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Molins Grau
Elies

ELIES MOLINS

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Phone: + 34 935 801 853
Ext: 230
Fax: + 34 935 805 729
E-mail: [javascript protected email address]
Dep: Cristallography
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Bio

Actually, a scientific researcher should play very different roles, mainly if his work would have some social significance. As a scientist, he should make science and worry about his specialty and its progress; this usually means making basic science. He should also give support to public and private entities which develop their activity in sectors of his competency: hospitals, industries, laboratories, etc. He should work in a team, which implies an important effort in formation and qualification of technicians and graduates, who will finally enter in sectors where research is an important aspect. Scientific research today doesn’t have any sense if not performed in a global ambiance, and this also leads to establish and keep contacts around the world. A researcher should participate and give his opinion about the management of science, because he’s a main actor. Finally, society demands information about the scientific advancement, thus also supposes a divulgation task. In my scientific career I have tried to follow all the referred objectives that society demands to scientific researchers and, even if little is done about each one, finally represents a strong dedication. Of course, this can only be done if one enjoys himself by doing it. My research task is centered on what the microscopic structure of materials means about its macroscopic behavior. This general objective rules along three research lines: i) Crystallographic studies by X-ray diffraction: obtaining precise electron densities and analysis of their topology, crystal structure, polymorph analysis, chemical bonding. ii) Studies on iron-containing materials by Mössbauer spectroscopy: magnetism of small particles and polynuclear complexes, instrumentation. iii) Studies on aerogels and related porous materials: preparation, characterization, properties and applications. For instance, we have established links between the topology of the electron density and the chemical bond energetics and we are preparing materials useful as catalysts in liquid (for synthetic purposes) and gas phases (materials for energy).

Research interest

Aerogels, preparation, properties and applications (currently, on catalysis). Nanocompositing porous materials. Cryogels.

Electron densities, their derived properties and topology.

Intermolecular interactions. Hydrogen bond. Structure-property relationship.

Solid drugs characterization. Cocrystals.

Crystallography. Diffraction. Crystal structures.

Mössbauer spectroscopy.

Thermal insulation.

Mosquito control.

 

Doctorate, University and Year:

Doctor in Physics (UB, 1985)

Specialities

Aerogels, preparation, properties and applications (currently, on catalysis). Nanocompositing porous materials. Cryogels.

Electron densities, their derived properties and topology.

Intermolecular interactions. Hydrogen bond. Structure-property relationship.

Solid drugs characterization. Cocrystals.

Crystallography. Diffraction. Crystal structures.

Mössbauer spectroscopy.

Thermal insulation.

Mosquito control.

Awards

Premio de Investigación conmemorativo de los 100 años de la fundación de la S.E. de Carburos Metálicos S.A.

“AEROGEL. Un material para el siglo XXI”

Octubre 1997 (24.000 €).

         

         Primer Premio en el Concurso de Fotografía Científica FOTCIENCIA-05 (con la obra ‘Mooncat’).

Diciembre 2005.

Indicators

Number Articles: 500
Number Citations: 11000
Number Theses: 10
Number Patents: 17
Hfactor: 49

Scientific Highlights

1421 citations (177 in 2017, #64 ranked in CSIC): Hydrogen bond strengths revealed by topological analyses of experimentally observed electron densities. By: Espinosa, E; Molins, E; Lecomte, C CHEMICAL PHYSICS LETTERS  Volume: 285   Issue: 3-4   Pages: 170-173   Published: MAR 20 1998

725 citations (102 in 2017): From weak to strong interactions: A comprehensive analysis of the topological and energetic properties of the electron density distribution involving X-H ··· F-Y systems. By: Espinosa, E; Alkorta, I; Elguero, J; et al. JOURNAL OF CHEMICAL PHYSICS  Volume: 117   Issue: 12   Pages: 5529-5542   Published: SEP 22 2002
 
268 citations: About the evaluation of the local kinetic, potential and total energy densities in closed-shell interactions
 
By: Espinosa, E; Alkorta, I; Rozas, I; et al. CHEMICAL PHYSICS LETTERS  Volume: 336   Issue: 5-6   Pages: 457-461   Published: MAR 23 2001
 
By: Moner-Girona, M; Roig, A; Molins, E; et al. APPLIED PHYSICS LETTERS  Volume: 75   Issue: 5   Pages: 653-655   Published: AUG 2 1999
 
By: Dominguez, Montserrat; Taboada, Elena; Idriss, Hicham; et al. JOURNAL OF MATERIALS CHEMISTRY  Volume: 20   Issue: 23   Pages: 4875-4883   Published: 2010
 
Effect of the Counterion on the Solubility of Isostructural Pharmaceutical Lamotrigine Salts
 
By: Galcera, Judit; Molins, Elies CRYSTAL GROWTH & DESIGN  Volume: 9   Issue: 1   Pages: 327-334   Published: JAN 2009
 
Tuning and enhancement of the Mizoroki-Heck reaction using polarized Pd nanocomposite carbon aerogels
 
By: Martin, Laura; Molins, Elies; Vallribera, Adelina NEW JOURNAL OF CHEMISTRY  Volume: 40   Issue: 12   Pages: 10208-10212   Published: DEC 2016
 
Tuning the structure and the mechanical properties of epoxy-silica sol-gel hybrid materials
 
By: Domenech, Berta; Mata, Ignasi; Molins, Elies RSC ADVANCES  Volume: 6   Issue: 13   Pages: 10736-10742   Published: 2016
 
Patente “Dispositivo Catalizador, Procedimiento para su Fabricación y su Utilización para la Obtención de Hidrógeno”. Inventors: J. Llorca, M. Domínguez, E. Molins, E. Taboada. (application July 2007, WO2009010621  (A2).
 
Patente “Insect repulsion and/or barrier arrangement and method for repelling insects” K. Paaijmans, A.Rose, E.Molins, T.Fanveer, B.Domènech. Priority: December 19th, 2017. EP17208300. <!-- [if gte mso 9]>
 
 
 
 

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