Tomeu Soberats

I obtained my PhD in organic and supramolecular chemistry at the University of the Balearic Islands (UIB) (2005-2010) with the outstanding doctoral award. Then, I carried out two post-doctoral stays in international world-leading groups, the first with Prof. Takashi Kato (The University of Tokyo, 2011-2015) working on liquid crystals, and the second with Prof. Frank Würthner (University of Würzburg, 2015-2016) working on self-assembled functional dyes. In 2016, I started my independent research on liquid crystals as Junior Group Leader at the Center for Nanosystems Chemistry (University of Würzburg). After this period, I returned to the UIB where I was appointed first «Prof. Ayudante Doctor» (2017) and then «Prof. Contratado Doctor» (2018)  and I  continued my research in the Group of Supramolecular Chemistry. In February 2019 I started a Ramón y Cajal contract  awarded by the “Ministerio de Ciencia, Innovación y Universidades”.

As a result of my research activity, I have published 4 patents and more than 34 papers in international peer-reviewed journals. Among my publications I would like to highlight three JACS, two Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., one Nature Commun., three Chem. Sci., one Adv. Sci., one Small, two Chem. Mater.  and a review paper in Nature Rev. Mater. The major part of my contributions are published in journals of the first decile (D1) and received more than 1200 citations. I have attended more than 30 conferences, where I delivered more than 10 oral presentations including various invited talks.

My main research lines focus on the development of functional self-assembled systems (liquid crystals and supramolecular polymers) via molecular approach. This consists of designing organic compounds with the molecularly encoded information to direct the self- assembly into well-defined nanostructures that in turn can feature specific functions and respond to external stimuli.