Outreaching activities

DefTiMOFs is committed to one of the key targets of Horizon2020¬†‚ÄėScience with and for Society‚Äô¬†not only to potentiate awareness of the research and to obtain public input and public support of the research but also to modify tabues and misunderstandings regarding chemistry.¬†

We are convinced that equality and diversity are necessary for science and we do outreaching activities with the hope to help to achieve it.

September 2022

Although this project is sadly over, Isabel gave an oral presentation in the prestigious Global confernce MOF2022 to showcase her  results regarding the innovative multivariate modulation approach to produce multifunctionalised Titanium structures through defect engineering, enhancing the catalytic perfomance of the materials and opening the doors for this approach to be used for any applications!

Remember: Multivariate modulation introduces heterogeneity  to the structure while enhancing properties that are related to defect engineering, such as porosity of reactivity among others!

Isabel gave an oral presentation that summarised some of the results of this puzzling project! 

Defect Engineering of Titanium MOFs for enhanced catalytic applications

Although due to the covid pandemic the Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting had to be online the experience was beyond any expectations, full of meaningfull conversation with young scientists and Nobel Laureates, inspiring talks and much more! If you want to know more about it please read the interview below ūüôā

During this interview Isabel speaks with Vera Koester about her views for the Lindau meeting, her expectations and what she wants to do in the future.

Science is for everyone!!! 

La ciencia es para tod@s
11h February 2021

Aiming to overcome the gender imbalance in STEM, Isabel discussed her scientific career with high school students in several schools and encouraged them to work towards equality in science. 


This activity was organised by the 11deFebrero association, in which volunteers can contact highschools through an online platform and give talks at schools in celebration with the International day of Women in Science.


25th November 2020
The seminar creative science introduces scientific careers beyond research, with, as the tittle introduces, a significant ammount of creactivity!! 
12th November 2020
During this event four Women (including Isabel) in STEM gave short dissemination talks (10 min) related to the work they are performing and their profesional career, including favourite and less favourite parts, difficulties encountered and what will they change to make science more inclusive.

In this interview Isabel replies the following questions with an open heart. One of her main goals is to motivate others to pursue their dreams.

  1. What inspired you to pursue a career in Chemistry?
  2. Who are your role models?
  3. How did you get to where you are in your career path? 
  4. What is the coolest project you have worked on and why?
  5. What’s a time you felt immense pride in yourself / your work?
  6. What is a ‚Äúday in the life‚ÄĚ of you like?
  7. What are you seeking to accomplish in your career?
  8. What do you like to do when you’re not doing research?
  9. What advice do you have for other women interested in science / in your discipline?
  10. In your opinion, what will be the next great breakthrough in in your discipline?
  11. What should be done to increase the number of female scientists and female professors in your discipline?

In this interview performed by Carmen Bachiller, Isabel speaks about her expectations regarding the Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting and her goals for the future. 

In this interview performed by UAH, Isabel talks about her project DefTiMOFs, her objectives for attending the 70th Nobel Laureate Lindau meeting and her time as an undergratuate in the University of Alcala de Henares among other things. 


Science is for everyone

Aiming to overcome the gender imbalance in STEM, Isabel discussed the current statistics with last year’s students of IES Baleares high school and encourage them to help to achieve equality in science. Isabel showcased and discussed her research journey and advised them in pursuing a career in science.¬†

This activity was organised by the 11deFebrero association, in which volunteers can contact highschools through an online platform and give talks at schools in celebration with the International day of Women in Science. 


STEM Fartes is an association of hisghschool students working -together with their teacher Laura Vilar- on a project to give visibility to women in STEM. Isabel had the pleassure to be interviewed by them and talk about science and gender equallity.  

Women in Science giving talks at schools with the inititiativre 11F, together with Monica Oltra, First Vice President of the Generalitat Valenciana

On the ocassion of the Internalional Women in Science day, VLC Tech Women, organised by ACM-Women-UPV  hold associations, institutions, industry partners and colectives from Valencia to analise the gender problems in STEM. The  event was followed by a networking section to discuss outreaching activies to encourage young female students to pursue a career in STEM.



Through personal experience from the first year of her Bachelor¬īs degree at University of Alcal√° until date, Isabel dropped a message of hope for students in their first year, year in which a considerable number of students drop the degree.  She discussed different research opportunities during the degree, and advised in PhD search and PhD life.

We are often our biggest limitation


Expociencia is an open to the public fair in the scientific park of the University of Valencia, designated to increase the awareness of the general public for science through workshops and science showcases. 

During this activity we used red cabbage as a pH indicator of find-at home chemicals  at ICMol, Valencia.


Outreaching activities for students coursing the last year of high school. During the day there were workshops related to nanoscience and science colloquia showcasing the presence of nanomaterials in our lifes, such as coating clothes with hydrophobic nanomaterials for water impermeabillity through sprays. Motivating students towards choosing a science career. ICMol, Valencia.

Students forming a fullerene structure. Picture taken from the top of the ICMol building.
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