EDUARDO SANCHEZ DIEZ

Presentation

Eduardo received his B.S. degree in chemistry from University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU) and did his undergraduate research working on the iron-catalyzed C-C cross coupling at Utrecht University under the supervision of Prof. Klein Gebbink. He obtained his PhD on asymmetric organocatalysis at UPV/EHU under the mentorship of Prof. Jose Luis Vicario. As a graduate student he visited Berkeley for a short stay at the Toste Group to learn about fluorination chemistry in 2015. After his PhD. he joined CIC energiGUNE as a postdoctoral researcher in the Polymer electrolytes research line. Within this area he has focused his interests in highly stable polymers, high performing new salts that allow for low temperature cycling and new polysalt formulation that ensure long lasting lithium batteries. Currently, his main activity has turned into the evaluation and development of redox flow batteries. Electrolyte has been appointed as key component of those batteries, thus, CIC energiGUNE works on current state of art vanadium based solutions as well as in the development of new organic based electrolytes as the real perspective of future for the sector.

Scientific interests

  • Redox flow batteries
  • Organic redox active materials
  • Polymer electrolytes
  • Salts for lithium batteries

Scientific career

  • Organic chemistry
  • Homogenous catalysis
  • Synthetic methodology
  • Asymmetric synthesis