I obtained my Bsc. in Chemistry at the University of Barcelona in 2008. Then, I studied a master degree at the same University with a Spanish Mineco fellowship. During this stage I focused on the synthesis of bio-organometallic compounds under the supervision of Prof. C. Lopez.
In 2010 I joined the Magnetic Nanomaterials group with a FPI Spanish Government fellowship under the supervision of Prof. A. Labarta. Here I developed new chemical routes to synthesize magnetic NPs with a good control over the crystal structure and their magnetic performance. My research was also focused on the study of the intimate correlation between the structure and the magnetism of these systems by combining standard and advanced characterization techniques.
At this time, I did two secondments at Institute of Materials Science of Madrid in Materials for Medicine and Biotechnology Group and in the group of Nanomagnetism and Magnetization processes under the supervision of Profs. M. Morales and A. Asenjo, respectively.
In 2016, I took a postdoctoral position at Carnegie Mellon University (USA) in the Sara Majetich group, where I learned methods to prepare 2D and 3D assemblies of monodisperse ferrite NPs with spherical and cubic shape. Next, in 2018, I joined the Group of Nanoparticles and Nanocomposites at Materials Science Institute of Barcelona with a Grifols grant under the supervision of Prof. A. Roig. For one year, I developed magnetic albumin nanocages and I optimized an UV-vis protocol to quantify iron in iron oxide NPs and nanocomposites. Afterwards, I returned to Magnetic Nanomaterials group, where I co-designed strategies to optimize the preparation of smart nanomaterials for medical imaging such as bismuth sulfide and iron oxide NPs.
Since 2020 I am a post-doctoral researcher at the University libre of Brussels in the EMNS group under the supervision of Prof. G. Bruylants. My work is devoted to collecting gold and platinum from the North Wastewater Treatment Plant of Brussels using magnetic nanoparticles suitably functionalized with active organic ligands.