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Fabio Daniel Cukiernik

Position: Associate Professor.
Laboratory or research group: Head of the Liquid Crystals Group.
Tel: 5411 4576-3378/89 ext. 126 - Fax: 5411 4576-3341
E-mail: fabioc@qi.fcen.uba.ar

Studies in Chemistry: Licenciado en Ciencias Químicas - University of Buenos Aires 1989 DEA en Chimie Moléculaire - Université Joseph Fourier (Grenoble I - France) 1990.
PhD in Chemistry - Université Joseph Fourier (Grenoble I - France) 1993, advised by Pascale Maldivi and Anne-Marie Giroud-Godquin.
Postdoc: Universidad de Buenos Aires 1994-1995, advised by José A Olabe.
Teaching Positions: Associate Professor - University of Buenos Aires - since 2010 (Assistant Prof. 1997-2010).
Associate Professor - Universidad de General Sarmiento (Argentina) 1998 - 2007.
Invited Professor or Lecturer in: University of California at Santa Barbara (2005), Universidad Nacional de la Patagonia (1998).
Position at CONICET: Investigador Independiente.
Topics of interest: Materials Chemistry. Liquid Crystals. Coordination Polymers. Non-covalent interactions.
Awards and Recognitions:

4 PhD thesis advised, 1 awarded the First Mention of the Leloir Prize 2003.

• "Theoretical and Experimental Studies of diruthenium tetracarboxylates structure, spectroscopy and electrochemistry." M. A. Castro, A. Roitberg*, F. D. Cukiernik* Inorg. Chem. 2008, 47, 4682 – 4690.
• "Structural Elucidation of the Supramolecular Organization in the Room Temperature Liquid Crystalline Phase of Mixed-Valent Diruthenium Alkoxybenzoates." Z. Chaia, M. Rusjan, M. A. Castro, B. Donnio, B. Heinrich, D. Guillon, R. Baggio, F. D. Cukiernik*. J. Mater. Chem. 2009, 19, 4981 - 4991.
• "Molecular dynamics simulations of liquid crystalline dendritic architectures". C. Bourgogne, I. Bury, L. Gehringer, A. Zelcer, F. Cukiernik, E.Terazzi*, B. Donnio*, D. Guillon* Lect. Notes. Phys. 2010, 795, 90 - 122.

• "Pyrazine-mediated antiferromagnetic intermolecular exchange in mixed-valent diruthenium tetracarboxylates." F. D. Cukiernik, A. M.Giroud-Godquin, P. Maldivi*, J. C. Marchon. Inorg. Chim. Acta 1994, 215, 203 - 208.
• "Liquid Crystalline Materials Based on Rhodium Carboxylate Coordination Polymers: Synthesis, Characterization and Mesomorphic Properties of tetrakis-(Oalkyl substituted benzoato)dirhodium (II) complexes and their pyrazine adducts." M. Rusjan, B. Donnio, D. Guillon, F. D. Cukiernik*. Chem. Mater. 2002, 14, 1564 - 1575.
• "Mesomorphism of Hybrid Siloxane-Triphenylene Star-shaped Olygomers." A. Zelcer*, B. Donnio*, C. Bourgogne, F. D. Cukiernik, D. Guillon. Chem. Mater. 2007, 19, 1992 - 2006.