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Federico José Williams

Position: Research Staff of CONICET (Independent Investigator).
Laboratory or research group: Surface Chemistry.
Tel: 5411 4576 3378 ext. 112 - Fax: 5411 4576-3341
E-mail: fwilliams@qi.fcen.uba.ar
Website: www.qi.fcen.uba.ar/personales/williams.htm

Studies in Chemistry: PhD in Chemistry, University of Cambridge, UK, 2000.
Postdoc: Chemistry Department, Cambridge University, UK, 2000-2005.
Teaching Positions: Assistant Professor, University of Buenos Aires (since 2007).
Position at CONICET: Independent Investigator.
Topics of interest: Surface chemistry, self-assembled monolayers, biomimetic membranes.
Awards and Recognitions:

Premio Estímulo en Química 2009. Academia Nacional de Ciencias Exactas Físicas y Naturales (ANCEFN).

 
 
RECENT PUBLICATIONS:
• “Synthesis and characterization of diazonium functionalized nanoparticles for deposition on metal surfaces”. M. Joselevich, F. J.Williams, Langmuir 24, 11711-11717, (2008).
• “Chemical reactivity of amino-functionalized mesoporous silica thin films obtained by co-condensation and post-grafting routes “ A. Calvo, M. Joselevich, G.J.A.A. Soler-Illia and F. J. Williams, Microporous and Mesoporous Materials 121, 67-72, (2009).
•” Metal-ion Responsive Redox Polyelectrolyte Multilayers” M. Tagliazucchi, F. J. Williams and E. J. Calvo, Chemical Communications 46, 9004-9006, (2010).
• M. V. Rivas, L. P. Méndez De Leo, M. Hammer, R. Carballo, Federico J. Williams, Self-Assembled monolayers of disulphide Cu porphyrins on Au surfaces: adsorption induced reduction and demetalation, Langmuir (2011) in press.

MOST IMPORTANT PUBLICATIONS:
• “Mesoporous aminopropyl-functionalized hybrid thin films with modulable surface and environment-responsive behavior” A. Calvo, P. C. Angelomé, V. M. Sánchez, D. A. Scherlis, F. J. Williams, G.J.A.A. Soler-Illia, Chemistry of Materials 20 (2008) 4661-4668.
• ” Mechanism, selectivity promotion, and new ultraselective pathways in Ag-catalyzed heterogeneous epoxidation” F. J. Williams, D. P. C. Bird, A. Palermo, A. K. Santra, and R. M. Lambert, Journal of the American Chemical Society 126 (2004) 8509-8514.
• “First observation of capping/uncapping by a ligand of a Zn porphyrin adsorbed on Ag(100)” F. J. Williams, O. P. H. Vaughan, K. J. Knox, N. Bampos, and R. M. Lambert, Chemical Communications (2004) 1688-1689.