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Daniel Riba will defend his PhD Thesis on 1 March 2023 at ICMAB

The PhD researcher Daniel Riba López from the Functional Nanomaterials & Surfaces (FunNanoSurf) group at ICMAB-CSIC, will defend his PhD thesis on Wednesday, 1 March 2023 at 11 am at ICMAB.

Anna May
02 February 2023

Synthesis of T-shaped molecules for their deposition over three-terminal devices


Daniel Riba López, Functional Nanomaterials & Surfaces (FunNanoSurf) group at ICMAB-CSIC

Date: Wednesday, 1 March 2023
Time: 11 AM
Venue: Institut de Ciència de Materials de Barcelona (ICMAB, CSIC) - Sala d'Actes Carles Miravitlles and ONLINE. Register here to attend by Zoom. 


In this doctoral thesis, we focus on the design of new Curcuminoids (CCMoids) towards their applications in the field of Molecular Electronics by depositing them on graphene-based three-terminal devices. The devices work as a field effect transistor (FET), having two graphene electrodes (source and drain) supported by a third one (gate) made of Si, with a SiO2 layer between them as insulator. The designed CCMoids contain several aromatic rings at both ends of the molecules, to interact with the graphene electrodes. Moreover, some of them also possess a short functionalized group located at the centre of the CCMoid that can interact with the activated SiO2 support of the three-terminal hybrid devices to attach the CCMoids to the final system.


  • Núria Aliaga-Alcalde, FunNanoSurf Group, ICMAB-CSIC
  • Arántzazu González Campo, FunNanoSurf Group, ICMAB-CSIC

PhD Comittee:

  • President: María Concepción Domingo Pascual, ICMAB-CSIC
  • Secretary: Maria Isabel Romero Garcia, Universitat de Girona (UdG)
  • Vocal:  Alessandro Sorrenti, Universitat de Barcelona (UB)

University: Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB)
PhD Programme: Chemistry

Picture2 Daniel Riba López

Schematic representation of a CCMoid interaction with a three-terminal device | Daniel Riba, ICMAB-CSIC

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