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Tuesday, 07 August 2012

ICN post-doc wins two awards for her PhD thesis

Dr Claudia Delgado Simao was recently honoured with the 2011 NanoMatMol Prize, from the RSEQ, and the Premi Extraordinari de Doctorat en Ciencia de Materials, from the UAB.

Dr Delgado Simao defended her thesis, entitled “Self-assembly of electroactive molecules as wires and switches”, in 2011 at the UAB/ICMAB-CSIC, before joining the Phononic and Photonic Nanostructures (P2N) Group at ICN.

Dr Claudia Delgado Simao, a post-doctoral researcher in ICN’s Phononic and Photonic Nanostructures (P2N) Group, was recently honoured with two awards for her PhD thesis: the 2011 NanoMatMol Prize and the Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona (UAB) Premi Extraordinari de Doctorat en Ciencia de Materials (Special Prize for a PhD Graduate in Materials Science). She defended her thesis, entitled “Self-assembly of electroactive molecules as wires and switches”, last year at the UAB/ICMAB-CSIC (Institute of Materials Science of Barcelona - Spanish National Research Council).The first honour, the NanoMatMol Prize, is given every year to the best doctoral thesis in materials science from the previous year. It is sponsored by the Grupo Especializado Nanociencia y Materiales Moleculares (Nanoscience and Molecular Materials Division) of the Real Sociedad Espanola de Quimica (Spanish Royal Society of Chemistry). It is awarded through an open call in which scientists submit their theses for competition.The second prize, the UAB Premi Extraordinari de Doctorat en Ciencia de Materials, is part of the University’s Premi Extraordinari programme, which awards PhD graduates based on a combination of factors: the marks they have earned for their PhD thesis and for their research project; the number and quality of publications derived from their PhD research; participation in scientific conferences; and other honours. Dr Delgado Simao is currently researching self-assembly of block copolymers and surface nanostructuration for alternative lithographic techniques and photonic applications.