Manuel Souto Salom
  Professor Auxiliar  
  telefone: 916552010  
  departamento: Química  
  gabinete: 15.3.22  
  linha: 1 - tecnologias da informação e comunicação
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short CV

Manuel Souto Salom (Valencia, 1988) holds a double degree in Chemistry and Chemical Engineering from the University of Valencia (Spain) and from the École de Chimie, Polymères et Matériaux (ECPM) de Strasbourg (France), respectively. He also obtained a Master in Molecular and Supramolecular Chemistry from the University of Strasbourg performing his Master thesis at Instituto Superior Técnico (Lisbon). In 2012, he started a PhD in Materials Science at Institut de Ciència de Materials de Barcelona (ICMAB-CSIC) under the supervision of Prof. J. Veciana developing new molecular materials for different applications in electronics as molecular switches, conductors and rectifiers. During his PhD, he made two research stays at the National University of Singapore (NUS) (C. Nijhuis group) and at the University of Antwerp. In 2017, after obtaining his PhD, he started to work as postdoctoral researcher (Juan de la Cierva fellowship) in the group of G. Mínguez and E. Coronado at the Institute of Molecular Science (ICMol-University of Valencia) synthesizing new electroactive Metal-Organic Frameworks (MOFs) for catalytic applications and as electrochemical sensors. Since 2019, he's Assistant Professor of Chemistry at the University of Aveiro-CICECO. His main current research interest is the design and synthesis of new functional electroactive porous frameworks (MOFs & COFs) based on redox-active building blocks for electronics.

selected publications

Electronic, Structural and Functional Versatility in Tetrathiafulvalene-Lanthanide Metal-Organic Frameworks. J. Castells-Gil, S. Mañas-Valero, I. J. Vitorica-Yrezabal, D. Ananias, J. Rocha, R. Santiago, S. T. Bromley, J. J. Baldoví, E. Coronado, M. Souto*, G. Mínguez Espallargas. Chem. Eur. J. 201925, 1-9. Hot Paper. Link to article.


Design of cost-efficient and photocatalytically active Zn-based MOFs decorated with Cu2O nanoparticles for CO2 methanation. M. Cabrero-Antonino, S. Remiro-Buenamañana, M. Souto, A. A. García-Valdivia, D. Choquesillo-Lazarte, S. Navalón, A. Rodríguez-Diéguez, G. Mínguez Espallargas, H. García. Chem. Commun. 2019, 55, 10932-10935. Link to article

Charge transfer interactions between fullerenes and a mesoporous tetrathiafulvalene-based metal-organic framework. M. Souto*, J. Calbo, S. Mañas-Valero, A. Walsh, G. Mínguez Espallargas. Beilstein J. Nanotechnol. 201910, 1883-1893. Part of the thematic issue "New directions for nanoporous materials". Link to article.


Reversible switching of the Au(111) work function by near infrared irradiation with a bistable SAM based on a radical donor-acceptor dyad. V. Diez-Cabanes, A. Gómez, M. Souto, N. González Pato, J. Cornil, J. Veciana, I. Ratera. J. Mater. Chem. C 20197, 7418-7426. Link to article.


Influence of interpenetration on the flexibility of MUV-2. M. Vicent-Morales, I. J. Vitórica-Yrezábal, M. Souto*, G. Mínguez Espallargas. CrystEngComm 2019, 21, 3031-3035. Link to article.


Breathing-Dependent Redox Activity in a Tetrathiafulvale-Based Metal-Organic FrameworkM. Souto, J. Romero, J. Calbo, I. J. Vitorica-Yrezabal, J. L. Zafra, J. Casado, E. Ortí, A. Walsh, G. Mínguez Espallargas. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2018140, 10562-10569. Link to article.


A Highly Stable and Hierarchical Tetrathiafulvalene-based Metal-Organic Framework with Improved Performance as Solid CatalystM. Souto, A. Santiago-Portillo, M. Palomino, I. Vitorica-Yrezabal, B. J. C. Vieira, J. C. Waerenborgh, S. Valencia, S. Navalón, F. Rey, H. García, G. Mínguez Espallargas. Chem. Sci. 20189, 2413-2418. Front cover. Link to article and press release.


Role of the open-shell character in the pressure-induced conductivity in an organic radical D-A dyadM. Souto, M. C. Gullo, H. Cui, N. Casati, F. Montisci, H. O. Jeschke, R. Valentí, I. Ratera, C. Rovira, J. Veciana, Chem. Eur. J. 201824, 5500-5505. Link to article


- Influence of the Donor Unit on the Rectification Ratio in Tunnel Junctions Based on D-A SAMs using PTM Units as AcceptorsM. Souto, V. Díez-Cabanes, L. Yuan, A. Kyvik, I. Ratera, C. A. Nijhuis, J. Cornil, J. Veciana. 2018Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys. 2018, 20, 25638-25647. Selected as 2018 PCCP Hot Articles. Link to article


Conflicting evidence for ferroelectricity. G. D’Avino, M. Souto, M. Masino, J. K. H. Fischer, I. Ratera, X. Fontrodona, G. Giovannetti, M. J. Verstraete, A. Painelli, P. Lunkenheimer, J. Veciana, A. Girlando. Nature 2017547, E9-E10. Link to article and press release.


Tuning the Rectification Ratio by Changing the Electronic Nature (Open-Shell and Closed-Shell) in Donor-Acceptor SAMsM. Souto, L. Yuan, D. Morales, L. Jiang, I. Ratera, C. Nijhuis, J. Veciana. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2017139, 4262-4265. Link to article.


Tetrathiafulvalene–Polychlorotriphenylmethyl Dyads: Influence of Bridge and Open-Shell Characteristics on Linear and Nonlinear Optical PropertiesM. Souto, J. Calbo, I. Ratera, E. Ortí, J. Veciana. Chem. Eur. J. 201723, 11067-11075. Link to article.


TTF-PTM dyads: from switched molecular self-assembly to radical conductors in solid stateM. Souto, C. Rovira, I. Ratera, J. Veciana. CrystEngComm 201719, 197-206. Front cover. Link to article.


Pressure-Induced Conductivity Conductivity in a Neutral Non-Planar Spin-Localized RadicalM. Souto, H. Cui, M. Peña-Álvarez, V. G. Baonza, H. O. Jeschke, M. Tomic, R. Valentí, D. Blasi, I. Ratera, C. Rovira, J. Veciana. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2016, 138, 11517-11525. Link to article and press release.


Three Redox States of a Diradical A-D-A Triad: Gating the Magnetic Coupling and the Electron DelocalizationM. Souto, V. Lloveras, S. Vela, M. Fumanal, I. Ratera, J. Veciana. J. Phys. Chem. Lett. 2016, 7,2234-2239. Link to article.


Self-assembled architectures with segregated donor and acceptor units of a dyad based on a monopyrrolo-annulated TTF-PTM radicalM. Souto, M. Solano, I. Ratera, M. Jensen, D. Bendixen, F. Delchiaro, A. Girlando, A. Painelli, J. O. Jeppesen, C. Rovira and J. Veciana.  Chem. Eur. J. 201521, 8816-8825. Link to article.


Intramolecular electron transfer and charge delocalization in bistable donor–acceptor systems based on perchlorotriphenylmethyl radicals linked to ferrocene and tetrathiafulvalene unitsM. Souto*, D. Morales, J. Guasch, I. Ratera, C. Rovira, A. Painelli, and J. Veciana. J. Phys. Org. Chem. 2014,27, 465-469. Front cover. Link to article.


Thermomagnetic Molecular System Based on a TTF-PTM RadicalM. Souto, J. Guasch, V. Lloveras, P. Mayorga, J. T. López Navarrete, J. Casado, I. Ratera, C. Rovira, A. Painelli, J. Veciana. J. Phys. Chem. Lett. 20134, 2721-2726. Link to article.


Intra- and Intermolecular Charge Transfer in Aggregates of Tetrathiafulvalene-Triphenylmethyl Radical Derivatives in Solution. J. Guasch, L. Grisanti, M. Souto, V. Lloveras, J. Vidal-Gancedo, I. Ratera, A. Painelli, C. Rovira, J. Veciana. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2013, 135, 6958-6967. Link to article.


Induced Self-assembly of a Tetrathiafulvalene-based Open-Shell Dyad through an Intramolecular Electron Transfer. J. Guasch, L. Grisanti, V. Lloveras, J. Vidal-Gancedo, M. Souto, D. Morales, M. Vilaseca, C. Sissa, A. Painelli, I. Ratera, C. Rovira and J. Veciana. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 201251, 1-6 . Link to article.


outreach activities
Teaching activity
  • Professor of Physical Chemistry for the Life Sciences. 2nd year of “Licenciatura em Bioquímica" e "Biotecnologia”, Universidade de Aveiro (UA), 2019 (6 hours/week).
  • Professor of Physical Chemistry Laboratory. 3rd year of “Licenciatura em Bioquímica” (Biochemistry), Universidade de Aveiro (UA), 2019 (6 hours/week).
  • Professor of General Chemistry Laboratory. 1st year of “Grado en Biotecnología” (Biotechnology), Universidad de Valencia (UV), 2018 (30 hours).
  • Professor of General Chemistry Laboratory. 1st year of “Grado en Farmacia” (Pharmacy), Universidad de Valencia (UV), 2018 (15 hours).
  • Professor of Experimentation in Chemistry. 2nd year of “Grado de Química” (Chemistry), Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB), 2016 (32 hours). 
Awards and fellowships
  • PhD Extraordinary Award 2016. Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB).  
  • First runner-up NanoMatMol 2016 PhD Award. Spanish Royal Society of Chemistry (RSEQ) and Spanish Royal Society of Physics (RSEF).
  • Juan de la Cierva-Formación and APOSTD postdoctoral Fellowships. Spanish Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness.
  • FPU and JAE PhD Fellowships. Spanish Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness and Spanish Research Council (CSIC).
  • Fellowships granted for R&D internship programs. (Boussole Alsace and Erasmus Internship Program).
  • Scholarship to obtain a double degree in Chemistry and Chemical Engineering (only two granted per year). University of Valencia and ECPM of Strasbourg.
  • Invited lecture at the National School on Molecular Materials on the occasion of NanoMatMol PhD award ceremony. Torremolinos, Spain. February 2018.
  • Selected as Rising Star and Invited Lecture at Pre-Conference International Conference on Molecule-Based Magnets (ICMM). September2016.Sendai, Japan.
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