Maria Antonia Herrero

University of Castilla-La Mancha, Spain


Maria Antonia Herrero obtained the European Ph.D. degree in February 2006 from the UCLM, Cuenca, Spain. Her first Postdoctoral Stay (granted by JCCM) was at the University of Graz, Graz, Austria, under the supervision of Prof. O. Kappe with the aim of achieving a comprehensive and well-designed study of the microwave effect. Her second Postdoctoral Stay (granted by JCCM) was under the supervision of Prof. M. Prato at the University of Trieste, Trieste, Italy, on the design of new nanomaterials for application in medicinal chemistry and/or material science. During this second postdoctoral stay, she actively collaborated with the Nanochemistry Group in the UCLM and once she had ended this postdoctoral stay, she joined this group, which uses microwave radiations for the activation of carbon nanostructures in solvent-free conditions, preparing multifunctional derivatives that can serve as versatile synthons in materials science and biological applications. Herrero has authored over 35 scientific publications, some book chapters, and four scientific patents. In 2010 she received the L’Oreal-UNESCO Award for Women in Science and in 2011 Ibn Wafid de Toledo Prize for Young Researchers of Castilla-La Mancha. She was promoted to associate professor in 2011. In 2012, Iberdrola Foundation granted an important research line with the main topic of the integration of carbon nanomaterials in solar cells.

Biography Updated on 4 February 2013

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