Name Dr. Arántzazu González Campo
Room LA 2701
Tel +31 53 489 2906
Arántzazu González Campo was born the 8th October 1978 in Barcelona( Spain). She studied chemistry in Spain at the University Autonoma of Barcelona (UAB), where she obtained her degree in Chemistry in 2001. After graduating, in September 2001 she started as PhD candidate (Ministerio de Educación y Ciencia fellowship) in the Inorganic Materials and Catalysis group (LMI) of Prof. Franscesc Teixidor at Institut de Ciencia de Materials de Barcelona (ICMAB-CSIC) under the supervision of Dr. Rosario Núñez. Her thesis was divided in two aims, the synthesis of boron clusters-containing carbosilane and silsesquioxanes dendrimers and the synthesis of organic-inorganic silicon hybrid materials by sol-gel process. She did two predoctoral stays (2003 and 2004) at the University of Montpellier II (France) in the Chimie Moléculaire et Organisation du Solide (CMOS) under the supervision of Prof. Bruno Boury, where she developed all the silicon hybrid material part of her thesis. In April 2004 she was awarded by the Catalonian Society of Chemistry for her work “Boron clusters as integral part in dendritic structures”. In June 2006, she got her PhD receiving the grade of Chemistry European Doctor (cum Laude). In October 2006, she moved to London, UK, to work at Imperial College London as Research Associate under the supervision of Dr. Milo Shaffer and Dr. Charlotte Williams. She was working on the preparation and characterization of new ZnO-MWCNTs-epoxy resin nanocomposites. The aim of the project was to improve the thermal conductivity of resin systems using ZnO particles and carbon nanotubes as nanofillers. From November 2007 until April 2008, she was working as postdoc researcher in the SMCT group under the supervision of Dr. Aldrik H. Velders and Prof. David Reinhoudt. The aim of her project was to prepare fluorescent patterns on self-assembled monolayers using “click” chemistry. Since May 2008, she is working as postdoc researcher with a grant from the Generalitat de Catalunya (Spain) in the MnF group under the supervision of Prof. Jurriaan Huskens. The aim of her project is the immobilization of biomolecules on surfaces for the preparation of new protein nanoarrays.