Institute of Advanced Materials (INAM)
Universitat Jaume I
Bio and Research Interests:
María Pilar Borja (M.Sc. degree in chemistry in 2010 and the Ph.D. degree in 2014, both from the University of Zaragoza, Spain) worked in the UZ (from 2009 to 2015) studying new luminescent C,N-cyclometalated Pt(II) complexes and their potential applications such as phosphorescent dopants in OLEDs, sensors of heavy metals and photochemistry. In April 2016 she moved to Toulouse (France) as a postdoctoral researcher in the team Systèmes de Hautes Energies (SHEN group) lead by Dr, Nicolas Mézailles in the Laboratoire Hétérochimie Fondamentale et Appliquée (LHFA, UMR 5069 CNRS) where she stayed for 11months. During this time she worked in C-H bond activation and Ar-RF (RF = CF3, F) bond formation involving the participation of high-valent Ni-species.
Since March 2017 she is working as a Research Scientist at the University Jaume I in the Instituted of Advanced Materials (INAM). Her research interests focus on the development of new catalytic processes for energy applications using multifunctional advanced materials based on graphene and organometallic complexes bearing NHCs.