Institut de Ciència de Materials de Barcelona (CSIC - ICMAB)
Experimental Sciences & Mathematics
My work focuses on the current need for molecular design in Nanoscience, where functional molecules would play a key role as they can provide tunable nanometer-sized homogeneous units and properties ready to be mined (as reliable sensors, switches, quantum computing materials or molecular electronics). My main objectives are the design of specific molecules together with their control and organization on substrates/surfaces/devices where their properties can be exploited. In my group, we synthesize different molecular systems (of 0D-3D, curcuminoid and porphyrinic nature and their respective coordination compounds), characterize and study them on substrates (e.g. graphene, gold, SWCNTs) and analyze their electronic behavior in micro-/nanodevices (e.g. nanoFETs). So far, my work has demonstrated the advantages of our systems as (i) biomarkers and/or sensors, (ii) active components in nanotransistors and as (iii) single molecule magnets.