José Ramón Galán-Mascarós

Institut Català d'Investigació Química (ICIQ)

Experimental Sciences & Mathematics

J.R. Galán-Mascarós holds a Degree in Chemistry from the University of Valencia and the Imperial College (London) and a PhD from the University of Valencia under the supervision of Prof. E. Coronado (1999). Between 1999 and 2002 he was post-doctoral researcher at Texas A&M University (College Station) working with Prof. Kim R. Dunbar. In 2002 he joined ICMOL (U. de Valencia) as Ramón y Cajal Fellow. In 2009 he took a position at ICIQ, where he currently leads a research group focused on future applications of coordination chemistry for Renewable Energies and Materials Sciences. In september 2010 he became ICREA Research Professor. Galán-Mascarós has received several awards, including the Olivier Kahn International Award (2008) and an ERC Starting Grant (2012-2016). He is the coordinator of the collaborative project H2020-FETPROACT A-LEAF (2017-2020): a major European public investment for the realization of a viable artificial photosynthesis platform.

Research interests

Our research team in Coordination Chemistry is devoted to the development of molecule-based materials with the desired chemical and physical properties for novel applications in the fields of Materials Sciences and Renewable energies. In Renewable Energies, we are working in the development of stable, efficient and low-cost new catalysts for the production of solar fuels, with particular interest in water oxidation catalysis. In Materials Sciences, we are designing multifunctional smart materials able to exhibit novel phenomena from unusual combination of physical properties (redox, magnetic, electrical and/or optical, etc…).

Selected publications

– Cirera B, Giménez-Agulló N, Bjork J, Martinez-Peña F, Martin-Jimenez A, Rodriguez-Fernandez J, Pizarro AM, Otero R, Gallego JM, Ballester PGalan-Mascaros JR & Écija D 2016, “Thermal selectivity of intermolecuar versus intramolecular reactions on surfaces” Nature Communications, vol. 7, pp 11002.

– Han L, Tang P, Reyes-Carmona A, Rodríguz-García B, Torréns M, Morante JR, Arbiol J & Galan-Mascaros JR 2016 “Enhanced Activity and Acid pH Stability of Prussian Blue-type Oxygen Evolution Electrocatalysts Processed by Chemical Etching” Journal of the American Chemical Society, vol. 138, pp 16037–16045.

– Hegner FS, Galan-Mascaros JR & López N 2016 “A Database of the Structural and Electronic Properties of Prussian Blue, Prussian White, and Berlin Green Compounds through Density Functional Theory”, Inorganic Chemistry, vol. 55, pp 12851–12862.

– Orlando T, Filibian M, Sanna S, Gimenez-Agullo N, Saenz de Pipaon C, Ballester PGalan-Mascaros JR & Carretta P 2016, ‘Persistence of slow dynamics in Tb(OETAP)(2) single molecule magnets embedded in conducting polymers’, Journal of Physics – Condensed Matter, vol. 28, pp 386002.

– Saenz de Pipaon C, Maldonado-Illescas P, Gomez V & Galan-Mascaros JR 2016, “Spin Transition Kinetics in the Salt [H2N(CH3)2]6[Fe3(L)6(H2O)6] (L = 4-(1,2,4-triazol-4-yl)ethanedisulfonate)”, Magnetochemistry, vol. 2, pp 20.