About the Author
Margarita Sanchez-Dominguez has a B.Sc. (with High Honors) in Industrial Chemistry from the Autonomous University of Nuevo Leon (UANL, Monterrey, Mexico). She received a Ph.D. in Physical Chemistry from University of Bristol (England) in 2004. She was a postdoctoral researcher at Institute Charles Sadron, Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS) in Strasbourg, France (2004-2006) and at the Institute of Advanced Chemistry of Catalonia, Spanish National Research Council (IQAC-CSIC) in Barcelona, Spain (2006-2010). She joined the Advanced Materials research center (CIMAV, S.C. Unidad Monterrey; Mexico) in 2010. She has published about 40 papers in international peer-reviewed scientific journals, three book chapters and several patents. Her research goal is to understand the interfacial and colloidal properties of surfactant systems with the aim of using them for applications related with materials science, with a particular focus on their use as confined reaction media for the synthesis of advanced nanomaterials. Carlos Rodriguez-Abreu earned BSc (Cum Laude) and MSc degrees in Chemical Engineering from the University of Los Andes (Venezuela), and received a PhD in Engineering in 2001 from Yokohama National University (Japan) as a Monbusho (Japan Ministry of Education) Scholarship grantee. He was associate professor at the University of Los Andes until 2003 and then held positions as JSPS postdoctoral fellow (Yokohama National University, Japan), Juan de la Cierva fellow (University of Santiago de Compostela, Spain) and Ramon y Cajal Research associate (Spanish Research Council, CSIC). He joined the International Iberian Nanotechnology Laboratory (INL) in 2010. He has published more than 80 papers in international peer-reviewed scientific journals, four book chapters, and is currently senior editor of the Journal of Surfactants and Detergents (Springer). Dr. Rodriguez-Abreu research interests are focused on soft matter and molecular self-assembly for the design and synthesis of nanomaterials.