After his degree in Chemistry, Gorka Salas completed his PhD (2007) at the Universidad de Valladolid, under the supervision of Prof. Pablo Espinet and Juan A. Casares. His work during that time was focused in the field of organometallic chemistry and homogeneous catalysis, particularly in the mechanistic study of C-C bond forming reactions. In 2008 he moved to the group of Bruno Chaudret and Karine Philippot (Laboratoire de Chimie de Coordination-CNRS, Toulouse) and the laboratory of Catherine C. Santini (Labo- ratoire de Chimie Organométallique de Surface-CNRS, Lyon). There he studied the synthesis of metallic nanoparticles in ionic liquids and their use in catalytic hydrogenations.
Since 2011, he works at IMDEA Nanociencia in the synthesis of magnetic nanoparticles mainly, but not only, for biomedical applications. Since 2012 he is in charge of the Laboratory of Synthesis of Magnetic Nanoparticles where research is done in close collaboration with chemists, physicists, biochemists, biolo- gists from academia and industry.
The lab is currently working in:
- Synthesis, modification and characterization of magnetic nanoparticles for biomedical applications.
- Nanoparticles for the oil & gas industry.