I obtained my PhD from Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology in 2000 for research into the carbon-oxygen/sulfur bond activation by low valent transition metal complexes, carried out with Prof. S. Komiya. Then I moved to the Universite Pierre et Marie Courie with Prof. E. Rose as a postdoctoral researcher to work on organometallic complexes for NLO properties. Later I was awarded a Humboldt Fellowship (2001) to work with Prof. J. A. Gladysz in Erlangen (Germany) in an organometallic and catalysis project. Then I moved to Bellaterra with Prof. F. Teixidor at LMI (ICMAB) as a postdoctoral fellow (I3P program, 2003-2006). I obtained a tenure track position (Ramón y Cajal Program) in 2007 and a permanent tenure scientific position in 2008 in the same research group.
My research focuses on the synthesis, characterization and application of inorganic (boron based) and inorganic-organic hybrid solids. My focus for several years has been on the development of new carborane based ligands or linkers for preparing a variety of molecular, supramolecular and polymeric materials. The following are the main areas of interest in this research:
1. New concepts in Metal-Organic Framework (MOF) Chemistry.
2. Multiffunctional Molecular Materials.
3. Crystal Engineering.
1993 Licenciate in Chemistry, Universidad de Murcia (Spain).
2000 PhD in Chemistry, Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology (Japan).
Monbusho Doctoral Fellowship, Japan, 1996.
Postdoctoral Alexander von Humboldt Fellowship, Germany, 2002.