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Jewel Ann Maria Xavier will defend her PhD Thesis on Thu, 2 November 2023 at ICMAB

The PhD researcher Jewel Ann Maria Xavier from the Inorganic Materials & Catalysis (LMI) group at ICMAB-CSIC, will defend her PhD thesis on Thursday, 2 November 2023 at 11:00 AM at ICMAB.

26 October 2023

Bridging between Boron & Nanoworld: Versatile Combinations & Emerging Applications

Jewel Ann Maria Xavier, Inorganic Materials & Catalysis (LMI) group, ICMAB-CSIC

Date: Thursday, 2 November 2023
Time: 11:00 AM
Venue: Institut de Ciència de Materials de Barcelona (ICMAB, CSIC) - Sala d'Actes Carles Miravitlles.


The work presented in this doctoral thesis delves into the multifaceted world of boron chemistry, particularly focusing on θ-metallacarboranes, and their integration with tailored nanoparticles, uncovering a realm of novel applications and opportunities. The thesis entails the applicability of metallacarboranes as internal references, 'small molecule' probes, photocatalysts as well as fluorescence quenchers. The characterizations and applications of θ-metallacarboranes and nanoparticles together present a dynamic frontier in modern materials chemistry with an expansive range of possibilities. The thesis navigates through various applications of metallacarboranes and nanoparticles aiming to address critical challenges and open new avenues for scientific advancement and technological progress.


  • Prof. Francesc Teixidor, ICMAB-CSIC

PhD Committee:

  • President: Prof. Salvador Ventura, Institut de Biotechnologia i Biomedicina -UAB, Spain
  • Secretary: Prof. Monsterrat Dieguez Universitat Rovira i Vigili, Spain
  • Vocal: Dr. Santiago Nonell Universitat Ramon Llull, Spain

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

Metallacarborane decorated surface engineered nanoparticles for novel applications.

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