Dr. Scott G. Mitchell is a ComFuturo Fellow at the Aragón Materials Science Institute (ICMA) in Zaragoza (Spain). The ICMA is a joint research institute between the Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Cinetíficas (CSIC) and the University of Zaragoza. To date, he has published 37 original peer-reviewed papers – an h-index of 18 (>950 citations) and of these scientific publications, 19% are as corresponding author* and 34% as 1st author.
In 2015 he obtained a ComFuturo Project (135.000€) as Principle Investigator (ca. 2% success rate) and was selected by the European Commission to attend the 65th Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting (Germany). In October 2016 he was shortlisted for two Young Researcher Awards in Aragón. He is a member of COST Action 1203 'PoCheMoN' and regularly acts as a reviewer for several respected journals from the Royal Society of Chemistry, American Chemical Society and Springer. He has given oral presentations at >30 international conferences (including several keynote and invited talks).
Dr Mitchell graduated with an M.Sci.(Hons) in Chemistry and Medicinal Chemistry from The University of Glasgow (U.K.) in 2005. During his degree he spent one year performing synthetic organic chemistry research with Prof. Martin Kotora at Charles University, Prague (Czech Republic). After a short spell working in Industry with Devro Plc. he returned to The University of Glasgow and obtained a BP Chemicals-sponsored Ph.D. in 2010 under the supervision of Prof. Lee Cronin and Dr Nick Hazel of BP Chemicals. From 2011-2013 he studied the use of plasmonic metal nanoparticles as photothermal agents for anti-cancer applications in the group of Dr Jesús Martínez de la Fuente at The Aragón Nanoscience Institute (INA), first as part of the ERC Starting Grant ‘NANOPUZZLE’, then with a Juan de la Cierva Fellowship (2011-2013). He then obtained a Marie Curie Intra-European Fellowship (2013-2015, 173.000€) to study the synthesis and application of polyoxometalate-stabilised nanoparticles. From 2011-2012 he was an Honorary Research Fellow of the University of Glasgow and has held several teaching roles in undergraduate laboratories and on Masters courses in U.K., Uruguay and Spain.
During his research career the applicant has successfully supervised six Masters students, co-supervised two Ph.D. students to completion, and in 2015 began co-supervising an FPU doctoral student (with Dr Jesús M. de la Fuente). He has been awarded with a Club 21 Scholarship (2005), a Hunter Centre for Entrepreneurship Scholarship (2008) at the University of Strathclyde and a MacRobertson Travel Scholarship (2009).