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We are always searching for highly skilled and highly motivated candidates for pursuing PhDs or Post-Doctoral research, with a strong background in one or more of the following fields: materials science, chemistry and physics.

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Projects funding our research

The group is continuously searching and applying for different funding programs at the national and international level in order to develop their research which aims at gaining new insights in the field of unimolecular electronics and spintronics and fabricating novel organic/molecular devices such as molecular switches, functional self-assembled monolayers, organic-field effect transistors (OFETs) and electrolyte-gated field-effect transistors (EGOFETs).

 

  • CARESS: "Low-cost and rapid point-of-care bio-sensors for diagnosis". Prueba de Concepto. (1/12/2021-30/11/2023), Agencia Estatal de Investigación, Ministerio de Ciencia e Innovación-Next Generation EU;  ref. PDC2021-121511-I00;      95. 000 €. IP: Marta Mas-Torrent.
  • GELLY-SENS: "Hydrogels as novel solid-electrolyte organic field-effect transistors for bio-sensing" (1/9/2021-30/8/2023), Severo Ochoa FUNFUTURE, Call FRONTIER INTERDISCIPLINARY PROJECTS (FIP). 70.000 €. IP: Marta Mas-Torrent.
  • GENESIS: “Engineering, preparation and characterisation of organic-based high performing Electronic devices for physical and bio-sensing applications and for the development of new emerging technologies”, (1/6/2020-20/5/2023); Spanish Ministry; PID2019-111682RB-I00; 350.900 €. PI: Núria Crivillers and Marta Mas-Torrent.
  • "Materiales Orgánicos Funcionales para la Fabricación de Sensores y Dispositivos (Espin) Electrónicos y de Memoria" (1/1/2020-31/5/2020), CSIC, ref. 2019AEP134; 21.416,78 €. IP: Marta Mas-Torrent
  • UHMob:"Ultra-high Charge Carrier Mobility to Elucidate Transport Mechanisms in Semiconductors" (1/5/2019-30/4/2023). H2020-MSCA-ITN-2018, Coordinator: Yves Geerts; CSIC PI: Marta Mas-Torrent. 
  • GAIN: "Switchable organic molecules for the fabrication of electronic devices and memories" (1/6/2017-30/12/2018). National project: Severo Ochoa FUNMAT-FIP-2016, Call FRONTIER INTERDISCIPLINARY PROJECTS (FIP). IP: Nuria Crivillers.
  • FANCY: "Functional organic materials for the Fabrication of sensors and (spin)-electronic/memory devices” (1/1/2017-31/12/2020) Spanish Ministry, CTQ2016-80030-R; 315.810 €. PI: Concepció Rovira, Marta Mas-Torrent
  • BIO-PAD: "Biosensor platform based on organic transistors for the diagnosis of Alzheimer desease” (1/3/2017-30/12/2020) Spanish Ministry MAT2015-72760-EXP; 55.000€; PI: Marta Mas-Torrent
  • HITECH_LAB: "HI-TECH platform for LABel-free biosensors” TecnioSpring- Marie Curie ”TECSPR15-1-0012 (15/3/2016- 15/3/2018); PI: Marta Mas-Torrent, Stefano Casalini.
  • i-Switch Integrated self-assembled SWITCHable systems and materials: towards responsive organic electronics – a multi-site innovative training action” H2020-MSCA-ITN-2014-642196, 1/1/2015-31/12/2018. Coordinator: Paolo Samori; CSIC PI: Concepció Rovira.
  • ERC Proof-of-Concept: “Large Area Organic Devices with bar assisted meniscus shearing technology”. Grant Agreement: 640120; 1/12/2014-30/5/2016; PI: Marta Mas-Torrent
  • ERC Starting Grant: "Surface Self-Assembled Molecular Electronic Devices: Logic Gates, Memories and Sensors". Grant Agreement: 306826; 1/12/2012-30/9/2018;1500 k€. PI: Marta Mas-Torrent.
  • BE-WELL. Bio- and Electro-active molecule-based materials for improving health andsocietal WELLbeing CTQ2013-40480-R, Ministerio de Economia y Competitividad; 01/01/2014 - 31/12/2016; PI: Jaume Veciana.
  • Electromagic Multifunctional surfaces structured with electroactive and magnetic molecules for electronic and spintronic devices”. Marie-Curie Action; FP7-PEOPLE-2011-CIG (Career Integration Grant); GA 303989. 01/06/2012 - 31/05/2015; 75.000,00€. PI: Núria Crivillers and Jaume Veciana.
  • ACMOL Electrical spin manipulation in electroACtive MOLecules” FP7-ICT-FET Open-Young Explorers-2013, GA 618082. 1/1/2014-31/12/2016; 332.495,00€. PI: Núria Crivillers
  • i-LINK+” Towards molecule based-devices: control and understanding of transport through molecules. PROGRAMA CSIC CONEXIÓN INTERNACIONAL PARA LA PROMOCIÓN DE LA COLABORACIÓN CIENTÍFICA INTERNACIONAL DEL CSIC CON INSTITUCIONES EXTRANJERAS. 01/01/2014 - 31/12/2015. 16.000,00 €. PI: Jaume Veciana
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Group Publications

Publications 2022

[108] Real-time threshold voltage compensation on dual-gate electrolyte-gated organic field-effect transistors.
N. Lago, M. Buonomo, S. Ruiz-Molina, A. Pollesel, R. Cintra Hensel, F. Sedona, M. Sambi, M. Mas-Torrent, S. Casalini, A. Cester, Org. Electronics 2022, 106, 106531.

[106] Photoswitching activation of a ferrocenyl-stilbene analogue by its covalent grafting to gold.
F. Bejarano, D. Gutierrez, J. Catalan-Toledo, D. Roca-Sanjuan, J. Gierschner, J. Veciana, M. Mas-Torrent, C. Rovira, N. Crivillers, PhysChemChemPhys 2022, 24, 6185.

Publications 2021

[101] Tetramethylbenzidine–TetrafluoroTCNQ (TMB–TCNQF4): A narrow-gap semiconducting salt with room-temperature relaxor ferroelectric behavior.
S. Canossa, E. Ferrari, P. Sippel, J. K. H. Fischer, R. Pfattner, R. Frison, M. Masino, M. Mas-Torrent, P. Lunkenheimer, C. Rovira, A. Girlando, J. Phys. Chem. C 2021, 125, 46, 25816.

[99] Allocation of Ambipolar Charges on an Organic Diradical with a Vinylene-Phenylenediyne Bridge.
P. Mayorga-Burrezo, F. Bejarano, J. Calvo, X. Zhao, J. Alejandro de Sousa, V. Lloveras, M. R. Bryce, E. Ortií, J. Veciana, C. Rovira, N. Crivillers , J. Phys. Chem. Lett. 2021, 12, 6159.

[97] Precursor polymorph determines the organic semiconductor structure formed upon annealing.
L.Pandolfi, A. Giunchi, A. Rivalta, S. D'Agostino, R. Guido Della Valle, M. Mas-Torrent, M. Lanzi, E. Venuti, T. Salzillo, J. Mater. Chem. C 2021, 9, 10865.

[95] Interplay between electrolyte-gated organic field-effect transistors and surfactants: a surface aggregation tool and protecting semiconducting layer.
Q. Zhang, A. Tamayo, F. Leonardi, M. Mas-Torrent, ACS. Appl. Mater.& Interf. 2021, 13, 26, 30902. 

Publications 2020

[88] Electronic performance of polymer carbon-paste nanoallotropes from 0D to 3D as novel gate electrodes in water-gated organic field-effect transistors.
A. Tamayo, J. Muñoz, M. Mas-Torrent, Adv. Electr. Mater. 2020, 6, 2000431.

[86Enhancing long-term device stability using thin film blends of small molecule semiconductors and insulating polymers to trap surface-induced polymorphs.
T. Salzillo, A. Campos, A. Babuji, R. Santiago, S. T. Bromley, C. Ocal, E. Barrena, R. Jouclas, C. Ruzie, G. Schweicher, Y. H. Geerts, M. Mas-Torrent, Adv. Funct. Mater. 2020,  2006115.

[84] Stability of radical-functionalized gold surfaces by self-assembly and on-surface chemistry.
T. Junghoefer, E. M. Nowik-Boltyk, J. A. de Sousa, E. Giangrisostomi, R. Ovsyannikov, T. Chass, J. Veciana, M. Mas-Torrent, C. Rovira, N. Crivillers, M. B. Casu, Chem. Sci. 2020, 11, 9162.

[82] Label-free immunodetection of α-synuclein by using a microfluidics coplanar electrolyte-gated organic field-effect transistor.
S. Ricci, S. Casalini, V. Parkula, M. Selvaraj, G. D. Saygin, P. Greco, F. Biscarini, M. Mas-Torrent, Biosensors and Bioelectronics 2020, 167, 112433.

[80] Selective discrimination of toxic polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) in water by targeting π-stacking interactions.
J. Muñoz, Á. Campos-Lendinez, N. Crivillers, M. Mas-Torrent, ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces 2020, 12, 10, 26688.

Publications 2019

Publications 2018

Publications 2017

Publications 2016

Publications 2015

  • [21] Deposition of composite materials using a wire-bar coater for achieving processability and air-stability in organic field-effect transistors (OFETs)
    F. G. Del Pozo, S. Galindo, R. Pfattner, C. Rovira, M. Mas-Torrent, in Proc. SPIE - Int. Soc. Opt. Eng., 2015, 9568, 95680D-1.
  • [20] Pyrene-based dyad and triad leading to a reversible chemical and redox optical and magnetic switch
    C. Franco, M. Mas-Torrent, A. Caballero, A. Espinosa, P. Molina, J. Veciana, C. Rovira, Chem. - A Eur. J. 2015, 21, 5504.
  • [19] Kondo effect in a neutral and stable all organic radical single molecule break junction
    R. Frisenda, R. Gaudenzi, C. Franco, M. Mas-Torrent, C. Rovira, J. Veciana, I. Alcon, S. T. Bromley, E. Burzurí, H. S. J. Van Der Zant, Nano Lett. 2015, 15, 3109.
  • [18] Flexible organic transistors based on a solution-sheared PVDF insulator
    S. Georgakopoulos, F. G. Del Pozo, M. Mas-Torrent, J. Mater. Chem. C 2015, 3, 12199.
  • [17] Changes of the molecular structure in organic thin film transistors during operation
    F. Liscio, L. Ferlauto, M. Matta, R. Pfattner, M. Murgia, C. Rovira, M. Mas-Torrent, F. Zerbetto, S. Milita, F. Biscarini, J. Phys. Chem. C 2015, 119, 15912.
  • [16] A methyl-substituted thiophene-tetrathiafulvalene donor and its salts
    R. A. L. Silva, I. C. Santos, E. B. Lopes, S. Rabaça, S. Galindo, M. Mas-Torrent, C. Rovira, M. Almeida, D. Belo, Eur. J. Inorg. Chem. 2015, 2015, 5003.
  • [15] Organic metal engineering for enhanced field-effect transistor performance
    R. Pfattner, C. Rovira, M. Mas-Torrent, Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys. 2014, 17, 26545.

Publications 2014

  • [14] A compact tetrathiafulvalene-benzothiadiazole dyad and its highly symmetrical charge-transfer salt: Ordered donor π-stacks closely bound to their acceptors
    Y. Geng, R. Pfattner, A. Campos, J. Hauser, V. Laukhin, J. Puigdollers, J. Veciana, M. Mas-Torrent, C. Rovira, S. Decurtins, S.-X. Liu, Chem. - A Eur. J. 2014, 20, 7136.
  • [13] HOMO Stabilisation in π-Extended Dibenzotetrathiafulvalene Derivatives for Their Application in Organic Field-Effect Transistors
    Y. Geng, R. Pfattner, A. Campos, W. Wang, O. Jeannin, J. Hauser, J. Puigdollers, S. T. Bromley, S. Decurtins, J. Veciana, C. Rovira, M. Mas-Torrent, S.-X. Liu, Chem. - A Eur. J. 2014, 20, 16672.
  • [12] Restraints in low dimensional organic semiconductor devices at high current densities
    R. Pfattner, C. Moreno, C. Voz, R. Alcubilla, C. Rovira, J. Puigdollers, M. Mas-Torrent, Org. Electron.  2014, 15, 211.

Publications 2013

  • [11] Tetrathiafulvalene-based mixed-valence acceptor-donor-acceptor triads: A joint theoretical and experimental approach
    J. Calbo, J. Aragó, F. Otón, V. Lloveras, M. Mas-Torrent, J. Vidal-Gancedo, J. Veciana, C. Rovira, E. Ortí, Chem. - A Eur. J. 2013, 19, 16656.
  • [10] Electrochemical and chemical tuning of the surface wettability of tetrathiafulvalene self-assembled monolayers
    J. Casado-Montenegro, M. Mas-Torrent, F. Otón, N. Crivillers, J. Veciana, C. Rovira, Chem. Commun. 2013, 49, 8084.
  • [9] Electrochemical and magnetic properties of a surface-grafted novel endohedral metallofullerene derivative
    N. Crivillers, Y. Takano, Y. Matsumoto, J. Casado-Montenegro, M. Mas-Torrent, C. Rovira, T. Akasaka, J. Veciana, Chem. Commun. 2013, 49, 8145.
  • [8] Harnessing electron transfer from the perchlorotriphenylmethide anion to Y@C82(C2v) to engineer an endometallofullerene-based salt
    I. E. Kareev, E. Laukhina, V. P. Bubnov, V. M. Martynenko, V. Lloveras, J. Vidal-Gancedo, M. Mas-Torrent, J. Veciana, C. Rovira, ChemPhysChem 2013, 14, 1670.
  • [7] Surface-confined electroactive molecules for multistate charge storage information
    M. Mas-Torrent, C. Rovira, J. Veciana, Adv. Mater. 2013, 25, 462.
  • [6] Photo-induced intramolecular charge transfer in an ambipolar field-effect transistor based on a π-conjugated donor-acceptor dyad
    R. Pfattner, E. Pavlica, M. Jaggi, S.-X. Liu, S. Decurtins, G. Bratina, J. Veciana, M. Mas-Torrent, C. Rovira, J. Mater. Chem. C 2013, 1, 3985.
  • [5] α-dithiophene-tetrathiafulvalene-a detailed study of an electronic donor and its derivatives
    R. A. L. Silva, A. I. Neves, M. L. Afonso, I. C. Santos, E. B. Lopes, F. Del Pozo, R. Pfattner, M. Mas-Torrent, C. Rovira, M. Almeida, D. Belo, Eur. J. Inorg. Chem. 2013, 2440.
  • [4] Intramolecular electron transfer in the photodimerisation product of a tetrathiafulvalene derivative in solution and on a surface
    C. Simao, M. Mas-Torrent, V. André, M. T. Duarte, J. Veciana, C. Rovira, Chem. Sci. 2013, 4, 307.
  • [3] Solid state photodimerisation of tetrathiafulvalene derivatives bearing carboxylate and carboxylic acid substituents
    C. Simao, M. Mas-Torrent, V. André, M. Teresa Duarte, S. Techert, J. Veciana, C. Rovira, CrystEngComm 2013, 15, 9878.
  • [2] Robust molecular micro-capsules for encapsulating and releasing hydrophilic contents
    F. Vera, M. Mas-Torrent, C. Avci, J. Arbiol, J. Esquena, C. Rovira, J. Veciana, Chem. Commun. 2013, 49, 7827.

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Patents

Our group is also interested in developing proof-of-concepts devices based on their knowledge on organic materials and molecular devices and, when necessary, patents are filed to protect the IPR of the group.

  • [2] "An electrolyte gated field effect transistor". M. Mas-Torrent, F. Leonardi, Q. Zhang, EP19382312.7, 24/4/2019. WO2020216901A1.  
  • [1] “Fabrication process of an organic semiconductor film, organic semiconductor film and electronic device containing it”. M. Mas-Torrent, C. Rovira, J. Veciana, R. Pfattner, F. del Pozo, Nº. ES P201430839, 2/6/2014. PCT/ES2015/070427
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