Information  from Scott

Scott is a member within the Euro-MIC COST framework. This project is funded by the European Union and enables scientists to bridge knowledge and capabilities across countries and disciplines.

Summary of the experiences and competences of Scott

I am a Tenured Senior Scientist of the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC) at the Aragón Nanoscience and Materials Institute (INMA). Research in my group focuses on addressing global challenges in healthcare and environmental stewardship through innovations in Materials Science. Our experimental strategy emphasizes molecular design and synthesis of responsive functional materials (including polyoxometalates, nanoparticles, and polymeric materials) compatible with the unique demands of areas as diverse as Health, Catalysis, and Cultural Heritage. A key aspect of our research is the feedback loop between fundamental and applied science, where understanding the interactions between molecules or materials with different surfaces and biology, is crucial for modulating and refining the materials to their final application.

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We are interested in studying and mitigating biodeterioration and develop different types of innovative and highly resistant antimicrobial and anticorrosive nanostructured materials. These have broad spectrum antimicrobial activity against a range of bacteria, fungi, algae, and cyanobacteria. Crucially, these modular materials can be coated on different surfaces and supported on other scaffolds (such as silica, polymers, nanoparticles, zeolites, and so on). We are currently developing and validating new MIC mitigation compounds and materials and deploying them on metal surfaces.


Contact details

Spanish National Research Council (CSIC)

Aragón Nanoscience and Materials Institute (INMA), Campus Río Ebro




Further details

Chronologically, I obtained my BP Chemicals-sponsored doctoral degree in 2010 at The University of Glasgow (U.K.) (2006-10) under the supervision of Prof. Lee Cronin. I was then a postdoctoral researcher (2010-11) & Honorary Research Fellow (2011-13) at The University of Glasgow (U.K.). I obtained a Juan de la Cierva fellowship (2011-13) and later a Marie Curie IEF (2013-15) under the supervision of Prof. Jesús Martínez de la Fuente at the University of Zaragoza (Spain). I led a highly competitive ComFuturo Fellowship during the three years (2015-18) prior to obtaining a Tenured Senior Scientist position.