Short CV/Education and training

  • I received my PhD Thesis in 2008 from the Institute of Materials Science of Barcelona (ICMAB-CSIC) in the Molecular Nanoscience and Molecular Materials (NANOMOL) department. After, I was awarded with a IEF Marie Curie Fellowship for a post-doctoral stay to the University of Strasbourg (France) at the Institute de Science et d’Ingénierie Supramoléculaires (ISIS) in the group of Prof. Paolo Samorì.

  • Since April 2017 I am “Científico Titular” at ICMAB-CSIC. I have participated in several national and international projects. It is worth to highlight that in 2014 we were awarded with a FET OPEN project for young Researchers project which I coordinated. I am co-author of 52 publications with an h-index of 20).

  • During my research career I have performed eight stays in renowned national and international laboratories highlighting National University of Singapore (Graphene Center, 2014) and University of Twente (MESA+ Institute for Nanotechnology, 2005).

Selected publications

  • “Exploiting the versatile alkyne-based chemistry for expanding the applications of a stable triphenylmethyl organic radical on surface” J. A. de Sousa, F. Bejarano, D. Gutiérrez, Y. R. Leroux, E. Malgorzata Nowik-Boltyk, T. Junghoefer, E. Giangrisostomi, R. Ovsyannikov, M. Benedetta Casu*, J. Veciana, M. Mas-Torrent, B.Fabre*, C. Rovira*, N. Crivillers*. Chem. Sci., (2020),11, 516.

  • “Robust organic radical molecular junctions using acetylene terminated groups for C–Au bond formation”. F. Bejarano, I. J. Olavarria-Contreras, A. Droghetti, I. Rungger, A. Rudnev, D. Gutiérrez, M. Mas-Torrent, J. Veciana, H. S. J. van der Zant, C. Rovira, E. Burzurí*, N. Crivillers*. J. Am. Chem. Soc. (2018),140, 1691.

  • “Sinergistic exploitation of the superoxide scavenger properties of reduced graphene oxide and a trityl organic radical for the impedimetric sensing of xanthine”. G. Seber, J. Muñoz, S. Sandoval, C. Rovira, G. Tobias, M. Mas-Torrent, N. Crivillers*. Advanced Materials Interfaces (2018), 5, 1701072.

  • “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 (2018), 122, 17784.

  • “Covalent Modification of Highly Ordered Pyrolytic Graphite with a Stable Organic Free FRadical by Using Diazonium Chemistry”. G. Seber, A.V. Rudnev, A. Droghetti, I. Rungger, J. Veciana, M. Mas-Torrent, C. Rovira, N. Crivillers*. Chemistry – A European Journal (2017), 23, 1415.

  • “Chemical control over the energy-level alignment in a two-terminal junction “. L. Yuan, C. Franco, N. Crivillers, M. Mas-Torrent, L. Cao, C.S. Suchand Sangeeth, C. Rovira, J. Veciana, C.A. Nijhuis. Nature Communications (2016), 7, 12066.

  • “An Electrically Driven and Readable Molecular Monolayer Switch Based on a Solid Electrolyte “. E. Marchante, N. Crivillers, M. Buhl, J. Veciana, M. Mas-Torrent. Angewandte Chemie (2016), 55, 368. HOT PAPER

  • “Optically switchable transistor via energy-level phototuning in a bicomponent organic semiconductor”. E. Orgiu, N. Crivillers, M. Herder, L. Grubert, M. Pätzel, J. Frisch. E. Pavlica, D.T. Duong, G. Bratina, A. Salleo, N. Koch, S. Hecht, P. Samorì. Nature Chemistry (2012), 4, 675.

  • “Optically switchable organic field-effect transistors based on photoresponsive gold nanoparticles blended with P3HT.” C. Raimondo, N. Crivillers, F. Reinders, F. Sander, M. Mayor, P. Samorì. PNAS, (2012), 109, 12375

  • “Attaching persistent organic free radicals to surfaces: How and why.” M. Mas-Torrent, N. Crivillers, C. Rovira, J. Veciana. Chem. Rev. (2012), 112, 2506.



Complete list of publications

Selected projects

  • “Electrical spin manipulation in electroACtive MOLecules (ACMOL)”. FP7-ICT -2013, FET-OPEN, EU. PI and Co-ordinator, 2014 – 2016

Membership in scientific bodies/juries

  • Member of the Spanish Royal Society of Chemistry

  • Member of the Catalan Society of Chemistry

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