15 January

Monolayer fabrication for Electronic and Biomedical applications

Monday 15 January 2018, 12:00pm

Sala d'Actes Carles Miravitlles ICMAB, Campus UAB

ICMAB Periodical Lecture

By Dr. Pilar Cea - Universidad de Zaragoza-CSIC, Spain

Short Abstract: In this talk Dr. Pilar Cea will present the enormous capabilities of sophisticated techniques for monolayer fabrication including the Langmuir-Blodgett, Self-Assembly and Electrografting methodologies. Advantages and limitations of these techniques for the assembly of well-ordered and tightly packed monolayers will be presented. Also the potential applications of these films in the field of Molecular Electronics will be described together with methodologies developed in her group for the deposition of the top-contact electrode as well as the fabrication of carbon-based molecular electronic devices free of metals. Langmuir, Langmuir-Blodgett and Langmuir-Schaefer films as mimic cell membranes will also be considered in this seminar and their potential in fundamental biomedical studies will be described.  

Bio: Dr. P. Cea is an Associate Professor at the Physical Chemistry Department of Zaragoza University. She also works at the Institute of Nanoscience of Aragón (INA) as well as the INA foundation. Her research, developed at the Universities of Zaragoza and Durham (UK), is focused on chemistry of surfaces. In particular, she works on the fabrication and characterization of mono and multilayered films using the Langmuir-Blodgett, Langmuir-Schaefer, Self-Assembly and Electrografting methodologies. Her group also works on the characterization of surfaces through a wide variety of methods including spectroscopic techniques such as UV-Vis and UV-Vis reflection spectroscopies, FTIR, ATR and PM-IRRAS, SERS, XPS, etc., electrochemical techniques and advanced microscopies including SEM, TEM, AFM and STM. Her current research interests are focused on molecular electronics and the use of mono and bilayers as model cell membranes. As a result of her research activity she has published more than 100 papers in JCR high impact academic journals. She has also coordinated and participated in numerous national and international projects. Currently, she is the coordinator of the ELECMI ICTS as well as the deputy director of the Laboratory for Advanced Microscopies (LMA) at the University of Zaragoza.

Hosted by Núria Aliaga

A coffee will be served at 11:45 am.