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2021

October

icon_newmemberWe are hiring!!! Available Postdoctoral position in Organic Synthesis at our group. Check the attached pdf document for more information. Deadline: 31st October (applications will be considered upon arrival)

February

icon_calendarFarewell to our former PhD student, Dr. Vicente G. Jiménez, who is leaving the group after four succesfull years to join industry. Best of luck in his new position!
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icon_award Our Ph.D student Lucía Palomino, co-supervised with Dr. Teresa Rodríguez (Imdea Nanociencia) and Dr. Alba Millán (UGR), succesfully defended her Ph.D. thesis!!! Well done Lucia! Congratulations to the new Dr.!
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icon_documentCheck our latest work on the supramolecular chemistry of heptagon-containing hexa-peri-hexabenzocoronene analogues in self-association and host-guest processes: Heptagon-Containing Saddle-Shaped Nanographenes: Self-Association and Complexation Studies with Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons and Fullerenes ( link ), published in Organic materials as part of the Curved Organic π-Systems focus Issue ( link )

January

icon_calendarToday we say goodbye after 4 great years to Dr. Arthur David! All the best in his new postdoctoral position with Prof. Stoddart. Good luck Arthur!
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2020

December

icon_documentTwo in a row!!! Check our latest communications in Angewandte!!! In the first one, entitled Octagon‐embedded carbohelicene as chiral motif for CPL emission of saddle‐helix nanographenes ( link ), we describe the structure and chiroptical properties of π‐extended carbo[5]helicenes bearing an octagonal carbocycle. In the second one, entitled Single‐Molecule Conductance of 1,4‐Azaborine Derivatives as Models of BN‐doped PAHs ( link ) we studied the single–molecule conductance of BN‐acene‐like compunds using the scanning tunneling break‐junction approach

October

icon_award Our PhD student Vicente G. Jimenez passed his PhD defense!!! Well done Vicente! Congratulations to the new Dr.!
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icon_award Our PhD student Arthur David succesfully defended his PhD thesis!!! Well done Arthur! Congratulations to the new Dr.!
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September

icon_documentCheck out our recent communication in ChemComm!!! Dibenzocycloheptatriene as end-group of Thiele and tetrabenzo-Chichibabin hydrocarbons, follow this link to learn about the structure and electronic properties of Thiele and tetrabenzo-Chichibabin hydrocarbon functionalized with terminal dibenzocycloheptatriene units

May

icon_documentCheck out our recent communication in Angewandte!!! A Heptagon‐Containing HBC‐Based Macrocycle!!!, follow this link to check our cyclophane with two units of a heptagon-containing hexa-peri-hexabenzocoronene analogue that can act as a supramolecular receptor of fullerenes
icon_calendarAfter a two-month lockdown due to Covid-19, Nanographout is slowly coming back in action. Stay safe

March

icon_calendarNanographout is now working from home due to Covid-19 lab lockdown. Stay safe and at home! Yomequedoencasa
icon_documentCheck out our last work published in Angewandte!!! Two‐Photon Absorption Enhancement by the Inclusion of a Tropone Ring in Distorted Nanographene Ribbons!!!, follow this link for an insight on the effect of tropone moieties in the non-linear optical properties of nanographenes

February

icon_calendarFarewell to Dr. Carlos M. Cruz as he is joining the Juríček group at the University of Zurich as postdoctoral researcher. Good luck Carlos!
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icon_award Our Ph.D student Carlos M. Cruz passed his Ph.D defense!!! Well done Carlos! Congratulations to the new Dr.!
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icon_awardDr. Araceli González Campaña has been awarded with one of the 2020 “Thieme Chemistry Journals Awards”. Congratulations Araceli, well deserved!!!! Find the full list of 2020 awardees in: https://www.thieme.de/en/thieme-chemistry/thieme-chemistry-journals-awardees-107362.htm

2019

November

icon_newmemberWe are hiring!!! Available Postdoctoral position in Organic Synthesis at our group, check the attached document for more information
icon_award Araceli G. Campaña has been promoted to Permanent Professor at the University of Granada!!! Congratulations from all the NANOGRAPHOUT team Araceli, very well deserved!!! We are sure that you will be a truly inspiring professor!!!
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icon_award Congratulations to Carlos M. Cruz!!! The Swiss National Science Foundation has accepted Carlos' application for Spark projects. With this project Carlos will join the group of Prof. Michal Juríček at the University of Zurich as Postdoctoral researcher for one year!!!
icon_newmemberFederico Villalobos has been granted with a FPU predoctoral grant from the Spanish Ministry of Science. Congratulations Fede and welcome to NANOGRAPHOUT!!!

June

icon_lecture The speakers of the Polymat Spotlight 2020 International Conference on Macromolecular Materials have been announced and we are glad to tell that Araceli G. Campaña will be among the Keynote Lectures. 23th to 26th June 2020, take note in your agenda and come to enjoy with a wide variety of world class speakers
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May

icon_lecture Some people from the NANOGRAPHOUT team participated in the XVII Biennial Meeting of the Spanish Royal Society of Chemistry, held in San Sebastián with Araceli as invited speaker!!!. We were enjoying the exquisite gastronomy of the Basque Country, thanks to Tania for showing us where to have the best pintxos!!!. Congratulations to Carlos, who won one of the BEST POSTER PRIZES awarded from ChemPubSoc Europe!!!
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icon_calendarThe 24th birthday of the Sciences Park of Granada and the 22nd Sciences Fair will be held on saturday the 11th of May. Open doors day to visit the museum with lots of scientific talks and events. 10 excellent researcehrs are going to participate in the 'Meeting with women researchers' at 11:30 h!!!. Follow this link to know more about schedule and events!!!
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April

icon_documentCheck out our last work published in Angewandte!!! Six out-of-plane motifs (3xoctabenzo[5]helicenes + 3xseven-membered rings) arranged into a triskelion shaped nanographene!!!, follow this link and enjoy with its amazing optical and chiroptical properties!!!

March

icon_awardDr. Araceli González Campaña, has been awarded with one of the “Youth Researchers Prize” from the Spanish Royal Society of Chemistry. Congratulations Araceli, well deserved!!!! Find related news on the following links: https://twitter.com/RSEQUIMICA/status/1110470713419407360 https://rseq.org/quienes-somos/premios/ https://canal.ugr.es/noticia/premio-investigadora-ugr-araceli-gonzalez-campana/

January

icon_lectureThe keynote speakers Diego Peña and Maurizio Prato were enjoying with the special allure of the Alhambra, the flagship monument in Granada, after showing their magnificent work at the “II Simposio de la Unidad de Excelencia de Química Aplicada a Biomedicina y Medioambiente ”. Many thanks for coming and sharing your breakthrough research!!!
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icon_calendarThe “II Simposio de la Unidad de Excelencia de Química Aplicada a Biomedicina y Medioambiente” is coming. This time the symposium will be based on Carbon Nanostructured Materials and will be held on the Faculty of Sciences of the University of Granada during the 18th January of 2019 with Maurizio Prato and Diego Peña as Plenary Lecturers. Registration is open up to 15th January of 2019. We hope to see you there!!
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2018

December

icon_lectureAraceli, Irene and Sara are back from Erlangen where they participated at the WOMEN IN SCIENCE - 1st Erlangen Symposium. Thanks to the organizers for such a great initiative, full of inspiring talks!!
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icon_calendarDr. Araceli G. Campaña has been invited as speaker on ” WOMEN IN SCIENCE - 1st Erlangen Symposium ”. The symposium will be held on Erlangen, Germany. Registration open until 14th November!!!
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October

icon_groupMiguel A. Medel was visiting the lordly city of Seville in occasion of the 70th birthday of Prof. Ernesto Carmona. An International Symposium on Organometallic Chemistry and Catalysis was held in his honor, happy birthday Ernesto!!!
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icon_documentNew publication from NANOGRAPHOUT group!!! Angewandte Chemie just published and tagged as Very Important Paper our recent work entitled “Undecabenzo[7]superhelicene: A Helical Nanographene Ribbon as a Circularly Polarized Luminescence Emitter”, follow this link to know more about this novel extended superhelicene and its optical properties!!!
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September

icon_groupThe NANOGRAPHOUT group contributed at the European Researchers' Night, we were at the European Corner showing the work that we carry out at the University of Granada and talking with the people about how relevant is our study in the field of nanoscale materials.
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icon_lectureProf. Colin Nuckolls from the University of Columbia (New York) was visiting the University of Granada and delighting us with their splendid work in the field of molecular electronics. We want to thank Prof. Colin Nuckolls for coming, we are sure that he was enjoying our city!!! Thanks!
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icon_flyVicente and Carlos were enjoying the academic atmosphere of the historic city of Oxford. This makes the congress Curo-pi-3 even more attractive if possible. Amazing congress, Nanographout group congratulates Prof. Harry Anderson and the organizing comittee for this unforgettable experience; all the talks and that poster session at the Natural History Museum were amazing.
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icon_lectureDr. Araceli G. Campaña was invited speaker at the 1st Congress on Multifunctional Materials for Youth Researchers . Held at the Faculty of Sciences of the University of Granada.
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July

icon_lectureLucía participated with a poster contribution at Carbon2018 congress held in Madrid from July 1st to 6th.
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icon_lectureCarlos M. Cruz participated at the 12th Spanish-Italian Symposium on Organic Chemistry (SISOC XII) with an oral communication talking about distorted nanographenes containing seven membered rings and helical chirality.

June

icon_groupThe NANOGRAPHOUT group contributed with their work at the “XXVII Reunión Bienal de Química Orgánica” held on Santiago de Compostela from 20 to 22nd June of 2018. The group was enjoying visiting this beautiful and historical city.
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icon_lectureThe Nobel Price of Chemistry, Prof. Jean-Pierre Sauvage was visiting the University of Granada, we could enjoy with his extraordinary and wonderful talk about molecular knots, rotaxanes and molecular machines. Thanks a lot for coming!!!
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May

icon_documentChemical Communication has published our new review based on the Synthesis of distorted nanographenes containing seven- and eight-membered carbocycles. Link here .
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March

icon_documentNew article from NANOGRAPHOUT group has been published on Chemical Science and featured on the INSIDE BACK COVER!!! Entitled “Enantiopure distorted ribbon-shaped nanographene combining two-photon absorption-based upconversion and circularly polarized luminescence”, check it here .
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icon_documentNew article from NANOGRAPHOUT group has been published on Chemical Communications, entitled: “Aggregation-induced emission of [3]cumulenes functionalized with heptagon-containing polyphenylenes”. You can check it in the following link .
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February

icon_lectureProf. Tsuyoshi Kawai was visiting our laboratories, he also showed us his wonderful work carried out at Nara Institute of Science and Technology. He was enjoying the beautiful Alhambra and the city of Granada, thank you for coming!!!
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2017

October

icon_newmemberSilvia Castro-Fernández joins the group as Post-Doctoral researcher. A warm welcome to her!!!

September

icon_lectureVicente and Carlos contributed with a poster and poster-short oral presentation respectively at the German-Spanish symposium on frontiers on Chemistry and at the ICIQ-School. Both held on Tarragona at the Catalan Institute of Chemical Research (ICIQ).
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June

icon_awardCarlos M. Cruz has been awarded with one of the best posters prize on 16th International Conference on Chiroptical Spectroscopy. Congratulations Carlos!
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icon_loveNEW EQUIPMENT HAS BEEN ACQUIRED. The group has just acquired a new home-built Scanning Tunneling Microscope (STM). This new equipment will allow us to perform STM break-junction measurements of single-molecule conductance. The group wants to thank Dra. Teresa González Pérez (IMDEA Nanociencia, Madrid) for coming to Granada and for her great job assembling this wonderful instrument.
icon_newmemberMiguel A. Medel joins the group as technical support, welcome to NANOGRAPHOUT!!!

May

AVAILABLE POSTDOCTORAL POSITION IN ORGANIC SYNTHESIS - UNIVERSIDAD DE GRANADA

The selected candidate will incorporate to the ERC-Starting Grant project nº 677023 'NANOGRAPHOUT' working on the design, synthesis and characterization of the properties of distorted nanographene molecules incorporating non-hexagonal ring defects.

Applications of strongly motivated candidates should be sent by email (araceligc@ugr.es) including:

a) Cover letter.

b) Curriculum vitae including publications list and a concise research summary.

c) Names and contact details of at least two academic referees.

More information: see pdf attached

March

icon_loveIrene is going to defend her thesis, come on and see her on Friday the 3th of March. We´re sure that she will do it perfectly. Best wishes from all Nanographout members.

January

icon_document Synfacts has highlighted our latest article! Synfacts 2017; 13(01): 0034 (DOI: 10.1055/s-0036-1589825)

2016

December

icon_loveNew equipment has been purchased. The DSM 172 made by Olis Inc. will allow us to perform photophysical measurements, including measures of circular dichroism (CD) and circularly polarized luminiscence (CPL). The group wants to thanks Dr. Richard DeSa and Julie DeSa for coming to Spain to show us their powerful equipment.
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icon_documentThe project NANOGRAPHOUT appears in Pan European Networks: Science and Technology journal . See Issue 21, page 68 !!
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September

icon_groupThe group recently presented its current project ( NANOGRAPHOUT ) in European Researchers' Night, held in Granada the 30th of September.
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icon_calendarDr. Campaña has been invited as speaker at the next 6th EuCheMS Chemistry Congress (11th-15th September 2016).

2015

  • November 2015: Dr. Campaña has been awarded with the ERC-Starting Grant to work on the project NANOGRAPHOUT : “Design, synthesis, study and applications of distorted nanographenes”.

  • October 2015: Carlos Moreno joins the group as PhD student. A warm welcome to him!

  • July 2015: One position for undergraduate students to carry out the Final Year Project during the 2015/16 academic year is now being offered in the group. Contact us for further information.

  • June 2015: Irene R. Márquez will present our recent results at the 18th IUPAC International Symposium on Organometallic Chemistry Directed Towards Organic Synthesis, OMCOS18, in Sitges, Spain (28 June - 2 July). Go and see her at the poster session!

  • May 2015: Dr. Noelia Fuentes joins the group as Postdoctoral researcher. Welcome!

  • April 2015: A new call of the “Grants to initiation in research” for undergraduate students is now open at the UGR. For details, please read the application section . If you are interested in applying, do not hesitate in contact us!

  • March 2015: Irene R. Márquez has been awarded with a fellowship by the spanish MECD to carry out a 3-month stage at University of Reno joining the group of Prof. Benjamin T. King . Congratulations!

  • Jan 2015: Francisco Javier Herrera joins the group as Master student. Welcome!

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