Dr Laia Vila-Nadal
- Lecturer in Molecular Metal Oxide Chemistry (School of Chemistry)
For further information, see: LVN group website
Research in the LVN group centres in understanding the self-assembly mechanisms of inorganic metal oxide materials, aiming to design new materials with diverse applications, for instance, in energy storage, molecular electronics and sensing, etc. We aim to combine theory and simulations with experimental research to discover new molecules, describing their electronic structure, and describing new properties. We are interested in using robotics and 3D-printed reactionware with inorganic systems, with the ultimate goal of being able to program the assembly of new materials with properties (e.g. water oxidation catalysis and energy storage materials). We would like to combine those novel synthetic methods with theoretical predictions of some parameters, such as IR, UV-vis, together with real time measurements. That approach would mean achieving an effective navigation through the chemical space, defined by the chemical reactants, and allow for a greater parameter control in the synthesis, and ultimately the digitalization of chemistry.
We are constantly seeking new members with a broad range of experience – please contact Dr Vilà-Nadal by email for more information and see our website for current vacancies.
- J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2018, 140, 9379–9382. (link)
- Nat. Rev. Mat., 2017,2, 17054. (link)
- J. Am. Chem. Soc.,2016,28, 8765–8773. (link)
- Nature,2014, 515, 545–549. (link)
- Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 2009, 48, 5452–5456. (link)
ECR Capital Award (UR3 and Shadow Modular Grasper), EPSRC; 2019. Co-I with Dr Gerardo Aragon-Camarasa (PI)
Integrated Discovery Chemputer Toward Addiction Free Opiates. US National Institutes of Health (NIH), National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS) ASPIRE Challenge 5. Team: Dr. Sara Walker, Dr. Leroy Cronin, Dr. Hessam Mehr, Dr. Laia Nadal, Mathew Craven, Dr. Phil Kitson, Dr. Gerado Aragon-Camarasa
PhD students Main Supervisor
- Daniel Malcolm. Starting October 2020. (LinkedIn)
Metal oxides by design. Computationally exploring the combinatorial space generated by the self-assembly of known metal oxides.
Production of green ammonia aiming for a zero-carbon fertilizer production.
PhD students Second Supervisor
- Emma Clarke. October 2019. Using Machine Learning/Artificial Intelligence to Discover the Principles of Inorganic to Biological Life
- Yibin Jiang. October 2019. Compress/Decompress Structural Information of Polyoxometalates
- Henry Powell-Davies. October 2019. Exploring the Synthesis and Discovery of Molecules in Automated Systems
2017 EPRSC Vacation Bursary Project 8-10 weeks’ summer project. Supervisor.s Dr Laia Nadal and Dr Vihar Georgiev. Molecular Nano-Clusters with Embedded Spins as QBITs for Quantum Computing. The scheme supports undergraduate students to gain practical first-hand experience of research and encourages them to consider a research career.
2016 EPRSC Vacation Bursary Project 8-10 weeks’ summer project. Supervisor.s Dr Laia Nadal and Dr Vihar Georgiev. Molecular Nano-Clusters with Embedded Spins as QBITs for Quantum Computing. The scheme supports undergraduate students to gain practical first-hand experience of research and encourages them to consider a research career.
Academic Session: 2019-20
- LEVEL 1: Chemistry lectures in the SCIENCE FUNDAMENTALS-1X CHEM1002
- Academic demonstrator in 1st year Synthesis Lab
- LEVEL 2 Inorganic Tutorials
- LEVEL 3 Inorganic Tutorials CHEM3
- LEVEL 5: Essay co-ordinator for the PGTs in the S5 Frontiers component of the Frontiers for the CHEM 3M cohort Frontiers of Chemistry
Dr. Laia Vilà-Nadal
Lecturer in Metal Oxide Chemistry
School of Chemistry
Joseph Black Building
University of Glasgow
Glasgow G12 8QQ
Tel: +44 141 330 3454