We welcome Cristina Ruiz Agudo to the Zukunftskolleg

Cristina Ruiz Agudo is one of five new Research Fellows from the 14th call for applications. She has started her fellowship in June and is affiliated with the Department of Chemistry.

Cristina did her PhD at the Institute for Mineralogy at the University of Münster, Germany. After that, she moved to Konstanz where she became part of the Sonderforschungsbereich 1214 on “Anisotropic Particles as Building Blocks: Tailoring Shape, Interactions and Structures”. “I have been working with designed proteins with the aim of controlling CaC03 crystallization, an exciting joint project supervised by Prof. Andreas Marx and Prof. Denis Gebauer”, explains Cristina.

Her research project at the Zukunftskolleg focuses on understanding and controlling the crystallization of Magnesium-based cements to overcome the drawbacks associated to them. This will contribute to the development of more sustainable cement with a lower CO2 footprint.