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Dr. Marta Quintanilla, Visiting Marie Curie Postdoctoral Fellow


Marta Quintanilla obtained her BSc degree in Physics at Universidad Autonoma de Madrid (Spain), specialising in Optics and Spectroscopy, in 2005. She started a PhD in the Material Physics Department of the same University. In October 2010, she completed her pre-doctoral work on the luminescence of lanthanide ions and obtained her PhD degree with honours. Since then, she has been working as a postdoctoral researcher in different laboratories. First, she joined Heriot-Watt University (Edinburgh, UK) to cover the maternity leave of a Research Associate working for NANOSPEC (FP7-NMP-246200); a European Project, devoted to the development of new photovoltaic materials. She then received a Fundacion Ramon Areces Award that allowed her to move to the Institut National de la Recherche Scientifique (INRS, Montreal, Canada), where she started working on the synthesis and applications of lanthanide-doped nanoparticles. After almost four years at INRS, she was awarded with a Marie Sklodowska-Curie Action to work at CIC BiomaGUNE (San Sebastian, Spain), where she has worked since November 2015. Currently she is developing nanomaterials that combine heating properties with thermometric properties, specially designed to be used for controlled photothermal therapy. She joined the Nanomedicine Lab to study the interaction of the designed nanomaterials with in vitro samples.