My Story

Prof. Dr. Josep Puigmartí-Luis is a chemist who completed a master in Chemistry and Food Engineering at “Institut Químico de Serrià (IQS)” (2003) and did a PhD in materials science at Institut de Ciència de Materials de Barcelona (ICMAB). His work in supramolecular and flow chemistry, has been awarded with “Premi Antoni de Martí i Franquès de Ciències Químiques”, award from the Institut d’Estudis Catalans (2009), St. Jordi award from the Institut d’Estudis Catalans and the Societat Catalana de Química (2006) and an ETH fellowship in 2008.

In 2012, he was appointed a Ramon Y Cajal (RyC) researcher, but after two years as a RyC, he decided to move back to Switzerland where in 2015 was awarded an ERC starting grant to study and control self-assembly processes of metal-organic based crystalline materials.

In 2019, he was appointed as an ICREA Research Professor, and since 2020, his group is located at the University of Barcelona (UB).

His research interests include the synthesis and controlled design of functional materials in solution and on surfaces, as well as the development of microfluidic technologies to command and understand the formation and function of unprecedented out-of-equilibrium assemblies (a key aspect to unveil structure-properties correlations of new functional matter).

A photograph of Josep Puigmartí-Luis, wearing a white lab coat

Fellowships and Awards

Visiting ProfessorUniversity of Valencia2019
Chair of ExcellenceUniversité Grenoble Alpes2018
Visiting ProfessorUniversity of Angers (France)2017
Visiting ResearcherKyoto University and iCeMS Institute (Japan)2017
Marie Curie GranteeMarie Curie Career Integration Grant2012-2014
Ramon y Cajal ResearcherSpanish Tenure-Track Position2012
Beatriu de Pinós Postdoctoral GrantCatalan Government (Declined in favour of the RyC grant)2012
Antoni de Martí y FranquèsAward Given by the Institut d’Estudis Catalans (IEC)2009
ETH FellowshipAwarded by ETH for the project: “In-situ formation of three-dimensional bendable networks by microfluidic guided self-assembly”2008
St. Jordi AwardAward given by the Catalan Society of Chemistry 2006
FI FellowshipFellowship given by the Catalan Institute of Nanotechnology (ICN) and AGAUR2003-2007