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  • Prof. Dr. Nazario Martín León

    Position: ViceDirector
    PhD: Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain
    Double Affiliation: Universidad Complutense de Madrid. España
    Research: Nanocarbons and Organic Photovoltaics
    ORCID: 0000-0002-5355-1477
    Researcher ID: B-4329-2008
    Joining Date: February, 2007
    User Name: nazario.martin
    Telephone: +34 91 299 88 93
    Martín León

    Nazario Martín is Full Professor of Organic Chemistry at the UCM and Deputy Director of the new IMDEA-Nanoscience Institute of the Community of Madrid. He has been visiting professor at the universities of California in Santa Barbara (UCSB) and Los Angeles (UCLA) and at the universities of Angers and Strasbourg (France). He is Doctor Honoris Causa by the Universities of Havana (Cuba, 2012) and Castilla-La Mancha (Spain, 2016). Prof. Martín's research covers different topics with special emphasis on the chemistry of carbon nanostructures such as fullerenes, carbon nanotubes, graphene and carbon quantum dots, molecular wires, and electroactive molecules in the context of electronic transfer processes, applications in photovoltaics, chirality and nanoscience. He has directed 45 Doctoral Theses and is co-editor of 6 books and 14 special issues in prestigious international journals. He has been General Editor of the journal Anales de Química (2000-2005), member of the editorial committee and international advisory of the journals: Journal of Materials Chemistry (2000-2006), Chemical Communications (2006-2011), ChemSusChem (2011-2015) and he has been Regional Editor for Europe of the journal Fullerenes, Nanotubes and Carbon Nanostructures. He has been until recently (2019) a member of the editorial board of the journals: The Journal of Organic Chemistry and Accounts of Chemical Research (ACS). Currently he belongs to the international advisory board of ChemPlusChem, Chemistry-An Asian Journal and ChemNanoMat (Wiley-VCH) and member of the advisory board of the journals Chemical Society Reviews and Chemical Communications (RSC). He is editor of the Scientific Reports journal of the Nature Publishing group. In 2015-2019 he has been Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Materials Chemistry (A, B and C) of the Royal Society of Chemistry.

    Research Lines

    The research interests at the Prof. Martín’s group span a range of targets with emphasis on the molecular and supramolecular chemistry of carbon nanostructures such as fullerenes, carbon nanotubes and graphene, p-conjugated systems as molecular wires and electroactive molecules, in the context of electron transfer processes, photovoltaic applications and nanoscience. In particular, the group is currently engaged in:

    1. Design and synthesis of new hole transporting materials for high efficient perovskites solar cells. We have incorporated our new derivatives into photovoltaic devices based on perovskites displaying effi- ciencies as remarkable as 18.2 % (Chem. Commun 2015 and ACIE 2016).
    2. Electron transporting materials for perovskites solar cells. We have a very extensive experience in the preparation of new fullerenes derivatives. Taking advantage of this experience we want to use these new derivatives as electroactive materials for perovskites solar cells (Adv. Funct. Mater. 2005, Adv. Funct. Mater. 2010, J. Mater. Chem. 2011).
    3. Device fabrication. We are also interested into devices preparation and characterization of both organic and hybrid devices.
    4. Organic Photovoltaics. We are interested in designing new electroactive materials for bulk-heterojunction solar cells.

    Relevant publications

    • A. Sánchez-Grande, B. de la Torre, J. Santos, B. Cirera, K. Lauwaet, T. Chutora, S. Edalatmanesh, P. Mutombo, J. Rosen, R. Zbořil, R. Miranda, J. Björk, P. Jelínek, N. Martín, D. Écija, "On-surface synthesis of ethynylene bridged anthracene polymers", Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. (2019), DOI: 10.1002/anie.201814154
    • E. Fernández-Bartolome, J. Santos, A. Gamonal, S. Khodabakhshi, L. J. McCormick, S. J. Teat, E. C. Sañudo, J. Sánchez Costa, N. Martín, “A Three-Dimensional Dynamic Supramolecular “Sticky Fingers” Organic Framework”, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. (2019), 58, 2310-2315 DOI: 10.1002/anie.201812419
    • I. García-Benito, I. Zimmermann, J. Urieta-Mora, J. Aragó, J. Calbo, J. Perles, A. Serrano, A. Molina-Ontoria, E. Ortí, N. Martín, M. K. Nazeeruddin."Heteroatom Effect on Star-shaped Hole-Transporting Materials for Perovskite Solar Cells" Adv. Funct. Mater. (2018) 1801734. DOI: 10.1002/adfm.201801734
    • R. Sandoval-Torrientes, I. Zimmermann, J. Calbo, J. Aragó, J. Santos, E. Ortí, N. Martín, M. K. Nazeeruddin, “Influence of the Hole-Transporting Material’s Aromatic Core in Power Conversion Efficiency of Perovskite Solar Cells”, J. Mater. Chem. A (2018), 6, 5944–5951. DOI: 10.1039/C7TA11314E
    • N. Martín "Carbon Nanoforms for Photovoltaics: Myth or Reality?" Advanced Energy Materials (2017), 7, 1601102. DOI: 10.1002/aenm.201601102
    • L, Moreira J. Calbo, J. Aragó, B, M. Illescas, I. Nierengarten, B. Delavaux-Nicot, E. Ortí, N. Martín, J.F. Nierengarten "Conjugated Porphyrin Dimers: Cooperative Effects and Electronic Communication in Supramolecular Ensembles with C60" Cover J. Am. Chem. Soc (2016) 138, 15359–15367. DOI: 10.1021/jacs.6b07250
    • J. Marco-Martínez, S. Reboredo, M. Izquierdo, V. Marcos, J. L. López, S. Filippone, N. Martín "Enantioselective Cycloaddition of Münchnones onto [60] Fullerene: Organocatalysis versus Metal Catalysis" J. Am. Chem. Soc. (2014), 136, 2897-2904. 
    • J. Vergara, J. Barberá, J.L. Serrano, M.B. Ros, N. Sebastián, R. de la Fuente, D. O. López, G. Fernández, L. Sánchez, N. Martín "Liquid-Crystalline Hybrid Materials Based on [60] Fullerene and Bent-Core Structures" Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. (2011) 50, 12523-12528.
    • R. Otero, J. M.Gallego, A. L. Vázquez de Parga, N. Martín, R. Miranda "Molecular Self-Assembly at Solid Surfaces" Adv. Mater. (2011) 23, 5148-5176.
  • Dr. Jose Manuel Santos Barahona

    Position: Postdoctoral Researcher
    Previous Position: Durham University
    Research: Molecular Nanoscience
    ORCID: 0000-0002-9702-2315
    Joining Date: May, 2014
    User Name: jose.santos
    Santos Barahona

    José M. Santos Barahona graduated in Chemistry in 2005 at Complutense University of Madrid (UCM). He obtained his PhD in 2010 under supervision of Prof. Nazario Martín and Dr. Beatriz Illescas, Organic Molecular Materials Group at UCM, his thesis topic was fullerene based electroactive systems from both supramolecular and covalent approach; during his PhD he spent three months in a short research stay with Prof. James R. Durrant at Imperial College London familiarizing with transient absorption experiments. From 2011 until 2014 he was Postdoctoral Research Assistant with Prof. Martin R. Bryce in Durham University (UK), in this position he researched new deep-blue emitting copolymers for OLED and thermally activated delayed fluorescence materials (TADF). Since 2014 he moved to Madrid to join IMDEA Nanociencia to develop new materials with low band gap properties with Prof. Nazario Martín as postdoc researcher under the AMAROUT II program.

  • Dr. Agustín Molina Ontoria

    Position: Postdoctoral Researcher
    ORCID: 0000-0003-3924-7150
    User Name: agustin.molina
    Molina Ontoria

    Agustín Molina Ontoria obtained his PhD from the Complutense University of Madrid under the supervision of Prof. Nazario Martín, where he was focused on photoinduced electron transfer in covalently linked donor–acceptor systems through molecular wires of organic nature. From 2011 to 2014, he joined the lab of Prof. Luis Echegoyen as a postdoctoral researcher, where he expanded his research interests to carbon nanostructures, such as carbon nano-onions and organic photovoltaic solar cells. In 2014, he moved to IMDEA Nanoscience, where he is currently undertaking a second postdoc, with a focus on the synthesis of easily attainable new organic hole-transporting materials for perovskite solar cells to establish the relationship between structure and photovoltaic performance.

  • Dr. Javier Urieta Mora

    Position: Postdoctoral Researcher
    ORCID: 0000-0002-7810-581X
    Joining Date: 2015
    User Name: javier.urieta
    Urieta Mora

    Javier Urieta Mora was born in 1990 in Madrid, Spain. He obtained his degree in Chemistry in 2014 at the Universidad Complutense de Madrid and a Master degree in Organic Chemistry in 2015 at the same University. From September 2015 he joined the group as Ph.D. student under the supervision of Dr. Agustín Molina Ontoria and Prof. Nazario Martín. In November 2020, he obtained his PhD with a thesis focused on “Design and synthesis of organic p-type semiconductors: Toward efficient Perovskite Solar Cells”. His research interests are focused on materials for optoelectronic apllications. He is currently researching on the synthesis of charge-selective layers for Perovskites solar cells, the preparation of tailored organic ligands for metal-organic frameworks and the preparation of molecular nanographenes.