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Amparo Ruiz-Carretero

Ruiz-Carretero Amparo

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Bureau : C124
Equipe : Systèmes Complexes Moléculaires et Macromoléculaires Organisés

Research interests
Supramolecular chemistry. Hydrogen-bonded materials, hierarchical self-assembly, metallophilic interactions.
Synthesis and photophysical characterization of -conjugated molecules.
Hydrogen-bonded materials with applications in energy technologies.
Microwave-assisted organic synthesis.

Research experience
Jan. 2016-present : Chargée de Recherche 2nd class, CNRS. Institut Charles Sadron. Strasbourg. Team SYCOMMOR. Project involved in the advance of organic photovoltaics from the supramolecular level.
March 2013-present : Postdoctoral researcher at the Institute of Science and Supramolecular Engineering (ISIS) in Strasbourg in the group of Prof. Luisa De Cola. Working on self-assembled binuclear platinum complexes for bio and energy applications. Awarded with Marie Curie IEF 2013.
2010-2012 : Stupp group postdoctoral fellow. Northwestern University, Evanston, IL. Involved in studies of self-assembly in organic photovoltaics and creation of new solution processable organic ferroelectric materials. Mentoring of first year students as well as undergraduate students. Involved in writing DOE grants and NERC projects. Postdoc funded by “Junta de Comunidades de Castilla – La Mancha”, Spain.
2009 (Oct-May) : Postdoctoral fellow at Eindhoven University of Technology in the group of Prof. E. W. Meijer. Involved in studies of self-assembly in organic photovoltaics and creation of new solution processable organic ferroelectric materials. Mentoring of first year students as well as undergraduate students.
2008 (Aug-Dec) : Predoctoral period as guest researcher in the group of E. W. Meijer at Eindhoven University of Technology. Continuation of 2007 (Jun-Dec).
2007 (Jun-Dec) : Predoctoral period as guest researcher in the group of E. W. Meijer at Eindhoven University of Technology. Working on oligonucleotide templated self-assembly of πconjugated systems.under the supervision of Dr. Albert Schenning.
2004-2005 : Internship at Castilla – La Mancha University “Microwave assisted synthesis of bis-pyrazol and pyrazolyl-pyrimidines derivatives as anti-bacterial, antiulcerous and anti-fungal agents” under the supervision of Prof. Antonio de la Hoz and Dr. Ana Mª Sánchez-Migallón. Research funded by a grant (Beca de Colaboración) from the Spanish Ministry of Science and Technology.

2005-2009 : PhD student in the group of Professor Antonio de la Hoz at Castilla – La Mancha University. Working on application of sustainable chemistry methodologies (microwave irradiation) for the synthesis of supramolecular systems and π-conjugated heterocyclecontaining derivatives. Study of their optical and electrochemical properties. Thesis : “Sustainable synthesis of triazine derivatives and analogues with applications in Supramolecular Chemistry”. Grade : Sobresaliente Cum Laude. Involved in teaching Organic Chemistry and practical courses as well as mentoring student projects. PhD funded by a Predoctoral Spanish National fellowship (F.P.U) from the Ministry of Science.
2000-2005 : Degree in Chemistry Science at Castilla –La Mancha University. Grade 8.7/10. Valedictorian in Chemistry Science. Castilla – La Mancha University award.

Publication list
# 2016 Breakable mesoporous silica nanoparticles for targeted drug delivery. L. Maggini, I. Cabrera, A. Ruiz-Carretero, E. A. Prasetyanto, E. Robinet, Luisa De Cola. Nanoscale, 2016, 8, 7440-7447.
# 2016 Green synthesis of luminescent blue emitters based on bistriazines with naphthalene as a pi-conjugated spacer. José Ramírez, Amparo Ruiz-Carretero, Maria A. Herrero, Ana Sanchez-Migallon, Antonio de la Hoz. Dyes and Pigments. 2016, 124, 203-209.
# 2015 Solvent-Free Microwave-Assisted Synthesis of 2,5-Dimethoxyphenylaminotriazines. José Ramírez, R. Caballero, F. J. Guerra, Amparo Ruiz-Carretero, Ana Sanchez-Migallon, Antonio de la Hoz. ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering. 2015, 12, 3405-3411.
# 2015 Improving solar cell efficiency through hydrogen bonding : a method for tuning active layer morphology. Taner Aytun, Leonel Barreda, Amparo Ruiz-Carretero, Jessica A. Lehrman, Samuel I. Stupp. Chem. Mater. 2015, 27, 1201-1209.
# 2014 Microwave-assisted selective synthesis of mono- and bistriazines with pi-conjugated spacers. Study of the optoelectronic properties. Amparo Ruiz-Carretero, Olivia Noguez, Trinidad Herrera, José Ramírez, Ana Sanchez-Migallon, Antonio de la Hoz. J. Org. Chem. 2014, 79, 4909-4919.
# 2014 Microwave-assisted selective and efficient synthesis of 1,3,5-triazinyl mono and bisureas. Amparo Ruiz-Carretero, José Ramón Ramírez, Ana Sánchez-Migallón, Antonio de la Hoz. Tetrahedron. 2014, 70, 1733-1739.
# 2013 Stepwise self-assembly to improve solar cell morphology. Amparo Ruiz-Carretero, Taner Aytun, Carson J. Bruns, Christina J. Newcomb, W. W. Tsai, Samuel I. Stupp., J. Mater. Chem. A. 2013, 1, 11674-11681.
# 2013 Patterned silver nanoparticles embedded in a nanoporous smectic liquid crystalline polymer network. Dasgupta, Debarshi ;§ Shishmanova, Ivelina ; Ruiz-Carretero, Amparo ; Lu, Kangbo ; Verhoeven, Martinus ; van Kuringen, Huub ; Portale, Giuseppe ; Leclere, Philippe ; Bastiaansen, Cees ; Broer, Dirk ;Schenning, Albertus. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2013, 135, 10922-10925.
# 2011 DNA-templated assembly of dyes and extended p-conjugated systems. Amparo RuizCarretero, Pim G. A. Janssen, Adrien Kaeser, Albert P. H. J. Schenning. Chem. Commun. 2011, 47, 4340-4347.
# 2011 Directing energy transfer in discrete one-dimensional oligonucleotide-templated assemblies. Amparo Ruiz-Carretero, Pim G. A. Janssen, Ami L. Stevens, Mathieu Surin, Laura M. Herz, Albert P. H. J. Schenning. Chem. Commun. 2011, 47, 884-886.
# 2011 A. L. Stevens, P. G. A. Janssen, A. Ruiz-Carretero, M. Surin, Laura M. Herz, Albert P. H. J. Schenning. J. Phys. Chem. C. 2011, 115, 10550-10560.
# 2010 Microwave assisted synthesis of azolyl bistriazines. Moral M., Ruiz A., Moreno A., Diaz-Ortiz A., Lopez-Solera I., de la Hoz A., Sanchez-Migallon A. Tetrahedron, 2010, 66, 121-127.
# 2009 pH-Switchable Helicity of DNA Templated Self-Assemblies. Pim G. A. Janssen, Amparo Ruiz-Carretero, David González-Rodríguez, E. W. Meijer, Albertus P. H. J : Schenning. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2009, 48, 8103-8106.
# 2006 Microwave assistedsynthesis of bypirazolyls and substituted pyrimidines. Antonio de la Hoz, Ángel Díaz, José Elguero, Agustín Jiménez, Andrés Moreno, Amparo Ruiz, Ana Mª Sánchez-Migallón. Tetrahedron. 2006, 63, 748-753.