Daniel Maspoch

Daniel Maspoch

Institut Català de Nanociència i Nanotecnologia

Engineering Sciences

Born in L'Escala (Girona) in 1976. He graduated in chemistry at the Universitat de Girona and obtained his PhD in materials science at the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona & Institut de Ciència de Materials de Barcelona. He then moved to Northwestern University, where he worked as a postdoctoral fellow in the group of professor Chad A. Mirkin. He moved back to the Institut Català de Nanotecnologia (ICN) thanks to a Ramón y Cajal contract, where he founded the Supramolecular NanoChemistry & Materials Group. Since September 2011 he is ICREA Research Professor and Group Leader at the Institut Català de Nanociència i Nanotecnologia (ICN2). He is a recipient of European Research Council (ERC) Advanced, Consolidator and PoC Grants.

Research interests

My research interests are focused on controlling the assembly -Supramolecular Chemistry- of molecules, metal ions and nanoparticles for the creation of functional nanostructured materials -Nanotechnology- with empty spaces; and use them to encapsulate, store, separate, react and deliver molecules of interest. My main contributions are in the fields of nanoporous Metal-Organic Frameworks (MOFs), Covalent-Organic Frameworks (COFs), Metal-Organic Polyhedra (MOPs) and Delivery Systems for applications in myriad areas, including Energy (e.g. gas storage), Catalysis, the Environment (e.g. pollutant removal, CO2 storage), Encapsulation (e.g. long-lasting fragrances), and Life Science –Medicine and animals health– (e.g. drug-delivery systems and contrast agents).

Selected publications

- Yang Y, Broto-Ribas A, Ortín-Rubio B, Imaz I, Gándara F, Carné-Sánchez A, Guillerm V, Jurado S, Busqué F, Juanhuix J & Maspoch D 2022, 'Clip-off chemistry: synthesis by programmed disassembly of reticular materials', Angewandte Chemie-International Edition, 61(4), e202111228.

- Albalad J, Hernández-López L, Carné-Sánchez A & Maspoch D 2022, 'Surface chemistry of metal-organic polyhedra', Chemical Communications, 58(15), 2443-2454.

- Han X, Boix G, Balcerzak M, Moriones OH, Cano-Sarabia M, Cortés P, Bastús N, Puntes V, Llagostera M, Imaz I & Maspoch D 2022, 'Antibacterial films based on MOF composites that release iodine passively or upon triggering by near-infrared light', Advanced Functional Materials, 32, 19, pp. 2112902.

- Khobotov-Bakishev A, Hernández-López L, von Baeckmann C, Albalad J, Carné-Sánchez A & Maspoch D 2022, 'Metal-organic polyhedra as building blocks for porous extended networks', Advanced Science, 9(11), 2104753.

- Wang J, Liu Y, Bleyer G, et al. 2022, 'Coloration in supraparticles assembled from polyhedral metal-organic framework particles', Angewandte Chemie-International Edition, vol. 61(16), e202117455.

- Khobotov-Bakishev A, von Baeckmann C, Ortín-Rubio B, Hernández-López L, Cortés-Martínez A, Martínez-Esaín J, Gándara F, Juanhuix J, Platero-Prats AE, Faraudo J, Carné-Sánchez A & Maspoch D 2022, 'Multicomponent, functionalized HKUST-1 analogues assembled via reticulation of prefabricated metal-organic polyhedral cavities', Journal of the American Chemical Society, vol. 144, 34, pp. 15745 - 15753.

Selected research activities

Corresponding Academic Member by the Royal Spanish Academy of Science (RAC)