Prof. María del Puerto Morales

Instituto de Ciencia de Materiales de Madrid, ICMM/CSIC, Spain

Plenary Lecture: Developing efficient processes towards safe magnetic nanoparticles for biomedicine, environmental remediation and catalysis.

María del Puerto is Professor at the Institute of Material Science in Madrid (ICMM/CSIC), Spain since 2017. She got her degree in Chemistry by the University of Salamanca in 1989 and her PhD in Material Science from the Madrid Autonomous University in 1993. From 1994 to 1996, she worked as a postdoctoral fellow at the School of Electronic Engineering and Computer Systems of the University of Wales (UK) and got her permanent position at the ICMM/CSIC in 2000.

Her research activities are focused on the area of nanotechnology, in particular in the synthesis and characterization of magnetic nanoparticles for biomedicine, environmental remediation and catalysis, including the mechanism of particle formation and its performance in the different applications. She has authored more than 290 articles in interactional scientific journals (h=63, >16000 citations) and has participated in more than 30 National and 6 European projects.