I graduated in Chemistry with honours at the University of Córdoba in September 2002 and got the PhD in the Department of Physical Chemistry of the same University in 2007 under the supervision of Prof. Luis Camacho. The PhD Thesis was entitled “Calixarenes as host molecules of porphyrins: characterization and organization of thin films”. During my PhD I did three research stays in international labs (3 months each) with Prof. Tim Richardson (University of Sheffield, UK), Prof. Helge Lemmetyinen (University of Technology, Finland) and Prof. Hiroshi Imahori (Kyoto University, Japan). In June 2008, I started my first postdoctoral period at the Department of Chemistry and Pharmacy of the Friedrich-Alexander University of Erlangen-Nuremberg under the supervision of Prof. Dirk. M. Guldi. The topic of the research was the investigation of the electron transfer reactions in molecular wires and electron donor-acceptor dyads for solar cells applications by means of pump-probe absorption spectroscopy. The funding for this research stay was obtained from the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation through the postdoctoral fellowship program. In September 2010, I joined the Department of Physical Chemistry of the University of Castilla-La Mancha for my second postdoctoral position, working at the research group of Prof. A. Douhal. The research project was about the photophysical characterization of squaraine-based dye sensitized solar cells by using pump-probe absorption techniques. The funding was obtained from two different agencies: a postdoctoral contract from the Junta de Castilla-La Mancha and a “Juan de la Cierva” postdoctoral contract. In total, I have published 29 articles in peer-reviewed journals, highlighting 4 Journal of the American Chemical Society, 1 ACS nano, 4 Chemistry European Journal, 1 Chemistry of Materials and 5 Journal of Physical Chemistry C. My h-index is 10, and my articles have been cited more than 320 times. I have 17 contributions to national or international conferences, including 8 oral presentations and 1 invited lecture to an international conference. I have been the principal investigator of two projects, which were supported by the Alexander Von Humboldt Foundation and the Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness in Spain. I have also participated in two international, five national and four regional research projects.
1.- G. de Miguel, J.M. Pedrosa, M.T. Martín-Romero, E. Muñoz, T.H. Richardson, L. Camacho “Conformational Changes of a Calixarene Derivative at the Air-Water Interface” Journal of Physical Chemistry B, 2005, 109, 3998-4006. (I.F. = 4.189). Times cited: 15.
2.- G. de Miguel, M. Pérez-Morales, M.T. Martín-Romero, E. Muñoz, T.H. Richardson, L. Camacho “J-Aggregation of a Water-Soluble Tetracationic Porphyrin in Mixed LB Films with a Calixarene Carboxylic Acid Derivative” Langmuir, 2007, 23, 3794-3801. (I.F. = 4.097). Times cited: 18.
3.- M. Salome Rodriguez-Morgade, Marta E. Plonska-Brzezinska, Andreas J. Athans, Esther Carbonell, Gustavo de Miguel, Dirk M. Guldi, Luis Echegoyen and Tomas Torres “Synthesis, Characterization, and Photoinduced Electron Transfer Processes of Orthogonal Ruthenium Phthalocyanine-Fullerene Assemblies”, Journal of the American Chemical Society, 2009, 131, 10484-10496. (I.F. = 8.091). Times cited: 40.
4.- Jackson D. Megiatto, Jr., David I. Schuster, Silke Abwandner, Gustavo de Miguel and Dirk M. Guldi “Catenanes Decorated with Porphyrin and Fullerene Groups: Design, Convergent Synthesis, and Photoinduced Processes”, Journal of the American Chemical Society, 2010, 132, 3847-3861. (I.F. = 9.023). Times cited: 44.
5.- Gustavo de Miguel, Mateusz Wielopolski, David I. Schuster, Michael A. Fazio, Olivia P. Lee, Christopher K. Haley, Angy L. Ortiz, Luis Echegoyen, Timothy Clark, Dirk M.Guldi “Triazole Bridges as versatile linkers in electron donor-acceptor conjugates” Journal of the American Chemical Society, 2011, 133, 13036-13054. (I.F. = 9.907). Times cited: 26.
6.- Gustavo de Miguel, Marcin Ziolek, Michal Zitnan, Juan A. Organero, Shyam S. Pandey, Shuzi Hayase, Abderrazzak Douhal “Photophysics of H- and J-aggregates of indole-based squaraines in solid state”, Journal of Physical Chemistry C, 2012, 116, 9379-9389. (I. F. = 4.805). Times cited: 5.
7.- Gustavo de Miguel, Maria Marchena, Boiko Cohen, Shyam S. Pandey, Shuzi Hayase, Abderrazzak Douhal“Relating the Photodynamics of Squaraine-Based DSSCs to the Molecular Structure of the Sensitizers and to the Presence of Additives”, Journal of Physical Chemistry C, 2012, 116, 22157-22168 (I. F. = 4.805). Times cited: 3.