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Nerea González Pato will defend her PhD Thesis on 2 June 2023 at ICMAB

The PhD researcher Nerea González Pato from the Nanomol-Bio at ICMAB-CSIC, will defend her PhD thesis on Friday, 2 June 2023 at 11:00 AM at ICMAB.

29 May 2023

Smart nanomaterials based on organic radicals for electronic and biological applications


Nerea González Pato, Nanomol-Bio at ICMAB-CSIC

Date: Friday, 2 June 2023
Time: 11:00 AM
Venue: Institut de Ciència de Materials de Barcelona (ICMAB, CSIC) - Sala d'Actes Carles Miravitlles and ONLINE (Register here to connect by Zoom)


Design, synthesis, and characterization of smart nanomaterials based on organic trityl derivative radicals for electronic and biological applications. The multifunctional properties of trityl radicals, including optical, electronic, magnetic, and chiral properties are explored after their nanostructuration. The first part discusses the nanostructuration of PTM radical derivatives using self-assembled monolayers (SAMs) for their applications in molecular electronics and to control bacteria adhesion. The second part focuses on nanostructuration into nanoparticles (ONPs) for their applications as nanothermometers in the infrared-region, which excitation is shifted towards the “first biological window” using two-photon absorption (TPA) to optimize the excitation wavelengths for improved biocompatibility. Finally, is explored the chiral properties of trityl radicals and the preparation of chiral ONPs.


  • Imma Ratera, Nanomol-Bio, ICMAB-CSIC
PhD Comittee:
  • President: Daniel Jaque García, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid (UAM), Spain
  • Secretary: Arántzazu González Campo, ICMAB-CSIC
  • Vocal: Andrea Lapini, Università di Parma (Unipir), Italy

University: Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB)
PhD Programme: Materials Science

glass molecule Nerea González Pato

Perchlorotriphenylmethyl (PTM) radical, Nerea González Pato, ICMAB-CSIC

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