Dr. Verónica Salgueiriño
Departamento de Física Aplicada, Universidade de Vigo
Synergy effects of magnetic silica nanostructures for drug and heat delivery applications.
Verónica Salgueiriño obtained her Ph.D. degree in 2003. Her work, supervised by Luis M. Liz-Marzán, focused on silica-coated gold nanoparticles in particular ordered arrays, which allowed the study of the optical properties displayed. After two years of post-doc, first in Universität Duisburg-Essen (Germany) (group of M. Farle), then in Ira A. Fulton School of Engineering - Arizona State University, (USA, group of R. Díaz), she joined the Nanomag Group (Universidade de Santiago de Compostela, group of J. Rivas / M. A. López-Quintela) as a IPP researcher to work on incorporating diverse functionalities into a single nanoparticle. In 2008 she was awarded the L’Oréal-UNESCO (Women in Science) National Award. In March 2009 she joined the Universidade de Vigo as a Ramon y Cajal fellow leading the Magnetic Materials group she initiated. She is assistant professor (tenured) at the department of Applied Physics, since March 2014. Her group research targets the development and physical and chemical characterization of new magnetic nanoparticles and nanocomposites, with particular focus on interfaces between transition metal oxides.