Jordi Arbiol Cobos

Jordi Arbiol Cobos

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). Since 2023 Associate Editor of Nano Letters (ACS). 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

- Khan SA, et al. 2023, 'Epitaxially Driven Phase Selectivity of Sn in Hybrid Quantum Nanowires', ACS Nano, 17, 11794-11804.
- Olšteins D, et al. 2023, 'Cryogenic multiplexing using selective area grown nanowires', Nature Communications, 14, 7738.
- Pei K, et al. 2023, 'Constructing an Active and Stable Oxygen Electrode Surface for Reversible Protonic Ceramic Electrochemical Cells', Applied Catalysis B: Environmental, 330, 122601.
- Zhang CY, et al. 2023, 'Identifying the Role of the Cationic Geometric Configuration in Spinel Catalysts for Polysulfide Conversion in Sodium–Sulfur Batteries', Journal of the American Chemical Society, 145, 18992-19004.
Advanced Functional Materials, 33, 2305624.
- Wang X, et al. 2023, 'Unveiling the Role of Counter-Anions in Amorphous Transition Metal-Based Oxygen Evolution Electrocatalysts', Applied Catalysis B: Environmental, 320, 121988.
- Paquelet Wuetz B, et al. 2023, 'Reducing charge noise in quantum dots by using thin silicon quantum wells', Nature Communications, 14, 1385.

Selected research activities

- 45 Publications in 2023
- 1 Plenary, 7 Keynote and 4 Invited Talks
- Exec. Board Member at International Federation of Societies for Microscopy (IFSM)
- Associate Editor of Nano Letters (ACS)
- World’s Top 2% Scientist at Stanford Univ. ranking (among top 1% in 2022)
- Nanoscale Horizons Outstanding Review Award