Speaker: Dr. Carmen Montoro (Universidad Autónoma de Madrid)
Carmen Montoro studied Chemical Engineering at the Universidad de Granada and was graduated in 2007. Two years later she joined prof. Jorge Rodriguez’s group of the Departamento de Química Inorgánica of the same University. In 2013, she obtained the Ph.D. in Chemistry with the best qualification (“Sobresaliente Cum Laude”) under the supervision of Prof. Jorge Rodriguez Navarro and Dra. Elisa Barea. It was focused on the design, synthesis and characterization of metal-organic open frameworks for environmental and industrial applications. Specifically, she studied the application of these materials in processes of gas separation and in the capture and storage of both greenhouse gases and volatile organic compounds, like chemical warfare agents. Furthermore, during her Ph.D. studies, she carried out two predoctoral stays in the group of Prof. Stefan Kaskel (University of Dresden, Germany) and Prof. Jeffrey Long (University of Berkeley, USA). After her Ph.D., she joined the group of Dr. Felix Zamora of the Departamento de Química Inorgánica of the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid where she is nowadays working with a Juan de la Cierva fellowship. Her research is focused on the study of two dimensional materials with tunable properties and in the study of the ionic conductivity of crystalline porous materials for its use in alternative energies. Part of this work is carried out in collaboration with Prof. Pilar Ocón of the Departamento de Química-Física Aplicada of the same University.
As a result of her scientific career, she is author of 10 publications at the highest level. Most of her publications belong to the top-ten journals like Chemical Society Reviews, JACs and Angewandte and the best results obtained in them have been presented in congresses and scientific meetings. Finally, it is worthwhile to say that she has participated actively in different national and international projects.
Dr. Carmen Montoro
Auditorium, IMDEA Energy Institute