Diego Acevedo studied chemical engineering, Universidad Nacional de Río Cuarto, Río Cuarto, Argentina, 2000 with the grade 8.54/10. He started his Ph.D. degree studies in 2001. Professor Cesar Barbero advisored his thesis, finished on December 2005, which was entitled as “Study of synthesis and properties of new materials using combinatorial chemistry technique." In December 2005, he obtained his postdoctoral fellowship in the Universidad de Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires, Argentina, subsidized by the Chemical and Biophysic Max Planck Institute, Goettingen, Germany, In February-May 2006, the fellowship of Ademat Network (Alfa Program) of the European Union, Department of Materials Science, Institute of Functional Materials (Funktionswerkstoffe), Universität des Saarlandes, Saarbrücken, Germany, In August-November 2006, the fellowship by the Comité d’Évaluation et d’Orientation de la Coopération Scientifique (ECOS Sud), ITODYS Laboratory, University of Paris 7, Paris, France, and in June -Julay 2007, Department of Materials Science, Institute of Functional Materials (Funktionswerkstoffe), Universität des Saarlandes, Saarbrücken, Germany, Project BMBF-Secyt, ARG06/011. Acevedo's main areas of research include combinatorial chemistry of conducting polymers, combinatorial chemistry of azo dyes, functionalization of carbon nanotubes, combinatorial synthesis of amphiphilic anions to be used as solubilizing counterions of conducting polymers, development of high-throughput screening of new materials, synthesis of polymer matrices of laser, and structuring of polymers (conductive and nonconductive polymers). These investigations involve synthesis of polymers, azodyes, and esthers, investigation of modified conducting polymers: conductivity, solubility, and spectroscopic properties (FTIR and Uv-vis), study of technological applications of conducting polymers, fluorescence, anisotropy of fluorescence, dynamic light scattering, and cyclic voltammetric techniques, also using the direct laser interference patterning techinique (DLIP).
Biography Updated on 30 January 2013