He obtained a degree in Chemistry from the University of Córdoba in 2009. He completed his PhD in Science and Technology in New Materials in November 2014, at the University of Seville – Institute of Materials Science (US-ICMS). The thesis titled "Biomimetic carbon-based materials for electrodes in energy storage systems" discusses about the manufacture and characterization of monolithic carbon materials made from natural precursors, with high specific surface area and high crystallinity for its use as electrodes in energy storage devices. He obtained the grade Magna “cum laude” with International Degree. During his PhD he did two research stays of six months in total at the University of Cologne (Germany), in the Inorganic and Materials Chemistry Institute with Prof. Sanjay Mathur. After his PhD, he did 2 years Postdoc at the University of Seville focused on the study of metal oxides supported on biocarbon materials for electrochemical energy storage applications and biomorphic SiC for the catalytic combustion of hydrogen. Since 2017 he is a Postdoctoral Researcher at CIC energiGUNE, where he joined the Ceramic Electrolyte research line and the Advanced Interfacial Analysis group.

Scientific interests

  • Materials Science
  • Materials Chemistry
  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Electrochemistry
  • Materials Engineering
  • Solid State Physics

Scientific career

  • Materials processing
  • Materials Characterization
  • Thin films and Nanotechnology
  • Microstructure
  • SEM operation & analysis
  • X-ray diffraction analysis
  • Surface Science
  • Functional materials
  • Coating technology
  • Carbon and graphite
  • Batteries and supercaps
  • Electrochemical tests


  • Cum Laude honors and International mention on the PhD in Science and Technology in New Materials. University of Sevilla, 2014.
  • 1st Award winner in science photo contest “XXIII Concurso de fotografía científica de la Sociedad Española de Cerámica y Vidrio”. LV Congreso de la Sociedad Española de Cerámica y Vidrio. (October 2016)
  • Front Cover of the “Journal of the Spanish Ceramic and Glass Society” (Vol. 55, issue 6, December 2016).

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