I completed my doctorate in 2003 at the University of Indiana (USA). Then, I carried out two post-doctorates in a row at the Max Planck Institut für Bioanorganische Chemie (MPI, Germany, 2003-2005) and at the Leiden University (The Netherlands, 2005-2007). In 2007 I started as ICREA Researcher in the Department of Inorganic Chemistry at the University of Barcelona (UB) and in September 2012 became ICREA Researcher Professor at the Institute of Materials Science of Barcelona (ICMAB-CSIC). I am the group leader of "Functional Nanomaterials & Surfaces" since 2014 (FunNanoSurf, http://departments.icmab.es/funnanosurf/), included in the Research Unit of "Functional Surfaces and interfaces" at the ICMAB. My research focuses on molecular-based materials, their nanostructuration and application taking advantage of their magnetic, electronic and fluorescent properties in the bulk, on surfaces and as single active components in nanodevices.