Doctor Sole Roig from the Nanoparticles & Nanocomposites (NN) group (ICMAB-CSIC), defended her PhD thesis titled "Novel bacterial cellulose materials: structuration, functional nanocomposites and photocurable Hydrogels" on Tuesday, 28 September, 2021 in an online session. Congrats!
The PhD thesis was supervised by Anna Roig and Anna Laromaine, from the NN group at ICMAB-CSIC. The PhD Committee that evaluated the Thesis was formed by Miguel Gama, Universidade do Minho, Portugal (President), Fabiola Vilaseca Morera, Universitat de Girona (Secretary), and Carlos Albert García González, Universidade de Santiago de Compostela (Vocal).
Sole Roig’s PhD thesis was part of the PhD Programme in Materials Science from the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB).
From left to right: Miguel Gama, Anna Roig, Soledad Roig, Anna Laromaine, Fabiola Vilaseca Morera, Carlos Albert García González
Because it offered an interesting project on the webpage regarding bacterial cellulose growth and functionalization.
I growth cellulose from bacteria instead of plants and I tried to enhance their properties with nanoparticles and structuring it to be able to create antibacterial paper, magnetic paper, UV blocking paper or to be able to use it in medical applications such as hernia reinforcement.
Although the applicability is my research is very preliminary, it focuses in 3 objectives:
How to transfer my knowledge to others and how to communicate efficiently.
In many ways. I have learned a lot, personally and professionally.
Focus on the question: What for? What do I want to achieve? With what application? And start research from that point.
Because I wanted to know more about why things happen. My roles were my mother and my uncle, both chemists.
Marie Curie. She was the first female scientist I heard about and the more I read about her, the more I liked her ambition, versatility, creativity, ... At that time, she made me feel less lonely about what I wanted to do and how to do it.
I will miss you all.