Dr Laia Vila-Nadal

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

Research interests

My research vision is to understand the self-assembly mechanisms of inorganic metal oxide materials, aiming to design new oxide materials with applications in energy storage, molecular electronics and sensing. I aim to combine theory and calculations with experimental research by creating interesting molecules, describing their electronic structure, and discovering new properties. I am also 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). I 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.


Publications

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2019

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)

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)

This list was generated on Fri Jul 19 13:31:16 2019 BST.
Number of items: 32.

Articles

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

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

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)

This list was generated on Fri Jul 19 13:31:16 2019 BST.