Balancing the energy resources around the globe is one of the key challenges of today's world. Enhancing the storage and conversion of the renewable sources is a key factor to a future establishment of a renewable energy society.
I have more than 10 years of experience in prestigious institutions in Spain, Australia and the USA in the field of solar hydrogen production and thermochemical energy storage. My main interests are focused on materials discovery and process optimization for energy storage with special attention to improved performance and cost competitiveness. During my PhD I gained experimental skills on materials synthesis and characterization applied to solar driven hydrogen production via thermochemical cycles and thermochemical energy storage. After finishing my PhD in Spain, I moved to CSIRO Energy in Australia. At CSIRO, apart from my work in materials, I was in charge of preparing techno-economic assessments and modelling of solar thermal processes. I was also writing proposals for research grants. I was the leading researcher in thermochemistry of materials research at CSIRO. I co-supervised 4 PhD projects in thermochemistry together with The University of Newcastle and The Australian National University. I also supervised 1 undergraduate thesis, 1 master thesis, 2 vacation students and 2 industrial trainees. In 2020 I joined the Muhich Group at Arizona State University as Assistant Research Scientist to continue working on thermochemical energy storage and thermochemical production of fuels.
Post. PhD – Postdoctoral Fellow of Australian Thermal Solar Research Initiative at CSIRO Energy (Australia)
PhD – “Cum Laude” Ph.D in Chemical and Environmental Engineering at Rey Juan Carlos University (KJCU) and University of Castilla la Mancha (Spain) – June 2014
Dissertation topic: “Hydrogen production via thermochemical cycles based on Mn and Na compounds coupled with concentrated solar energy”
MS – Environmental & Chemical Processes (KJCU) - 2011
MS – Environmental & Energy Resources Technologies (KJCU) - 2009
BS – Industrial Technical Engineering (Chemical Industry) – King Juan Carlos University (KJCU) – 2008