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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 Member of its Executive Board (2009-2021). Member of the Executive Board of the International Federation of Societies for Microscopy (IFSM) (2019-2026). Scientific Supervisor of the Materials Science Electron Microscopy Area at ICN2, BIST and ALBA Synchrotron. Received the FWO Commemorative Medal (Flanders Research Foundation) in 2021 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

– Zhang, T.; Arbiol, J. et al. 2021, ‘Quasi-double-star nickel and iron active sites for high-efficiency carbon dioxide electroreduction‘, Energy & Environmental Science, 14, 4847-4857.

– Liang Z, Arbiol J, et al. 2021, ‘Atomically dispersed Fe in C2N based Catalyst as Sulfur Host for Efficient Lithium-Sulfur Batteries‘, Advanced Energy Materials, 11, 2003507.

– Liang, Z; Arbiol, J; et al. 2021, ‘Molecular Engineering to Tune the Ligand Environment of Atomically Dispersed Nickel for Efficient Alcohol Electrochemical Oxidation‘, Advanced Functional Materials, 31, 2106349.

– Jirovec D, et al. 2021, ‘A singlet-triplet hole spin qubit in planar Ge‘, Nature Materials, vol. 20, pp 1106–1112.

– Xie H, et al. 2021, ‘Decoupling the effects of defects on efficiency and stability through phosphonates in stable halide perovskite solar cells, Joule, 5, 1246-1266.

– Yang D, et al. 2021, ‘NbSe2 Meets C2N: A 2D-2D Heterostructure Catalysts as Multifunctional Polysulfide Mediator in Ultra-Long-Life Lithium–Sulfur Batteries‘, Advanced Energy Materials, 11, 2101250.

– Zhang C, et al. 2021, ‘Tubular CoFeP@CN as a Mott–Schottky Catalyst with Multiple Adsorption Sites for Robust Lithium−Sulfur Batteries‘, Advanced Energy Materials, 11, 2100432.

– Li J, et al. 2021, ‘Tuning the Electronic Bandgap of Graphdiyne by H‐Substitution to Promote Interfacial Charge Carrier Separation for Enhanced Photocatalytic Hydrogen Production‘, Advanced Functional Materials, 31, 2100994.

– Zhang Y, et al. 2021, ‘Doping-mediated stabilization of copper vacancies to promote thermoelectric properties of Cu2-xS‘, Nano Energy, 85, 105991.

Selected research activities

– 25 Publications in 2021 with average IF of 17.8 (17 D1, 24 Q1)

– 1 Plenary, 4 Keynote and 5 Invited Talks

– President of the Spanish Microscopy Society (SME)

– Member of the Executive Board of the International Federation of Societies for Microscopy (IFSM)

– Received the FWO Commemorative Medal (Flanders Research Foundation)

ICREA Memoir 2021