Dra.Elena Bartolomé Porcar

Mechanics Department - Academic Area

Email: ebartolome@euss.cat

Office: Desp. professors (DE15)

Phone: +34 935039145

EUSS Address: Escola Universitària Salesiana de Sarrià
Pg. Sant Joan Bosco, 74 - 08017 Barcelona
Telf: +34 932 805 244 - Fax: +34 932 806 642

Academic CV

Doctor/a en Ciències físiques
(2002, Estrangeres)
Llicenciat/da en Ciències físiques, especialitat Fonamental
(1997, Universidad de Zaragoza)


Advanced research (Full Professor)
(27/04/2020, Agència per a la Qualitat del Sistema Universitari de Catalunya)
Report for Tenure-track lecturer
(12/12/2007, Agència per a la Qualitat del Sistema Universitari de Catalunya)
Research (Tenured assistant professor)
(21/07/2006, Agència per a la Qualitat del Sistema Universitari de Catalunya)


Cap del Departament de recerca


Machines and Mechanisms Theory
Materials Science and Technology
Science and Technology of Materials
Strength of Materials
Theory of Machines and Mechanisms


Dr. Elena Bartolomé completed her MSc in Physics at University of Zaragoza (Spain) in 1998, and her PhD in Applied Physics at the Low Temperature Division of the University of Twente (The Netherlands) in 2002, under the supervision of Prof. H. Rogalla. Between 2002-2006 she got two Postdoctoral positions, a "I3P Fellowship" at the Institute of Material Sciences of Barcelona (ICMAB-CSIC) and a "Juan de la Cierva" Fellowship at the Electromagnetism Group of the Autonomous University of Barcelona (UAB). In 2006 she joined the EUSS School of Engineering in Barcelona. Eversince, she combines teaching with research in the field of Magnetic Materials, in close collaboration with the Institute of Material Sciences of Barcelona (ICMAB-CSIC) and the Dep. of Condensed Matter - Institute of Nanoscience and Materials of Aragón (INMA-CISC). In 2014 she became Head of the EUSS Research Group, and in 2020 she received the "Advanced Research (Full professor)" accreditation from AQU.

Scientific interests

My research interests at present revolve around the following lines: Molecular Magnetism: this research line concerns the study of the magnetic behavior of 3d and 4f Single-Molecule Magnets (SMMs), 3d cyclic clusters, magnetic Metal-Organic Frameworks (MOFs), and multifunctional molecular materials incorporating several properties such as, slow relaxation of the magnetization and luminescence. My interest focuses also in 2D Magnetic Molecular Materials that afford deposition onto a substrate, either by self-assembly (phetalocyanines, wheels), exfoliation (lanthanide-based nanosheets) or grafting, towards the preparation of devices applicable in high-density storage of information, quantum computing, energy storage, catalysis, sensing, biomedicine, etc. Magnetic properties of nanostructured superconducting materials: my research focuses on understanding the magnetic properties and vortex dynamics of YBCO high Tc superconducting thin-films and tapes with intrinsic or nanostructured pinning nanodefects prepared by the chemical route, with the ultimate goal of improving the critical current performance of Coated Conductors for energy generation and transport applications. I am also interested in the physics of hybrid ferromagnetic (FM) - superconducting (SC) systems, such as YBCO films with FM natural defects, hybrid FM-SC nanocomposites, bilayers etc. Besides, with the aim of continuously improving the quality of University teaching, I investigate new active-learning, inquiry and project-based methodologies, such as Study and Research Paths (SRPs), applied to Engineering and Scientific Education.


Applied Superconductivity; Vortex pinning; Magnetic Materials; Molecular magnetism; XMCD; Active-learning in Engineering Education

Most significant academic merits

Publications: 80; Citations: 733 (06/07/2021) Publication in first quartile (Q1): 49; h-index=15 High impact factor (IF) publications: Adv. Functional Materials (15.6): 1; Angewandte Chemie (15.336); Nature Communications (12.1): 1; Adv. Science (9.0): 1; ACS Nano Materials (7-10): 1; J. Mat. Chem.C (5.2): 3; Adv. Electr. Mat. (4.2): 1; Dalton Trans. (4.2): 8; Phys. Rev.B (3.8): 7; Appl. Phys. Let (3.4): 2; Supercond.Sci.Tech. (2.8): 15 Invited book chapters: 2 Contributions to Congresses: 81 (71 international), Seminar and conferences: 40 Topical Editor of the journal "Molecules" Experiments in Large Instalations: 6 (Sinchrotron, INS) Participation in Projects: 14 National Projects, 7 European Projects Research Management: Head of the EUSS Research Group (2014-today)


2003 - "i3P" - Fellowship at Institut de Ciència de Materials de Barcelona (ICMAB-CSIC) 2006 - "Juan de la Cierva" Fellowship at Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB) Report for Tenure-track lecturer (AQU, 2007) Accreditation of Research (Tenured assistant professor), (AQU, 2006) Accreditation of Advanced Research (Full Professor), (AQU 2020) 3 six-year periods of research activity (AQU)

Scientifics highlights

1. "A Multifunctional Dysprosium-Carboxylato 2D Metall?Organic Framework", J. González, P. Sevilla, G. Gabarró-Riera, J. Jover, J. Echeverría, S. Fuertes, A. Arauzo, E. Bartolomé*, E. C. Sañudo*, Angewandte Chemie, 60(21), 12001-12006 (2021).
2. "Heteronuclear {TbxEu1?x} furoate 1D polymers presenting luminescent properties and SMM behavior", E. Bartolomé*, J. Bartolomé, A. Arauzo, J. Luzón, R. Cases, S. Fuertes, V. Sicilia, A. I. Sánchez-Cano, J. Aporta, S. Melnic, D. Prodius, S. Shova , Journal of Physical Chemistry C, 6, 5286-5299 (2018).
3. Book: "Magnetic relaxation of lanthanide-based molecular magnets", E. Bartolomé, A. Arauzo, J. Luzón, J. Bartolomé, F. Bartolomé, "Handbook of Magnetic Materials" (Elsevier) 26: 1-289 (2017)
4. "Hybrid YBa2Cu3O7 Superconducting?Ferromagnetic Nanocomposite Thin Films Prepared from Colloidal Chemical Solutions", E. Bartolomé*, P. Cayado, E. Solano, C. Mocuta, S. Ricart, B. Mundet, M. Coll, J. Gázquez, A. Meledin, G. van Tendeloo, S. M. Valvidares, J. Herrero-Martín, P. Gargiani, E. Pellegrin, C. Magén, T. Puig, X. Obradors, Advanced Electronic Materials, 3(7), 1700037 (2017).
5. "Emerging Diluted Ferromagnetism in High-Tc Superconductors Driven by Point Defect Clusters", J. Gázquez, R. Guzmán, R. Mishra, E. Bartolomé, J. Salafranca, C. Magén, M. Varela, M. Coll, A. Palau, S. M. Valvidares, P. Gargiani, E. Pellegrin, J. Herrero-Martin, S. J. Pennycook, S. T. Pantelides, T. Puig, X. Obradors, Advanced Science , 3(6), 1500295 (2016).
6. "{Dy(?-fur)3}n: from double relaxation single-ion magnet behavior to 3D ordering", E. Bartolomé*, J. Bartolomé, S. Melnic, D. Prodius, S. Shova, A. Arauzo, J. Luzón, F. Luis and C. Turta, Dalton Transactions, 42, 10153-10171 (2013).