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About

a lifelong learner, currently a researcher at University of Cádiz, Spain

Material scientist interested (not only) in polymer informatics.

  • Website of the group: https://tep946.uca.es/
  • Current affiliation: Departamento de Ciencia de los Materiales e Ingeniería Metalúrgica y Química Inorgánica,
    Facultad de Ciencias, IMEYMAT,
    Campus Universitario Río San Pedro,
    Puerto Real, Cádiz 11510, Spain
  • ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-3572-225X
  • Email: petra.bacova@uca.es
  • Memberships: Member of the European Society of Rheology and The Spanish Royal Society of Chemistry
  • Reviewing activities: Reviewer of Macromolecules, Polymers, Journal of Rheology, ACS Nano and Soft Matter journal

As I do not use social media, this website is my attempt to reach people that I cannot meet personally and that may find my research and related links useful.
Feel free to contact me anytime, I may not find the right answer for you, but I bet I will find some new questions in the process.

Computer and Language Skills

Linux 95%
C 95%
Bash 90%
Python70%
Latex 95%
Gnuplot 95%
Vim 95%
Slovak 100%
Czech 90%
English 95%
Spanish 95%
Greek 70%
German 40%
Moroccan Arabic (darija) 15%

Resume

Education

PhD in Physics of Nanostructures and Advanced Materials

2010 - 2014

University of the Basque Country, Spain

Thesis topic: Study of the molecular dynamics in branched polymers by means of computer simulations

Master of Physical Chemistry

2008 - 2010

Charles University in Prague, Czech Republic

Thesis topic: Linear semiflexible polyelectrolytes in solutions

Bachelor of Chemistry

2005-2008

Charles University in Prague, Czech Republic

Thesis topic: Study of persistence length of linear polyelectrolytes in solutions

Conferences and workshops

scientific talks and posters at more than 30 international conferences and workhops

Industrial trainings

17.-21.10.2011

Dow Terneuzen, Terneuzen, Netherlands

  • DYNACOP Industrial Polymer Technology Training and Workshop
2-6.9.2012

Ludwigshafen, Germany

  • BASF Industrial Days

Professional Experience

Marie Skłodowska-Curie Individual Fellowship

Jan 2024 - present

Universidad de Cádiz, Spain

  • PITS3D project (Polymer Informatics Tools for Sustainable 3D printing)

"María Zambrano" postdoctoral fellow

Jan 2022 - Dec 2023

Universidad de Cádiz, Spain

  • simulations of biodegradable polymers with applications in additive manufacturing

Postdoc fellow in collaboration with Goodyear

05/2018 -10/2020
05/2021 -12/2021

IACM-FORTH, Heraklion, Greece

  • atomistic and mesoscopic simulations of polymers with applications in tire industry

Niarchos fellowship within ARCHERS project

04/2017 -03/2018

IACM-FORTH, Heraklion, Greece

  • modeling of nanostructured materials with applications in energy

Postdoc fellow at Materials Physics Center (CSIC-UPV)

03/2016 -09/2016

Materials Physics Center (CSIC-UPV), San Sebastián, Spain

  • participation in national project focused on single-chain nanoparticles

Research work within the ARISTEIA project

08/2014 -09/2015

IACM-FORTH, Heraklion, Greece

  • atomistic simulations of graphene-based nanocomposites

Early stage researcher in DYNACOP project

2010 -2014

Materials Physics Center (CSIC-UPV), San Sebastián, Spain

  • bead-spring simulations of architecturally complex polymers

Research work on modeling of neutral polymers and polyelectrolytes in solutions

2006-2010

Faculty of Science, Department of Physical and Macromolecular Chemistry, Charles University in Prague, Czech Republic

  • basics of programming, statistical analysis, simulations of charged systems

Publications and cover artwork

The updated list of my publications can be found here

Some of them were promoted through back or front cover artwork, see below:

Contact

Location:

Facultad de Ciencas, C. Republica Saharaui, 11519, Cádiz, Spain