Jordi Arbiol

Institut Català de Nanociència i Nanotecnologia

Engineering Sciences

Graduated in Physics at Universitat de Barcelona (UB) in 1997, where also obtained his PhD (European Doctorate and PhD Extraordinary Award) in 2001. He also worked as Assistant Professor at UB. From 2009 to 2015 he was ICREA Prof. at Institut de Ciència de Materials de Barcelona, ICMAB-CSIC. Since 2015 he is ICREA Prof. at Institut Català de Nanociència i Nanotecnologia (ICN2) and Leader of the Advanced Electron Nanoscopy Group. Since 2017 he is President of the Spanish Microscopy Society (SME), was Vice-President from 2013 to 2017 and since 2009 he is Member of its Executive Board.  He is Scientific Supervisor of the Electron Microscopy Transversal Area at ICN2 and BIST (The Barcelona Institute of Science and Technology). He has been awarded with the EU40 Materials Prize 2014 (E-MRS), 2014 EMS Outstanding Paper Award and listed in the Top 40 under 40 Power List (2014) by The Analytical Scientist. >290 publications; h-index: 57 (WoS); 65 (GoS).

Research interests

Exploring the limits of physical resolution in advanced electron microscopy and understanding the ultimate behavior of materials at the nanoscale and their related properties are the central aims of our research. Main research lines:
1) Single atom recognition and localization in embedded quantum and nanostructures. From the atomic resolution data we obtain in the aberration corrected electron microscopes we create 3D atomic models of the nanosystems studied to get full knowledge on their growth mechanisms.
2) Direct correlation between the structure and elemental composition at the atomic scale and the physical properties at sub-nanometer scale: study of the photonic, plasmonic and phononic properties of the nanomaterials, correlated to simulated theoretical models.
3) Development of in-situ / in-operando experiments in the TEM to understand the physical and chemical phenomena promoting energy mechansims, correlating theoretical models with the in-situ TEM and Synchrotron experiments.

Selected publications

– Tang PY, Xie HB, Ros C, Han LJ, Biset-Peiró M, He Y, Kramer W, Perez-Rodriguez A, Saucedo E, Galan-Mascaros JR, Andreu T, Morante JR & Arbiol J* 2017, ‘Enhanced Photoelectrochemical Water Splitting of Hematite Multilayer Nanowires Photoanode with Tuning Surface State via Bottom-up Interfacial Engineering‘, Energy Environ. Sci., 10, 2124-2136. Including Journal Front Cover.

– Urbain F, Tang PY, Carretero NM, Andreu T, Gerling LG, Voz C, Arbiol J & Morante JR 2017, ‘Prototype reactor for highly selective solar-driven CO2 reduction to synthesis gas using nanosized earth-abundant catalysts and silicon photovoltaics‘, Energy Environ. Sci., 10, 2256-2266.

– Masa J, Sinev I, Mistry H, Ventosa E, de la Mata M, Arbiol J, Muhler M, Roldan Cuenya B & Schuhmann W 2017, ‘Ultrathin High Surface Area Nickel Boride (NixB) Nanosheets as Highly Efficient Electrocatalyst for Oxygen Evolution‘, Advanced Energy Materials, 7, 1700381.

– Hui HY, de la Mata M, Arbiol J* & Filler MA* 2017Low-Temperature Growth of Axial Si/Ge Nanowire Heterostructures Enabled by Trisilane‘,Chem. Mater., 29, 3397–3402.

– Oksenberg E, Martí-Sánchez S, Popovitz-Biro R, Arbiol J & Joselevich E 2017Surface-Guided Core-Shell ZnSe@ZnTe Nanowires as Radial p-n Heterojunctions with Photovoltaic Behavior‘, ACS Nano, 116155-6166.

– Lu X ,de la Mata M, Arbiol J & Korgel BA 2017, ‘Colloidal Silicon-Germanium Nanorod Heterostructures’, Chem. Mater., 29, 9786–9792.

– Genç A, Patarroyo J, Sancho-Parramon J, Bastús NG, Puntes V & Arbiol J* 2017, ‘Hollow metal nanostructures for enhanced plasmonics: synthesis, local plasmonic properties and applications‘, Nanophotonics, 6, 193-213.

Selected research activities

– 16 Publications in 2017 with a mean IF of 10.7 (13 D1, 15 Q1)
– 3 Plenary Lectures (EMSI2017, ANNIC2017 & N&N2017)
– 2 Keynote Lectures
– 3 Invited Talks
– 3 Invited Seminars (Bremen Univ., URV, SCQ)
– President of the Spanish Microscopy Society
– Expert Panel Member for the FWO (Belgium) & FNP (Poland)