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Milena Arciniegas

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NanoChemistry
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Who am I? I am an energetic, creative, female scientist with a solid expertise in Material Science and Technology.  I have successfully implemented an engineering approach to guide the development of functional nanohybrids through general and simple routes. Throughout my work, I have introduced important mechanisms on the cooperative coupling of dissimilar materials in single structures, which represents a fundamental knowledge for the creation of a new-generation of nano and macro hybrid materials. 

My experience. I graduated in Mechanical Engineering (Colombia) and obtained a grant for a student mobility exchange funded by the European Commission that brought me to Ghent University (Belgium) to study Materials Science. I obtained my PhD from the Polytechnic University of Catalonia (Spain) in 2008, and in 2009 I joined the Advanced Manufacturing Research Center with Boeing (England), turning my focus of research on composite components for aviation. In 2012 I started as postdoctoral fellow in the group of Prof. Liberato Manna at IIT (Italy), working on the mechanics of nanocomposites. Through this experience i learnt how to assembly spontaneosly different types of colloidal nanocrystals, including the modulation of their complex interactions in polymers and through mechanical forces. 

Now. Since 2018 I am leading a highly motivated and young research team that aims at the discovery of exciting properties from emitting layered structures for non-conventional applications.  My team has opened different strategies for the use of layered perovskites as active materials in applications where stress sensing or light modulation is desired.  I am also actively collaborating on Artificial Intelligence and Data Management (DM) for Colloidal Quantum Dot Materials Research ( AI-4-QD project), which allowed me to gain a strong expertise on data structure and DM. 
In 2021 our team work was highlighted by Nature Italy

If you want to know more about our activities visit our website HERE!

All Publications
2021
Dhanabalan B., Biffi G., Moliterni A., Olieric V., Giannini C., Saleh G., Ponet L., Prato M., Imran M., Manna L., Krahne R., Artyukhin S., Arciniegas M.P.
Engineering the Optical Emission and Robustness of Metal‐Halide Layered Perovskites through Ligand Accommodation
Advanced Materials, vol. 33
Article Journal
2021
Dhanabaln B., Castelli A., Ceseracciu L., Spirito D., Di Stasio F., Manna L., Krahne R., Arciniegas M.P.
Mechanical Switching of Orientation-related Photoluminescence in Deep-blue 2D Layered Perovskite Ensembles
Nanoscale
Article in Press Journal
2021
Dhanabalan B., Pothuraju Renuka D., Marras S., Pasquale L., Manna L., Krahne R., Arciniegas M.P.
Reversible Emission Tunability from 2D‐Layered Perovskites with Conjugated Organic Cations
Advanced Photonics Research
Article Journal
2020
Castelli A., Dhabalan B., Polovitsyn A., Caligiuri V., Di Stasio F., Scarpellini A., Brescia R., Palei M., Martin Garcia B., Prato M., Manna L., Moreels I., Krahne R., Arciniegas M.P.
Core/Shell CdSe/CdS Bone-Shaped Nanocrystals with a Thick and Anisotropic Shell as Optical Emitters.
Advanced Optical Materials, vol. 8
2020
Dhanabalan B., Leng Y-C., Biffi G., Lin M-L., Tan P-H., Infante I., Manna L., Arciniegas M.P., Krahne R.
Directional Anisotropy of the Vibrational Modes in 2D-Layered Perovskites
ACS Nano, vol. 14, (no. 4), pp. 4689-4697
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Scientific Talks
2020
Arciniegas M.P.
Monitoring Nanoparticle Motion through Liquid TEM
The University of York
Institute
2017
Arciniegas M.
Mechanical Aspects of Self-Assembled Nanocrystals
Department of Mechanical Engineering. Universidad del Norte
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2017
Arciniegas M.
Self-assembly of Branched Nanocrystals: a Closer View on the Roles of their Geometry and of Ligand distribution
European Congress and Exhibition on Advanced Materials and Process (Euromat)
Conference
2017
Arciniegas M.
Self-Organization of Nanocrystals with a Complex Shape
Energy, Materials and Technology (EMN) Summer Meeting
Conference
2016
Arciniegas M.
Self-Assembled Structures Made of Colloidal Nanocrystals and their Hybrids with Polymers.
Department of Physics. Universidad Pedagógica y Tecnológica de Colombia
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Award and Achievements
2021
Arciniegas MP.
Featured as Influencer for Future Directions in Nanoscience and Nanotechnology
2021
Arciniegas MP.
Featured by Nature Italy. Article: A Recipe for Perovskites
2019
Arciniegas M.P.
Qualification to Associate Professor in Catalonia. Spain.
2008
Arciniegas M.P.
Doctoral thesis with honour (Summa Cum Laude)
2002
Arciniegas M.P.
Selected student for mobility exchange in the frame of the ALFA program – Building the Future on Education.