M.P. (Paula) Vena - Expertise

Vena, M.P.
Address :
Technische Universiteit Eindhoven
P.O. Box 513
5600 MB EINDHOVEN
Department :
Department of Chemical Engineering and Chemistry
Section :
Materials and Interface Chemistry
Positioncategory :
doctoral candidate (PhD) (PhD Stud.)
Position :
Doctoral Candidate
Room :
STO 2.27
Tel :
+31 40-247 3986
Tel (internal) :
3986
Email :
M.P.Vena@tue.nl

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Expertise

  • Soft Matter
  • Electron microscopy
  • Cryo-EM

Biography

Education and Teaching

6EMA54 Physical chemistry of Soft Matter (Teaching Assistant)

Biography

Paula Vena is a PhD student at the Laboratory of Materials and Interface Chemistry at Eindhoven University of Technology. She was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina. She studied at the University of Buenos Aires where she received her degree in chemistry in 2013. After graduation, she worked for two years at the Institute of Chemical Physics for Materials, Environment and Energy (Buenos Aires, Argentina) in the biosynthesis of semiconductor nanoparticles mediated by microorganisms. In September 2016 she joined the ITN MULTIMAT as an Early Stage Researcher. The aim of this project is to understand and steer the bottom-up construction of silica-based materials with complex hierarchical pore structures.

 

Project description:

Porous materials have many potential applications, for example, as insulators, sensors, catalysts, drug delivery vehicles, etc. The formation of porous inorganic materials with precise control over pore sizes is challenging and one promising strategy is to utilize soft organic templates to direct the mineralization of inorganic materials. Block copolymers amphiphiles can assemble into different morphologies such as spherical and cylindrical micelles or vesicles. In certain conditions they can also form nanoparticles with bicontinuous internal structure. Due to their controlled diameter and pore structure, these bicontinuous polymeric nanospheres (BPNs) are promising candidates for the formation of porous silica particles by the sacrificial template method.

Education and Teaching

6EMA54 Physical chemistry of Soft Matter (Teaching Assistant)