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April 22-26, 2018

 

Last week, Dr. Ester Vázquez, group leader at MSOC Nanochemistry and some group members participated in the last ChemOnTubes2018 that has been celebrated in Biarritz, France. All of them have showed very interesting results... and Dr. Viviana J. Gonzalez obtained the prize for best posters!! Congratulations Viviana!!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

November 20, 2017

 

Last week, Jose Miguel González Domínguez, a postdoctoral researcher at the MSOC NanoChemistry Lab, won 1ST prize in the first national competition in the scientific outreach area: I Edición de los Premios Jóvenes Divulgadores 2017. In his own words: “I am just trying to present graphene and nanotechnology to non-specialized individuals in a both rigorous but enjoyable presentation”.

With this participation, he wanted to share how Nanotechnology, specially that of carbon nanostructures such as Graphene, are Substantially changing research in Materials Science and Medicine. Graphene possesses extraordinary properties that can greatly contribute towards advances in multiple fields, particularly in medicine. In the video, he presented the advanced he has worked in during the last couple of yearsregarding new methodologies to obtain graphene in water dispersions, enabling these futures studies in diverse fields.

 

 

CONGRATULATIONS JOSE!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Check the video her: https://vimeo.com/240129885

 

February 28, 2017

 

Viviana, Ana and Cristina, together with Eduardo Prado, had the opportunity to visit ZEISS facilities in Oberkochen (Germany). They were delighted with the company, doing a demo by using GeminiSEM 500. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

February 24, 2017

 

Today, we enjoyed an interesting speech about Fullerenes from Prof. Echegoyen, who was invited by our group leader, Dr. Ester Vázquez.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

January 16, 2017

 

 

 

La Universidad de Castilla-La Mancha ha publicado una convocatoria de 30 contratos pre-doctorales, dentro de su Plan Propio de Investigación. Las bases y requisitos de la convocatoria pueden verse en la web de la Universidad,  www.uclm.es. El plazo de presentación de solicitudes acaba el 3 de febrero de 2017.

Los candidatos tienen que haber realizado el Trabajo Fin de Máster. Las personas interesadas en solicitar un contrato en el grupo MSOC-nanochemistry Group) del Instituto Regional de Investigación Científica aplicada (IRICA) y de la Facultad de Ciencias y Tecnologías Químicas en el Campus de Ciudad Real, deben de enviar un CV actualizado a la Dra. Ester Vázquez (ester.vazquez@uclm.es) o a cualquier otro miembro del grupo (enrique.diez@uclm.es; sonia.merino@uclm.es; 

mariantonia.herrero@uclm.es) antes del 25 de enero.

 

Las líneas de investigación de este grupo pueden identificarse en la página

 

http://www.msocnanochemistrygroup.com/home.html

 

 

 

 

September 23, 2016

 

Postdoctoral position in Materials Science/Organic Chemistry.

 

Research-Job description

 

One 12 months position will be available in the field of Materials Science and Organic Chemistry. The successful candidate will obtain a postdoc position linked to an European Graphene Flagship project “Graphene-based disruptive technologies. Core 1”. It will start by January 2017.  

 

Requirements:

 

We welcome applications from candidates who hold a PhD degree in chemistry, material science or related fields and have a background in organic chemistry and materials science (synthesis and characterization of carbon nanomaterials). Candidates should have the ability to work independently, should be open-minded, and should have good communications skills. Fluency in spoken and written English is required.

 

Location:

 

http://www.msocnanochemistrygroup.com/ (PI: Dra. Ester Vázquez) MSOC-Nanochemistry. Facultad de Ciencias y Tecnologías Quimicas-IRICA, UCLM, Ciudad Real.

 

How to apply:

 

Please send your application to Dr. Enrique Diez (Enrique.Diez@uclm.es), Dra. Maria Antonia Herrero (mariaantonia.herrero@uclm.es) or Dra. Sonia Merino (sonia.merino@uclm.es), including a CV and motivation letter.  Deadline: 10 October, 2016. 

 

 

 

 

June 30, 2016

 

University of Castilla-La Mancha awards “Honoris Causa” doctorate to Professors Nazario Martín and Maurizio Prato.

 

Professors Nazario Martín and Maurizio Prato have been named “Doctor Honoris Causa” by University of Castilla-La Mancha (UCLM) at an academic ceremony chaired by Rector Miguel Ángel Collado. The ceremony took place at the auditorium church of San Pedro Mártir in Toledo the 28th June.

 

The research career, contributions to science and the strong links to the UCLM of both Professors were acknowledged during the event. Nazario Martín's promoter was Fernando Langa, from the Institute for Nanoscience, Nanotechnology and Molecular Materials of the UCLM, who gave the first laudatory speech. Afterwards, our group leader, Ester Vázquez, gave another emotive laudatory speech as promoter of Maurizio Prato. The ceremony, which can be watched in the link given below, included the performance of different pieces by the Choir of Toledo.

 

Apart from the ceremony, a symposium entitled "A Journey through Carbon Nanostructures: from Fullerenes to Graphene" was celebrated in Honour to the two Professors the day before, in which several invited speakers showed their more recent works. Moreover, a conference entitled "Química y Nanociencia en tu vida: Hablando con los protagonistas" took place in Ciudad Real the 29th June, in which we could discuss with the new honoris causa doctors about the implications of nanoscience in everyday life. Both Professors were also welcomed by the city mayor, Pilar Zamora.

 

Congratulations to both Professors!

 

http://www.uclmtv.uclm.es/los-quimicos-nazario-martin-y-maurizio-prato-doctores-honoris-causa-por-la-uclm/

 

 

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May 17, 2016

 

 

Ester Vázquez, the group leader of MSOC Nanochemistry Group, has been highlighted and interviewed by the "Lanza" newspaper about the research that is being carried out in the group, especially for her involvement in the Graphene Flagship european program. The interview can be read in the following link: 

 

http://www.lanzadigital.com/news/show/actualidad/estudian-la-toxicidad-del-grafeno/98377

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

April 28, 2016

 

 

The MSOC Nano-Chemistry Group is pleased to congratulate the newly Doctor Cristina Martín Jiménez, for having defended her thesis entitled "New Graphene-based Composite Materials".

 

Congratulations!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

April 8, 2016

 

The group leader of MSOC Nanochemistry Group, Dr. Ester Vázquez, and also group members Dr. José Miguel González and Dr. Viviana González, have participated in the last ChemOnTubes2016 that has been celebrated in Brussels. All of them have showed very interesting results. 

 

Good work!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

October 28, 2015

 

Serena De Piccoli has discussed her Thesis on "Microwave-assisted chemistry in functionalization and exfoliation of graphite" at the University of Trieste. She presented and discussed what she did during the six months she spent working in our group, obtaining the maximum possible score.

 

Congratulations Serena!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

November 3, 2015

 

José Miguel Gonzalez has been interviewed by "La Razón". He was asked about interesting issues such as his career and projects among others. In his own words, "La clave del éxito es poner tu talento al servicio de la gente".

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

You can see the entire interview clicking the following link: 

 

http://www.larazon.es/economia/emprendes-o-trabajas/jose-miguel-gonzalez-investigador-cientifico-la-clave-del-exito-es-poner-tu-talento-al-servicio-de-la-gente-EA11110765#.Ttt1Tgijs0yRlfi

 

 

June 25, 2015

 

Postdoctoral position in Materials Science/Organic Chemistry.

 

Research-Job description

 

One 6 months position (possible extension to 2 years) is available in the field of Materials Science and Organic Chemistry. The successful candidate will obtain a postdoc position linked to an European Graphene Flagship project “Graphene-Driven Revolutions in ICT and Beyond”. It will start by September-October 2015.

 

Requirements:

We welcome applications from candidates who hold a PhD degree in chemistry, material science or related fields and have a background in organic chemistry and materials science (synthesis and characterization of carbon nanomaterials). Candidates should have the ability to work independently, should be open-minded, and should have good communications skills. Fluency in spoken and written English is required.

 

Location:

 

http://www.msocnanochemistrygroup.com/

MSOC-Nanochemistry. Facultad de Ciencias y Tecnologías Quimicas-IRICA, UCLM, Ciudad Real.

How to apply:

 

Please send your application to Dr. Enrique Diez (Enrique.Diez@uclm.es) or Dra. Maria Antonia Herrero (mariaantonia.herrero@uclm.es), including a CV and motivation letter.

 

Deadline: 10 of July. 

 

 

 

June 10, 2015

 

PhD position in Materials Science/Organic Chemistry

 

    Research-Job description

One 3 years-PhD position is available in the field of Materials Science and Organic Chemistry. The successful candidate will obtain the FPI fellowship linked to the project “Graphene-based scaffolds as multi-stimuli responsive programmable materials for on-demand drug delivery”.

 

    Requirements:

We welcome applications from candidates who hold a master degree in chemistry, material science or related fields and have a background in organic chemistry and materials science. Candidates should have the ability to work independently, should be open-minded, and should have good communications skills. Fluency in spoken and written English is required.

 

    Location:

 

http://www.msocnanochemistrygroup.com/

MSOC-Nanochemistry. Facultad de Ciencias y Tecnologías Quimicas-IRICA, UCLM, Ciudad Real.

 

    How to apply:

Please send your application to Dra. Sonia Merino (Sonia.Merino@uclm.es), including a CV and motivation letter.

 

Deadline: 25 of June. 

 

 

May 30, 2015

 

The MSOC Nano-Chemistry Group is pleased to congratulate the newly Doctor María Isabel Lucío Benito, for having defended her thesis entitled "Design of multifunctional systems based on carbon nanomaterials".

 

Congratulations!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

April 10, 2015

 

Ester Vázquez, the group leader of MSOC Nanochemistry Group, has been recently highlighted and interviewed by the European Commission for her involvement in the Graphene Flagship program.  In her own words " participating in one of the most significant EU projects such as Graphene Flagship is being greatly enriching". The whole interview can be read in the following link: 

http://ec.europa.eu/spain/sobre-la-ue/retratos/esther-vazquez_es.htm

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

April 08, 2015

 

Celera, a program that aims at enhancing the talent of young researchers and entrepreneurs, counts on a member of the MSOC Nanochemistry Group. He is José Miguel González Domínguez, who has recently joined the Regional Institute for Applied Scientific Research (IRICA) as a postdoctoral researcher to work on which is their main research line: materials science.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For an extended information:

 

- http://www.lanzadigital.com/news/show/sociedad/un-nuevo-investigador-de-la-uclm-forma-parte-de-la-elite-de-talentos-del-programa-celera/78667

 

-   http://www.uclm.es/gabinete/ver_noticias.asp?id_noticia=11820

 

 

January 28, 2015

 

 

The  doctorates Investiture Ceremony has been celebrated in the University of Castilla-La Mancha in Ciudad Real today. The last doctorate in the MSOC Nanochemistry Group, Dra. Verónica León, has been officially invested during the act. She appears in the picture with one of her Thesis supervisors and some people from the group. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Abril 7, 2014

 

 

The MSOC Nano-Chemistry Group is pleased to congratulate the newly Doctor Verónica León Castellanos, for having defended her thesis entitled "Non-Conventional Techniques for the Generation and Modification of Graphenes: Applications to the Synthesis of Electro-Active Scaffolds for On-Demand Drug Delivery".

 

Congratulations!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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 January 28, 2013

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The European Commission has chosen Graphene as one of Europe’s first 10-year, 1,000 million euro FET flagships.
The mission of Graphene is to take graphene and related layered materials from academic laboratories to society, revolutionize multiple industries and create economic growth and new jobs in Europe.

The MSOC Nanochemistry group, headed by Prof. Ester Vazquez, is one of the participants in this project.

 

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The  doctorates Investiture Ceremony has been celebrated in the University of Castilla-La Mancha in Ciudad Real today. The last doctorate in the MSOC Nanochemistry Group, Dra. Verónica León
Ball mill
NanoChemistry Group
Exfoliated Graphene
Graphite exfoliation using melamine
PhD student Cristina and Bachelor Alicia making science!
HRTEM
UCLM Albacete
PhD student Ana taking some fluorescence measurements
Maribel is doing intriguing experiments!
Obtaining nice hydrogels
Spraying!

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