbon Nanotubes"


July 17, 2020. Julia Villalva’s PhD thesis defence.

"Chemistry of nanomaterials inside out; mechanically interlocked, endohedral and covalent derivatives of SWNTs and 2D materials"


February 11, 2020. International day of women and girls in science.

The group participate in the outreach activities held during the celebration of the International day of women and girls in science.

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January 31, 2020. Mariano Vera’s PhD thesis defence.

"Novel Functionalization Methods of 1D and 2D Materials and Their Applications"



May 20, 2019. Fighting counterfeit with carbon nanotubes.

Researchers at IMDEA Nanociencia have developed a physically unclonable function based on carbon nanotubes with potential applications in security and anti-counterfeiting.

April 1, 2019. ERC Proof of Concept. PINT.

Ultrastrong Composites through Polymers Interlocked with carbon NanoTubes

Grant Agreement number: 842606

From 2019 to 2020

Principal Investigator: Dr. Emilio Pérez