Doctor Ana Begoña Buades from the Inorganic Materials And Catalysis Lab (LMI) at ICMAB, defended her PhD thesis titled "Metallacarboranes: Synthesis of Boron-Heteroatom Derivatives and Applications in Energy and Magnetism" on Thursday, 28 January 2021 in an online session. Congrats!
The PhD thesis was supervised by Francesc Teixidor (LMI group). The PhD Committee that evaluated the Thesis was formed by Emilia Morallón, Universidad de Alicante (President), Jordi Faraudo, ICMAB-CSIC (Secretary), and Hong Yan, City University of Hong Kong (Vocal).
Camilla's PhD thesis was part of the PhD Programme in Chemistry from the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB).
Dr. Ana Begoña Buades, Clara Viñas, Francesc Teixidor (Supervisor), Rosario Nuñez, and Jordi Faraudo (Secretary of the PhD Committee)
It was a coincidence, my college offered me to do the PhD in ICMAB.
I create chemical compounds based on the atomic element boron for energetic applications.
Water splitting, organic solar cells and quantum computing. For example, we can use one of our compounds to work as qbit to construct a quantum computer.
I learnt to demonstrate your value and the value of your work.
The people. The center is like a big family which makes comfortable the work.
I learnt a lot of skills, such as team working, leadership, management of work, time and resources, and I think that these things will be useful for my future.
I do not know yet!
I would have liked to know that it usually represents too much work for not too much results, and too much stress, that only is worthy if you want to dedicate yourself to a scientific research career. It is not a normal work!
Because I am good at science and I’m a very curious person, but I haven’t had a role model.
Hypatia from Alexandria, because I think she was a woman ahead of her time and I think she should be very brave to be one of the first ones.