Alexei Ganin, Lecturer at the University of Glasgow, visited us to share a few days and present the last advances of his team on using solid state electrocatalysts for hydrogen evolution from water. Thanks for visiting!
The funimat team formed by Victor Rubio, Javi Castells, Isabel Abanades, María Romero and Carmen Fernández took part in the dissemination sessions of «Expociencia«. A lot of the young participants and even the older ones were fascinated by taking a little bit of lemon juice, vinegar or detergent with a few drops of red cabbage and seeing it change color. Moreover, the participants brought home a small eppendorf containing red cabbage to keep on playing with the pH at home.
Carlos visited IMDEA NanoScience in Madrid for an invited seminar on charge transport and in metal-organic frameworks and push forward our collaboration with the surface coordination chemistry team led by David Écija.
Mario Wriedt, Associate Professor and Kodak CAMP Distinguished Professor at Clarkson University (USA), visited us to present the last advances of his team on the development of new frameworks for electro- and photochromic switches, and stimuli-responsive spintronics. We are hopeful this will initiate a fruitful collaboration between both groups.
Congratulations to Dr. Escorcia-Ariza after his excellent PhD Thesis defense. The jury was formed by Prof. Cháfer, Platero-Prats and Sánchez-Costa. Garin has done a great job developing home-built setups to fabricate and measure charge transport in ultrathin films of MOFs and coordination polymers. All the best for your new endeavours. Congratulations Garin!
Carlos was invited to present our recent results of relevance in biotechnological applications at the annual meeting of Biotecmed, to celebrate its recent certification as scientific institute of the Universidad de Valencia. We are excited to push hard our ongoing collaborations with our biological colleagues!
Rubén graduated in Chemistry at the Universidad de Valencia in 2019. He will be exploring the electrocatalytic properties and potential of some of the materials developed @FuniMAT in energy conversion.
Ana graduated in Chemistry in 2018 after an Erasmus stay at The University of Manchester. She will be exploring new methodologies for the flow synthesis of pharmaceuticals with MOF catalysts.
Fran is originally from Elche. He joins the team with a La Caixa Junior Leader Fellowship Fellowship after a Postdoc stay in KU Leuven with Dirk De Vos. He will focus on the development of high performance metal-organic framework catalysts.
Alejandros work has just been published in Angewandte Chemie Int. Ed. In this paper, Single-Crystal X-Ray Diffraction is used to follow the restricted polymerization of pyrrole inside a cyclodextrin MOF, which generates discrete units of highly reactive cationic terpyrrole inside the pores. This work gives unprecedented information about the host-guest interactions that limit the formation of polymers, that can be useful to future works using MOFs as templates for polymerization processes. For more info see here