Jornades Doctorals 2019




It is our great pleasure to welcome you to the "Novena Edició de les Jornades Doctorals" that are organized by the PhD Chemistry Program and the Chemistry Department. This event aims to strengthen the links between the research groups of our Department, with the ultimate goal of promoting interdisciplinary and more ambitious research projects. In this nineth edition, the "Jornades Doctorals-2019" includes an exciting series of conferences by 3rd-4th year UAB-Chemistry PhD students and three lectures by academic  experts.

Prof. Dr.  Javier Vela
Professor, Chemistry Department, Iowa State University

Dr. Javier Vela, professor of chemistry, received his B.S. with Honors from the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) in 2001. He then obtained M.S. and Ph.D. degrees working with Prof. Patrick L. Holland at the University of Rochester in 2003 and 2005, respectively. Before coming to Iowa State University, he was a postdoctoral research associate with Prof. Richard F. Jordan at the University of Chicago from 2005 to 2006, and a Director's Postdoctoral Fellow in the team of Jennifer A. Hollingsworth and Victor I. Klimov at Los Alamos National Laboratory’s Center for Integrated Nanotechnologies from 2007 to 2009. Dr. Vela’s current research focuses on the development of new nanostructured and optical materials for energy, catalysis, and imaging applications. Dr. Vela joined Iowa State University in 2009, and was promoted to full professor of chemistry in 2019. He has also served as Equity Advisor for the ISU College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (LAS).
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Title: Chemistry of Materials for Sustainability: From Halide Perovskites to Binary Metal Phosphides
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Lecture's Date: May 22th

Prof.  Dr. Edwin Constable
Professor of Chemistry, University of Basel

Edwin (Ed Constable) completed his D.Phil at Linacre College, U. Oxford, followed by a number of research fellowships at the U. Cambridge. In 1993 he was appointed Prof. of Inorganic Chemistry at the U. Basel. He publishes over 600 publications (20,800 citations, h-index 72). He is a member of the steering committee of the European Universities Association Council for Doctoral Education and Chairman of the Swiss Academies Expert Group on Research Integrity and the European Universities Association Task Group on Research Ethics and Integrity. He is or has been on the Editorial Boards of numerous journals, including Chem. Commun., Chem. Rev., Chem. Soc. Rev., Coord. Chem. Rev., New J. Chem., Polyhedron and Supramolecular Chem. He is currently one of the editors in chief for "Comprehensive Coordination Chemistry III" and is on the Management Board of the Open Access Publisher MDPI. He has recently been appointed Editor-in-Chief for a new open access journal "Chemistry – an International Journal".
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Title: Sustainable Materials Chemistry –Light-emitting electrochemical cells
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Lecture's Date: May 23th

Prof.  Dr. Prashant V. Kamat
Professor of Science, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry and Radiation Laboratory at the University of Notre Dame
He earned his doctoral degree (1979) in Physical Chemistry from the Bombay University, and postdoctoral research at Boston University (1979-1981) and University of Texas at Austin (1981-1983).  He joined Notre Dame in 1983. Professor Kamat has for more than three decades worked to build bridges between physical chemistry and material science to develop advanced nanomaterials that promise cleaner and more efficient light energy conversion.
He has published more than 450 scientific papers (64000 citations, h-index 129). He is currently serving as the Editor-in-Chief of ACS Energy Letters. He has also served as the deputy editor of the Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters. He is a member of the advisory board of several scientific journals.  He was awarded Honda-Fujishima Lectureship award by the Japanese Photochemical Society in 2006, CRSI medal by the Chemical Research Society of India in 2011 and Langmuir lectureship award in 2013.
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Title: Perovskite Photovoltaics. Research Opportunities and Challenges
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Lecture's Date: May 24th

Title: The Art of Scientific Publication, (How to Make Your Next Paper Scientifically Effective?)
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Lecture's Date: May 24th

The Jornades Doctorals 2019 AWARD TO THE BEST PRESENTATION AND POSTER has been granted to the following PhD students:

  • Carolina Casagualda; presentation entitled "Development of New Nanocarriers Based on Catechol Compounds for Biomedical Applications"
  • Carolina Gascó; presentation entitled "Study of the Calcium Oxalate Hydrates Transformation and the role of the organic matter on their development by Synchrotron-based μ-FTIR spectrospocy"
  • Iris Henriquez; presentation entitled "Towards novel electroinduced healing of polybenzoxazines"

More information:

Jornades Doctorals Scientific Book

Jornades Doctorals Brochure

Jornades Doctorals Pictures Gallery

The Organizing Committee

With the collaboration of the "Societat Catalana de Química" (SCQ) and the "Real Sociedad Española Española de Química" (RSEQ).

Doctorats UAB Escola de Doctorat UAB


SGIQ de l'Escola de Doctorat Sistema de Garantia Interna de Qualitat


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