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José Ramón Galán-Mascarós

José Ramón Galán-Mascarós

Institut Català d'Investigació Química

Experimental Sciences & Mathematics

J.R. Galán-Mascarós received his PhD from 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 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 Excellence in Research Award by the RSEQ (2019), 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 (2017-2021): 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. 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

– Nieto-Castro D, Garces-Pineda F , Moneo-Corcuera A, Sanchez-Molina I & Galan-Mascaros JR 2021 ‘Mechanochemical Processing of Highly Conducting Organic/Inorganic Composites Exhibiting Spin Crossover-Induced Memory Effect in Their Transport Properties’, Adv. Funct. Mater. 31, 2102469.

– Cabezas-Gimenez J, Lillo V, Nunez-Rico JL, Corella-Ochoa MN, Jover J, Galan-Mascaros JR & Vidal-Ferran A 2021 ‘Differentiation of Epoxide Enantiomers in the Confined Spaces of an Homochiral Cu(II) Metal-Organic Framework by Kinetic Resolution’, Chem. Eur. J. 27, 16956–16965.

– Nikacevic P, Hegner SS, Galan-Mascaros JR & Lopez N 2021 ‘Influence of Oxygen Vacancies and Surface Facets on Water Oxidation Selectivity toward Oxygen or Hydrogen Peroxide with BiVO4’, ACS Catal. 11, 13416–13422.

– Hegner FS, Garces-Pineda FA, Gonzalez-Cobos J, Rodriguez-Garcia B, Torrens M, Palomares E, Lopez N & Galan-Mascaros JR 2021 ‘Understanding the Catalytic Selectivity of Cobalt Hexacyanoferrate toward Oxygen Evolution in Seawater Electrolysis’, ACS Catal. 11, 13140–13148.

– Villa K & Galan-Mascaros JR 2021 ‘Nanostructured Photocatalysts for the Production of Methanol from Methane and Water’, ChemSusChem 14, 2023–2033.

– Lopez-Resano S, Martinez de Salinas S, Garces-Pineda FA, Moneo-Corcuera A, Galan-Mascaros JR, Maseras F & Perez-Temprano MH 2021 ‘Redefining the Mechanistic Scenario of Carbon-Sulfur Nucleophilic Coupling via High-Valent Cp*CoIV Species’, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 60, 11217–11221.

– Azmani K, Besora M, Soriano-Lopez J, Landolsi M, Teillout AL, de Oliveira P, Mbomekalle I M, Poblet JM & Galan-Mascaros JR 2021 ‘Understanding polyoxometalates as water oxidation catalysts through iron vs. cobalt reactivity’, Chem. Sci. 12, 8755–8766.

ICREA Memoir 2021