Emilio Palomares (València, 1974). He studied Biology at the Universitat de València (1997). After graduating he joined Prof. Hermenegildo García's group at the Universitat Politècnica de València where he got his PhD (2001). In 2001 he was awarded a "Marie Curie" Fellowship at Imperial College of London (UK). There he began his work with molecular devices for energy conversion, under the direction of Prof. James R. Durrant. In 2004 Emilio got a "Ramón y Cajal" Fellowship at the ICMol-UVEG. In April 2006 he took a position at ICIQ, where he currently leads a research group which is focussed on energy conversion devices. In 2009 he was awarded an ERC starting grant to work on quantum dots for energy conversion devices. In 2006, Prof. Palomares got the Young Chemist Award by the Spanish Royal Society of Chemistry and in 2010, the INNOVA 2010 Award by the SusChem Spanish Association.