Short CV/Education and training

Academic background

  • 1997
    Degree in Chemistry, Universitat de Barcelona

  • 2003
    PhD in Chemistry, Indiana University

Postdoctoral training and fellowship appointments

  • 2003 – 2005
    Postdoctoral researcher, Max Planck Institute for Bioinorganic Chemistry

  • 2005 – 2007
    Postdoctoral Researcher, Leiden Institute of Chemistry

  • 2009
    BE-Fellowship, AGAUR, Max Planck Institute for Bioinorganic Chemistry

Professional experience

  • 2007 – 2012
    ICREA Researcher, UB (Universitat de Barcelona), Química Inòrgànica

  • 2010 – 2011
    Assossiat 3+3, UB (Universitat de Barcelona), Inorganic Department

  • 2011 – 2012
    Assossiat 3+3, UB (Universitat de Barcelona), Inorganic Department

  • Since 2012
    ICREA Research Professor at CSIC, ICMAB (Institut de Ciència de Materials de Barcelona)

Selected publications

  • A. C. Aragons, A. Martin-Rodrguez, D. Aravena, J. Puigmart-Luis, D. B. Amabilino, N. Aliaga-Alcalde, A. Gonzlez-Campo, E. Ruiz, I. Diez-Perez. 2020. "Tuning Single-Molecule Conductance in Metalloporphyrin-Based Wires via Supramolecular Interactions". Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2020, 59, 2 – 11.

  • I. J. Olavarria-Contreras, A. Etcheverry-Berrios, W. Qian, C. Gutierrez-Ceron, A. CamposOlguin, E. C. Sanudo, D. Dulic, E. Ruiz, N. Aliaga-Alcalde, M. Soler, H. S. J. van der Zant. 2018. “Electric-field induced bistability in single-molecule conductance measurements for boron coordinated curcuminoid compounds”. Chemical Science, 9, 34, 6988-6996.

  • W. Qian, A. González‐Campo, A. Pérez‐Rodríguez, S. Rodríguez‐Hermida, I. Imaz, K. Wurst, D. Maspoch, E. Ruiz, C. Ocal, C. Barrena, D. B. Amabilino, N. Aliaga‐Alcalde, 2018. "Boosting Self-Assembly Diversity in the Solid-State by Chiral/Non-Chiral ZnII-Porphyrin Crystallization”. Chemistry-A European Journal, 24, 12950-12960.

  • N. Portoles-Gil, A. Lanza, N. Aliaga-Alcalde, J. A. M. Ayllon, E. Gemmi, Mugnaioli, A. M. Lopez-Periago, C. Domingo. 2018. “Crystalline Curcumin bioMOF Obtained by Precipitation in Supercritical CO2 and Structural Determination by Electron Diffraction Tomography”. ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering, 6, 9, 12309-12319.

  • I. Berlanga, A. Etcheverry-Berrios, A. Mella, D. Jullian, V. A. Gomez, N. Aliaga-Alcalde, V. Fuenzalida, Flores, M. Soler. 2017. “Formation of self-assembled monolayer of curcuminoid molecules on gold surfaces”. Applied Surface Science, 392, 834-840.

  • A. Etcheverry-Berríos, R. Díaz-Torres, D. Jullian, I. Ponce, S. O. Vásquez, I. Olavarria, M. L. Perrin, R. Frisenda, H. S. J. van der Zant, D. Dulić, N. Aliaga-Alcalde, M. Soler. 2016. “Multiscale approach to the study of the electronic properties of two thiophene curcuminoid molecules”. Chemistry – A European Journal, 22, 36, 12808-12818.

  • R. Díaz-Torres, M. Menelaou, O. Roubeau, A. Sorrenti, G. Brandariz-de Pedro, E. C. Sañudo, S. J. Teat, J. Fraxedas, E. Ruiz, N. Aliaga-Alcalde. 2016. “Multiscale study of mononuclear CoII SMMs based on curcuminoid ligands”. Chemical Science, 7, 2793-2803.

  • E. Burzuri, J. Island, R. Díaz-Torres, A. Fursina, A. González-Campo, O. Roubeau, S. J. Teat, N. Aliaga-Alcalde, E. Ruiz, H.S.J. van der Zant. 2016. “Sequential electron transport and vibrational excitations in an organic molecule coupled to few-layer graphene electrodes”. ACS Nano, 10(2), 2521-2527.

  • M. Menelaou, F. Farrahou, L. Rodríguez, O. Roubeau, S. J. Teat, N. Aliaga-Alcalde. 2012. “DyIII and YbIII-curcuminoid compounds: original fluorescent/single-ion magnet and magnetic/near-IR luminescent species”. Chemistry – A European Journal, 18, 11545-11549.

  • F. Prins, A. Barreiro, J. W. Ruitenberg, J. S. Seldenthuis, N. Aliaga-Alcalde, L. M. K. Vandersypen, H. S. J. van der Zant. 2011. “Room-temperature gating of molecular junctions using few-layer graphene nanogap electrodes”. Nano Letters, 11(11), 4607-4611.


Selected projects

  • Efficient electronic transport at room temperature by T-shaped molecules in graphene-based chemically modified three-terminal nanodevices. Financing agency: Financing agency: European Research Council (ID: Tmol4TRANS). Budget: 1.998.879 €

    PI: N. Aliaga-Alcalde, 2017 – 2022

  • Novel optimized interfaces toward molecular-based responsive devices. Financing agency: MINECO (ID: MAT2016-77852-C2-1-R). Budget: 242.000 €

    co-PI: N. Aliaga-Alcalde, 2016 – 2020

  • FUNmatApp Group. Financing agency: Generalitat de Catalunya, (AGAUR, Grup Consolidat, ID: 2017 SGR 1277). Budget: 20.000 €

    PI: N. Aliaga-Alcalde, 2017 – 2020

  • Medidas de Conductancia Unimolecular: Investigación de la Técnica Break Junction en Sistemas Curcuminoides. Financing agency: Ministerio de Educación, Cultura y Deporte (ID: PRX18/00390). Budget: 15.000 €

    PI: N: Aliaga-Alcalde, 2019 – 2019

  • Curcuminoid-MOF-based systems to control the electronic response by reliable microscaled hybrid transistors obtained using sustainable CO2 methods. Financing agency: CSIC, Severo Ochoa (ID: FUNMAT-FIP-2016). Budget: 70.000 €

    PI. N. Aliaga-Alcalde, 2017 – 2019

  • Preparation of multifunctional hybrids based on curcuminoid and porphyrin systems. Financing agency: CSIC (ID: 201660E014). Budget: 57.000 €

    PI: N. Aliaga-Alcalde, 2016 – 2018

  • Estudio de nuevos sistemas curcuminoides en superficies funcionalizadas para la creación de transistores moleculares. Financing agency: CSIC, I-COOP+2016 (ID: COOPA20162). Budget: 11.000 €

    PI: N. Aliaga-Alcalde, 2016 – 2018

  • Supramolecular Chirality in Low Dimensions and Charge Transport: Preparison of Functional Chiral Organic Materials. Financing agency: MINECO (ID: MAT2013-47869-C4-2-P). Budget: 108.653,06 €

    PI: N. Aliaga-Alcalde, 2014 – 2017

Membership in scientific bodies/juries

  • Editorial Board member of Inorganica Chimica Acta, since 2018

  • Member of the Real Sociedad Española de Química (RSEQ), since 2015

  • Evaluator for the Agencia Nacional de Evaluación y Prospectiva (ANEP) (e.g.: Plan Estatal Excelencia i+dB15) and CONICYT-FONDECYT (Gob. de Chile), since 2015

  • Editorial Board member of MAGNETOCHEMISTRY, 2015

  • Tribunal member in national/international Ph.D. theses, since 2009

  • Member of the local organizing committee XII SIJ from the RSEQ, 2015, Barcelona 3 – 6 Nov, Barcelona, Spain, 2014 – 2015

  • Member of the local organizing committee MOLMAT 2012, Barcelona 3 – 6 July, 2011 – 2012

Media coverage

(Inter)national publications in newspapers by Atomium Culture platform

Publications at international newspapers

Soft Skills/Other activities and achievements

Other activities and achievements/family

  • Married with child, Maternity leave, Apr – Sep 2013


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