Adriana Silvestre

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Adriana Silvestre Llora obtained the degree in Chemistry at the University of Valencia in 2020. Her undergraduate research project was “Study of ligand substitution reactions to obtain new ruthenium complexes of interest both for their magnetic and biomedical properties”. During her master’s degree in chemical sciences and technologies at the University of Granada in 2021, she continued working on the coordination and magnetic field with the investigation in “Single Molecule Magnets based on Co(II) ion coordination compounds with trigonal prism geometry”. After that she move to the University of Barcelona to work in our group as a research technician for one year and nowadays, she is a PhD student under the supervision of Prof. Eliseo Ruiz and Dr. Silvia Gómez and the research investigation is focuses on the synthesis and improvement of the relaxation times of the complexes for quantum computing.

Francisco Gómez

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Francisco Gómez graduated in Chemistry at the University of Barcelona (UB) in 2017. During his undergraduate period, he showed great interest in the field of Computational Chemistry, the subject of his Final Degree Project (TFG). Francisco completed his training by doing a master’s degree in Applied Materials Chemistry.

In 2020 he began his doctoral studies in the field of Theoretical Chemistry and Computational Modeling at the UB thanks to an FPI scholarship. With his thesis directors, Dr. Jesus Jover and Prof. Gabriel Aullón.

Its main objective is to propose improvements for existing reactions in which precious metal catalysts (Ru, Rh, Pd, Ir, Pt, etc.) are replaced with more affordable and less toxic first series transition metal catalysts such as Ni or Cu.

Laia Navarro

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Laia Navarro got her degree in Chemistry with honors from the University of Barcelona (UB) in 2019. During her undergraduate time, she showed a strong interest in the field of Computational Chemistry, the topic of her Final Degree Project (TFG), which was done in the electronic structure group at IQTC-UB. Laia completed her background in Computational Chemistry by coursing the master’s degree in Atomistic and Multiscale Computational Modelling in Physics, Chemistry and Biochemistry. She was awarded a grant to complete the master’s program. In her Final Master Project (TFM) she expanded her previous work in the multiscale modeling of metal-organic cages with spin-crossover (SCO) behavior under the supervision of Dr. Jordi Cirera. She started her PhD studies in 2020 (Predocs-UB grant) in Theoretical Chemistry and Computational Modelling at the UB supervised by Dr. Jordi Cirera and Prof. Eliseo Ruiz, in which she will study the host-guest interaction in tuning the spin-crossover properties of porous materials. 

Àlex Solè


Currently working with the joint UPC/UB project AIQUANEURO. At the same time, I am pursuing a PhD at the Image Processing Group, UPC, under the supervision of Javier Ruiz-Hidalgo. Interested in topics related to graph neural networks and self-supervised learning. Previously, Research Fellow at Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia, Research Assistant at Vicomtech, and Research Assistant at TU Delft.

I obtained my MSc in Telecommunications Engineering (2020) and a BSc in Telecommunications Technologies and Services Engineering (2018) at Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya. During my studies, I did stays at Télécom ParisTech and TU Delft.