Laia is a PhD student in King's Department of Physics. She studies metallic nanoparticles using molecular dynamics and quantum chemical calculations. Her research focuses on their physical and chemical properties such as magnetism, vibrational and optical spectra, electronic structure, and thermodynamics.
Before starting her PhD, Laia obtained a master’s in Molecular Biophysics from King’s College London, and a Chemistry degree from the University of Barcelona. She has also conducted research stays at Imperial College London and KU Leuven (Belgium).
Laia is actively involved in academic representation, serving as the student representative of the Theory & Simulation of Condensed Matter group, and member of the Board of the Equality, Diversity and Inclusion committee for both the London Centre for Nanotechnology and the faculty student forum. She also volunteers for several science outreach, engagement, and communication initiatives.
Computational study of the physical and chemical properties of metallic nanoparticles
- Molecular Dynamics
- Density Functional Theory
Principal supervisor: Dr Francesca Baletto
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