Mario Hoyos was born in Madrid (Spain) in 1979, studied Chemistry at the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid. In 2004 joined the Institute of Science and Technology (ICTP-CSIC) where studied the Master of Advanced Specialization in Plastics and Rubber and performed his European PhD. work obtaining his doctorate in 2008. Along his PhD. he staged three EU-laboratories: the Polymer Institute-SAS (Bratislava, Slovakia), the Laboratoire de Plasma et Conversion D’Energie LAPLACE-CNRS, (Toulouse, France) and the Electrical Engineering Department in the University of Genoa (Genoa, Italy). He was awarded in 2009 with the second prize for the best thesis defended on Polymer Science by the Spanish Royal Society of Chemistry (RSEQ). After a postdoctoral training with Prof. Saverio Russo at the University of Genoa (Genoa, Italy) working on new application of ‘click’ chemistry in polymer-based materials science, he held in 2009 a NSF postdoc fellowship on the development of N-Heterocyclic Carbene-Pd Catalytic Systems for the Synthesis of Novel Triarylamine Polymers Containing Fused Heterocyclic Rings at the University of Hawai’i (USA) working within Prof. Navarro Research Group in collaboration with Prof. Michael Turner (OMIC-University of Manchester, UK). Since 2011 he is a Research Associate within HEMPOL research group at ICTP-CSIC in Madrid, Spain. He is author of 28 SCI papers, 2 book chapters, co-inventor of a licensed patent and he is co-author of 22 communications to national and international scientific conferences. His current interest focus on synthesis of semiconductor hybrid and nanostructured materials and non-wettable electronics.
Pilar Tiemblo is since 2004 Tenured Scientist at the Institute of Polymer Science and Technology, ICTP, belonging to the CSIC, Spanish National Research Council. She has published over 80 Research Papers, participated in numerous Research Projects, National and European Projects and Industrial Contracts. The role and control of surfaces and interfaces are among her major interests. In the last decade her research has been mainly devoted to the design and development of tailored polymer-based materials with specific properties, where nanofillers functionalized at HEMPOL play a major role in imparting target functionalities. Current topics are nanocomposite electrical insulators, gas transport membranes, solid extrudable polymer electrolytes, superhydrophobic polymer and water repellent conjugated polymers, together with nanocomposite electrical insulators.
Dr. Pilar Tiemblo Magro
- Coordinator at ICTP-CSIC