Francesc Viñes received his degree in chemistry from the Universitat de Barcelona, Spain (2003). Then, he joined the Computational Material Science Lab (CMSL) headed by Professor Francesc Illas to carry out his Ph.D. degree based on the study of the structure and reactivity of early transition metal carbides surfaces and nanoparticles, obtaining a cum laude with honors award. He did doctoral stays at the Brookhaven National Laboratory (with Professor Jose A. Rodriguez) and in the Friedrich-Alexander University Erlangen-Nürnberg (with Professor Andreas Görling), where, after finishing his Ph.D. degree, he carried out a postdoctoral stay financed by the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation. His postdoctoral research mainly focused on assembly of metal nanoparticles, contamination by carbon moieties on catalysts, hydrogen storage, fullerene synthesis, and band structure engineering of graphene. He is nowadays a Postdoctoral Researcher at the University of Barcelona working in the field of photocatalysis. His fields of expertise do include theoretical and computational chemistry and physics, heterogeneous catalysis, nanotechnology, and photocatalysis. He is a Member of the American Nano Society and the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation.
Biography Updated on 16 February 2012