Verónica Salgueiriño was born in Porriño, Spain. She received her Undergraduate degree in chemistry at the Universidade de Santiago de Compostela, Santiago de Compostela, Spain. She then moved to Vigo where she began her doctoral studies in chemistry of materials under the direction of Professor Luis M. Liz Marzán. In 2003, she joined Professor Michael Farle's Labs at Universität Duisburg-Essen as an EU Postdoctoral Fellow (Correlation of Structure and Magnetism in Novel Nanoscale Magnetic Particles (RTN-5th FP)). During this time, she developed several methods for the synthesis of magnetic and multifunctional nanoparticles. Dr. Salgueiriño began her independent career as a Member (Isidro Parga Pondal fellowship) of the Physical Chemistry Department at University of Santiago de Compostela in November 2004. In 2005 and 2006 she moved to Arizona State University and to Universität Duisburg-Essen as Visiting Researcher and joined the Department of Applied Physics at the University of Vigo in 2009, where she is currently serves as an Assistant Professor (Ramón y Cajal fellowship). Her group's research interests center around the development of magnetic materials at the nanoscale using colloidal chemistry methods. She has received the L’Oréal-UNESCO Award for Women in Science in 2008.
Biography Updated on 24 September 2012