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PhD Theses

Congratulations Dr. Márta Kubovics, new ICMAB PhD graduate!

Doctor Márta Kubovics from the Solid State Chemistry (SSC) group at ICMAB-CSIC, defended her PhD thesis "Supercritical CO2 assisted preparation of mesoporous composites for emerging applications" on Friday, 17 March 2023 at ICMAB. 

Anna May
24 March 2023
Doctor Márta Kubovics | ICMAB, CSIC
Doctor Márta Kubovics | ICMAB, CSIC

The PhD thesis was supervised by Ana M. López-Periago and Concepción Domingo from the Supercritical Fluids and Functional Materials, ICMAB-CSIC.

The PhD Committee that evaluated the Thesis was formed by Prof. Falk Liebner, University of Natural Resources and Life Science, Austria (President), Dr. Gerard Tobías Rossell, ICMAB-CSIC, Spain (Secretary) and Prof. Lourdes Calvo, Universidad de Complutense de Madrid, Spain (Vocal).

Doctor Márta Kubovics's PhD thesis was part of the PhD Chemistry from the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB).


Doctor Márta Kubovics after her PhD Thesis Defense with the PhD Committee | ICMAB, CSIC

Why did you choose ICMAB for your PhD?

I found the PhD offer (DOCFAM) by chance in a website.

How would you explain your research to a non-scientific audience?

We are preparing porous composites, with large surface area and interesting textural properties using supercritical CO2 for the synthesis. These materials are tested in different applications in a wide range of fields, for example in catalysis, drug delivery or cancer treamtent.

What are the main applications of your research? Could you give us an example?

The main applications are in methanol production via CO2 hydorgantion, photocatalytic hydorgen production, drug delivery, or cancer treatment.

What will you miss the most from ICMAB?

I will stay around a little bit more at ICMAB, but when I leave I will miss the people in ICMAB.

How do you think this experience will contribute to your training and to your future?

All the things that I learned and experienced will for sure help me in my future positions.

What are your plans once you finish your PhD?

I will stay around for some months in ICMAB. Then I will probably look for work at the industry, either pharmaceutical o chemical.


Doctor Márta Kubovics after her PhD Thesis Defense with the PhD Committee and supervisors | ICMAB, CSIC

Why did you become a scientist? Who have been your role models?

I never planned to do a PhD, I just took an opportunity that came to do a PhD in a foreign country.

Let us know who are your favourite scientists (man and woman). Why?

I don't really have favourite scientists.


Celebration for Márta Kubovics' PhD Thesis | ICMAB, CSIC

Congratulations, Doctor Márta Kubovics!

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