My research focuses on the design, synthesis and characterization of inorganic nanomaterials.
Understanding galvanic replacement reactions: the case of Pt and Ag F. Merkoçi, J. Patarroyo, L. Russo, J. Piella, A. Genç, J. Arbiol, N. Bastús, V. Puntes. Materials Today Advances, 5, 1000372, (2020).
Hollow PdAg-CeO2 heterodimer nanocrystals as highly structured heterogeneous catalysts J. Patarroyo, J. A. Delgado, F. Merkoçi, A. Genç, G. Sauthier, J. Llorca, J. Arbiol, N. Bastus, C. Godard, C. Claver, V. Puntes. Scientific Reports volume, 9, Article number: 18776 (2019).
One-pot polyol synthesis of highly monodisperse short green silver nanorods J. Patarroyo, A. Genç, J. Arbiol, N. Bastús, V. Puntes Chem. Commun., 52, 10960-10963, (2016).
Tuning the plasmonic response up: hollow cuboid metal nanostructures A. Genç, J. Patarroyo, J. Sancho-Parramon, R. Arenal, M. Duchamp, E. Gonzalez, L. Henrard, N. Bastús, R. E. Dunin-Borkowski, V. Puntes, J. Arbiol ACS Photonics, 3, 770–779, (2016).
Ph.D. Materials Science, Autonomous University of Barcelona, Spain, 2018.
Master’s Degree, Synthesis and Catalys, Rovira i Virigili University, Spain, 2012.
Master’s Degree, Advanced Fine Chemistry, University of Cordoba, Spain, 2010.
Bachelor's degree, Chemistry, National University of Colombia, Colombia, 2008.
2021-present: Postdoctoral fellow, KAUST, Thuwal, Saudi Arabia
2018-2020: Research Technician, Catalan Institute of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, Spain
2012-2018: Ph.D. student, Autonomous University of Barcelona, Spain
Scientific and Professional Membership
Spanish Royal Society of Chemistry (RSEQ)
American Chemical Society (ACS)
2021: Ph.D Extraordinary award. Autonomous University of Barcelona
Kaust Catalysis Center (KCC)
Division of Physical Science and Engineering (PSE)
Research Interests Keywords
Noble metal nanoparticlesPlasmonic nanoparticlescatalysisElectron MicroscopyNanomaterials