José Ramón Galán-Mascarós

Institut Català d'Investigació Química

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 is devoted to the development of novel materials with the desired chemical and physical properties for 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 and platforms 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

- Blasco-Ahicart M, Soriano-Lopez J, Carbo, JJ, Poblet JM &  Galan-Mascaros JR 2018, 'Polyoxometalate electrocatalysts based on earth-abundant metals for efficient water oxidation in acidic media', Nature Chemistry, 10, 1, 24 - 30.

- Rodriguez-Garcia B, Reyes-Carmona A, Jimenez-Morales I, Blasco-Ahicart M, Cavaliere S, Dupont M, Jones D, Roziere J, Galan-Mascaros JR & Jaouen F 2018, 'Cobalt hexacyanoferrate supported on Sb-doped SnO2 as a non-noble catalyst for oxygen evolution in acidic medium', Sustainable Energy & Fuels, 2, 3, 589 - 597.

- Martin-Sabi M, Soriano-Lopez J, Winter RS, Chen J, Vila-Nadal L, Long D, Galan-Mascaros JR & Cronin L 2018, 'Redox tuning the Weakley-type polyoxometalate archetype for the oxygen evolution reaction', Nature Catalysis, 1, 3, 208 - 213.

- Promdet P, Rodriguez-Garcia B, Henry A, Nguyen C, Khuu T, Galan-Mascaros JR & Sorasaenee K 2018, 'Multimodal Prussian blue analogs as contrast agents for X-ray computed tomography', Dalton Transactions, 47, 34, 11960 - 11967.

- Moneo-Corcuera A, Nieto-Castro D, Saenz de Pipaon C, Gomez V, Maldonado-Illescas P & Galan-Mascaros JR 2018, 'Tuning the spin crossover behavior of the polyanion [(H2O)6Fe3(L)6]6–: the case of the cesium salt', Dalton Transactions, 47, 34, 11895 - 11902.

- Soriano-Lopez J, Song F, Patzke GR & Galan-Mascaros JR 2018, 'Photoinduced Oxygen Evolution Catalysis Promoted by Polyoxometalate Salts of Cationic Photosensitizers', Frontiers In Chemistry, 6, 302.

- Sahadevan SA, Abherve A, Monni N, Saenz de Pipaon C, Galan-Mascaros JR, Waerenborgh JC,  Vieira BJC,  Auban-Senzier P, Pillet S, Bendeif E,  Alemany P,  Canadell E,  Mercuri ML & Avarvari N 2018, 'Conducting Anilate-Based Mixed-Valence Fe(II)Fe(III) Coordination Polymer: Small-Polaron Hopping Model for Oxalate-Type Fe(II)Fe(III) 2D Networks', Journal Of The American Chemical Society, 140, 39, 12611 - 12621.

Selected research activities

- Founder and scientific advisor of Orchestra Scientific SL