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IQTC Women: Lorena Vega

Lorena Vega studied B.Sc. Chemistry from 2012 to 2016 at the University of Barcelona. During the degree, she began by taking an interest in Computational Chemistry after doing the practices of Physical Chemistry III and later the elective course of Computational Chemistry. As a result, she chose to do a TFG on the subject and after the good experience, she decided to do the master’s degree in Atomistic and Multiscale Computational Modeling in Physics, Chemistry and Biochemistry. The IQTCUB awarded her a grant to do this master’s degree.

She is currently doing her PhD (FI Fellowship) at the University of Barcelona directed by Prof. Dr Konstantin M. Neyman and Prof. Dr Francesc Viñes, with whom she had already completed her final Degree project and final Master project. During the PhD work, she has given several talks and has presented several poster sessions. She also assisted in the Hands-On DFT course that took place in Barcelona.

Cover image of the Journal of Computational Chemistry, Volume 41 (2020)

Her thesis is based on the basic study of functional DFTs for Transition Metals and structural analysis of bimetallic nanoparticles, specifically on the arrangement of the different atoms. Two relevant publications to exemplify the commented lines of work would be https://doi.org/10.1002/jcc.26415 and https://doi.org/10.1016/j.apcatb.2019.118476, respectively.

In her spare time, Lorena likes to draw, mostly in digital format, enjoy the company of her family and friends, watch series and play sports.