Emilio Palomares

Institut Català d'Investigació Química

Experimental Sciences & Mathematics

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 and a ERC PoC in 2015. 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.

Research interests

My research is focused on several aspects of light induced electron transfer reactions in supramolecular structures and nanostructured inorganic materials. Such research activity has evolved towards the control and improvement of the reactions that govern the efficiency on molecular and supramolecular optoelectronic devices such as molecular solar cells - strategy which holds the promise for the achievement of low cost light-to-energy conversion devices- and the creation of new hybrid nanomaterials for hydrogen production and molecular based sensing devices to detect toxic substance on the environment. I'm personally also involved in promoting science and education in our society through chemistry workshops for primary and secondary schools. Last but not least, during the last years our group has contributed with efforts towards the use of nanomaterials for biomedical applications in human rare diseases. 

Selected publications

- Buglioni L, Riente P, Palomares E & Pericas MA 2017, 'Visible-Light-Promoted Arylation Reactions Photocatalyzed by Bismuth(III) Oxide', European Journal Of Organic Chemistry, , 46, 6986 - 6990.

- Montcada NF, Marin-Beloqui JM, Cambarau W, Jimenez-Lopez J, Cabau L, Cho KT, Nazeeruddin MK & Palomares E 2017, 'Analysis of Photoinduced Carrier Recombination Kinetics in Flat and Mesoporous Lead Perovskite Solar Cells', Acs Energy Letters, 2, 1, 182 - 187.

- Tao C, Van der Velden J, Cabau L, Montcada NF, Neutzner S, Kandada ARS, Marras S, Brambilla L, Tommasini M, Xu W, Sorrentino R, Perinot A, Caironi M, Bertarelli C, Palomares E & Petrozza A 2017, 'Fully Solution-Processed n-i-p-Like Perovskite Solar Cells with Planar Junction: How the Charge Extracting Layer Determines the Open-Circuit Voltage', Advanced Materials, 29, 15, 1604493.

- Jimenez-Lopez J, Cambarau W, Cabau L & Palomares E 2017, 'Charge Injection, Carriers Recombination and HOMO Energy Level Relationship in Perovskite Solar Cells', Scientific Reports, 7, 6101.

- Ryan J & Palomares E 2017, 'Photo-Induced Charge Carrier Recombination Kinetics in Small Molecule Organic Solar Cells and the Influence of Film Nanomorphology', Advanced Energy Materials, 7, 10, 1601509.

- Gelmetti I, Cabau L, Montcada NF & Palomares E 2017, 'Selective Organic Contacts for Methyl Ammonium Lead Iodide (MAPI) Perovskite Solar Cells: Influence of Layer Thickness on Carriers Extraction and Carriers Lifetime', Acs Applied Materials & Interfaces, 9, 26, 21599 - 21605.

Selected research activities

-Invited Speaker en el SISF2017 (The 6th Sungkyun International Solar Forum 2017)Korea

-Invited Speaker "3rd International Conference on Perovskite Solar Cells and Optoelectronics"(PSCO17)Oxford

-XXXVI Reunión Bienal de la Real Sociedad Española de Química/Coordinador en el Simposio" S2.Materiales Orgánicos Optoelectronicos para Conversión de Energía"

-Invited Talk at 10th European School on Molecular Nanoscience (ESMolNa2017)