Sometimes the smallest things can make a big difference. Beatriz Seoane de la Cuesta is convinced that nanostructured porous materials can help fight climate change.
Beatriz studied chemical engineering at the University of Zaragoza, before attaining a PhD cum laude. Since January 2016 she has been working at Utrecht University, working on the applicability of these nanostructures.
Seoane studied chemical engineering at the University of Zaragoza, where she graduated in 2009. That same year she embarked upon a PhD on the development of new strategies for MOF synthesis, and their application as filler in polymeric membranes for gas separation. MOFs are metal oxides and metal-organic frameworks: metal ions that together with organic molecules form a three-dimensional structure. After receiving her PhD degree cum laude in 2014, she moved to The Netherlands to work as a postdoc in the Catalysis Engineering group at TU Delft. In 2015 she was granted a Veni personal grant. Since January 2016 she has been working at Utrecht University.
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