Carlos Platas-Iglesias was born in A Coruña, Spain, in 1972. He earned a degree in chemistry in 1995 from the University of Santiago de Compostela, Spain and received his Ph.D. degree for his work on the solution structure and photophysical properties of lanthanide complexes with macrocyclic receptors, from the University of A Coruña, in 1999. He was a Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Lausanne (Switzerland) with Professor Jean-Claude G. Bünzli and at the Delft University of Technology (The Netherlands) with Dr. Joop A. Peters. He was appointed as an Associate Lecturer at the University of A Coruña in 2000 and as an Associate Professor in 2010. His research is mainly focused on the synthesis and physicochemical characterization of lanthanide complexes with potential application as contrast agents for MRI and luminescent probes, coordination chemistry with macrocyclic ligands, and the use of quantum mechanical calculations for the characterization of coordination compounds. He is the coauthor of about 95 per-reviewed research papers and 95 contributed communications.
Biography Updated on 7 August 2012