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Sara Rojas

Position: 
Postdoctoral Researcher
PhD: 
University of Granada. España.
Research: 
Metal organic frameworks as adsorbents materials for toxins
E-mail: 
sara.rojas@imdea.org
Short Bio: 

Dr. Rojas has a degree in chemistry for the University of Barcelona (2007) and a MSc in chemistry (University of Granada, UGR). After obtaining the “Excelencia” grant awarded from the Junta de Andalucía, she started her PhD under the supervision of Dr. Elisa Barea Martínez and Dr. Jorge A. Rodríguez Navarro. In 2014 she finished her PhD in the UGR with a work entitled “Synthesis and characterization of porous coordination polymers with drug delivery purposes”. During her PhD, Dr. Rojas performed two scientific stages in the University of Saint Andrews (Scotland), under the supervision of Dr. Russell Morris; and in the Institut Lavoisier in Versailles (France), under the supervision of Drs. Christian Serre and Patricia Horcajada. After finishing her PhD, she continued as postdoctoral researcher at the UGR. In 2016, she obtained the prestigious grant Marie Curie Individual Fellow to develop porous materials for the treatment of intoxications at the Institute Lavoisier in Versailles (France). Recently, she obtained the “Atracción del Talento” grant awarded form the Comunidad de Madrid in order to develop her investigation at the Advanced Porous Materials unit in the IMDEA Energy institute (Móstoles-Madrid, España). Her job is focus in the development of porous materials as adsorbents of toxins. Dr. Rojas is coauthor of 12 scientific papers, published in high-impact international journals, and a book chapter. Finally, she has participated in different scientific congresses presenting 5 oral and 35 posters communications.