Doctor Isabel Guerrero Troyano, from the Inorganic Materials and Catalysis (LMI) Group at ICMAB-CSIC, defended her PhD thesis titled "Carborane compounds as efficient light-driven oxidation catalysts" on Friday 11 March 2022. Congrats!
The PhD thesis was supervised by Francesc Teixidor i Bombardó, Institut de Ciència dels Materials de Barcelona (ICMAB-CSIC) and M. Isabel Romero García, Universitat de Girona (UdG).
The PhD Committee that evaluated the Thesis was formed by Rosario Núñez Aguilera, Institut de Ciència dels Materials de Barcelona (ICMAB-CSIC), Barcelona (President), Jordi Poater Teixidor, ICREA, Universitat de Barcelona (UB), Barcelona (Secretary) and Oscar Pamies Ollé, Universitat Rovira i Virgili, Tarragona (Vocal).
Isabel Guerrero Troyano’s PhD thesis was part of the PhD Programme in Chemistry from the Universitat de Girona (UG).
Isabel Guerrero with the PhD Committee. | ICMAB
I started a little period of practices joining the chemistry experience in LMI group when I finished my Chemistry degree.
My thesis is based on the use of catalysts based on compounds based on Boron, metals, carbon and hydrogen. These compounds, named metallabis(dicarbollides) accelerate the transformation of a substance to obtain precursor products of other high value-added products in the industry and that allow the activation of the circular economy.
Green oxidation catalysis.
Constancy and persistence in daily work.
The daily meeting with the people of the LMI group.
This experience will allow me to advance in research based on inorganic chemistry.
I hope to continue starting a postdoc at ICMAB.
The doctorate is a stage that requires awareness of dedication and the need to assume one's own autonomy in chemical research.
16 years ago I met chemistry by chance, talking to people who worked related to chemistry and I decided to undertake this adventure.
Marie Curie, because she was all about strength and overcoming and she fought a time when it was difficult for women to be taken into account, and that did not prevent her from sacrificing her life for science, because she was faithful to what she believed.
Isabel Guerrero with the PhD Committee and supervisors ICMAB