Congratulations Dr. Natalia Chamorro, new SUMAN-UAB graduate!

Doctor Natalia Chamorro from the Superconducting Materials and Large Scale Nanostructures (SUMAN) group at ICMAB and the Chemistry Department at UAB, defend her PhD thesis entitled “Hybrid approach to obtain high-quality BaMO perovskite nanocrystals for YBaCuO7−δ superconducting nanocomposite” on Thursday, 14 January 2021 in an online session. Congrats!

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Congratulations Dr. Juri Banchewski, new SUMAN graduate!

Doctor Juri Banchewski from the Superconducting Materials and Large Scale Nanostructures (SUMAN) group at ICMAB defended his PhD thesis entitled “Transient Liquid Assisted Growth of YBCO Superconducting Films: Growth Kinetics, Physical Properties and Vortex Pinning” on Thursday, 17 December 2020. Congratulations!

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Congratulations, Dr. Hailin Wang, new SUMAN graduate!

Doctor Hailin Wang from the Superconducting Materials and Large Scale Nanostructures (SUMAN), and Advanced Characterization and Nanostructured Materials (ACNM) groups at ICMAB defended his PhD thesis entitled “Epitaxial growth of complex functional oxide thin films by green and sustainable chemical solution methods” on Tuesday, 15 December 2020. The PhD Thesis was supervised by Narcís Mestres (SUMAN group) and Benjamín Martínez (ACNM group). Congrats!

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Congratulations Dr. Silvia Rasi, a new SUMAN graduate!

Dr. Silvia Rasi, former PhD researcher under the supervision of Prof. Jordi Farjas and Prof. Teresa Puig defended her PhD thesis entitled  Advanced thermal analysis of ReBCO superconductor precursor films and functional oxides publicly on 12 November 2019 at the Superior Politechnic School Auditorium of University of Girona.

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Congratulations Dr. Alexander Stangl! New SUMAN graduate!

Dr. Alexander Stangl, former PhD researcher under the supervision of Prof. Teresa Puig and Dr. Anna Palau defended his PhD thesis entitled “Oxygen kinetics and charge doping for high critical current YBCO films” publicly on 20 March 2019 at the ICMAB-CSIC Auditorium. We have interviewed him to know a little bit more about her PhD and his life at the ICMAB! Do you know which is his favourite women scientist?

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Congratulations Dr. Jordi Martínez: new SUMAN graduate!

Dr. Jordi Martínez from the Superconducting Materials and Large Scale Nanostructures (SUMAN) group at ICMAB, and the Chemistry Department at the UAB, successfully defended his PhD thesis on Wednesday, 31 October 2018. Congratulations!
In the photo, Jordi appears with his three supervisors, Dr. Susagna Ricart and Dr. Jordi Faraudo from the ICMAB, and Dr. Ramon Yañez from the UAB, and with the three members of the PhD Committee, Dr. Daniel Maspoch, from the ICN2, Dr. Anna Llordes,from CIC Energigune, and Prof. Maria Ibañez, from the Institute of Science and Technology (IST), Austria.

The Surface Chemistry of Metal Fluoride Nanocrystals

Date: Wednesday, 31 October 2018foto 1 Time: 11 am Venue: Sala de Graus, Facultat de Ciències, UAB

Abstract: This thesis is mainly based on the understanding the synthesis and the final behaviour of the surface of LnF3 nanocrystals. In consequence, this knowledge will allow the control and manipulation of the bridge between synthesis and applications, currently called surface chemistry. Starting from the successful synthesis of fifteen different types of inorganic nanocrystals, the general trends of metal fluoride nanocrystals is successfully unravelled. A new kind of ionic self-assembly in colloidal systems is postulated and  thermodynamically stable patchy nanocrystals also obtained. Using experimental techniques and molecular dynamics simulations, a self assembly mechanism also applicable to other kind of systems is postulated and we demonstrate that the different facets of the patchy nanoparticles can be modified selectively. Supervisors:
  • Dr. Susagna Ricart, ICMAB
  • Dr. Ramon Yañez, UAB
  • Dr. Jordi Faraudo, ICMAB
PhD Committee:
  • President: Dr. Daniel Maspoch, ICREA Research Professor, Supramolecular NanoChemistry & Materials Group, ICN2
  • Secretary: Dr. Anna Llordes, Solid Electrolyte Groups, Asociate Researcher (Ikerbasque Fellow) CIC Energigune, Basque Country, Spain 
  • Vocal: Prof. Maria Ibañez, Assistant Professor, Functional Nanomaterials, Institute of Science and Technology (IST) Austria
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