José Ramón Galán-Mascarós

José Ramón Galán-Mascarós

Institut Català d'Investigació Química

Experimental Sciences & Mathematics

J.R. Galan-Mascaros received a PhD from University of Valencia under the supervision of Prof. E. Coronado (1999). Between 1999 and 2002 JR was post-doctoral researcher at Texas A&M University working with Prof. Kim R. Dunbar. In 2002 joined ICMOL (U. de Valencia) as Ramón y Cajal Fellow. In 2009, Galan-Mascaros took a position at ICIQ, where currently leads a research group focused on future applications of inorganic materials for Renewable Energies and sustainable chemistry. Galan-Mascaros has received several awards, including the Excellence in Research Award by the RSEQ (2019). JR coordinated the collaborative project H2020 A-LEAF (2017-2021): a major European public investment for the realization of a viable artificial photosynthesis platform. And now coordinates the Horizon Europe project SUPERVAL (2023-2026), with the aim of bringing circularity and sustainability to flue gas emissions.

Research interests

Our research team is devoted to the development of alternative inorganic materials with the desired chemical and physical properties for applications in the fields of renewable energy and circular economy. 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 new materials and processess for viable carbon capture and utilization.

Selected publications

- Moneo-Corcuera A, Nieto-Castro D, Cirera J, et al. 2023, 'Molecular memory near room temperature in an iron polyanionic complex', Chem, 9, 377-393.
- Yu J, Giancola S, Bahareh Khezri B et al., 2023 'A survey of Earth-abundant metal oxides as oxygen evolution electrocatalysts in acidic media (pH < 1)', EES Catal., 1, 765-773.
- Nieto-Castro D, Graf AW, Gispert-Guirado F & Galan-Mascaros JR 2023, 'Magnetic and electrical bistability in hybrid composites of conducting organic polymers with [Fe(NH2-trz)3][SO4]', J. Mater. Chem. C , 11, 11325-11332.
- Chalil Oglou R, Ulusoy Ghobadi TG, Hegner FS, et al. 2023, 'Manipulating Intermetallic Charge Transfer for Switchable External Stimulus-Enhanced Water Oxidation Electrocatalysis', Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 26, e202308647
- Nunez-Rico JL, Cabezas-Gimenez J, Lillo V, et al. 2023, 'TAMOF-1 as a Versatile and Predictable Chiral Stationary Phase for the Resolution of Racemic Mixtures', ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces, 15, 39594-39605.
- Burzurí E, Martínez-Pérez MJ, Martí-Gastaldo C, Evangelisti M, Mañas-Valero S, Coronado E, Martínez JI, Galan-Mascaros JR & Luis F