Doctor Osnat Zapata from the Nanostructured Materials for Optoelectronics and Energy Harvesting (NANOPTO) group at ICMAB, defended his PhD thesis titled "Improving the performance of organic thermoelectrics" on Friday, 26 March 2021 in an online session. Congrats!
The PhD thesis was supervised by Mariano Campoy-Quiles, from the NANOPTO group at ICMAB-CSIC. The PhD Committee that evaluated the Thesis was formed by Clara M. Gómez, Universitat de València, Spain (President), Carmen Ocal García, Institut de Ciència de Materials de Barcelona, ICMAB-CSIC, (Secretary), and Simone Fabiano, Linköping University, Sweden (Vocal).
Osnat Zapata's PhD thesis was part of the PhD Programme in Materials Science from the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB).
Dr. Osnat Zapata and collegues after his PhD defense
By chance, I saw a PhD offer in a topic that I am interested in, and contacted the professor in charge.
My PhD Thesis aims to understand better the parameters that influence the performance in organic thermoelectrics: materials that harvest heat and transform it into electricity.
The main applications are in the development of organic thermoelectric materials for low power applications and for organic electronics.
I learned how to present better my results.
The community, it feels very familiar and united.
I think that presenting results in a digestible and interesting fashion is a key aspect both in industry, and research.
Find any type of work that allows me to keep working in a laboratory.
Basic knowledge in python and latex.
Out of curiosity. My family is my role model.
Jennifer Doudna, for her novel and super interesting work with the CRISPR gene editing.