Doctor Wenchao Duan, from the Nanoparticles & Nanocomposites (NN) Group at ICMAB-CSIC, defended his PhD thesis titled "Metal nanoparticle carbon nanocomposites to produce electrochemical devices for environmental water monitoring" on Thursday, 8 September 2022 at ICMAB.
The PhD thesis was supervised by César Fernández, from the Chemical Transducers Group, IMB-CNM, CSIC, and by Martí Gich, from the Nanoparticles and Nanocomposites (NN) Group at ICMAB-CSIC.
The PhD Committee that evaluated the Thesis was formed by Margarita Darder Colom, Instituto de Ciencia de Materiales de Madrid (ICMM), CSIC, (President), Dino Tonti, ICMAB, CSIC (Secretary) and Gillaume Suárez, Lausanne University, Switzerland (Vocal).
Doctor Wenchao Duan's PhD thesis was part of the PhD Programme in Materials Science from the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB).
In fact, I didn't know about ICMAB until I did my PhD. I chose Martí Gich as my supervisor. Therefore, I also chose ICMAB, because he is a researcher in this center.
My research is easy to understand. It is very closed to our life, it is about designing sensors for the detection of pollutants in water.
One of the applications of my research is to monitor the pollutants in surface water. For example, monitoring the chemical oxygen demand in the urban wastewater.
From ICMAB, I will miss my supervisor, Martí Gich and the clean room, where I perform my experiments.
The experience is excellent and it will be quite helpful for my life in the future.
After graduating, I would like to continue my academic career in a university.
The gradual evolution of the trajectory of life made me become a scientist. I have no role models.
Cesar and Martí, my supervisors are my favourite scientists. I like the way they get along with PhD students.
Congratulations, Doctor Wenchao Duan!
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