Affiliation: IMDEA Nanoscience, Madrid, ES
Keywords: Supramolecular chemistry and self-assembly of functional materials
Emilio M. Pérez obtained his BSc (2000) and MSc (2001) from the Universidad de Salamanca. He then joined the group of Prof. David A. Leigh at the University of Edinburgh (UK) where he obtained his PhD in 2005. His PhD work was recognized with the 1st Prize at the 2004 Society of Chemical Industry Symposium on Novel Organic Chemistry and the 2006 IUPAC Prize for Young Chemists. He joined the group of Prof. Nazario Martín at the Universidad Complutense de Madrid in 2005. In December 2008 he joined IMDEA Nanoscience as a Ramón y Cajal researcher. During his stay in Madrid, he has received the 2009 Real Sociedad Española de Química Prize for Novel Researchers, the 2010 Universidad Complutense de Madrid Foundation Prize for Science and Technology, and the 2013 Ramón Catalán Prize for Scientists < 40 y.o.
In 2011-2012 he received support from both Spanish (MINECO) and European sources (ERC Starting Independent Research Grant) to establish his own research group at IMDEA. His main research interests concern the development of unconventional methods for the modification of carbon nanotubes, molecular recognition, the self-assembly of functional materials and the construction of molecular machinery.