People | Dr. Neus Lozano Valdes

Dr. Neus Lozano Valdes, Graphene Flagship Research Fellow

Neus obtained her BSc Degree in Chemistry at the University of Barcelona, Spain in 2003. After graduation she completed her MSc Degree at the Institute of Advanced Chemistry of Catalonia, Spanish Council for Scientific Research (IQAC-CSIC). She pursued her PhD in Chemistry at the Department of Chemical and Surfactants Technology (IQAC-CSIC) University of Barcelona supervised by Professor Aurora Piñazo and Professor Ramon Pons. This work was also performed in the Biological Research Centre, Madrid (CIB-CSIC), the Chemical Department of La Sapienza University, Rome, Italy and in the School of Chemical Engineering, Purdue University, West-Lafayette, IN, USA, through a junior researcher exchange student programme. During her PhD, she focused on interactive studies of biocompatible synthetic surfactants with membrane models and their potential application in pulmonary medicine. Neus joined the Nanomedicine Lab in 2010 as a Research Fellow under the Andalusian Initiative for Advanced Therapies funded by the Regional Government of Andalusia on the engineering, characterization and use of hybrid liposome-nanoparticle systems for the detection, therapy and monitoring of cancer. Since October 2013 she has been the main Research Fellow on the Graphene Flagship project working on the synthesis and characterisation of graphene oxide and related materials.