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About Me

Postdoctoral researcher at the Laboratory of Polymers and Soft Matter Dynamics at the Université libre de Bruxelles (ULB). I started my research in the field of ultrastable vapour deposited organic glasses, first at the Group of Nanomaterials and Microsystems (GNaM) of Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, where I focused on their thermal properties, and later on at the Group of Biophysics and Molecular Physics, at the University of Silesia in Katowice, where I focused on the dynamics of these systems by dielectric spectroscopy. Currently, I work on the dynamics of polymers, focusing on the simultaneous crystallisation and adsorption in confinement.


Systems and techniques I have worked with

Physical Vapour Deposition

Thermal evaporation. Thin films. Vacuum technology.
Physical vapour deposition has emerged as a powerful technique to produce glasses with unprecedented thermodynamic and kinetic stability.

Thermal Analysis

Membrane-based calorimetry. Quasi-adiabatic fast-scanning nanocalorimetry. Differential Scanning Calorimetry (DSC).
The new advances in microfabrication have permitted to develop techniques able to measure the heat capacity of very thin films and at ultra high heating rates.


Glass transition. Stability of glasses. Transformation mechanisms. Relaxation time. Properties of ultrastable glasses.
Glasses are solid-like materials with a disordered structure. The nature of glasses is one of the remaining unresolved issues in the field of condensed matter.

dielectric spectroscopy

Broadband dielectric spectroscopy (BDS), Relaxation processes, Secondary relaxations, Maxwell-Wagner polarisation.
The study of dielectric processes is fundamental to understand the properties of glasses. Secondary relaxations are responsible for many properties of glasses. Also, intermolecular charge transport is a central concern of fundamental and practical nature.

"The science of today is the technology of tomorrow" Edward Teller


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