Personnel of the ICMAB

Name:Aliaga Alcalde, Nuria
Date of assignement:September 2nd 2012
Date and place of birth:1973, L´Hospitalet de Llobregat, Barcelona, Spain

University degrees:
Chemistry, Universitat de Barcelona, Barcelona
Doctorat, universitat i any:
Doctor, Indiana University (USA), 2003
Nanochemistry; Multifunctional systems
Coordination Chemistry; Bioinorganics
Molecular magnetism; Fluorescence; Nano-structuration
Most significative academic merits:
2003: Postdoc at the MPI für Bioanorganische Chemie, Germany
2005: Postdoc at the Leiden University, The Netherlands
2007: ICREA Researcher Junior at the Universitat of Barcelona, Spain
2012: ICREA Researcher Professor at the ICMAB-CSIC, Spain
Atomium Culture platform Finalist, Area of Chemistry

Personnel/Group web:

Last update: 2012-12-19 16:59:07

Research Fields:

My research research project divides in two main blocks: (i) “Design of 3d/4f Molecular Systems containing Curcuminoids” and (ii) "Study of the Magnetic Behavior of Paramagnetic Molecular Systems”. (i) The first subject focuses on the creation of multifunctional molecules that can be used as parts of molecular devices. My approach bases on the synthesis of molecular materials containing 3d/4f metals coordinated to organic groups (curcuminoids) that present inherent features (eg.: fluorescence) and later, their study in the solid state and solution as well as on surfaces (toward their used as parts of nano-devices). (ii) The second project relates to the study of the magnetic behavior of paramagnetic species. Nowadays, there is an increasing demand of systems of small sizes with relevant magnetic properties (eg.: for memory devices). Here, paramagnetic molecules can provide interesting responses together with homogeneity and variability (eg.: SMMs).

Contact Data:

+ 34 935 801 853
Internal Phone Number:
P.O. Box:
+ 34 935 805 729
naliaga (at)
Molecular and Supramolecular Materials
Institut de Ciència de Materials de Barcelona

Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas

Campus de la Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona

08193 Bellaterra

Catalunya, Espanya