The Langmuir monolayer technique is a well-established experimental methodology for conducting basic studies at the air/liquid interface. With the advent of new in situ probing techniques, the scope and applications of the Langmuir technique have been greatly increased, reaching organic/inorganic hybrid composites, complex biomolecules and functional nanoparticles, among others. The possibility of finely tuning the available surface area per molecule combined with the detailed experimental information that can be attained makes the Langmuir technique a relevant platform to obtain unique insights in Colloid and Interface Science. Langmuir technique is still contributing with remarkable ideas, techniques and results. Much more fascinating research is certainly yet to come.
Sobre o palestrante:
I graduated in Chemistry (2005) and obtained my PhD in Physical Chemistry (2009) at the University of Córdoba (Spain). I worked as a Alexander von Humboldt fellow with Prof. Dr. H. Möhwald and Prof. Dr. G. Brezesinski in the Max Planck Institute for Colloids and Interfaces in Potsdam, Germany (2009-2012). I worked in the BioNanoPlasmonics Lab led by Prof. Dr. Luis Liz-Marzán at CIC biomaGUNE in Donostia/San Sebastián, Spain (2013-2016). In 2016 I was back to the University of Córdoba enjoying a tenure track position (Ramón y Cajal), looking forward to work in exciting self-assembling and biorelated nanosystems. Since 2021, I am Associate Professor of Physical Chemistry at the University of Córdoba. I enjoy research in different topics related to interfaces, from Langmuir monolayers to plasmonic nanoparticles. I also do some teaching, act as the secretary for the Spanish group of Colloids and Interfaces of the Spanish Royal Society of Chemistry, and serve as an Associate Editor for RSC Advances.4