Dr. Marta Mas-Torrent’s research group is focused on the design and synthesis/preparation of new functional molecular materials for their application in organic/molecular electronic devices. This is an interdisciplinary group where researchers from different disciplines (i.e., chemistry, materials science, physics, engineering, etc.) are working together. Our work ranges from fundamental studies in order to better understand materials properties to a more applied perspective aiming at developing proof-of-principle devices. Particularly, our areas of interest include synthesis of novel functional molecules (electroactive molecules, organic radicals, etc.), surface self-assembly, crystal engineering, molecular switches, organic field-effect transistors (OFETs) and electrolyte-gated field-effect transistors (EGOFETs), charge transport and organic-based (bio)-sensors.

Marta Mas-Torrent’s Research Group News

AUTUMN NEWS

Welcome to the group to Jinghai Li who is starting his PhD and Maunel España that will do his Bsc. project with us!

Congratulations to Raphael Pfattner for being awarded with a Beatriu del Pinós postdoctoral fellowship and Francesca Leonardi for her grant to spend a 4 months internship at Holst-The Netherlands.

In the last months the group has participated in the project "Las Científicas Cuentan" from CSIC-Brussels to promote women in science. Visit the webpage: http://www.lascientificascuentan.es/

We have now a twitter account MMTGroupIcmab. Follow us!

Finally, don't miss the COFUND open call in which the group has three PhD proposals open. Deadline 30th of November!

http://icmab.es/11-fellowships-to-conduct-a-phd-within-the-doc-fam-cofund-doctoral-programme-coordinated-by-icmab

OPEN PhD Position!

We are looking for talented and motivated students that would like to carry out his/her PhD in the field of organic electronics for sensing.
Requirements: Bsc. in Chemistry, Physics, or similar and Master degree.
Contact us!

New paper accepted in J. Phys. Chem. C

New paper accepted in J. Phys. Chem. C

Self-assembly of an organic radical thin film and its memory function investigated using a liquid metal electrode

D. Gutiérrez, S. Riera-Galindo, M. R. Ajayakumar, J. Veciana, C. Rovira, M. Mas-Torrent, N. Crivillers. J.Phys. Chem. C., DOI:10.1021/acs.jpcc.8b04170

New paper accepted in RSC Advances

New paper accepted in RSC Advances

Modification of the gate electrode by self-assembled monolayers in flexible electrolyte-gated organic field effect transistors: work function vs. capacitance effects

F. Leonardi, A. Tamayo, S. Casalini, M. Mas-Torrent, RSC Advances DOI:10.1039/C8RA05300F

NEWS MEMBERS IN THE GROUP

We welcome Ángel Campos who is starting his PhD in the group working on switchable molecular systems.

Also, Nieves Montes is going to carry our her final degree project with us working on polymorphism control in OFETs. In addition, she has just been awarded with a JAE Intro grant. Congratulations!

 

New paper accepted in ChemPhysChem

New paper accepted in ChemPhysChem

Design of Perchlorotriphenylmethyl (PTM) Radical-Based Compounds for Optoelectronic Applications: The Role of Orbital Delocalization

V.Diez-Cabanes, G. Seber, C. Franco, F. Bejarano, N. Crivillers, M. Mas-Torrent, J. Veciana, C. Rovira, J. Cornil, ChemPhysChem, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1002/cphc.201800321

New paper accepted in ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces 2018

New paper accepted in ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces 2018

Reduction of charge traps and stability enhancement in solution-processed organic field-effect transistors based on a blended n‑type emiconductor

A. Campos, S. Riera-Galindo, J. Puigdollers, M. Mas-Torrent, ACS Appl. Mater. Inter. DOI: 10.1021/acsami.8b02851

Conferences spring 2018

Conferences spring 2018

New paper accepted in Microchimica Acta

New paper accepted in Microchimica Acta

Study of carbon nanotube-rich impedimetric recognition electrode for ultra-low determination of polycyclic aromatic
hydrocarbons in water

J. Muñoz, C. Navarro-Senent, N. Crivillers, M. Mas-Torrent, Microchimica Acta, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/s00604-018-2783-9

Our JACS paper highlighted at UABdivulga news

Our JACS paper highlighted at UABdivulga news

Our JACS paper:  Robust Organic Radical Molecular Junctions Using Acetylene Terminated Groups for C–Au Bond Formation. J. Am. Chem Soc., 2018, 140 (5), pp 1691–1696 DOI: 10.1021/jacs.7b10019 has been highlighted at UABdivulga. LINK

FELLOWSHIPS FOR MASTER STUDENTS 2018-2019

Within the Severo Ochoa call from ICMAB offering Master fellowships, we are proposing two research topics:

1) Control del polimorfismo en dispositivos electrónicos orgánicos / Polymorphism control in organic electronic devices

2) Dispositivos orgánicos para el desarrollo de (bio)sensores / Organic electronic devices for bio-sensing

Important information:
   Grant: 5000 euros
   Minimum Bachelor mark: 7.50
   Deadline: 1st June

If you are interested in applying to one of these fellowships, please contact us and visit the following webpage: https://sede.csic.gob.es/becas-severo-ochoa-maria-de-maeztu-2018

Congratulations to Serena Maglione for her PhD Thesis

Congratulations to Serena Maglione for her PhD Thesis

Last 27th of April 2018 Serena defended her PhD Thesis receiving the maximum qualification. Well done Serena!! Congratulations to the new Doctor and all the best in your future scientific career!

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