Dr. Carlos Carbonell is a “Lise-Meitner” postdoctoral fellow working in the multidimensional assembly of Metal-Organic Frameworks (MOFs). In 2015 Carlos received his doctoral degree in Materials Science in Prof. Maspoch’s group at the Catalan Institute of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology (Barcelona, Spain). His thesis research consisted of developing strategies for patterning MOFs, with the aim of enabling their use in sensors and electronics. After Carlos’ thesis defense in December 2014, he stayed one more year as a Postdoc in Prof. Maspoch lab, participating in a number of projects involving chemistry and engineering of MOFs. In 2016 Carlos started a Postdoc at the University of Miami (USA) working in Scanning Probe Lithography. After six months, the group moved to the prestigious Advanced Science Research Center in New York City (USA), where Carlos worked until 2020, developing multi-material lithographic technologies for the photochemical printing of small molecules, biomolecules, and polymer-brushes. In 2020, Carlos joined Prof. Falcaro’s group at TU Graz (Austria) where he is currently working on the assembly of MOFs and MOF composites into 2D and 3D architectures. Carlos has recently been awarded with the prestigious Lise Meitner award (M 3346) for continuing his research in “2D and 3D printing of MOF nanocrystals using DLP” for two more years.
Carlos is interested in the use of light for the remote and spatiotemporal control of chemical reactions as a strategy for the creation of complex multimaterial architectures both in 2D and 3D. Carlos’ career goal is to develop strategies for the fabrication of material systems such as artificial noses, artificial muscles, and photosynthetic devices, only possible by developing both advanced materials and advanced manufacturing technologies.