The Specialized Group in Nanoscience and Molecular Materials from the RSEQ and RSEF (NANOMATMOL) grants NANOMOLMAT 2016 award, to the best PhD theses of 2016.

Manuel Souto has won the first runner-up doctorate NANOMOLMAT 2016 prize for his thesis entitled "Multifunctional Materials based on TTFPTM dyads: towards new Molecular Switches, Conductors and Rectifiers", which was supervised by Jaume Veciana and Imma Ratera, from the NANOMOL group at ICMAB. Dr. Souto is working presently at the Institute of Molecular Science of the University of València.

The second runner-up award was for José Jaime Baldoví Jachán (Universitat de València) for his thesis developed at the Institute of Molecular Science on "Rational design and modeling of f-block molecular nanomagnets" supervised by Eugenio Coronado Miralles, Juan Modesto Clemente Juan and Alejandro Gaita Ariño.

The results of the contest have been made public at the Meeting of the NANOMATMOL group during the XXXVI Biennial Meeting of the Royal Spanish Society of Chemistry (RSEQ) in Sitges, on June 26, 2017. The first prize was for Leonardo Scarabelli (Universidad de Vigo) for his thesis on "Rational synthesis and self-assembly of anisotropic plasmonic nanoparticles" supervised by Luis M. Liz Marzán.