Maria Paz

Post-Doctoral Fellow

 

Contacts

Rua do Campo Alegre, 687

Porto , Portugal 4169-007

Email: maria.garcia@fc.up.pt

Work: +351 22 040 23 68

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Education:

PhD in Physics (University of Oviedo, Spain)

 

Biography:

 

Maria Paz Fernández García completed her degree in Physics (2005) at the Faculty of Science of Oviedo University, Spain. Between 2005 and 2006 she took a postgraduate Master´s degree of Education and in parallel worked as a teacher on secondary and baccalaureate levels in a private school. From 2006 to 2008 she took a postgraduate Master´s degree in Materials Science at the University of Oviedo. She received a FPI–fellowship from the Spanish government at 2006´s end to start her doctoral thesis under the supervision of Prof. Jesús Blanco and PhD. Pedro Gorría. Her thesis topic involved the structural and magnetic characterization of Fe, Co and Ni nanoparticles inserted into amorphous carbon matrices.

During her PhD, she became a visiting scientist at the IFIMUP-IN (Porto, Portugal), UMR- CNRS 6087 (Le Mans, France), CITIMAC (Santander, Spain), ICMA-CSIC and INA (Zaragoza, Spain) where she worked with Mössbauer spectroscopy, high resolution electron microscopies, magnetometry and diffraction techniques. She taught “Solid State Physics I” and “Laboratories of Physics I” subjects of the degree of Physics at the University of Oviedo between 2009 and 2010. She received her PhD in Physics from University of Oviedo in December 2010.

In 2011 she was awarded with a FICYT post-doctoral fellow of “Gobierno del Principado de Asturias” to join IFIMUP-IN. Her areas of scientific activity are Nanotechnology, Magnetism and Material Science, including magnetic high-aspect ratio nanoparticles for photocatalytic applications and magnetic spherical nanoparticles for biomedical purposes. She also collaborates with REQUIMTE laboratory, on the design of environmentally-friendly magnetic hybrid nanocatalysists.

Her actual research is the synthesis and characterization of magnetic ferrites for magnetic hyperthermia purposes.