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Solange M. Selzer from SuNaLab, awarded with the Price for the best poster in Summer School on Green Chemistry , Venice-Italy,– July , 2021


María Emilia Arriaga from SuNaLab, awarded with the University Price for the best career grades in Licenciatura en Biotecnología, Fac. de Ciencias Químicas.  – 12/2021


SuNaLab together with other 50 leading scientists from Mexico, Brazil, Chile, Costa Rica, and the USA, participated in the 2020 Latin America Portfolio Review organized by ONRG.  – 10/2020


Dr. Rita H. de Rossi founder of SuNaLab was appointed Academica Prosecretaria in the National Academy of Sciences.  – 06/2020



SuNaLab was awarded an ONRG grant to develop a research project on Metal-Organic Frameworks (MOFs) for the Detection, Capture, and Irreversible Fixation of Air Toxins  – 06/2020


Dr. Adila Mohamad Jaafar from the University Putra Malaysia, completed her sabbatical in our Lab, working in the project: Design and synthesis of metal-organic frameworks (MOFs) for the formulation of fungicides utilized in peanut’s crops. – 05/2020


Dr. Alejandro Fracaroli from SuNaLab visited Dr. Kyungmin Choi´s Laboratory in the  Sookmyung Women’s University, in Saoul, Korea, within the frame of the Bilateral Cooperation Program signed between CONICET, Argentina and the NRF in Korea.  Although in this two months experience was focused on the study of Absorption and Diffusion of water in MOFs Mesoscopic Constructs, it was also a great opportunity to strengthen the relationship between both Institutions and the research groups. – 12/2019


From 5 to 8 of November, SuNaLab members participated in the XXII National Symposium on Organic Chemistry presenting the results of seven different projects. The conference was held in the city of Mendoza, Argentina. – 11/2019


Dr. Kentaro Tashiro from the International Center for Materials Nanoarchitectonics (MANA) at the National Institute for Materials Science (NIMS) in Japan, visited SuNaLab during Sept. 16-20, 2019. During his stay, Dr. Tashiro presented a seminar at the Facultad de Ciencias Químicas, UNC, entitled Synthetic Molecular Sequences Inspired by Nature. – 09/2019


Dr. Alejandro Fracaroli from SuNaLab, participated in the last International School for Materials for Energy and Sustainability VIII (ISMES VIII) held at the California Institute of Technology (Caltech), Pasadena, in July 21-27, 2019. – 08/2019


Lic. Catalina Cabana Saavedra from SuNaLab, was selected to participate in the SP Advanced School on Colloids, which will be held at Campinas, SP, Brazil, from Oct. 28th to Nov. 7th, 2018. – 09/2018


Dr. Kyungmin Choi, from the Nanoporous Materials Lab, at Sookmyung Women’s University, Seoul South Korea, visited SuNaLab last August 20-24th. During his visit, Dr. Choi gave an open seminar for the College of Chemistry on “Nanocrystalline MOFs for Nanoplatforms“. – 08/2018


Dr. Raquel Vico from SuNaLab jointly with Dr. Laura Fanani will deliver the Symposium “BIO-MEMBRANES: Dynamic and interactions with bio-active molecules and nanostructured systems”, this August 13th, in the Centro de Estudio e Investigación de la Enfermedad de Chagas y Leishmaniasis of the Facultad de Ciencias Médicas in the Universidad Nacional de Córdoba. – 07/2018


Lic. Martín Villanueva from SuNaLab, was selected to participate in the coming SP Advanced School on Colloids, which will be held in Campinas, SP, Brasil from 09/28 to 10/07, 2018. In addition, he was granted with a Exchange Program Fellowship (ELAP) to visit Prof. J. C. Scaiano Group in the University of Ottawa, Canada. – 07/2018


The workshop, “Introduction to a New Class of Porous Materials called MOFs and their Applications”, was held in the Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia (UPCH), in the city of Lima, Peru. Between 9 and 13 of July, 42 students with different backgrounds had the opportunity to learn about reticular chemistry, basic topology concepts applied to MOFs, synthetic strategies, functionalization and material’s application in water harvesting, selective CO2 capture, enzyme-inspired heterogeneous catalysis, drug delivery, crystallography without crystals, among others. The students from two different countries had the chance to observe two different synthetic procedures to obtain HKUST-1 and MOF-5 crystals and participated actively on the proposed activities on the chemistry and application of metal-organic frameworks. – 07/2018


Lic. Martín Villanueva from SuNaLab, was selected to participate in the coming 2018 ACS Summer School on Green Chemistry & Sustainable Energy, to be held in the Colorado School of Mines, Golden, Colorado – 06/2018


Lic. Jonh Pinzón Barrantes from SuNaLab, was awarded the third place in the contest 3MT (“My thesis in 3 minutes”), which took place within the VIII Jornadas de Postgrado in the Facultad de Ciencias Químicas, UNC. The work presented was entitled: “Aggregation state of Amphotericin B when interacting with glycolipid βCD-C16” – 06/2018


SuNaLab participated in the VIII Jornadas de Postgrado of College of Chemical Sciences, UNC, Córdoba  – 06/2018
Supramolecular Chemistry and Nanostructured Systems Lab members presented their recent work in this open workshop for general audience organized by our College, which where also part of the II Jornadas de Ciencia y Tecnología.


Dr. Alejandro Fracaroli from SuNaLab, will be a lecturer in the coming workshop “Introduction to New Porous Materials Called MOFs, and Their Applications“, which is going to be held at the Faculty of Science and Philosophy of Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia, from July 9th to 13th. The workshop is organized by Msc. Fiorella Olivera Venturo and has the sponsorship from the University and the ACS Peru Chapter.


Last April 23 to 27, 2018, Dr. Laura Rossi from SuNaLab, dictated a PhD course entitled “Green Chemistry, its Principles and Applications. Catalysis” in the College of Biochemistry, Chemistry and Pharmacy, at the Universidad Nacional de Tucumán.


The magazine Nueva, highlights the development of MOFs as a potencial solution to water scarcity by harvesting water from air humidity  – 03/2018
The article comments on the importance of developing new materials such as MOFs in solving the problem of accessing drinkable water in different regions in the world. This problem already affects important regions of Argentina in particular.


SuNaLab was awarded with a ONRG grant to develop a research project on Porous Materials with Application in Detection and Degradation of Toxins  – 03/2018


SuNaLab was awarded with a CONICET grant to develop an international cooperation project with South Korea (National Research Fundation, NRF). This project targets the Preparation of Mesoscopic Constructs using MOFs Preparation of Mesoscopic Constructs using MOFs. 12/2017.


The magazine Berkeley Science Review, highlight collaboration between UCB and UNC  – 12/2017
The published article describes the benefits of international cooperation within the frame of Global Mentoring, in order to challenge high impact targets in science.


SuNaLab participated in the SINAQO 2017, in San Luis, Argentina – 11/2017
Supramolecular Chemistry and Nanostructured Systems Lab members presented their latest contributions in the 2017 Simposio Nacional de Química Orgánica, organized by the Argentinean Society of Organic Chemistry, SAIQO.


SuNaLab was present at the World Science Forum 2017, Dead Sea, Jordan – 11/2017
Dr. Fracaroli from SuNaLab, participated together with other international researchers, in the developed discussions on international cooperation within the frame of the Global Mentoring program of which is node. 2017-11-10 Special Session, Emerging Scholars: Establishing the Cycle of Innovation
Comments on Chemical Sciences College, UNC website


Conference by Dr. Anabel Lanterna – 10/2017
Currently Senior Research Associate at Dr. Scaiano group in Univ. of Ottawa
https://photo.chem.uottawa.ca/page-2/styled-21/page-13/index.html


Telam Radio Interview, Dr. Fracaroli – 07/2017
Newspaper article in La Voz del Interior, MOFs – 07/2017
CONICET article about published research on MOFs


Conference by Dr. Enrique Gutierrez Puebla, ICMM – 05/2017
Research Professor at Multifunctional and Supramolecular Materials Group,
Instituto de Ciencias de los Materiales de Madrid (CSIC)
http://www.icmm.csic.es/ms-mm/


Conference by Drs. Joshua Kvavle y Timothy M. Pritchett from the
Office of Naval Research and the Army Reseach Lab, respectively, 09/2016