University of Barcelona
Thursday, October 18, 2018
Faculty of Chemistry
Carrer de Martí i Franquès, 1-11
The American Chemical Society’s premier outreach program, ACS on Campus, will be coming to University of Barcelona on October 18! Join us for an exciting day of publishing talks, career tips, and the latest ACS Resources you can use to grow your career. Network with local professionals and your peers and make lasting connections over networking breaks.
You’ll hear from Prof. M. Rosa Palacin an Associate Editor of Chemistry of Materials, Prof. Juan Bisquert, Senior Editor of The Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters, Prof. Francesc Illas, Universitat de Barcelona, Dr. Dinesh Soares the Managing Editor of ACS Omega, Dr. Mónica Pérez-Temprano, Institute of Chemical Research of Catalonia, and more!
The event is FREE and open to all students studying the sciences-not just chemistry! You do not have to be a student of University of Barcelona to attend. Please check back soon for program announcements.
Registration and Check-in
Ten Tips for Scholarly Publishing
Prof. Juan Bisquert, Senior Editor, Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters
Open Access Discussion
Dr. Dinesh Soares, ACS Publications; Dr. Ignasi Labastida, CRAI UB; Dr. Ramon Ros CSUC
The View of a Ph.D. Student
Roger Peró, Universitat de Barcelona
Scientific Publishing Now & Then
Prof. Francesc Illas, Universitat de Barcelona
Peer Review: Why, How to, and What Not to Do
Prof. M. Rosa Palacín, Associate Editor, Chemistry of Materials
Searching for Jobs with SciFinder
Dr. Míriam Plana, Account Manager Spain & Portugal, Chemical Abstracts Service, ACS International
Careers in Chemistry – Panel Discussion
Dr. Míriam Plana, Account Manager Spain & Portugal, Chemical Abstracts Service, ACS International
Dr. Ignacio Alfonso, Senior Research Scientist, Supramolecular Chemistry group, IQAC-CSIC
Prof. Jordi Ignés-Mullol, Full Professor, Departament de CM i Química Física, Universitat de Barcelona
Closing Remarks & Lunch
M. Rosa Palacín, Ph.D.
Associate Editor, Chemistry of Materials
Deputy Director, Institut de Ciència de Materials de Barcelona (ICMAB-CSIC)
Rosa Palacín studied chemistry at the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona and received her Ph.D. in materials science for the same university. After postdoctoral research at LRCS in France and under the supervision of Prof. Jean-Marie Tarascon she joined the Institut de Ciència de Materials de Barcelona belonging to CSIC, the Spanish National Research Council. She has been part of the research staff since 1999 and has been the deputy director since 2014. Her research career has been fully focused on rechargeable battery materials initially either nickel based or lithium based, to more recently deviate to alternative chemistries such as sodium-ion and now, also calcium. Specific emphasis is set on tailoring structure and microstructure of electrode materials to maximize electrochemical performance for traditional technologies and in the development of new electrolytes for emerging technologies.
Juan Bisquert, Ph.D.
Senior Editor, Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters
Director, Institute of Advanced Materials (INAM), Universitat Jaume I
Juan Bisquert is a professor of applied physics at Universitat Jaume I de Castelló. He is the director of the Institute of Advanced Materials, that develops research activity on materials, nanostructures and devices for production and efficient use of clean energies. He published 350 papers in research journals, and authored a series of books including Nanostructured Energy Devices and Physics of Solar Cells: Perovskites, Organics, and Photovoltaics Fundamentals (CRC Press). He has 27000 citations and an h-index of He is a Senior Editor of the Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters and member of the editorial board of Energy and Environmental Science. He has been on the distinguished list of 3000 Highly Cited Researchers from 2014 to 2017.
Dinesh Soares, Ph.D.
Managing Editor, ACS Omega
Editorial Outreach, American Chemical Society International
Dr. Dinesh Soares is part of the American Chemical Society International (ACSI) team based in Oxford, UK and his primary responsibility is serving as Managing Editor (Europe) for the multidisciplinary, Open Access journal, ACS Omega. As ACS’s first Editorial Development representative based in Europe, Dinesh is also engaged in editorial outreach for the full ACS Publications portfolio. Dr. Soares joined ACS after working at the University of Edinburgh for 10 years, where he was a Research Fellow at the MRC Institute of Genetics & Molecular Medicine and the MRC Centre for Inflammation Research. Dinesh has a Bachelor’s degree with dual majors in Biochemistry and Zoology from St. Xavier’s College (Bombay, India), a Master’s degree in Bioinformatics from the University of York (UK), and a Ph.D. in Chemistry from the University of Edinburgh (UK). He has co-authored over 50 publications, having worked in many different areas of the biological and chemical sciences during his research career, from the genetics of disease through to translational medicine.
Francesc Illas, Ph.D.
Full Professor of Physical Chemistry, Universitat de Barcelona
Francesc Illas (1954) carried out his chemistry degree studies and PhD Thesis at the Universitat de Barcelona where he became Full Professor of Physical Chemistry in 1992. He spent several periods at different research centres (IBM Almaden Research Center and Los Alamos National Laboratory) and has been invited professor at Universita’ della Calabria (Cosenza, Italy) and Université Pierre et Marie Curie (Paris, France). He received the Distinguished Professor Mention for the Research Promotion awarded by the Generalitat de Catalunya in 2001, the Bruker Physical Chemistry Research Award of the Spanish Royal Society of Chemistry in 2004, the ICREA Academia Award for Excellence in University Research in 2009 covering the 2010-2014 period and again in 2015 for 2016-2020. He was elected Fellow of the European Academy of Sciences in 2009 and Member of Academia Europeae in 2017. In 2012 he joined the Editorial Board of Surface Science and of Theoretical Chemistry Accounts.
Míriam Plana, Ph.D.
Account Manager Spain & Portugal, Chemical Abstracts Service, ACS International
Dr. Míriam Plana joined Chemical Abstracts Service (CAS) in 2007. Her main focus at CAS is helping scientists solve their scientific information challenges and reach their goals through CAS Solutions. Míriam received her Ph.D. in Inorganic Chemistry from the University of Barcelona, where she also completed her undergraduate studies. During her Ph.D. studies she moved to University of Oxford (UK), Technische Universität Berlin (Germany) and BAYER AG (Germany) to complete her research and learn new ways and techniques to do research. Before working at CAS, Míriam worked as a Technical Chemical Engineer, Head of X-Rays Diffraction and Researcher in R&D in different fields such as Cosmetic, Paper, Dyes and Enamels. She speaks English, German, Spanish, Catalan and some French.
Ignacio Alfonso, Ph.D.
Senior Research Scientist, Supramolecular Chemistry group, IQAC-CSIC
Ignacio Alfonso (Nacho) studied Chemistry at the University of Oviedo (Spain), obtaining his PhD (Special Award) at the same University under the Supervision of Vicente Gotor and Francisca Rebolledo. After two post-doctoral studies: first at The Scripps Research Institute in La Jolla (California, USA) and then back to the University of Oviedo, he obtained the Ramón y Cajal contract and moved to Universitat Jaume I (Castellón). In 2007 he got a permanent position as Tenured Scientist at IQAC-CSIC in Barcelona, where he leads the Supramolecular Chemistry group (he was recently promoted to Senior Research Scientist). He is member of the Board of two specialized groups of the Spanish Royal Society of Chemistry: NMR (GERMN, President) and Chemical Biology (funding member). He is co-author of >100 scientific publications in international journals. His research interests are all fields related to Supramolecular Chemistry, especially the Molecular Recognition of biomolecules and the study of dynamic complex networks within the Systems Chemistry field.
Ph.D. Candidate, Department of Chemical Engineering and Analytical Chemistry, Universitat de Barcelona
FPU 2015 fellowship (Ayudas para la formación de profesorado universitario) of the Ministry of Education, Culture and Sport (Spain)
Roger Pero-Gascon is a PhD candidate with an FPU 2015 fellowship (Ayudas para la formación de profesorado universitario) of the Ministry of Education, Culture and Sport (Spain) in the Department of Chemical Engineering and Analytical Chemistry of the Universitat de Barcelona. His research focuses on bioanalytical chemistry and mass spectrometry. Specifically, his current research is the development of adequate analytical methodologies for the purification, preconcentration, separation, quantitation and characterization of biomarkers of different diseases or biological processes by on-line solid-phase extraction capillary electrophoresis-mass spectrometry (SPE-CE-MS). His scientific production so far consists of four articles, one book chapter, five oral communications and six posters.
Jordi Ignés-Mullol, Ph.D.
Full Professor, Departament de CM i Química Física, Universitat de Barcelona
Prof. Jordi Ignés-Mullol graduated in Physics at the University of Barcelona in 1992, and obtained a fellowship to conduct my graduate studies in the USA. He obtained a PhD in Physics at the University of Pittsburgh in 1996, where I performed research studying pattern formation at moving interfaces. As a postdoctoral researcher, he worked at the Ecole Normale Supérieure de Lyon (France) for two years, and at Tulane University (New Orleans, USA) for two and a half years. During this period, he acquired experience in different types of soft materials, such as liquid crystals and surfactant membranes, always from an experimental perspective. He joined the University of Barcelona in 2001 as a Tenure Track researcher, and obtained a permanent position as a professor in Physical Chemistry in 2008. As an educator, he has taught different courses in the undergraduate degree of Chemistry, and in different master programs, such as the master in Nanoscience and the master in Applied Materials Chemistry. As a researcher, he is specialist in the physical Chemistry of soft materials, including polymers, colloids, liquid crystals, and biomaterials. It is a line of interdisciplinary research, at the interface between Chemistry, Physics, and Biology.