Anna Sola Rabada

Anna Sola Rabada


Inorganic Chemistry


Dr Anna Sola Rabada is a Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in the School of Science & Technology.

Career overview

Anna Sola-Rabada completed her BSc in Universitat Rovira i Virgili (URV) in 2009 (Spain.) She received a Ph.D. (2016) from Nottingham Trent University in the studies of mineral formation and interactions at the mineral–biomolecule interface. Dr Sola-Rabada was involved in Newton Fund Institutional Links-CONACYT (Mexico government) and British Council project (NTU and the Universidad Autonoma del Estado de Morelos), exploring enzyme immobilization on biogenic silica extracted from Equisetum Myriochaetum for potential use in biomedical applications. She worked in the Imaging Science Group at NTU (2016–2018) on an EPSRC multicentre project, “Point-of-Care High Accuracy Fracture Risk Prediction” and on the development of innovative material specific imaging systems for airport security funded by the US DHS. Her last research is being exploring the role of sequence-specific binding peptides on the physical properties and assembly of microporous metal organic frameworks (MOFs) and she is currently a lecturer of Inorganic Chemistry at NTU

Research areas

Understanding the mineral-biomolecule interface for the design and synthesis of functional biocomposites and biomedical devices. Research interests on material science, nanoparticles, biomolecule-mineral interactions, biomineralisation, mineral(crystal) formation, x-ray techniques, biomedical applications

External activity

Member of the Royal Society of Chemistry