University of Barcelona

Deputy Project Coordinator

Prof. Josep Puigmartí-Luis

Prof. Dr. Josep Puigmartí-Luis is a chemist who completed a master in Chemistry and Food Engineering at “Institut Químico de Serrià (IQS)” (2003) and did a PhD in materials science at Institut de Ciència de Materials de Barcelona (ICMAB). His work in supramolecular and flow chemistry, has been awarded with “Premi Antoni de Martí i Franquès de Ciències Químiques”, award from the Institut d’Estudis Catalans (2009), St. Jordi award from the Institut d’Estudis Catalans and the Societat Catalana de Química (2006) and an ETH fellowship in 2008.

In 2012, he was appointed a Ramon Y Cajal (RyC) researcher, but after two years as a RyC, he decided to move back to Switzerland where in 2015 was awarded an ERC starting grant to study and control self-assembly processes of metal-organic based crystalline materials.
In 2019, he was appointed as an ICREA Research Professor, and since 2020, his group is located at the University of Barcelona (UB).

His research interests include the synthesis and controlled design of functional materials in solution and on surfaces, as well as the development of microfluidic technologies to command and understand the formation and function of unprecedented out-of-equilibrium assemblies (a key aspect to unveil structure-properties correlations of new functional matter).


Dr. Pablo Martinez-Bulit

Pablo completed his BSc in Chemistry (2012) at Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico, in Mexico City, working with Schiff-base derived coordination complexes. He then moved to Windsor, Canada, to work with Prof. Stephen Loeb, and in 2019 successfully defended his PhD thesis titled “Crystalline Materials Incorporating Rotaxanes and Porphyrins”. After this, he joined Prof. Lee Cronin’s research group, in Glasgow, UK, to work in supramolecular assemblies and automation of reaction monitoring. In March 2021, he joined the ChemInFlow group at University of Barcelona, where he will be working in the Horizon 2020 – FET Proactive project “MAgnetically steerable wireless Nanodevices for the tarGeted delivery of therapeutIc agents in any vascular rEgion of the body (ANGIE)” amongst other projects.

Ramón Santiago Herrera Restapo

Ramon received his Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry from the University of Barcelona in 2019. Then, he got his Master’s degree in Nanoscience and Nanotechnology from the same university in 2021. In February 2021, he become Ph.D. candidate under the supervision of Josep Puigmartí Luis and Jordi Ignes Mullol.

Colloidal science has been the main field he has been working during his career. His first approach to this field was on his Bachelor’s degree thesis completed at the Colloidal and Interfacial Chemistry group that belongs to the CSIC. This work was focused on the formulation of emulsions to encapsulate chromonic liquid crystals in water or oil phase. Later, in an internship at the SOC&SAM group, he got the opportunity to work with microfluidic devices and collaborate in a published article titled ‘Stable and metastable patterns in chromonic nematic liquid crystal droplets forced with static and dynamic magnetic fields’. For his Master’s thesis, under the supervision of Jordi Ignés Mullol and Francesc Sagués Mestre, he studied the transport of colloidal particles in anisotropic fluids.

His doctoral research interest includes the research and development of microfluidic devices capable of mimicking blood vessels. He aims to control the coagulation process inside of this complex devices. Moreover, He is working too in the colloidal transport with medical applications. Moreover, the propulsion and assemblies of colloidal dispersion in liquid crystals are other topics he is actively working in.