ICREA Academia

Eliseo Ruiz Sabín

ICREA Academia 2013

Universitat de Barcelona (UB) · Experimental Sciences & Mathematics

Born in Neuilly-Sur-Seine (France, 1965), obtained his degree in Chemistry (1988) and Physics (1991) at the Universitat de Barcelona and his PhD in Chemistry in the Inorganic Chemistry Department of the same university in 1993 under the supervision of Prof. Santiago Alvarez. His scientific career involved postdoctoral stays at the Université de Montréal (1993), University of Cambridge (1996), Université Pierre et Marie Curie (1998) and Université Louis Pasteur (2001). After some tenured positions, in 2001 he became Associate Professor at the University of Barcelona and Full Professor in 2011. In 2003 he was awarded with the Catalan Distinction for the Promotion of University Research for Young Scientists. He belongs to the Institut de Química Teòrica i Computational of the Universitat of Barcelona and the Xarxa de Referència en Química Teòrica i Computacional. He published over 210 peer reviewed scientific papers and an h-index of 53.

Research interests

Theoretical methods to study the magnetic properties of inorganic molecular systems, during the last years especially the magnetic anisotropy in single-molecule magnets. He has contributions in Molecular Electronics (and Spintronics) focusing on room temperature magnetoresistance in magnetic single-molecule devices. He is also working in the synthesis and characterization of new supramolecular and molecular systems with appealing photochemical and magnetic properties.


Molecular magnetism, theoretical chemistry, molecular spintronics, density functional theory