Laura Cañadillas Delgado



Centro Universitario Defensa
Academia General Militar
Ctra. de Huesca s/n.
50090 Zaragoza, Spain
Phone: +34-976739857
Fax: +34 976 73 98 24

Laura Cañadillas Delgado is Doctor in Physics (Cum Laude, 2008. Supervisors: Prof. Catalina Ruiz-Pérez and Dr. Jorge Pasán García. “Premio extraordinario de doctorado en el área de ciencias 2009”) specialized in crystallography and magneto-structural relations. She finished her grade in Physics (2003) and obtained the DEA (Advanced Studies Certificate) (2005) in the II Fundamental Physic Department, all them at the Universidad de La Laguna. During her PhD work she has been synthesized, measured and resolved the crystal structure of an important number of metal-organic lanthanide complexes, using single crystal and powder diffraction techniques, involving X‑ray diffraction in laboratory and synchrotron equipments. Her research was principally focused in the magnetic-structure correlations in gadolinium(III) based metal-organic complexes.

In 2009 she obtained the MICINN fellowship: “Especialización en Organismos Internacionales” which was developed at the European Synchrotron Radiation Facility (Grenoble, France) to investigate at the BM16 beamline (Supervisor: Dra. Ana Labrador). During this period she managed several experiments in the PX station. Special relevance have those framed within the “Structure-properties relationships in Molecule-based Magnets” long term project.  At the end of 2009 she joined the Instituto de Ciencia de Materiales de Aragón (CSIC) as instrument scientific in the SpINS group (Spanish Initiatives in Neutron Scattering) at the Institut Laue Langevin (Grenoble, France). During two years she was in charge of the neutron diffractometers for single crystal D15 and for powder samples D1B (Supervisors: Dr. Javier Campo (ICMA/CSIC) and Dr. Juan Rodriguez-Carvajal (ILL)).

Nowadays she is working at the Centro Universitario de Defensa and develops her investigation in multifunctional materials, applying her knowledge in X-rays and neutron diffraction techniques. This research work is done in a close collaboration with prestigious national and international scientific groups.

Teaching experience:

Experimental techniques in crystal growth and structural characterization (Degree: Physics. Level: 3º. University of La Laguna. Tenerife. Spain)(2005-2008)

Physics II (Degree: Industrial Organization Engineering. Level: 1º. Centro Universitario de Defensa. Academia General Militar. Zaragoza. Spain) (2012-2014)(2016-2017)

Mechanic(Degree: Industrial Organization Engineering. Level: 2º. Centro Universitario de Defensa. Academia General Militar. Zaragoza. Spain) (2014-2016)

Fundamentals of Electronics (Degree: Industrial Organization Engineering. Level: 3º. Centro Universitario de Defensa. Academia General Militar. Zaragoza. Spain) (2016-2017)

 PRESENT RESEARCH AREA(UNESCO code): 221103 / 221104 / 221105 / 221117 / 230326 / 230307 / 230321-1


  • "Materiales Moleculares Multifuncionales: desde el magnetismo hacia nuevas aplicaciones" FINANCIAL ENTITY: Ministerio Ciencia e Innovación, MAT2010-16981. (2011-2013) PRINCIPAL RESEARCHER: Prof. Catalina Ruiz-Pérez.
  • "Preparación y estudio de materiales magnéticos multifuncionales de carácter molecuar M4" FINANCIAL ENTITY:Gobierno de Aragón GRUPO CONSOLIDADO E16(2011-2013) PRINCIPAL RESEARCHER: Prof. Fernando Palacio Parada
  • "Preparación y estudio de materiales magnéticos multifuncionales con interés en espintrónica y energía" FINANCIAL ENTITY: Ministerio Ciencia e Innovación MAT2011-27233-C02-02 (2012-2014) PRINCIPAL RESEARCHER: Prof. Fernando Palacio Parada
  • "Materiales en una investigación integral de a calidad del agua" FINANCIAL ENTITY: Ministerio Español de Economía y competitividad MAT2013-43101-R(2014) PRINCIPAL RESEARCHER: Prof. Catalina Ruiz-Pérez
  • "Materiales sostenibles para una monitorización ambiental selectiva de comntaminantes en agua" FINANCIAL ENTITY:Ministerio Español de Economía y competitividad MAT2014-57465-R(2015 - 2017) PRINCIPAL RESEARCHERS: Prof. Catalina Ruiz-Pérez and Prof. Verónica Pino Estévez
  • "Multifunctional Magnetic Molecular Materials for conduction in soft crystals and magnetic chirality."FINANCIAL ENTITY:Ministerio de Economía y Competitividad. Programa Nacional de Materiales. MAT2015-68200-C2-2-P (2016-2018)PRINCIPAL RESEARCHERS: Dr. Javier Campo Ruiz, Prof. Lawrence Rocco Falvello Mancuso.


Scientific articles:

  • "A step further in the comprehension of the magnetic coupling in gadolinium(III)-based carboxylate complexes” L. Cañadillas-Delgado, J. Pasán, O. Fabelo, M. Julve, F. Lloret, C. Ruiz-Pérez Polyhedron 52(SI), 321-332, 2013   
  • “Solid-State Coordinative Behavior of a New Asymmetrical Bis-hydrazone Ligand Containing Two Different Binding Pockets” S. Rodríguez-Hermida, A. B. Lago, L. Cañadillas-Delgado, R. Carballo, and E. M. Vázquez-López CRYSTAL GROWTH & DESIGN 13, 1193-1205, 2013
  • "Dicopper(II) metallacyclophanes with electroswitchable polymethyl- substituted para-phenylene spacers "J. Ferrando-Soria, M. Castellano, R. Ruiz-García, J. Cano, M. Julve,Francesc Lloret, C. Ruiz-Pérez, J. Pasán, L. Cañadillas-Delgado, D. Armentano,Y. Journaux, E. Pardo.Chemistry - A European Journal 19(36),12124-12137, 2013
  • " Synthesis, Crystal Structure and Magnetic Characterization of a Series of CuII–LnIII Heterometallic [Ln = La, Ce, Pr, Nd and Sm) Metal–Organic Compounds with an Unusual Single Crystal to Single Crystal Phase Transition" CRYSTAL GROWTH & DESIGN 13(11) 4735-4745, 2013
  • "Neutron Diffraction Studies of the Molecular Compound [Co2(bta)]n (H4bta =1,2,4,5-Benzenetetracarboxylic Acid): In the Quest of Canted Ferromagnetism" O. Fabelo, L. Cañadillas-Delgado, J. Pasán, P. Díaz-Gallifa, C. Ruiz-Pérez, F. Lloret, M. Julve, I. Puente Orench, J. Campo, and J. Rodríguez-Carvajal InorgChem 52(21), 12818-12827, 2013.
  • "Three new europium(III) methanetriacetate metalorganic frameworks: the influence of synthesis on the product topology" Acta Cryst. B Special Issue on Crystal engineering B70, 19-27, 2014.
  • "Syntheses, crystal structures and magnetic properties of five new manganese(II) complexes: influence of the conformation of different alkyl/aryl substituted malonate ligands on the crystal packing" M. Déniz, I. Hernández-Rodríguez, J. Pasán, O. Fabelo, L. Cañadillas-Delgado, J. Vallejo, M. Julve, F. Lloret and C.Ruiz-Pérez CrystEngComm, 16(13), 2766-2778, 2014
  • "Temperature- and pressure-dependent structural study of {Fe(pmd)2[Ag(CN)2]2}n spin-crossover compound by neutron Laue diffraction" J. A. Rodriguez-Velamazán, L. Cañadillas-Delgado, M. Castro, G. J McIntyre and J. A. Real Acta Cryst. B Special Issue on non-ambient crystallography B70, 436-443, 2014.
  • "Synthesis, Crystal Structure, and Magnetic Characterization of the Three-Dimensional Compound [Co2(cbut)(H2O)3]n (H4cbut = 1,2,3,4-Cyclobutanetetracarboxylic Acid)" P. Diaz-Gallifa, O. Fabelo, J. Pasan, L. Cañadillas-Delgado, J. Rodriguez-Carvajal, F. Lloret, M. Julve and C. Ruiz-Perez  InorgChem 53(11), 5674-5683, 2014.
  • "Two-Dimensional 3d-4f Heterometallic Coordination Polymers: Syntheses, Crystal Structures, and Magnetic Properties of Six New Co(II)-Ln(III) Compounds" P. Diaz-Gallifa, O. Fabelo, J. Pasan, L. Cañadillas-Delgado, F. Lloret, M. Julve and C. Ruiz-Perez InorgChem 53(12), 6299-6308, 2014.
  • "Influence of the coligand in the magnetic properties of a series of copper(II)-phenylmalonate complexes" J. Pasan, J. Sanchiz, O. Fabelo, L. Cañadillas-Delgado, M. Déniz, P. Diaz-Gallifa, C. Martínez-Benito, F. Lloret, M. Julve and C. Ruiz-Perez CrystEngComm, 16(35), 8106-8118, 2014.
  • "Synthesis and structural characterization of six Cu(II)-based coordination polymers using the thermally tunable 1,2,3,4-cyclobutanetetracarboxylic acid"P. Díaz-Gallifa, O. Fabelo, J. Pasán, L. Cañadillas-Delgado, M. A. Ramírez, A. G. Gallardo and C. Ruiz-Pérez CrystEngComm, 17, 5081-5093, 2015.
  • "Metallosupramolecular approach toward multifunctional magnetic devices for molecular spintronics"M. Castellano, R. Ruiz-García, J. Cano, J. Ferrando-Soria, E. Pardo, F. R. Fortea-Pérez, S.-E. Stiriba, W. P. Barros, H. O. Stumpf, L. Cañadillas-Delgado, J. Pasán, C. Ruiz-Pérez, G. de Munno, D. Armentano, Y. Journaux, F. Lloret, M. Julve. Coordination Chemistry Reviews, 303, 110-138, 2015.
  • "A Hexameric Cationic Copper(II) Metallacrown as a Pertechnetate and Perrhenate Scavenger" S. Rodríguez-Hermida, A. B. Lago, A. Pino-Cuevas, A. Hagenbach, L. Cañadillas-Delgado, R. Carballo, U. Abram, and E. M. Vázquez-López Chem. Eur. J. 22, 1847-1853, 2016.
  • "Crystal growth and structural remarks on malonate-based lanthanide coordination polymers"F. S. Delgado, P.Lorenzo-Luís, J. Pasán, L. Cañadillas-Delgado, Ó. Fabelo, M. Hernández-Molina, A. D. Lozano-Gorrín, F. Lloret, M. Julve, C. Ruiz-Pérez CrystEngComm 18, 7831-7842, 2016.
  • "Magnetic Structures of Heterometallic M(II)-M(III) Formate Compounds"L. Mazzuca, L. Cañadillas-Delgado, J. A. Rodríguez-Velamazán, O. Fabelo , M. Scarrozza, A. Stroppa, S. Picozzi, J.-P. Zhao, X.-H. Bu, J. Rodríguez-Carvajal JACS 139, 7428-7431, 2017.
  • "Origin of the magnetoelectric effect in the Cs2FeCl5⋅D2O compound"O. Fabelo, J. A. Rodríguez-Velamazán, L. Canadillas-Delgado, L. Mazzuca, J. Campo, Á. Millán, L. C. Chapon, and J. Rodríguez-Carvajal Phys. Rev. B 96, 104428, 2017.
  • "Microscopic Insights on the Multiferroic Perovskite-Like [CH3NH3][Co(COOH)3] Compound"L. Mazzuca, L. Cañadillas-Delgado, O. Fabelo, J. A. Rodríguez-Velamazán, J. Luzón, O. Vallcorba, V. Simonet, C. V. Colin and J. Rodríguez-Carvajal Chem. Eur. J. DOI: 10.1002/chem.201703140, 2017.

Scientific books:

  • BOOKMAGNETIC INTERACTIONS IN OXO-CARBOXYLATE BRIDGED GADOLINIUM(III) COMPLEXES: SYNTHESIS, CRYSTAL STRUCTURES AND MAGNETIC PROPERTIES.” L. Cañadillas-Delgado, O. Fabelo, J. Cano and C. Ruiz-Pérez. Ed: Nova Science Publishers, Inc. 400 Oser Avenue, Suite 1600, Hauppauge, N.Y. 11788-3619, USA . 2010

ISBN:978-1-61761-097-4 Soft cover

ISBN:978-1-61761-651-8 e-book                                                       

  • -CHAPTER of  “Gadolinium: Compounds, Production and Applications.”  L. Cañadillas-Delgado, O. Fabelo, J. Cano and C. Ruiz-Pérez. Ed: Nova Science Publishers, Inc. 400 Oser Avenue, Suite 1600, Hauppauge, N.Y. 11788-3619, USA . 2010

ISBN:978-1-61668-991-9 Hard cover

ISBN:978-1-61728-334-5 e-book                                                       

  • BOOK"Nuevos Materiales Multifuncionales: Polímeros Organo-Inorgánicos de Gd3+"  L. Cañadillas-Delgado. Ed: Servicio de Publicaciones Universidad de La Laguna. Campus Central. Universidad de La Laguna. Calle Delgado Barreto, s/n. 38071. La Laguna. Santa Cruz de Tenerife. Spain. 2010

ISBN / ISSN:978-84-7756-856-8


  • Acreditación a Titular Universitario por la ANECA since 2015.
  • Acted as an evaluator on the first Croatian Marie Curie FP7-PEOPLE-2011-COFUND program-NEWFELPRO.
  • Cruz al Mérito Militar con Distintivo Blanco (concesión diciembre de 2015)
  • Member of the scientific commission for evaluating the experimental proposals for Spanish time on the D1B neutron diffractometer at the Institut Max Von Laue-Paul Langevin (ILL). (2016-)


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