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Catalina Biglione

Position: 
Postdoctoral Researcher
Research: 
Metal organic frameworks (MOFs) for proton exchange membranes fuel cells
E-mail: 
catalina.biglione@imdea.org
Short Bio: 

Dr. Biglione got her BSc (Hons.) in Chemistry in 2012 at the National University of Córdoba (UNC) in Argentina. Then, she carried out her PhD in Chemistry at UNC under the supervision of Prof. M. C. Strumia (2017). Her research was focused on the synthesis and characterization of different magnetic thermoresponsive nanogels for nanomedicine. In 2015, she was awarded with a fellowship (stipend) of DAAD and a SFB 1112 and joined Prof. Calderón in the Department of Organic Chemistry of the Free University of Berlin, Germany for 6 months. Her thesis was selected as the best Argentinean thesis in polymer science gaining the ‘Hector Bertorello Award (2017-2019)’. During her studies, she gained a solid background in synthesis and characterization of magnetic and thermoresponsive nanodevices with potential application in nanomedicine, acquiring knowledge in several aspects of organic chemistry and polymer chemistry, and good skills in the field of nanoparticles synthesis. Dr. Biglione acquired a large experience in different techniques of nanomaterials characterization as well as in polymer synthesis.

After her PhD, in 2017, she joined Calderón’s group as an Einstein postdoctoral researcher for developing hybrid nanomaterials as theranostic agents. Her research was focus on the synthesis of magnetoplasmonic nanodevices as well as silver-based nanogels. In 2019, she got a postdoctoral position in the group of Prof. Daniel Klinger for developing enzyme cleavable nanogels for fighting bacteria resistance in the Department of Pharmacy in the Free University of Berlin, Germany.

Since March 2021, she joined the Advanced Porous Materials unit in IMDEA Energy (Móstoles-Madrid, Spain). Her job focuses in the development of porous materials for fuel cells.