Cecilia Mendive was born in 1973 in Buenos Aires (Argentina). She studied chemistry at the University of Buenos Aires (Argentina) and received her Ph.D. degree in 2007 from the National University of San Martin (Argentina) after working in Argentina and Germany with Miguel Blesa (Argentina), Detlef Bahnemann and Thomas Bredow (Leibniz Universitaet Hannover, Germany). After three postdoctoral research stays, first at the Institute for Technical Chemistry of the Leibniz Universitaet Hannover studying UVA illuminated interfaces between photocatalytic oxides and aqueous media, then at the Max Planck Institute for Coal Research (Mülheim an der Ruhr, Germany) in 2008 working on self-assembled photonic crystals films, and later at the Institute of Physical and Theoretical Chemistry of the Universitaet Bonn (Bonn, Germany) in 2009 designing and optimizing new crystal structures by means of theoretical and computational chemistry, she joined the Laboratory for Nano and Quantum Engineering of the Leibniz Universitaet Hannover in 2010 as a Group Leader in the Research Group of Detlef Bahnemann studying physicochemical properties of photocatalytic nanoparticles. Since October 2010, she became Adjunct Professor and the Head of the research group of Photonic Photocatalysis at the National University of Mar del Plata (Argentina). Since September 2010, she has been with the research staff, as Assistant Investigator, of the National Council of Scientific and Technological Research (CONICET), Argentina.
Biography Updated on 11 March 2012