Associate Professor UBA
CONICET: Investigador Adjunto
Departamento de Química Inorgánica, Analítica, y Química Física
Facultad de Ciencias Exactas y Naturales, Universidad de Buenos Aires
Tel.: 54-11- 4576-3378/80 ext. 130
Fax: 54-11- 4576-3341
Licenciatura in Chemistry, University of Buenos Aires, 1993
PhD. in Chemistry, University of Buenos Aires, 1998
Postdoc: University of Paris VI, 1999-2003
Fields of Interest:
Awards and Honors:
2007- Invited professor, Université de Paris VI.
2006- Venancio Deloufeu Prize in Chemistry for young researchers (Academia Nacional de Ciencias Exactas, Físicas y Naturales, Argentina).
2006- Bernardo Houssay Prize, Young Researcher, Exact and Natural Sciences (SECyT, Argentina).
Main current interests: Design of complex nanomaterials. Bottom-up synthesis of nano- and mesostructured multifunctional materials with well-defined functions located in space, by combining sol-gel chemistry, self-assembly and surface modification. Applications: thin films, selective membranes, photonic materials, SERS-based detection, optics.
Soft chemistry based processes that involve chemistry at low temperatures and pressures, from molecular or colloidal precursors offer innovative strategies to obtain tailored nanostructured materials. The mild conditions of sol-gel chemistry permit to create a great variety of nanobuilding blocks (NBB) that present a huge variety of morphology, structure and properties. The co-assembly of these NBB with organic molecules permits to build complex nanostructures with organization at different length scales: molecular (Å), mesoscopic (nm) or morphological (m). New properties are expected to arise from the control of the chemical nature of the organic and inorganic components, and their orientation in space. One clear example is constituted by templated materials such as meso-organized hybrids or mesoporous inorganic materials.
Our research group focuses in the development of novel nano- and mesostructured multifunctional materials by combining sol-gel chemistry, self-assembly and surface modification. We use chemical methods to design nanomaterials with well-defined spatial order in several length scales. In particular, we have studied mesoporous inorganic matrices modified with organic groups, bioactive molecules or nanospecies (clusters, nanoparticles) with applications in sensing, catalysis, separation, etc.
Controlled Formation of Highly Organized Mesoporous Titania Thin Films: from Mesostructured Hybrids to Mesoporous Nano-anatase TiO2. E. L. Crepaldi, G.J.A.A. Soler-Illia, D. Grosso, F. Ribot, F. Cagnol and C. Sanchez. J Am. Chem. Soc., 2003, 125, 9770-9786.
Organically Modified Transition Metal Oxide Mesoporous Thin Films and Xerogels P. C. Angelomé, G. J. A. A. Soler-Illia Chem. Mater., 2005, 17, 322-331.
Functionalised Mesoporous Hybrid Thin Films as Selective Membranes E. H. Otal, P. C. Angelomé, S. Aldabe-Bilmes, G.J.A.A. Soler-Illia Adv. Mater., 2006, 18, 934.
Multifunctional, Multilayer, Multiscale: Integrative synthesis of complex macro and mesoporous thin films with spatial separation of porosity and function P. C. Angelomé, M. C. Fuertes, G. J. A. A. Soler-Illia Adv. Mater., 2006, 18, 2397.
Photonic Crystals from Ordered Mesoporous Thin Film Functional Building Blocks M. C. Fuertes, F. J. López-Alcaraz, M.C. Marchi, H. Troiani, V.Luca, H. Míguez, G. J. A. A. Soler-IlliaAdv. Funct. Mater., 2007, 17, 1247-1254.
Reviews or conceptual articles
Designed Hybrid Organic-Inorganic Nanocomposites From Functional Nanobuilding Blocks C. Sanchez, G.J.A.A. Soler-Illia, F. Ribot, T. Lalot, C. R. Mayer, V. Cabuil Chem. Mater.,2001, 13, 3061.
Chemical Strategies to Design Textured Silica and Metal Oxide-Based Organised Networks: From Nanostructured Networks to Hierarchical Structures G. J. A. A. Soler-Illia, C. Sanchez, B. Lebeau and J. Patarin. Chem. Rev., 2002, 102, 4093-4138.
Block Copolymer-Templated Mesoporous Materials G.J.A.A. Soler-Illia, E. Crepaldi, D. Grosso and C. Sanchez. Current Opinion Colloid Interf. Sci., 2003, 8, 109-126.
Fundamental of mesostructuration through evaporation induced self-assembly. D. Grosso, F. Cagnol, G. J. A. A. Soler-Illia, E. L. Crepaldi, H. Amenitsch, A. Brunet-Bruneau, A. Bourgeois, C. Sanchez. Advanced Funct. Mater., 2004, 14, 309-322.
Mesoporous hybrid thin films: the physics and chemistry beneath G. J. A. A. Soler-Illia, P. Innocenzi. Chem. Euro. J., 2006, 12, 4478-4494..