Dr Maurin SALAMANCA
Dr Salamanca completed her BSc in Chemistry at the Universidad de Antioquia (Colombia) as well as her PhD studies (Summa Cum Laude). During her BSc studies, she synthesised materials based on tungsten and molybdenum to enhance hydrocarbon catalytic conversion. The focus of her doctoral studies was the effect of biofuels on the soot physicochemical characteristics produced in different combustion systems. She did an internship, during her postgraduate studies, in Prof Andrea D'Anna's group at Universitá Federico II di Napoli. She was selected by the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation for one of the prestigious Humboldt Research Postdoctoral Fellowships for early-career researchers. She developed her research at Bielefeld University in the Department of Chemistry, working under the advisement of Professor Katharina Kohse-Höinghaus. She joined the University of Cambridge's Computational Modelling group in 2018 to investigate the formation of soot and oxides nanoparticles in flames.