Jordi Arbiol

Jordi Arbiol

Institut Català de Nanociència i Nanotecnologia

Engineering Sciences

Studied Physics at Universitat de Barcelona (UB) in 1997, where also obtained his PhD (European Doctorate and PhD Extraordinary Award) in 2001. He worked as Assistant Professor at UB (2001-2009). 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. President of the Spanish Microscopy Society (SME) (2017-2021), Vice-President (2013-2017) and Executive Board Member (2009-2021). Executive Board Member of the International Federation of Societies for Microscopy (IFSM) (2019-2026). Founding member of e-DREAM. Scientific Coordinator of the Joint Electron Microscopy Center at ALBA Synchrotron (JEMCA). Received the FWO Commemorative Medal (Flanders Research Foundation) in 2021, the BIST IGNITE Award in 2018 and awarded with the EU40 Materials Prize 2014 (E-MRS).

Research interests

Explore by means of electron microscopy and related spectroscopies the structure-properties relationships in nanomaterials for physical applications (photonics/plasmonics/phononics/electronics/quantum) adding AI-based methodologies for advanced automated data analysis (deep and machine learning). Understand the behavior of nanomaterials for energy and environmental applications down to the atomic scale and create in-situ and correlative methodologies combining electron microscopy, synchrotron and AI. 

Selected publications

- Valentini M, et al. 2022, 'Majorana-like Coulomb spectroscopy in the absence of zero-bias peaks', Nature612, 442-447.

- He Y, et al. 2022, 'Amorphizing noble metal chalcogenide catalysts at the single-layer limit towards hydrogen production', Nature Catalysis5, 212-221.  

- Yang D, Arbiol J, et al. 2022, 'A High Conductivity 1D π–d Conjugated Metal-Organic Framework with Efficient Polysulfide Trapping-Diffusion-Catalysis in Lithium-Sulfur Batteries', Advanced Materials, 34, 2108835.

- Zhang T, Arbiol J, et al. 2022, 'Site-Specific Axial Oxygen Coordinated FeN4 Active Sites for Highly Selective Electroreduction of Carbon Dioxide', Advanced Functional Materials322111446.

- Martí-Sánchez S, Arbiol J, et al. 2022, 'Sub-nanometer mapping of strain-induced band structure variations in planar nanowire core-shell heterostructures', Nature Communications13, 4089.

- Yu J, et al. 2022, 'Sustainable oxygen evolution electrocatalysis in aqueous 1 M H2SO4 with earth abundant nanostructured Co3O4',  Nature Communications13, 4341.

- Botifoll M, Arbiol J, et al. 2022, 'Machine learning in electron microscopy for advanced nanocharacterization: current developments, available tools and future outlook', Nanoscale Horiz.7, 1427-1477.

- Liang Z, Arbiol J, et al. 2022, 'Molecular Engineering to Introduce Carbonyl Between Nickel Salophen Active Sites to Enhance Electrochemical CO2 Reduction to Methanol', Applied Catalysis B: Environmental314, 121451.

- Liang Z, Arbiol J, et al. 2022, 'A Novel π-d Conjugated Cobalt Tetraaza[14]annulene based Atomically Dispersed Electrocatalyst for Efficient CO2 Reduction', Chemical Engineering Journal442, 136129.

Selected research activities

- 33 Publications in 2022 with average IF of 16.4 (21 D1, 31 Q1)

- 1 Plenary, 4 Keynote and 1 Invited Talks

- Exec. Board Member at International Federation of Societies for Microscopy (IFSM)

- World’s Top 2% Scientist at Stanford Univ. ranking (among top 1% in 2021) Materials Science in Spain Leader Award