Victor Sebastian Cabeza

Victor Sebastian Cabeza#



Dr. Victor Sebastian Cabeza (Aurelio-Julia, Calatayud, Spain, 1978) obtained his Bachelor of Engineering in Chemical Engineering at the University of Zaragoza in 2002. After graduation, he collaborated in several research projects, discovering how attractive the Science could be and his motivation for a career in Scientific Research. Between 2004 and 2008, he was awarded with a PhD scholarship from the Educational and Culture Ministry of Spanish Government. In that period he worked at the Chemical and Environmental Engineering Department of the University of Zaragoza. During the PhD stage, he enjoyed research stays at the University of Aveiro (Portugal), SINTEF-Oslo (Norway) and Mainz Institute of Microtechnology-IMM(Germany). He obtained his PhD in Chemical Enginering in 2008 under the supervision of Prof. Jesus Santamaria, Prof. Joaquin Coronas and Dr. Reyes Mallada, receiving the best PhD student award in Engineering at the University of Zaragoza. During 2008, he was involved as a researcher in a European Project in collaboration of the European Membrane Institute (IEM)-CNRS (France), University of Zaragoza (Spain), and Hyflux-Ceparation (The Netherlands). In 2009 he was awarded by the Bureau of Educational and Culture Affairs of the Unites States and the Fulbright Board, with a prestigious Fulbright Scholarship to explore new nanotechnology concepts at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, in the Chemical Engineering Department (USA), under the supervision of Prof. Klavs F. Jensen. After the MIT Postdoctoral stage (2011), he gain and Assistant Professor position at the Chemical and Environmental Engineering Department of the University of Zaragoza (Spain). At present, he balances research and teaching duties. His teaching scope comprises graduate and master courses. He is also following a wide variety of courses about “teaching methodologies” to improve his teaching skills.


Victor Sebastian Cabeza´s main research focus is on the following fields: 1) Microfabrication techniques.2)Micro/nano fluidics.3) Synthesis of nanomaterials. 4) Nanocatalysts.5) Biomedical applications of nanomaterials. 6) Porous materials and applications 7) Development of membranes for gas and liquid separation purposes. Currently, he is responsible of a pioneering research line, facing the shortcomings of nanomaterials production in conventional reactors (limited reproducibility and scale-up) with the use of microreactor technology. Microreactor technology enables the controlled production of nanomaterials and easy scale-up, while retaining accurate control on their properties (shape, size and composition). This is a challenging field and the results show a promising future, since the nanomaterials produced are highly demanded in numerous applications (nanoelectronic devices, catalysis, sensors, biological labelling and nanomedicine), and will contribute for the development of Nanotechnology.

Victor Sebastian is a young scientist of high productivity, as can be seen by his publication record (35 publications in top Journals and two international patents, in addition to more than 50 presentations at scientific meetings as well as collaboration in multi-disciplinary projects). Currently he is working in a project funded by the European Union- Marie Curie Integration Grant, where he is the principal investigator.


Victor Sebastian Cabeza, Simon Kuhn, Amol A. Kulkarni, Klavs F. Jensen, Size-Controlled Flow Synthesis of Gold Nanoparticles Using a Segmented Flow Microfluidic Platform. Langmuir, 28 (2012),7007-7013.

Gomez, L., Sebastian, V., Irusta, S., Ibarra, A., Arruebo, M., Santamaria,J., Scaled-up production of plasmonic nanoparticles using microfluidics: From metal precursors to functionalized and sterilized nanoparticles, Lab on a Chip (Miniaturisation for Chemistry and Biology) 14 (2) , 2014,pp. 325-332.  
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