Dr Laia Vila-Nadal

  • Lecturer in Molecular Metal Oxide Chemistry (School of Chemistry)

telephone: 01413303454
email: Laia.Vila-Nadal@glasgow.ac.uk

Chemistry, Room A4-38, Joesph Black Building

ORCID iDhttps://orcid.org/0000-0002-7718-7227

Biography

For further information, see: LVN group website 

Research interests

Research in the LVN group is now mainly a computational chemistry group that centers on 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, sensing, etc. We aim to combine theory and simulations with experimental research to discover new molecules, describe their electronic structure, and describe 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 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.

Selected publications:

Memory devices

  1. Nature2014, 515, 545–549. Doi: 10.1038/nature13951
  2. J. Phys. Chem. C., 2021, 125, 6, 3599–3610 Doi: 10.1021/acs.jpcc.0c11038
  3. J. Am. Chem. Soc.2018, 140, 2595–2601. Doi: 10.1021/jacs.7b11982

Molecular metal oxides self-assembly and inverse design

  1. Int. J. Quantum Chem., 2021, 121, 5, e26493. (Perspective)  Doi:10.1002/qua.26493
  2. J. Am. Chem. Soc.2018, 140, 9379–9382. Doi: 10.1021/jacs.8b05059
  3. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed.2009, 48, 5452–5456. Doi: 10.1002/anie.200901348

Molecular metal oxides as porous materials

  1. Nat. Rev. Mat., 2017, 2, 17054. Doi: 10.1038/natrevmats.2017.54
  2. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 2019, 58, 17282–17286. Doi:10.1002/anie.201911170

Nitrogen activation and molecular metal oxides properties

  1. Front. Chem., 2021, 9, 1–7 (Perspective) Doi:10.3389/fchem.2021.742565
  2. Nat. Cat., 2018, 1, 208–213. Doi: 10.1038/s41929-018-0037-1
  3. J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2022, 144, 20, 8951–8960. Doi: 10.1021/jacs.1c10584

 

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Publications

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2022

Chen, J.-J. et al. (2022) Effective storage of electrons in water by the formation of highly reduced polyoxometalate clusters. Journal of the American Chemical Society, 144(20), pp. 8951-8960. (doi: 10.1021/jacs.1c10584) (PMID:35536652)

Malcolm, D. and Vila-Nadal, L. (2022) Transition metal oxide–based storage materials. In: Ruiz Rubio, L., Vilas Vilela, J. L., Artetxe, B. and Gutiérrez-Zorrilla, J. M. (eds.) Polyoxometalates. Jenny Stanford Publishing. ISBN 9781003277446

2021

González-Cabaleiro, R. , Thompson, J. A. and Vilà-Nadal, L. (2021) Looking for options to sustainably fixate nitrogen. Are molecular metal oxides catalysts a viable avenue? Frontiers in Chemistry, 9, 742565. (doi: 10.3389/fchem.2021.742565)

Vilà-Nadal, L. (2021) POMzites: a roadmap for inverse design in metal oxide chemistry. International Journal of Quantum Chemistry, 121(5), e26493. (doi: 10.1002/qua.26493)

Lapham, P., Vilà-Nadal, L. , Cronin, L. and Georgiev, V. P. (2021) Influence of the contact geometry and counterions on the current flow and charge transfer in polyoxometalate molecular junctions: a density functional theory study. Journal of Physical Chemistry C, 125(6), pp. 3599-3610. (doi: 10.1021/acs.jpcc.0c11038) (PMID:33633816) (PMCID:PMC7899180)

2020

Vila-Nadal, L. and Miras, H. N. (2020) Coordination chemistry in polyoxometalates and metal clusters. In: Constable, E., Parkin, G. and Que, L. (eds.) Comprehensive Coordination Chemistry III. Series: Chemistry molecular sciences and engineering. Academic Press: Burlington. (Accepted for Publication)

2019

Zhan, C.-H., Zheng, Q., Long, D.-L. , Vilà‐Nadal, L. and Cronin, L. (2019) Controlling the reactivity of the [P8W48O184]40– inorganic ring and its assembly into POMZite inorganic frameworks with silver ions. Angewandte Chemie (International Edition), 131(48), pp. 17442-6. (doi: 10.1002/anie.201911170) (PMID:31538679) (PMCID:PMC6900112)

Janusson, E. , de Kler, N., Vilà-Nadal, L. , Long, D.-L. and Cronin, L. (2019) Synthesis of polyoxometalate clusters using carbohydrates as reducing agents leads to isomer-selection. Chemical Communications, 55(41), pp. 5797-5800. (doi: 10.1039/C9CC02361E) (PMID:31041957)

Mathew, P. T., Fang, F., Vila-Nadal, L. , Cronin, L. and Georgiev, V. (2019) First Principle Simulations of Current Flow in Inorganic Molecules: Polyoxometalates (POMs). In: 2019 Joint International EUROSOI Workshop and International Conference on Ultimate Integration on Silicon (EUROSOI-ULIS), Grenoble, France, 01-03 Apr 2019, ISBN 9781728116587 (doi: 10.1109/EUROSOI-ULIS45800.2019.9041869)

2018

Miras, H. N. , Vilà-Nadal, L. and Cronin, L. (2018) Correction: Polyoxometalate based open-frameworks (POM-OFs). Chemical Society Reviews, 47(17), p. 6890. (doi: 10.1039/c8cs90091d) (PMID:30067251)

Christie, L. G. , Asche, S., Mathieson, J. S., Vila-Nadal, L. and Cronin, L. (2018) Investigating the formation of giant {Pd72}Prop and {Pd84}Gly macrocycles using NMR, HPLC and mass spectrometry. Journal of the American Chemical Society, 140(30), pp. 9379-9382. (doi: 10.1021/jacs.8b05059) (PMID:30005574)

Georgiev, V. P. , Vila-Nadal, L. , Cronin, L. and Asenov, A. (2018) Molecular Based Flash Cell for Low Power Flash Application: Optimization and Variability Evaluation. In: IEEE 12th Nanotechnology Materials and Devices Conference (NMDC 2017), Singapore, 2-4 Oct 2017, pp. 64-65. ISBN 9781538627723 (doi: 10.1109/NMDC.2017.8350505)

Martin-Sabi, M., Soriano-López, J., Winter, R. S., Chen, J.-J., Vilà-Nadal, L. , Long, D.-L. , Galán-Mascarós, J. R. and Cronin, L. (2018) Redox tuning the Weakley-type polyoxometalate archetype for the oxygen evolution reaction. Nature Catalysis, 1(3), pp. 208-213. (doi: 10.1038/s41929-018-0037-1) (PMID:30079397) (PMCID:PMC6075698)

Zheng, Q., Vilà-Nadal, L. , Lang, Z., Chen, J.-j., Long, D.-L. , Mathieson, J. S., Poblet, J. M. and Cronin, L. (2018) Self-sorting of heteroanions in the assembly of cross-shaped polyoxometalate clusters. Journal of the American Chemical Society, 140(7), pp. 2595-2601. (doi: 10.1021/jacs.7b11982) (PMID:29359931) (PMCID:PMC6075695)

2017

Vilà-Nadal, L. and Cronin, L. (2017) Design and synthesis of polyoxometalate-framework materials from cluster precursors. Nature Reviews Materials, 2, 17054. (doi: 10.1038/natrevmats.2017.54)

Vila-Nadal, L. and Cronin, L. (2017) Self-assembly of molecular metal oxide nanoclusters. In: Dronskowski, R., Kikkawa, S. and Stein, A. (eds.) Handbook of Solid State Chemistry. Wiley: Weinheim. ISBN 9783527325870 (doi: 10.1002/9783527691036.hsscvol4003)

Zhan, C. et al. (2017) A metamorphic inorganic framework that can be switched between eight single-crystalline states. Nature Communications, 8, 14185. (doi: 10.1038/ncomms14185) (PMID:28194009) (PMCID:PMC5316803)

2016

Cameron, J. M., Vilà-Nadal, L. , Winter, R. S., Iijima, F., Murillo, J. C., Rodríguez-Fortea, A., Oshio, H., Poblet, J. M. and Cronin, L. (2016) Investigating the transformations of polyoxoanions using mass spectrometry and molecular dynamics. Journal of the American Chemical Society, 138(28), pp. 8765-8773. (doi: 10.1021/jacs.6b02245) (PMID:27321042)

2015

Sartzi, H., Miras, H. N. , Vila-Nadal, L. , Long, D. L. and Cronin, L. (2015) Trapping the δ isomer of the polyoxometalate-based Keggin cluster with a tripodal ligand. Angewandte Chemie (International Edition), 54(51), pp. 15488-15492. (doi: 10.1002/anie.201505377) (PMID:26511859)

Zheng, Q., Vila-Nadal, L. , Busche, C. , Mathieson, J. S., Long, D.-L. and Cronin, L. (2015) Following the reaction of heteroanions inside a {W18O56} polyoxometalate nanocage by NMR spectroscopy and mass spectrometry. Angewandte Chemie (International Edition), 127(27), pp. 8006-8010. (doi: 10.1002/ange.201502295)

Georgiev, V. P. , Amoroso, S. M., Ali, T. M., Vila-Nadal, L. , Busche, C. , Cronin, L. and Asenov, A. (2015) Comparison between bulk and FDSOI POM flash cell: a multiscale simulation study. IEEE Transactions on Electron Devices, 62(2), pp. 680-684. (doi: 10.1109/TED.2014.2378378)

2014

Busche, C. et al. (2014) Design and fabrication of memory devices based on nanoscale polyoxometalate clusters. Nature, 515(7528), pp. 545-549. (doi: 10.1038/nature13951) (PMID:25409147)

Miras, H. N. , Vilà-Nadal, L. and Cronin, L. (2014) Polyoxometalate based open-frameworks (POM-OFs). Chemical Society Reviews, 43(16), pp. 5679-5699. (doi: 10.1039/c4cs00097h) (PMID:25005364)

Georgiev, V. P. , Markov, S., Vila-Nadal, L. , Busche, C. , Cronin, L. and Asenov, A. (2014) Optimization and evaluation of variability in the programming window of a flash cell with molecular metal-oxide storage. IEEE Transactions on Electron Devices, 61(6), pp. 2019-2026. (doi: 10.1109/TED.2014.2315520)

Cameron, J. M., Gao, J., Vila-Nadal, L. , Long, D.-L. and Cronin, L. (2014) Formation, self-assembly and transformation of a transient selenotungstate building block into clusters, chains and macrocycles. Chemical Communications, 50(17), pp. 2155-2157. (doi: 10.1039/C3CC49293A)

Georgiev, V. P. , Amoroso, S. M., Vila-Nadal, L. , Busche, C. , Cronin, L. and Asenov, A. (2014) FDSOI Molecular Flash Cell with Reduced Variability for Low Power Flash Applications. In: 44th European Solid-State Device Research Conference (ESSDERC), Venice, Italy, 22-26 Sep 2014, pp. 353-356. ISBN 9781479943760 (doi: 10.1109/ESSDERC.2014.6948833)

2013

Vilà-Nadal, L. , Mitchell, S. G., Markov, S., Busche, C. , Georgiev, V. , Asenov, A. and Cronin, L. (2013) Towards polyoxometalate-cluster-based nano-electronics. Chemistry: A European Journal, 19(49), pp. 16502-16511. (doi: 10.1002/chem.201301631)

Vilà-Nadal, L. , Peuntinger, K., Busche, C. , Yan, J., Lüders, D., Long, D. , Poblet, J.M., Guldi, D.M. and Cronin, L. (2013) Polyoxometalate {W18O56XO6} clusters with embedded redox-active main-group templates as localized inner-cluster radicals. Angewandte Chemie (International Edition), 52(37), pp. 9695-9699. (doi: 10.1002/anie.201303126)

Georgiev, V. P. , Markov, S., Vilà-Nadal, L. , Asenov, A. and Cronin, L. (2013) Molecular-Metal-Oxide-nanoelectronicS (M-MOS): Achieving the Molecular Limit. In: 16th International Workshop on Computational Electronics, Nara, Japan, 4-7 June 2013, ISBN 9783901578267

Georgiev, V. P. , Markov, S., Vila-Nadal, L. , Busche, C., Cronin, L. and Asenov, A. (2013) Multi-scale computational framework for the evaluation of variability in the programing window of a flash cell with molecular storage. In: 2013 Proceedings of the European Solid-State Device Research Conference (ESSDERC), Bucharest, Romania, 16-20 Sep 2013, pp. 230-233. (doi: 10.1109/ESSDERC.2013.6818861)

2012

Vilà-Nadal, L. , Romo, S., López, X. and Poblet, J. M. (2012) Structural and electronic features of Wells-Dawson polyoxometalates. In: Hill, C. and Musaev, D. G. (eds.) Complexity in Chemistry and Beyond: Interplay Theory and Experiment. Series: NATO Science for Peace and Security Series B: Physics and Biophysics. Springer Netherlands: Dordrecht, pp. 171-183. ISBN 9789400755475 (doi: 10.1007/978-94-007-5548-2_10)

Vilá-Nadal, L. , Mitchell, S.G., Long, D.L. , Rodríguez-Fortea, A., López, X., Poblet, J.M. and Cronin, L. (2012) Exploring the rotational isomerism in non-classical Wells–Dawson anions {W18X}:: a combined theoretical and mass spectrometry study. Dalton Transactions, 41(8), pp. 2264-2271. (doi: 10.1039/c2dt11919f)

2011

Vila-Nadal, L. , Wilson, E.F., Miras, H.N. , Rodriguez-Fortea, A., Cronin, L. and Poblet, J.M. (2011) Combined theoretical and mass spectrometry study of the formation-fragmentation of small polyoxomolybdates. Inorganic Chemistry, 50(16), pp. 7811-7819. (doi: 10.1021/ic200969h)

Vilà-Nadal, L. , Mitchell, S.G., Rodríguez-Fortea, A., Miras, H.N. , Cronin, L. and Poblet, J.M. (2011) Connecting theory with experiment to understand the initial nucleation steps of heteropolyoxometalate clusters. Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics, 13(45), pp. 20136-20145. (doi: 10.1039/c1cp21209e)

2010

Vilà-Nadal, L. , Sarasa, J. P., Rodríguez-Fortea, A., Igual, J., Kazansky, L. P. and Poblet, J. M. (2010) Towards the accurate calculation of 183W NMR chemical shifts in polyoxometalates: the relevance of the structure. Chemistry: An Asian Journal, 5(1), pp. 97-104. (doi: 10.1002/asia.200900263)

López, X., Vilà-Nadal, L. , Aparicio-Anglès, X. and Poblet, J. M. (2010) Theoretical view on the origin and implications of structural distortions in polyoxometalates. Physics Procedia, 8, pp. 94-103. (doi: 10.1016/j.phpro.2010.10.018)

McGlone, T., Vilà-Nadal, L. , Miras, H.N. , Long, D.L. , Poblet, J.M. and Cronin, L. (2010) Assembly of titanium embedded polyoxometalates with unprecedented structural features. Dalton Transactions, 39(48), pp. 11599-11604. (doi: 10.1039/c0dt01327g)

2009

Vilà-Nadal, L. , Rodríguez-Fortea, A. and Poblet, J. M. (2009) Theoretical analysis of the possible intermediates in the formation of [W6O19]2–. European Journal of Inorganic Chemistry, 2009(34), pp. 5125-5133. (doi: 10.1002/ejic.200900714)

Vilá-Nadal, L. , Rodriguez-Fortea, A., Yan, L.K., Wilson, E.F., Cronin, L. and Poblet, J.M. (2009) Nucleation mechanisms of molecular oxides: a study of the assembly-dissassembly of [W6O19]2- by theory and mass spectrometry. Angewandte Chemie (International Edition), 48(30), pp. 5452-5456. (doi: 10.1002/anie.200901348)

2008

Rodríguez-Fortea, A., Vilà-Nadal, L. and Poblet, J. M. (2008) Hydration of hydrogentungstate anions at different pH conditions: a Car−Parrinello molecular dynamics study. Inorganic Chemistry, 47(17), pp. 7745-7750. (doi: 10.1021/ic8007766)

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Articles

Chen, J.-J. et al. (2022) Effective storage of electrons in water by the formation of highly reduced polyoxometalate clusters. Journal of the American Chemical Society, 144(20), pp. 8951-8960. (doi: 10.1021/jacs.1c10584) (PMID:35536652)

González-Cabaleiro, R. , Thompson, J. A. and Vilà-Nadal, L. (2021) Looking for options to sustainably fixate nitrogen. Are molecular metal oxides catalysts a viable avenue? Frontiers in Chemistry, 9, 742565. (doi: 10.3389/fchem.2021.742565)

Vilà-Nadal, L. (2021) POMzites: a roadmap for inverse design in metal oxide chemistry. International Journal of Quantum Chemistry, 121(5), e26493. (doi: 10.1002/qua.26493)

Lapham, P., Vilà-Nadal, L. , Cronin, L. and Georgiev, V. P. (2021) Influence of the contact geometry and counterions on the current flow and charge transfer in polyoxometalate molecular junctions: a density functional theory study. Journal of Physical Chemistry C, 125(6), pp. 3599-3610. (doi: 10.1021/acs.jpcc.0c11038) (PMID:33633816) (PMCID:PMC7899180)

Zhan, C.-H., Zheng, Q., Long, D.-L. , Vilà‐Nadal, L. and Cronin, L. (2019) Controlling the reactivity of the [P8W48O184]40– inorganic ring and its assembly into POMZite inorganic frameworks with silver ions. Angewandte Chemie (International Edition), 131(48), pp. 17442-6. (doi: 10.1002/anie.201911170) (PMID:31538679) (PMCID:PMC6900112)

Janusson, E. , de Kler, N., Vilà-Nadal, L. , Long, D.-L. and Cronin, L. (2019) Synthesis of polyoxometalate clusters using carbohydrates as reducing agents leads to isomer-selection. Chemical Communications, 55(41), pp. 5797-5800. (doi: 10.1039/C9CC02361E) (PMID:31041957)

Miras, H. N. , Vilà-Nadal, L. and Cronin, L. (2018) Correction: Polyoxometalate based open-frameworks (POM-OFs). Chemical Society Reviews, 47(17), p. 6890. (doi: 10.1039/c8cs90091d) (PMID:30067251)

Christie, L. G. , Asche, S., Mathieson, J. S., Vila-Nadal, L. and Cronin, L. (2018) Investigating the formation of giant {Pd72}Prop and {Pd84}Gly macrocycles using NMR, HPLC and mass spectrometry. Journal of the American Chemical Society, 140(30), pp. 9379-9382. (doi: 10.1021/jacs.8b05059) (PMID:30005574)

Martin-Sabi, M., Soriano-López, J., Winter, R. S., Chen, J.-J., Vilà-Nadal, L. , Long, D.-L. , Galán-Mascarós, J. R. and Cronin, L. (2018) Redox tuning the Weakley-type polyoxometalate archetype for the oxygen evolution reaction. Nature Catalysis, 1(3), pp. 208-213. (doi: 10.1038/s41929-018-0037-1) (PMID:30079397) (PMCID:PMC6075698)

Zheng, Q., Vilà-Nadal, L. , Lang, Z., Chen, J.-j., Long, D.-L. , Mathieson, J. S., Poblet, J. M. and Cronin, L. (2018) Self-sorting of heteroanions in the assembly of cross-shaped polyoxometalate clusters. Journal of the American Chemical Society, 140(7), pp. 2595-2601. (doi: 10.1021/jacs.7b11982) (PMID:29359931) (PMCID:PMC6075695)

Vilà-Nadal, L. and Cronin, L. (2017) Design and synthesis of polyoxometalate-framework materials from cluster precursors. Nature Reviews Materials, 2, 17054. (doi: 10.1038/natrevmats.2017.54)

Zhan, C. et al. (2017) A metamorphic inorganic framework that can be switched between eight single-crystalline states. Nature Communications, 8, 14185. (doi: 10.1038/ncomms14185) (PMID:28194009) (PMCID:PMC5316803)

Cameron, J. M., Vilà-Nadal, L. , Winter, R. S., Iijima, F., Murillo, J. C., Rodríguez-Fortea, A., Oshio, H., Poblet, J. M. and Cronin, L. (2016) Investigating the transformations of polyoxoanions using mass spectrometry and molecular dynamics. Journal of the American Chemical Society, 138(28), pp. 8765-8773. (doi: 10.1021/jacs.6b02245) (PMID:27321042)

Sartzi, H., Miras, H. N. , Vila-Nadal, L. , Long, D. L. and Cronin, L. (2015) Trapping the δ isomer of the polyoxometalate-based Keggin cluster with a tripodal ligand. Angewandte Chemie (International Edition), 54(51), pp. 15488-15492. (doi: 10.1002/anie.201505377) (PMID:26511859)

Zheng, Q., Vila-Nadal, L. , Busche, C. , Mathieson, J. S., Long, D.-L. and Cronin, L. (2015) Following the reaction of heteroanions inside a {W18O56} polyoxometalate nanocage by NMR spectroscopy and mass spectrometry. Angewandte Chemie (International Edition), 127(27), pp. 8006-8010. (doi: 10.1002/ange.201502295)

Georgiev, V. P. , Amoroso, S. M., Ali, T. M., Vila-Nadal, L. , Busche, C. , Cronin, L. and Asenov, A. (2015) Comparison between bulk and FDSOI POM flash cell: a multiscale simulation study. IEEE Transactions on Electron Devices, 62(2), pp. 680-684. (doi: 10.1109/TED.2014.2378378)

Busche, C. et al. (2014) Design and fabrication of memory devices based on nanoscale polyoxometalate clusters. Nature, 515(7528), pp. 545-549. (doi: 10.1038/nature13951) (PMID:25409147)

Miras, H. N. , Vilà-Nadal, L. and Cronin, L. (2014) Polyoxometalate based open-frameworks (POM-OFs). Chemical Society Reviews, 43(16), pp. 5679-5699. (doi: 10.1039/c4cs00097h) (PMID:25005364)

Georgiev, V. P. , Markov, S., Vila-Nadal, L. , Busche, C. , Cronin, L. and Asenov, A. (2014) Optimization and evaluation of variability in the programming window of a flash cell with molecular metal-oxide storage. IEEE Transactions on Electron Devices, 61(6), pp. 2019-2026. (doi: 10.1109/TED.2014.2315520)

Cameron, J. M., Gao, J., Vila-Nadal, L. , Long, D.-L. and Cronin, L. (2014) Formation, self-assembly and transformation of a transient selenotungstate building block into clusters, chains and macrocycles. Chemical Communications, 50(17), pp. 2155-2157. (doi: 10.1039/C3CC49293A)

Vilà-Nadal, L. , Mitchell, S. G., Markov, S., Busche, C. , Georgiev, V. , Asenov, A. and Cronin, L. (2013) Towards polyoxometalate-cluster-based nano-electronics. Chemistry: A European Journal, 19(49), pp. 16502-16511. (doi: 10.1002/chem.201301631)

Vilà-Nadal, L. , Peuntinger, K., Busche, C. , Yan, J., Lüders, D., Long, D. , Poblet, J.M., Guldi, D.M. and Cronin, L. (2013) Polyoxometalate {W18O56XO6} clusters with embedded redox-active main-group templates as localized inner-cluster radicals. Angewandte Chemie (International Edition), 52(37), pp. 9695-9699. (doi: 10.1002/anie.201303126)

Vilá-Nadal, L. , Mitchell, S.G., Long, D.L. , Rodríguez-Fortea, A., López, X., Poblet, J.M. and Cronin, L. (2012) Exploring the rotational isomerism in non-classical Wells–Dawson anions {W18X}:: a combined theoretical and mass spectrometry study. Dalton Transactions, 41(8), pp. 2264-2271. (doi: 10.1039/c2dt11919f)

Vila-Nadal, L. , Wilson, E.F., Miras, H.N. , Rodriguez-Fortea, A., Cronin, L. and Poblet, J.M. (2011) Combined theoretical and mass spectrometry study of the formation-fragmentation of small polyoxomolybdates. Inorganic Chemistry, 50(16), pp. 7811-7819. (doi: 10.1021/ic200969h)

Vilà-Nadal, L. , Mitchell, S.G., Rodríguez-Fortea, A., Miras, H.N. , Cronin, L. and Poblet, J.M. (2011) Connecting theory with experiment to understand the initial nucleation steps of heteropolyoxometalate clusters. Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics, 13(45), pp. 20136-20145. (doi: 10.1039/c1cp21209e)

Vilà-Nadal, L. , Sarasa, J. P., Rodríguez-Fortea, A., Igual, J., Kazansky, L. P. and Poblet, J. M. (2010) Towards the accurate calculation of 183W NMR chemical shifts in polyoxometalates: the relevance of the structure. Chemistry: An Asian Journal, 5(1), pp. 97-104. (doi: 10.1002/asia.200900263)

López, X., Vilà-Nadal, L. , Aparicio-Anglès, X. and Poblet, J. M. (2010) Theoretical view on the origin and implications of structural distortions in polyoxometalates. Physics Procedia, 8, pp. 94-103. (doi: 10.1016/j.phpro.2010.10.018)

McGlone, T., Vilà-Nadal, L. , Miras, H.N. , Long, D.L. , Poblet, J.M. and Cronin, L. (2010) Assembly of titanium embedded polyoxometalates with unprecedented structural features. Dalton Transactions, 39(48), pp. 11599-11604. (doi: 10.1039/c0dt01327g)

Vilà-Nadal, L. , Rodríguez-Fortea, A. and Poblet, J. M. (2009) Theoretical analysis of the possible intermediates in the formation of [W6O19]2–. European Journal of Inorganic Chemistry, 2009(34), pp. 5125-5133. (doi: 10.1002/ejic.200900714)

Vilá-Nadal, L. , Rodriguez-Fortea, A., Yan, L.K., Wilson, E.F., Cronin, L. and Poblet, J.M. (2009) Nucleation mechanisms of molecular oxides: a study of the assembly-dissassembly of [W6O19]2- by theory and mass spectrometry. Angewandte Chemie (International Edition), 48(30), pp. 5452-5456. (doi: 10.1002/anie.200901348)

Rodríguez-Fortea, A., Vilà-Nadal, L. and Poblet, J. M. (2008) Hydration of hydrogentungstate anions at different pH conditions: a Car−Parrinello molecular dynamics study. Inorganic Chemistry, 47(17), pp. 7745-7750. (doi: 10.1021/ic8007766)

Book Sections

Malcolm, D. and Vila-Nadal, L. (2022) Transition metal oxide–based storage materials. In: Ruiz Rubio, L., Vilas Vilela, J. L., Artetxe, B. and Gutiérrez-Zorrilla, J. M. (eds.) Polyoxometalates. Jenny Stanford Publishing. ISBN 9781003277446

Vila-Nadal, L. and Miras, H. N. (2020) Coordination chemistry in polyoxometalates and metal clusters. In: Constable, E., Parkin, G. and Que, L. (eds.) Comprehensive Coordination Chemistry III. Series: Chemistry molecular sciences and engineering. Academic Press: Burlington. (Accepted for Publication)

Vila-Nadal, L. and Cronin, L. (2017) Self-assembly of molecular metal oxide nanoclusters. In: Dronskowski, R., Kikkawa, S. and Stein, A. (eds.) Handbook of Solid State Chemistry. Wiley: Weinheim. ISBN 9783527325870 (doi: 10.1002/9783527691036.hsscvol4003)

Vilà-Nadal, L. , Romo, S., López, X. and Poblet, J. M. (2012) Structural and electronic features of Wells-Dawson polyoxometalates. In: Hill, C. and Musaev, D. G. (eds.) Complexity in Chemistry and Beyond: Interplay Theory and Experiment. Series: NATO Science for Peace and Security Series B: Physics and Biophysics. Springer Netherlands: Dordrecht, pp. 171-183. ISBN 9789400755475 (doi: 10.1007/978-94-007-5548-2_10)

Conference Proceedings

Mathew, P. T., Fang, F., Vila-Nadal, L. , Cronin, L. and Georgiev, V. (2019) First Principle Simulations of Current Flow in Inorganic Molecules: Polyoxometalates (POMs). In: 2019 Joint International EUROSOI Workshop and International Conference on Ultimate Integration on Silicon (EUROSOI-ULIS), Grenoble, France, 01-03 Apr 2019, ISBN 9781728116587 (doi: 10.1109/EUROSOI-ULIS45800.2019.9041869)

Georgiev, V. P. , Vila-Nadal, L. , Cronin, L. and Asenov, A. (2018) Molecular Based Flash Cell for Low Power Flash Application: Optimization and Variability Evaluation. In: IEEE 12th Nanotechnology Materials and Devices Conference (NMDC 2017), Singapore, 2-4 Oct 2017, pp. 64-65. ISBN 9781538627723 (doi: 10.1109/NMDC.2017.8350505)

Georgiev, V. P. , Amoroso, S. M., Vila-Nadal, L. , Busche, C. , Cronin, L. and Asenov, A. (2014) FDSOI Molecular Flash Cell with Reduced Variability for Low Power Flash Applications. In: 44th European Solid-State Device Research Conference (ESSDERC), Venice, Italy, 22-26 Sep 2014, pp. 353-356. ISBN 9781479943760 (doi: 10.1109/ESSDERC.2014.6948833)

Georgiev, V. P. , Markov, S., Vilà-Nadal, L. , Asenov, A. and Cronin, L. (2013) Molecular-Metal-Oxide-nanoelectronicS (M-MOS): Achieving the Molecular Limit. In: 16th International Workshop on Computational Electronics, Nara, Japan, 4-7 June 2013, ISBN 9783901578267

Georgiev, V. P. , Markov, S., Vila-Nadal, L. , Busche, C., Cronin, L. and Asenov, A. (2013) Multi-scale computational framework for the evaluation of variability in the programing window of a flash cell with molecular storage. In: 2013 Proceedings of the European Solid-State Device Research Conference (ESSDERC), Bucharest, Romania, 16-20 Sep 2013, pp. 230-233. (doi: 10.1109/ESSDERC.2013.6818861)

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Grants

ECR Capital Award (UR3 and Shadow Modular Grasper), EPSRC; 2019. Co-I with Dr Gerardo Aragon-Camarasa (PI) - Award: £45k

CHEMIFY: A System to Produce Universal Digital Chemical Synthesis EPSRC – EP/S030603/1; 09/2019 – 08/2022. Co-I with Prof Lee Cronin (PI), Dr Phil Kitson (Co-I), and Dr Geoff Cooper (Co-I) - Award: £1.1 M

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 - Award: $0.5M NIH

Probing the States of Single Molecules for Sensing and Multi-value Memory Applications EPSRC – EP/V048341/1; 10/2021 – 03/2025. Co-I with Prof Douglas Paul (PI),  Prof Lee Cronin (Co-I), Prof A. Asenov (Co-I), and Dr Vihar Georgiev (Co-I) - Award: £1.6 M

UofG Reinvigorating Research Call, Scheme -  01/2022 – 06/2022  Dr. Vila-Nadal (PI) - Award: £31 k

CoSE Rewards for Excellence, 2021, ECDP program Dr. Vila-Nadal (PI) - Award: £6.5 k

ScotCHEM ECR equipment funding call 2022, link Dr. Vila-Nadal (PI) - Award: £10 k

 

Supervision

Postdoctoral Research Associate (PDRA):

PhD students Main Supervisor 

  • Daniel Malcolm. Since October 2020- to date. (LinkedIn)

    Metal oxides by design. Computationally exploring the combinatorial space generated by the self-assembly of known metal oxides.

  • Jake A. Thompson. Since October 2020- to date. (LinkedIn) together with Dr Rebeca Gonzalez-Cabaleiro (TU Delft)

    Production of green ammonia aiming for zero-carbon fertilizer production.

  • Michael Nicolaou. Since September 2022- to date (LinkedIn) together with Dr Emma Gibson (UofGla)

Obtaing high value chemicals from lignocellulosic biomass

MSci Students 

  • Tobias Jütten. Since October 2022- to date. Scottish lignin structural modelling and sources 

PhD students Second supervisor/Pastoral support

  • 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

Alumni

  • Ms Katherine Hillian. October 2021 - May 2022. MSci Project: Ugi reactions with chromophores 
  • Mr Aidan Delaney. October 2021 - April 2022. BSc Project: Modelling Single Atom Catalysts 
  • Mr Antonio India. October 2020 - May 2021. MSci Project: Origami modelling of POMs 

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. 

Teaching

Academic Session: 2021-22

  • 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

  • 2022 Nominated for a Student Teaching Award, in the category of Best College Teacher in the College of Science and Engineering

Additional information

Dr. Laia Vilà-Nadal
Lecturer in Metal Oxide Chemistry

Office A4-38
School of Chemistry
Joseph Black Building
University of Glasgow
Glasgow G12 8QQ
Tel: +44 141 330 3454
Email: Laia.Vila-Nadal@glasgow.ac.uk