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” and in 2023 I was promoted to Associate Professor.

As a result of my research activity, I have published 4 patents and more than 40 papers in international peer-reviewed journals. Among my publications I would like to highlight four JACS, five Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., two Nature Commun., four Chem. Sci., one Adv. Sci., one Small, two Chem. Mater.  and  reviews paper in Nature Rev. Mater. and Adv. Mater. The major part of my contributions are published in journals of the first decile (D1) and received more than 1400 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.