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Jun. Prof. Nieves Lopez Salas

Sustainable Materials Chemistry - AK Jun. Prof. Lopez Salas

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Education

2014-2017 PhD in Electrochemistry. Materials Science Institute of Madrid (ICMM-CSIC) and Universidad Autónoma de Madrid (Spain). Advisor: Prof. Francisco del Monte. Title: “Deep eutectic solvents playing a critical role in the synthesis of hierarchical carbon materials” Honor mentioned and University Extraordinary Award.
2012-2013 MSc in Electrochemistry. Materials Science Institute of Madrid (ICMM-CSIC) and Universidad de Burgos (Spain). Advisor: Prof. Francisco del Monte. Title:  ¨Optimizing carbon electrodes for supercapacitors¨ Graduated First in Class.
2011-2012

Technician in renewable energies. Polytechnic University of Madrid, Spain.

2011 Specialist in Wind Energy. National University of Distance Education, Spain.
2005-2011

Chemical Engineer. University of Murcia (Spain). Average Mark 81%

Employment

Oc.2022 Junior Professor in Sustainable Materials Chemistry at Paderborn University, Germany.
2020-2022 Group Leader. Max Planck Institute of Colloids and Interfaces (MPIKG), Potsdam, Germany.
2018-2019 Postdoc. Max Planck Institute of Colloids and Interfaces (MPIKG), Potsdam, Germany.
2017-2018 Postdoc. Materials Science Institute of Madrid (ICMM-CSIC), Madrid, Spain.
2012-2013 Technical support at the Materials Science Institute of Madrid (ICMM-CSIC), Madrid, Spain.

Awards

2022

Women in Nanoscience Award: “Controlled condensation of molecular precursors to functional materials.”, Global Conference on Nanotechnology – Nanoseries (June, 2022) (organized by ICMM CSIC, Spain).

2017 Awarded the PhD Thesis University Extraordinary Award by the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, Spain.
2016 Best Flash Presentation entitled “Nitrogen-doped carbons prepared from eutectic mixtures as metal-free oxygen reduction catalysts.” - 3rd Online Conference for Young Electrochemists organized by the Electrochemistry Group of University of Alicante (Spain) - 23-27 May.
2014-2017 Awarded an FPI PhD fellowship by the Spanish Government (48 months). Grant Number: BES-2013-062888.
2013

Awarded the Master Thesis University Extraordinary Award, Universidad de Burgos, Spain.

2009-2010 Erasmus Mundus Undergraduate Fellowship by Murcia University and Trento University to pursue studies in an Asian university. Destiny: Burapha University, Thailand.
2005 High school Excellency Award (Spain), awarded to the best graduated student of the High school.

Affiliations at Paderborn University

Selected administrative tasks

2023-/ Member of the Fakultätsrats NW at Paderborn University
2023-/ Member of the Prüfungsausschuss Materials Science at Paderborn University
2021-2022 Gender Equality Officer at the Max Planck Institute of Colloids and Interfaces.
2003-2005 President of the Chemical Engineering Association of Murcia.

Outreach

2020 Presenter at Soapbox Science Berlin, “Carbon, an old new friend”.
2016 Founder of the “PhD Thesis Showcase: Your thesis in a flash!” project at the Institute of Materials Sciences of Madrid (equivalent to 3-minute presentations project).
2015-2016 Presenter at the Institute of Material Science of Madrid Science Week.
2015 Presenter at Madrid´s Scientific-Weekend showroom as a member of the Institute of Materials Sciences of Madrid.

Research Interests

  • Use of ionic liquids and deep eutectic solvents towards greener materials synthetic routes.
  • Controlling the synthesis of carbon-based nanomaterials.
  • Electrochemical applications of carbon nanomaterials in environmental remediation technologies.
  • Adsorption properties of carbon nanomaterials (CO2 sorption, H2O sorption, CH4 sorption, metals).
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