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Josep Puigmartí-Luis

Josep Puigmartí-Luis

Universitat de Barcelona

Experimental Sciences & Mathematics

Prof. Josep Puigmartí-Luis is the head of the ChemInFlow group located at the University of Barcelona. He completed his PhD in supramolecular chemistry at the Institut de Ciències dels Materiales de Barcelona (2008), and right after, he received a competitive postdoctoral ETH fellowship. In 2012, he was nominated as a Ramon y Cajal researcher, but after two years, he decided to move back to Switzerland where in 2015 was awarded an ERC Starting Grant, a Chair of Excellence (France) in 2018, and a Visiting Professor at the University of Valencia in 2019. Additionally, Prof. Puigmartí-Luis has been awarded the Premi Antoni de Martí i Franquès (2008) and he received the St. Jordi award  for his work on supramolecular functional materials (2006).

Research interests

Self-assembly can be described as a dynamic process present in nature that has long been used for the evolution of living organisms, but is still scarcely understood by modern science. The main reason being that self-assembly is generally studied under equilibrium conditions. Despite the remarkable progress made in materials engineering, the quest for a technology to study and kinetically control self-assembled processes is still incomplete. Like in nature, only through kinetic controlled conditions we can achieve materials with a rationalized function and efficiency; a result that will open new horizons in nanotechnology. Therefore, the research activities of his group are centred on accomplishing an extraordinary kinetic control over self-assembly by controlling the fluid flow phenomena of reagents at the micro and nanoscale.

Selected publications

– Crivello C., S. Sevim,…, J. Puigmartí-Luis, D. Muñoz-Rojas 2021, Advanced technologies for the fabrication of MOF thin films’, Mater. Horiz., 8, 168-178

– Lussi J, Mattmann M, Sevim S, … Puigmarti-Luis J, Boehler Q, Nelson B. J, 2021, ‘A Submillimeter Continuous Variable Stiffness Catheter for Compliance Control’, Advanced Science, 8, 2101290.

– Cafarelli A, Marino A, Vannozzi L, Puigmarti-Luis J, Pane S, Ciofani G, Ricotti L, 2021, ‘Piezoelectric Nanomaterials Activated by Ultrasound: The Pathway from Discovery to Future Clinical Adoption’, Acs Nano, 15, 7, 11066 – 11086.

– Contreras-Pereda N, Rodriguez-San-Miguel D, Franco Carlos, Sevim S, … Sotto Mayor T, Ruiz-Molina D, Puigmarti-Luis J, 2021, ‘Synthesis of 2D Porous Crystalline Materials in Simulated Microgravity’, Advanced Materials, 33, 2101777.

– Calvo Galve N, Abrishamkar A, Sorrenti A,… Minguez Espallargas G, Puigmarti-Luis J, 2021, ‘Exploiting Reaction-Diffusion Conditions to Trigger Pathway Complexity in the Growth of a MOF’, Angewandte Chemie-international Edition, 60, 15920.

– Terzopoulou A, Palacios-Corella M, Franco C, Sevim S, … Puigmarti-Luis J, 2021, ‘Biotemplating of Metal-Organic Framework Nanocrystals for Applications in Small-Scale Robotics’, Advanced Functional Materials, 2107421.

Selected research activities

  • 9 invited oral presentations during 2021
  • 2 front covers and 2 inside covers
  • Member of 2 PhD evaluation committees, one at KU Leuven and the other at Universitat de Barcelona
  • Member of 2 evaluation committee for Master degree
  • Research Stay of 3 months at the CNRS, Grenoble (Oct-Dec 2020)
  • Management of a H2020 FET Proactive, SPRINT FET Open, and ERC Starting Grant projects
  • PI of an accepted HORIZON-EIC-2021-PATHFINDEROPEN project
  • PI of MINECO research grant (2021-2024)
  • Supervised 4 TFG undergraduate students

ICREA Memoir 2021