I was born in Barcelona, in 1975. I obtained my Bachelor’s degree in chemistry in 1998 at the “Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona”. Since then my scientific career can be explained according the following periods:
PhD (1998-2004): Completed at the "Autonomous University of Barcelona" under the direction of professors Pilar González-Duarte and Agustí Lledós. (UAB Scholarship). I worked on the study of the structure and reactivity of the compounds of the general formula [L2Pt(μ-S)2PtL2]
Postdoc (2004-2007): Completed at the University of Minnesota, under the direction of Prof. Lawrence Que Jr. (Postdoc scholarship from Ministry of Education and Science). I worked on the design of Bio-inspired non-heme iron catalysts capable of performing chemical processes similar to those observed in nature by enzymes that catalyze the oxidation of organic substrates.
Ramón y Cajal Researcher at the UAM (2008-2012): I focused my research in the area of nanomaterials. I started new research lines with the main objective of isolating, characterizing and applying 1D and 2D nanostructures. In particular, promising advances in the extraction of layers of a few nm of thickness from crystalline samples of various laminar organic polymers and the surface assembly of a 2D polyester polymer, observed by STM, are noteworthy. More recently, a method to obtain a new laminar porous organic polymer at room temperature and its subsequent surface ordering was published.
Permanent Position at the UAM (2013- present): In the last part of my career I shared my interests between two different areas. On one hand, I collaborated on the mechanistic study of some molecular catalytic systems. Especially relevant is the work devoted to several photocatalytic transformations. On the other hand, I invested a significant part of my efforts in the quest of photo- electro- or organo-catalytic materials. In particular, several Carbon-based materials, Metal Organic Frameworks and Covalent Organic Frameworks were studied.
Current position: Associate Professor (Inorganic Chemisttry).
Total number of PhD thesis metored: 7 PhD thesis (one mor in progress).
Total number of publications: 105 publications: (Original research papers: 88; Review papers: 11; Book Chapters: 3; Patents: 3) h index= 35; Total Cites >5400 (Source: Google Scholar)