Iñigo holds a PhD in Nanoscience (2013) and a M.Sc. in Nanoscience and Nanotechnology (2010) from the University of Barcelona (ES), in collaboration with the Institute of Microelectronics of Barcelona (IMB-CNM, CSIC). His PhD was focused on the integration of thin film complex oxides in silicon technology for portable powering devices (micro solid oxide fuel cells, µSOFC). Afterwards, he has worked as Post-Doctoral researcher at the Catalonia Institute for Energy Research, IREC (ES) (2013-2014 and 2016-2019) and ETH Zürich (CH) (2014-2016), in the field of power-to-gas systems, solid state microbatteries and sensors and, lately, thin film oxide ionic and mixed ionic-electronic ceramic conductors for low temperature energy applications. Additionally, he has carried out several research stays at recognized international institutions such as DTU Energy (DK) (2012) or SPMS, École Centrale Paris (FR) (2010). Iñigo has great experience in forefront thin film deposition (PLD, ALD, sputtering…) and characterization (EIS, SEM, AFM, XRD, Raman, ellipsometry…) techniques, as well as state-of-the-art microfabrication technologies and Clean Room processing. His area of expertise covers a wide range of disciplines, from basic materials science and solid state ionics, to nanotechnology or microengineering. During his career, Iñigo has carried out multiple collaborative works with top national (ES) and international institutions, including MIT (US), ETH (CH), PSI (CH), EMPA (CH), DTU (DK), SPMS (FR) or ICN2 (ES). Moreover, he has experience in students’ supervision (PhD, M.Sc. and bachelor). Since February 2019, Iñigo is based at CIC energiGUNE, where he works as Post-Doctoral researcher in the Advanced Interface Analysis group. His main activities include the development of advanced Li-S cells, the study of electrode/electrolyte interfaces and the deposition of functional ceramic and metallic thin films by vapor deposition techniques.

Scientific interests

  • Functional ceramic thin films for energy applications
  • Battery interface analysis
  • Next generation battery systems
  • Li-S technology

Scientific career

  • Solid state ionics
  • Electrochemical materials
  • Nanoscience and nanotechnology
  • Microfabrication


  • Cum Laude honors and International mention on the PhD in Nanoscience. University of Barcelona, 2013.
  • Research Traning fellowship. JAE program, Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (CSIC), Spanish Ministry of Science and Education (Spain), 2009 – 2013.
  • "Premio extraordinario de fin de carrera", prize awarded to the most outstanding graduate in the Degree of Chemistry. University of Navarre, 2008.

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