Natalia M. Padial was born in Granada (Spain). She obtained her B.Sc. degree in chemistry at the University of Granada, where she subsequently did a Master’s degree in chemistry. In 2014 she moved to the University of Michigan (USA), where she worked in the group of Prof. Melanie Sanford. She obtained her Ph.D. in 2016 at the University of Granada in the field of organic synthesis with use of titanocene complexes and designing of new porous materials under the supervision of Prof J. Enrique Oltra and Prof. Jorge A. R. Navarro (award by the RSEQ). She was a Marie Curie Postdoctoral Fellow at the Scripps Research Institute (Phil S. Baran´s lab) and now comes back to FuniMAT as a La Caixa Junior Leader to lead her own research line in photoredox reactivity.
Sergio gained his Degree in Chemistry from the Universidad de Valencia in 2003. He obtained a FPU Scholarship and joined Coronado’s group at ICMol where he completed his PhD in Chemistry on the design of Bistable Metallic Complexes for Organic Electronics in 2008 with the highest mark «Cum Laude» along with the Best Thesis in Chemistry award from the UV. In 2009, he joined the Unité Mixte of Physicque CNRS/THALES (UMR137) as post-doctoral researcher with a Marie Curie Fellowship. There, he worked for four years in the integration of organic materials into spintronic devices. At the beginning of 2013, he got back to the ICMol as a Juan de la Cierva-MC CIG Fellow and set a new line of research dealing with the development of different materials with interests for molecular electronics and spintronics. In 2017 he received a Ramón y Cajal Fellowship and joined FuniMAT to lead the development of electronic devices based on conductive MOFs.