Dr Angeles Pulido obtained her degree in Chemistry from the University of Oviedo (Asturias, Spain). After working in the private sector, in IT and R&D departments of multinational companies, she returned to academia earning her PhD in Computational Chemistry from the Polytechnic University of Valencia (Spain), with Prof. Germán I. Sastre Navarro, to study the role of organic and inorganic additives in the synthesis of zeolites.
She went on to do a postdoc with Prof. Petr Nachtigall (Prague, Czech Republic), where her research focussed on ab initio modelling of the thermodynamics of gas sorption into zeolite microporous void space. After that, she moved to the Institute of Chemical Technology (Valencia, Spain) to work in Prof. Avelino Corma’s group, where she applied computational techniques to investigate the structure of heterogenous catalysts and catalysed reaction mechanism.
Angeles then moved to the University of Southampton (Southampton, United Kingdom) to join Prof. Graeme M. Day’s group where she used computational crystal structure prediction (CSP) and ab initio NMR crystallography as tools for the rationalization, prediction and resolution of the structure of organic molecular crystals.
Angeles’ main research interest is in silico modelling of solids and the use of computational techniques to provide an atomistic view and a better understanding of thermodynamic, kinetic and spectroscopic features of crystalline organic and inorganic materials.
Angeles joined the CCDC in June 2017 as Research and Application Scientist as part of the Pfizer Design Centre within the Materials Science team to applied computational techniques to study organic molecular crystals relevant to pharmaceutical industry, with especial interest in crystal structure prediction, materials stability and polymorphism.