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Juan Carlos Roldao, Extraordinary PhD Award from Autonomous University of Madrid


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Juan Carlos Roldao (centre) and his thesis supervisors: Johannes Gierschner (left) and Begoña Milián (right).

Juan Carlos Roldao has received the 2021/2022 PhD honorary mention from the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid in the category "Condensed Matter, Nanoscience and Biophysics".

Juan Carlos' thesis, "Quantum-Chemical Treatment of Photophysical Properties and Processes in Organic Compounds for Applications in Energy and Materials Conversion", supervised by Prof. Johannes Gierschner (IMDEA Nanociencia) and Prof. Begoña Milián (University of Valencia) and tutored by Prof. Rodolfo Miranda (IMDEA Nanociencia and UAM) was defended in June 2022 at the Autonomous University of Madrid.

Juan Carlos Roldao is currently a postdoctoral researcher at the Institute of Molecular Science (ICMol-University of Valencia).

Congratulations Juan Carlos!


Thesis in Open Access: https://repositorio.uam.es/handle/10486/703991


Articles related to his thesis:

Formation and Degradation of Strongly Reducing Cyanoarene-Based Radical Anions towards Efficient Radical Anion-Mediated Photoredox Catalysis
Y. Kwon, J. Lee, Y. Noh, D. Kim, Y. Lee, C. Yu, J. C. Roldao, S. Feng, J. Gierschner, R. Wannemacher, M. S. Kwon, Nature Commun. 2023, 14, 92.

Highly Efficient Photocatalytic Hydrogen Evolution using a Self-Assembled Octupolar Molecular System
H.-J. Lee, A. Abudulimu, J. C. Roldao, H. Nam, J. Gierschner, L. Lüer, S. Y. Park, ChemPhotoChem 2023, 7, e202200177.

Boosting the Stimulated Emission Properties of Host:Guest Polymer Blends by Inserting Chain Twists in the Host Polymer
C. Sun, L. Bai, J. C. Roldao, A. Burgos-Caminal, O. Borrell-Grueiro, J. Lin, W. Huang, J. Gierschner, W. Gawelda, L. Bañares, J. Cabanillas-González, Adv. Funct. Mater. 2022, 32, 2206723.

Accurate Calculation of Excited State Absorption for Small-to-Medium Sized Conjugated Oligomers: Multiconfigurational Treatment vs. Quadratic Response TD-DFT
J. C. Roldao, E. F. Oliviera, B. Milián-Medina, J. Gierschner, D. Roca-Sanjuán, J. Chem. Theor. Comp. 2022, 18, 5449–5458.

Pure Boric Acid Does Not Show Room Temperature Phosphorescence (RTP)
Z. Wu, J. C. Roldao, F. Rauch, A. Friedrich, M. Ferger, F. Würthner, J. Gierschner, T. B. Marder, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2022, 61, e202200599.

Quantum-Chemistry Study of the Ground and Excited State Absorption of Distyrylbenzene: Multi vs. Single Reference Methods
J. C. Roldao, E. F. Oliviera, B. Milián-Medina, J. Gierschner, D. Roca-Sanjuán, J. Chem. Phys. 2022, 156, 044102.

Theoretical and Experimental Evidence of Two-Step Tautomerization in Hypericin
Q. Liu, L. Wang, J. C. Roldao, P.-M. Adam, M. Brecht, J. Gierschner, F. Wackenhut, A. J. Meixner, Adv. Photonics Res. 2021, 2, 2000170.

Direct Observation of Structural Heterogeneity and Tautomerization of Single Hypericin Molecules
Q. Liu, F. Wackenhut, L. Wang, O. Hauler, J. C. Roldao, P.-M. Adam, M. Brecht, J. Gierschner, A. J. Meixner, J. Phys. Chem. Lett. 2021, 12, 1025–1031.

Synthesis of Solvent-Free Acrylic Pressure-Sensitive Adhesives via Visible-Light-Driven Photocatalytic Radical Polymerization without Additives
J.-H. Back, Y. Kwon, H.-J. Kim, J. C. Roldao, Y. Yu, H.-J. Kim, J. Gierschner, W. Lee, M. S. Kwon, Green Chem. 2020, 22, 8289-8297.

Unraveling the Origin of High Efficiency Photoluminescence in Mixed-Stack Isostructural Crystals of Organic Charge-Transfer Complex: Fine-Tuning of Isometric Donor-Acceptor Pairs
S. Oh, S. K. Park, B. H. Jhun, J. C. Roldao, J. H. Kim, M.-W. Choi, C. H. Ryoo, S. Jung, N. Demitri, R. Fischer, I. E. Serdiuk, R. Resel, J. Gierschner, S. Y. Park, J. Phys. Chem. C 2020, 37, 20377–20387.

Combined Spectroscopic and TD-DFT Analysis to Elucidate Substitution and Acidochromic Effects: A Case Study on Amino- vs. Nitro-Substituted 2,4-Diphenylquinolines
G. Carvalho dos Santos, J. C. Roldao, J. Shi, B. Milián-Medina, L. C. da Silva Filho, J. Gierschner, ChemPhysChem 2020, 21, 1797-1804.

Counterion-Mediated Crossing of the Cyanine Limit in Crystals and Fluid Solution: Bond Length Alternation and Spectral Broadening Unveiled by Quantum Chemistry
M. Eskanderi, J. C. Roldao, J. Cerezo, B. Milián-Medina, J. Gierschner, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2020, 142, 2835-2843.

Crossed 2D vs. Slipped 1D π-Stacking in Polymorphs of Crystalline Organic Thin Films: Impact on the Electronic and Optical Response
M. J. Aliaga-Gosalvez, M. Demitri, M. Dohr, J. C. Roldao, S. K. Park, S. Oh, S. Varghese, S. Oh, S. Y. Park, Y. Olivier, B. Milián-Medina, R. Resel, J. Gierschner, Adv. Opt. Mater. 2019, 7, 1900749.