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Maria Adobes Vidal

About Me

Hello! My name is Maria and I come from Spain.

I studied Chemistry in the University of Valencia and did my Master in Medicinal and Pharmacological Chemistry at Jaume I University in Castello. I have a strong Organic Chemistry background but prior to my PhD studies I worked in the Analytical Chemistry department of the Polytechnic University of Valencia doing Basic research and development of practical applications in the field of bio and nanosensors.

I am currently based in the 'Electrochemical & Interfaces Group' at the University of Warwick where I did my PhD studies in Kinetics and Mechanisms of Crystal dissolution processes. My goal is providing new information on the growth and dissolution of individual crystals at a level where the behaviour of each exposed crystal face can be determined. Spectroscopic, electrochemical and microscopic techniques are used to study concentration and morphology changes at the surfaces of microcrystalline formulations.

Academic History

2017- Present:
  • IAS Early Career Fellow
  • Research Assistant in Warwick electrochemistry and Interfaces Group
2013 - 2017:
  • PhD in Analytical Science, MOAC DTC, University of Warwick
    'Quantitative and Holistic Views of Crystal Dissolution Processes'
  • Visitor Academic (3 months) in Professor Michael D. Ward's Laboratory at New York Univeristy
  • Strong collaborations with AstraZeneca Macclesfield
2011 - 2013:
  • Senior Laboratory Technician, Polytechnic University of Valencia (Spain)
    'Basic research and development of practical applications in the field of bio and nanosensors'
2011 - 2012:
  • M.Sc. Medicinal and Pharmacological Chemistry , Jaume I University of Castello (Spain)
    'Synthesis of structural analogs of pironetin'
2006 - 2011:
  • 5 Years Degree in Chemistry, University of Valencia (Spain)
  • ERASMUS Scholarship, Department of Pharmacy and Biochemistry, Johannes Gutenberg University of Mainz (Germany)
    'Synthesis of Coumarin Derivatives for RNA Derivatization and Application in Click Chemistry' 


Hopping intermittent contact-scanning electrochemical microscopy (HIC-SECM) as a new local dissolution kinetic probe: application to salicylic acid dissolution in aqueous solution

Amelia R. Perry, Robert A. Lazenby, Maria Adobes-Vidal, Massimo Peruffo, Kim McKelvey, Michael E. Snowden and Patrick R. Unwin*
CrystEngComm, 2015,17, 7835-7843

Importance of Mass Transport and Spatially Heterogeneous Flux Processes for In-Situ Atomic Force Microscopy Measurements of Crystal Growth and Dissolution Kinetics

Massimo Peruffo, Michael M. Mbogoro, Maria Adobes-Vidal, and Patrick R. Unwin*
J. Phys. Chem. C, 2016, 22, 12100–12112

Face-Discriminating Dissolution Kinetics of Furosemide Single Crystals: In Situ Three-Dimensional Multi-Microscopy and Modeling

Maria Adobes-Vidal, Faduma M. Maddar, Dmitry Momotenko, Leslie P. Hughes, Stephen A. C. Wren, Laura N. Poloni, Michael D. Ward, and Patrick R. Unwin*

Cryst. Growth Des., 2016, 8, 4421–4429

Write–Read 3D Patterning with a Dual-Channel Nanopipette

Dmitry Momotenko*, Ashley Page, Maria Adobes-Vidal, and Patrick R. Unwin*

ACS Nano, 2016, 9, 8871-8878

Multiscale Visualization and Quantitative Analysis of l-Cystine Crystal Dissolution

Maria Adobes-Vidal, Alexander G. Shtukenberg, Michael D. Ward,* and Patrick R. Unwin*

Cryst. Growth Des., 2017, 17, 1766–1774

Alkyne-Functionalized Coumarin Compound for Analytic and Preparative 4-Thiouridine Labeling

Katharina Schmid, Maria Adobes-Vidal, and Mark Helm*

Bioconjugate Chemistry, 2017, 28, 1123–1134

Quantitative 3D Visualization of the Growth of Individual Gypsum Microcrystals: Effect of Ca2+:SO42– Ratio on Kinetics and Crystal Morphology

Michael M. Mbogoro, Massimo Peruffo, Maria Adobes-Vidal , Emma L. Field, Michael A. O’Connell, and Patrick R. Unwin*

J. Phys. Chem. C, 2017, 121, 12726–12734

Tracking the Dissolution of Calcite Single Crystals in Acid Waters: A Simple Method for Measuring Fast Surface Kinetics

Maria Adobes-Vidal, Harriet Pearce and P R Unwin*
Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 2017, 19, 17827-17833

Dissolution of Bicalutamide Single Crystals in Aqueous Solution: Significance of Evolving Topography in Accelerating Face-Specific Kinetics

Faduma M Maddar, Maria Adobes-Vidal, Leslie P Hughes, Stephen AC Wren, Patrick R Unwin*

Cryst. Growth Des., 2017, DOI: 10.1021/acs.cgd.7b00401






Contact Details

Senate House
University of Warwick
Electrochemistry & Interfaces Group

Chemistry C113
University ofWarwick


E-Mail: m dot adobes-vidal at warwick dot ac dot uk
maria dot adobes dot vidal at gmail dot com

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