Today, Dr. Noemí Contreras-Pereda has presented her Doctoral Thesis entitled “Synthesis and electronic characterization of triphenylene-based materials”. The thesis has been carried out within the Materials Science Program of the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB).
Dr. Noemí Contreras-Pereda has developed her Thesis on the development of triphenylene (TP) based materials. These materials, especially two-dimensional (2D) Metal-Organic Frameworks (MOFs) and Covalent Organic Frameworks (COFs), have experienced a great expansion in the latest years due to their interesting optoelectronic properties. Morphology, crystallinity and orientation, which are defined by the synthetic methodology, have proven to have great impact on those properties and performance of these materials in functional devices. Thus, development of synthetic approaches that allow for control and fine-tuning of these characteristics is crucial to fully enhance the applications of these materials.
Having this aim in mind, different morphologies have been explored: supported from MOF monolayer and crystalline multilayers to free-standing thin films. The approaches used are totally new and on the frontier of current knowledge, in search of new formats that allow the properties of these materials to be fully exploited. Additionally, impact of physicochemical properties as crystal domain and orientation or wettability on the electronic characterization have been established. Furthermore, deep studies on the obtained materials have paved the way to their potential application in some cases showcasing the interdisciplinary character of this thesis.
Among different papers related to this Thesis, part of the work has been published in a recent Advanced Materials.
The Thesis Committee has been formed by:
President: Prof. Xinliang Feng (Technische Universität Dresden – TU Dresden)
Secretary: Dr. Guillermo Mínguez Espallargas (Instituto de Ciencia Molecular – ICMol)
Vocal: Prof. João Mano (University of Aveiro – Aveiro Institute of Materials – CICECO)
Her director Dr. Daniel Ruiz-Molina and the whole Nanosfun family are proud of such a good job!