Aliaga Alcalde, NúriaResearch Professor at
Institut de Ciència de Materials de Barcelona (CSIC - ICMAB )
Experimental Sciences & Mathematics
My work focuses on the relevance and necessity of molecular design in Nanoscience, where functional molecules play a key role since they provide homogeneous tunable nanometer-size units and properties ready to be exploited (as reliable sensors, switches, quantum computing materials or molecular electronics). Main goals are the design of specific molecules and their control and organization on surfaces/nanodevices where their properties can be used. In my group, we synthesize different molecular-based systems (from 0D-3D, of porphyrinic/curcuminoid nature, with or without coordination to metal ions), characterize and study them on surfaces (eg.: graphene, gold, SWCNTs) and analyze their electronic behavior on nanodevices (eg.: nanoFETs). So far, our work in progress has shown the advantages of our systems as (i) biomarkers (luminescence), (ii) transistors (BJs, gateable molecular junctions) and (iii) as Single-Molecule Magnets (SMMs).
Key wordscoordinaton chemistry, supramolecular chemistry, nanochemistry, molecular magnetism, molecular electronics, multifunctional materials, nano-structuration, luminescence, microfluidics