Prof. Coronado has a wide experience and world-wide recognition in molecular magnetism with specific skills in multifunctional materials coupling magnetic and conducting properties, in the design, physical study and modelling of large magnetic clusters using polyoxometalate chemistry, and in the processing and organization of molecular assemblies using a variety of techniques (LB films, spin coating, electropolymerization, etc.). In the area of the molecular spin clusters he has demonstrated the relevance of polyoxometalates in molecular magnetism, and he has used an electrostatic approach to organize these and other magnetic molecular nanomagnets as monolayers, multilayers, or to deposit them on functionalized surfaces. He published ca. 450 articles in international journals which have been cited more than 10.000 times, and gave ca. 200 invited talks at international conferences and workshops. He has received numerous awards. The most important ones are the National prize of Research in Chemistry, 2009; the Gold Medal of the Spanish Royal Society of Chemistry (RSEQ), 2009; the Joint RSC/RSEQ Lectureship in Chemical Sciences, 2009; the prize of research in Novel Technologies "Rey Jaime I" in 2003, and the National Prize of Scientific Research "Rey Juan CarlosI" in 1997. The group is well funded by Spain: three grants worth ca. 2.000 K€, and the European Union: several grants worth ca. 2.350 K€ ( ELFOS and HINTS projects and ERC Advanced Grant SPINMOL). Eugenio Coronado coordinates the Spanish CONSOLIDER excellence project in "Molecular Nanoscience" 4.750 K€.

Prof. Coronado is the Director of the Institute of Molecular Science of the Valencia University, a center that integrates around 100 scientists working in several areas of molecular materials science. Located at the Scientific Park of the University of Valencia, the ICMol produces most of the high-impact research papers of the Univ. of Valencia in Chemistry. It is recognized internationally as one of the pioneering centres for the research on functional molecular materials. In fact, according to the ISIEssential Sciences Indicators data, in Chemistry the Univ. of Valencia is placed among the 50 best Universities on a world scale. The institute, with a surface of ca. 3000 m2, is extremely well equipped for performing top research in chemistry, in molecular magnetism and, in general, in materials science .

Composition of the group. The Coronado group is a large and interdisciplinary team with expertise in the various aspects of the Molecular Materials Science (from the chemical design of functional molecules and molecule-based materials using a variety of synthetic approaches coming from organic, inorganic and coordination chemistry, to their physical characterization and theoretical modelling using magnetic/spectroscopic techniques and quantum chemistry, to their processing as thin films and other nanostructures, and, finally, to the development of applications in molecular magnetism and molecular electronics). It is currently formed by 10 staff-members, 6 postdocs, 15 students and 9 technicians. Most of them will be strongly involved in the project. The role of the key team members participating in SPINMOL is summarized here:

Carlos J. Gómez García - Magnetic and transport characterization of the materials.
Juan M. Clemente Juan - PTheoretical modeling of molecular nanomagnets and spin qubits.
Francisco M. Romero - Chemistry of the bimetallic molecule-based magnets; its nanopatterning on surfaces; and organization of magnetic molecules on surfaces.
Carlos Giménez Saiz - Polyoxometalate chemistry.
Antonio Ribera Hermano - Synthesis, chemical and structural characterization and processing of multifunctional materials based on layered hydroxides; preparation, characterization and incorporation to inorganic matrices of magnetic nanoparticles.
Miguel Clemente León - Processing of the materials as thin films.
Helena Prima - Fabrication of molecular devices; Magneto-transport measurements in materials and devices; Pulsed EPR characterization of molecular nanomagnets.
Miguel Ángel González - Synthesis of hybrid materials.
Ryuta Isikawa - Development of molecule based devices using magnetic nanoparticles and inorganic/organic hybrid materials
Alejandro Gaita - Design of molecular spin qubits for quantum computing.
Guillermo Mínguez - Dynamic magnetic metal-organic frameworks.
Juan Pablo Prieto - Molecular spintronics. Study of magnetic OLED's
Elena Pinilla - Study of magnetic materials with Low Temperature Magnetic Force Microscopy (LT-MFM) and Low Temperature Scanning Tunneling Microscope (LT-STM). Local Oxidation Nanolithography for nanopatterning of magnetic nanostructures on surfaces.
Josep Canet - Optoelectronical characterization of nanostructures and nano-devices by means of confocal, atomic force and near-field optical microscopy & micro-spectroscopy.
Alicia Forment - Molecular Functionalization and nanopatterning of surfaces.
Ángel López - Metal and molecular evaporation. Fabrication of molecular devices and magegnetic OLEDs.