Experience

  • Research Fellow

    at Trinity College Dublin, The University of Dublin (Ireland).

    May 2016 - at Present

    Leinster

    -Awarded with an EDGE-Marie Skłodowska-Curie fellowship for the project "Environmentally friendly carbon cathode electrocatalysts for metal-air batteries". - Project management and direct involvement with suppliers. - Plasma vapour deposition using DC magnetron sputtering for preparing thin films. - Hydrothermal methods for preparing carbon composites and metal oxides. - Modification and functionalisation of carbon materials by chemical and thermal methods. - Continuous flow synthesis for elaboration of carbon nanomaterials. - Electrochemical and physico-chemical studies of the above cited materials. - Teaching experience as senior demonstrator in Physical Chemistry Laboratory courses. - Supervisor of undergraduate and master students.

  • Researcher/PhD-Student

    at Institute of Catalysis and Petrochemistry (ICP-CSIC) (Spain).

    April 2013 - May 2016

    Madrid

    - PhD student since November 2013 funded partially by the Spanish Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness (under grant ENE2013-42322-R) and from CSIC-KAU project (D-006-432). - Synthesis and preparation of catalysts based on non-precious metals, nitrogen heteroatoms and carbon materials for the oxygen reduction reaction. - Experience in synthesis of nanomaterials (carbon nanotubes, graphene, etc.) by using chemical and physico-chemical methods. - Experience in performing and analysis of PEMFCs and DMFCs. - Experience in preparation of catalysts and evaluation of performance in microfluidic systems (paper-based fuel cells). - Supervision of undergraduate and master students.

  • Laboratory Technician

    at Soluciones Catalíticas Ibercat S.L. (Spain)

    August 2012 - December 2012

    Madrid

    Development of catalysts for renewable energies under request. Formulation, preparation and study of catalysts for their application in fuel cells, hydrogen production, biofuels and biomass products.

  • Laboratory Technician / Student Intership

    at Aula de Productos Lácteos-University of Santiago de Compostela

    July 2009 - August 2009

    Lugo

    - Physico-chemical and microbiological analysis of different dairy products as laboratory technician.

Education

  • PhD in Electrochemistry. Science and Technology.

    at Universidad Autónoma de Madrid

    2013 - 2016 (3 years) Madrid

  • Técnicas analíticas de caracterización de materiales

    at Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (CSIC)

    2015 - 2015 (1 year) Madrid

  • Gas Chromatography Introduction

    at Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (CSIC)

    2015 - 2015 (1 year) Madrid

  • 3rd Summer School on “Reactivity of nanoparticles for more efficient and sustainable energy conversion”

    at Technical University of Denmark.

    2014 - 2014 (1 year)

  • Curso de Seguridad de Gases en el Laboratorio

    at Praxair España, S.L.U.

    2013 - 2013 (1 year) Madrid

  • Caracterización físico-química de la superficie de sólidos

    at Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas

    2013 - 2013 (1 year) Cáceres

  • Master’s Degree Energy and Fuels for the Future.

    at Universidad Autónoma de Madrid

    2011 - 2012 (1 year) Madrid

  • Chemical Engineering.

    at Universidad de Santiago de Compostela

    2005 - 2011 (6 years) A Coruña

Knowledge and keywords

Languages

  • English Negotiation

  • Spanish Native

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