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JUL 10 2019

Enric Brillas, of the University of Barcelona, winner of the 2019 “CIC energiGUNE Scientific Research” Award of the RSEQ Group of Electrochemistry

Enric Brillas, of the University of Barcelona, winner of the 2019 “CIC energiGUNE Scientific Research” Award of the RSEQ Group of Electrochemistry
  • Teófilo Rojo and Asier Urzelai, Scientific Director of the Electrochemical Area and HR Director at CIC energiGUNE respectively, presented the award at the ceremony held this Wednesday in Huelva, Spain, at the XL Meeting of the Spanish Royal Society of Chemistry.


Enric Brillas, a researcher at the University of Barcelona, has today been presented with the 2019 “CIC energiGUNE Scientific Research” Award of the Spanish Royal Society of Chemistry (RSEQ) Group of Electrochemistry. The awards ceremony, held in Huelva on the occasion of the XL Meeting of the RSEQ, was attended by Teófilo Rojo, Scientific Director of the Electrochemical Area and Asier Urzelai, CIC energiGUNE HR Director at the Basque research centre.

The award, worth 4,000 euros, is designed to promote scientific study, technological development and industrial innovation in the field of electrochemistry. The jury considered that the project submitted by Enric Brillas Coso, of the University of Barcelona, deserved this recognition.

The full team behind the candidature submitted by Enric Brillas consists of Pere Lluís Cabot Julià, José Antonio Garrido Ponce, Rosa María Araujo Boira, Rosa María Palmira Rodríguez González, Francisco Andrés Centellas Masuet and Ignacio Sirés Sadornil, all from the University of Barcelona.

The awards ceremony, held in the Jacobo del Barco Building of the University of Huelva, was held as part of the XL Meeting of the Spanish Royal Society of Chemistry (RSEQ) Group of Electrochemistry and the XX Iberian Meeting of Electrochemistry, attended by academic experts in this field. CIC energiGUNE has been represented by Teófilo Rojo, Scientific Director of the Electrochemical Area and Asier Urzelai, HR Director, who have also been jury members.

About CIC energiGUNE

CIC energiGUNE is a strategic initiative in the field of research set up by the Department of Economic Development and Infrastructures of the Basque Government, with the support of the Provincial Government of Álava and the Basque Energy Agency as well as the leading companies in the energy and storage sector in the Basque Country: Iberdrola, Cegasa Portable Energy, Sener, Siemens-Gamesa, Ormazabal, Idom, Solarpack, Mondragón Corporation and Nortegas.

By the close of 2018, the research centre, located in the Miñano Technology Park, had achieved significant results, with 500+ publications in high impact scientific journals and involvement in over 35 industrial projects in the course of the year, as well as a further 9 European projects within the EU Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation programme, driving 120 million euros of EU funds in research.

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