Albert Tarancon's Group

Meet the team

Albert Tarancón
Albert Tarancón
Group Leader
Albert holds M.Sc. and PhD in Physics from the University of Barcelona (2001, 2007) and M. Eng. in Materials Science from the Polytechnic University of Catalonia (2007). He worked as research associate at the IMB-CSIC (ES) and as visiting...
Alex Morata
Alex Morata
Senior Scientist
Alex Morata received his M.Sc. in Physics from the University of Barcelona in 2002, where he also carried out his Ph.D. in Physics. He has worked...
Marc Torrell
Marc Torrell
Senior Scientist
Marc Torrell received his Chemistry degree in 2004 and the PhD in 2008 in Material Science at the University of Barcelona. In 2011 received his...
Antonio Gianfranco Sabato
Antonio Gianfranco Sabato
Research Scientist (Ramon y Cajal)
Dr. Sabato successfully obtained a Master degree in Materials Engineer (2013) and a PhD in Materials Science and Technology (2017) at Politecnico...
Carlota Bozal-Ginesta
Carlota Bozal-Ginesta
Research Scientist
Carlota works on applying machine learning to the design of lanthanum oxide cathodes for solid oxide fuel cells. She is a Marie Skłodowska-Curie...
Federico Baiutti
Federico Baiutti
Research Scientist
Dr. Federico Baiutti holds a M.Sc. in Materials Engineering from the University of Trieste and a PhD in Chemistry from the University of...
Francesco Chiabrera
Francesco Chiabrera
Research Scientist
Francesco Chiabrera holds a M.Sc. in energy and nuclear engineering from the Polytechnic of Turin and a Ph.D. in nanoscience from the University...
Juan Carlos González Rosillo
Juan Carlos González Rosillo
Research Scientist
Juan Carlos Gonzalez-Rosillo obtained holds a M.Sc. in Materials Science and Nanotechnology and a PhD in Materials Science from the University...
Kosova Kreka
Kosova Kreka
Research Scientist
After finishing her bachelors in Physics, Kosova was part of a European program called master in material science exploring large scale facilities...
Lucile Bernadet
Lucile Bernadet
Research Scientist
Lucile Bernadet was graduated in 2013 as engineer specialized in storage and conversion of energy from the Graduate School of Chemistry, Physics...
Marc Nuñez
Marc Nuñez
Lab Technician Manager
Marc received his Nanophysics Master degree in 2002 and his PhD in 2005 in the topic of graphene nanodevices patterning and characterisation by...
Nerea Alayo
Nerea Alayo
Research Scientist
Nerea has focused her career on the development of nano/micro devices. She has participated in several projects related to nanotechnology...
Antonio María Asensio
Antonio María Asensio
Tenure-track Researcher
Antonio Maria Asensio is a Chemist with a dedicated academic background and expertise in Electrochemistry and Solid Oxide Cells. Holding an M.Sc...
Vladislav Kolotygin
Vladislav Kolotygin
Tenure-track Researcher
Dr. Vladislav Kolotygin obtained his PhD degree in the area of Materials Science and Engineering in 2015 (University of Aveiro, Portugal) working...
Ana Maria Martos
Ana Maria Martos
Postdoctoral Researcher
Ana Mª Martos received her Chemistry degree in 2010 at the Autonomous University of Madrid and the master’s degree (2011) and PhD (2015) in...
Elif Kabakci
Elif Kabakci
Postdoctoral Researcher
Elif Kabakci obtained her bachelor’s and master’s degrees at Eskisehir Technical University in Materials Science and Engineering. Elif...
Juande Sirvent
Juande Sirvent
Postdoctoral Researcher
Juande Sirvent holds a B.Sc. in Nanoscience and Nanotechnology from the Autonomous University of Barcelona (2016), and a M.Sc. in Applied...
Kevin Castelló Lux
Kevin Castelló Lux
Postdoctoral Researcher
Kevin Castelló Lux obtained his Chemistry degree (2014) and the master’s degree (2018) specializing in Chemistry and Materials Science for Energy...
Olha Skurikhina
Olha Skurikhina
Postdoctoral Researcher
Olha Skurikhina obtained her MSc. from National University “Kyiv-Mohyla Academy” specializing in adsorbents and membranes for various...
Vikash Gajraj
Vikash Gajraj
Postdoctoral Researcher
Vikash Gajraj is a materials scientist and his primary research is related to the development of nanostructure materials for energy storage...
Beatrice Laurenti
Beatrice Laurenti
PhD Student
Beatrice obtained her BS and MSc degree in Chemistry from the University of Rome La Sapienza. During her BS internship, she studied the role of...
Daiana Marcia Ferreira
Daiana Marcia Ferreira
PhD Student
Daiana holds a BSc in Chemistry (2016), a Materials Chemist degree (2020) and a Master in Chemistry (2019) from Universidad de la República...
Fernanda Monteiro Freitas
Fernanda Monteiro Freitas
PhD Student
Fernanda obtained her Bachelor’s (2016) and Master’s (2019) degree in Chemical Engineering at the Federal University of Rio Grande do Norte...
Fjorelo Buzi
Fjorelo Buzi
PhD Student
Fjorelo Buzi holds a B.Sc degree in Chemistry and Chemical Technologies (2014-2017) and a M.Sc degree in Chemical Sciences with focus on Solid...
Ismael Babeli
Ismael Babeli
PhD Student
Ismael holds B.Sc in Engineering Physiscs from Univeristat Politècnica de Catalunya (2019) and a M.Sc in Nanoscience and nanotechnology from...
Lisa Laa
Lisa Laa
PhD Student
Lisa Laa is currently a PhD student at the Catalonia Institute for Energy Research (IREC, Barcelona). Lisa received her bachelor’s and master’s...
Marlene Anzengruber
Marlene Anzengruber
PhD Student
Marlene Anzengruber holds a B.Sc degree in Environmental System Sciences (2019) from the University of Graz (Austria) and M.Sc degrees in Advance...
Natalia Kostretsova
Natalia Kostretsova
PhD Student
Natalia Kostretsova obtained her Bachelor´s degree in Applied Physics and Mathematics at Lomonosov Moscow State University in 2017 and Master´s...
Natasha di Benedetto
Natasha di Benedetto
PhD Student
Natasha holds a Materials Chemist degree (2019) and a Master in Chemistry (2022) from Universidad de la República, UdelaR, Uruguay, where she...
Paul Nizet Ruiz
Paul Nizet Ruiz
PhD Student
Paul holds B.Sc in Nanoscience and Nanotechnology from Univeristat Autònoma de Barcelona (2021) and a M.Sc in Quantum Science and Technology from...
Philipp Langner
Philipp Langner
PhD Student
Philipp received his bachelor’s and master’s degree at University of Ulm (Germany) in the course Chemistry & Management. During...
Santiago Márquez
Santiago Márquez
PhD Student
Santiago Márquez received his bachelor’s degree in chemistry in 2021 and a master’s degree in applied materials chemistry in 2022 at the...
Walter Zambelli
Walter Zambelli
PhD Student
Walter received his Bachelor’s degree in Energy Engineering in 2021 and his Master’s degree in Energy and Nuclear Engineering on the topic of...
Xavier Vea
Xavier Vea
PhD Student
Xavier holds a B.Sc. in Physics (2022) and a M.Sc. in Advanced Nanoscience and Nanotechnology (2023), both of which were carried out at Autonomous...
Francesco Gallo
Francesco Gallo
Master Student
Francesco obtained his Bachelor’s degree in Energy and Nuclear Engineering from Politecnico of Torino (Italy) in 2021. Subsequently, he started...
Guilherme Gonçalves Silva
Guilherme Gonçalves Silva
Master Student
Guilherme is a Chemical Engineer from the State University of Campinas (UNICAMP) and holds a chemical technician degree from the Educational...
Hauke Meier
Hauke Meier
Master Student
After an apprenticeship as a plant mechanic, Hauke completed his bachelor’s degree in engineering for Energy and Environmental Technologies at the...

Alumni

Aitor Hornés
Aitor Hornés
Post Doc Researcher
Aitor Hornés is a postdoctoral researcher in the Department of Advanced Materials for Energy at IREC. Attracted by problem analysis and the search...
Miguel Morales
Miguel Morales
Post Doc Researcher 2016-2018
Working at IREC from 2016 to 2019 in advanced materials for energy as a Post-Doc.    
Mercè Pacios
Mercè Pacios
Post Doc Researcher
Mercè Pacios received her PhD degree in chemistry from the Autonomous University of Barcelona (Spain) in 2011. Her work was based on the study of...
Iñigo Garbayo
Iñigo Garbayo
Post Doc Researcher
PhD at IREC from 2010 to 2013. PostDoctoral researcher from  2016 to 2019 in the frame of ERC´s ULTRASOFC project. Prof. Links LinkedIn Orcid...
Arianna Pesce
Arianna Pesce
PhD Student
Arianna Pesce received her Material Science Degree in 2014 and Material Science and Engineering  degree in 2017 at the University of Genoa, Italy...
Simone Anelli
Simone Anelli
Postdoctoral Researcher
Simone Anelli received his Material Science and Engineering Bachelor and Master degrees at the University of Genoa. He did is bachelor thesis at...
Valerie Siller
Valerie Siller
Postdoc researcher
Valerie Siller graduated in 2016 from the Ilmenau University of Technology in Germany with a M. Sc. in Material Science and started her PhD at...
Marco Bianchini
Marco Bianchini
PhD Student
Marco Bianchini obtained his bachelor’s degree at Politecnico di Milano in Materials and Nanotechnology engineering and a M.Sc. from an Erasmus...
José Sojo
José Sojo
PhD Student
Jose’s career is quite multidisciplinary, although he is been always dealing with the energy field. Jose holds a bachelor’s degree in...
Yunqing Tang
Yunqing Tang
PhD Student
Yunqing Tang received her bachelor´s and master’s degree at University of Seville in Materials Engineering and Science and Technology of New...
Anna Niemczyk
Anna Niemczyk
Visiting student 2018
Visiting student 2018 Current position
Fjoralba Myrtaj
Fjoralba Myrtaj
Master Student (Visitor)
Graduated in Chemistry at the University of Genoa in 2017.
Aneta Slodczyk
Aneta Slodczyk
Post Doc Researcher
Post doctoral researcher at IREC from 2016 to 2017 Expert in Vibrational spectroscopy (Raman, IR) applied for material science
Rahmiye Zerrin Yarbay-Sahin
Rahmiye Zerrin Yarbay-Sahin
Post Doc Researcher (Visitor)
Dr. Rahmiye Zerrin Yarbay-Sahin completed her MSc about perovskite-type catalyst development for multi fuel catalytic reformer for hydrogen...
Saranya
Saranya
PhD Student
PhD at IREC from 2011 to 2015
Dolors Pla
Dolors Pla
PhD Student
PhD at IREC from 2011 to 2015
Mª Carmen Monterde
Mª Carmen Monterde
PhD Student
In October 2017 she began a industrial PhD in collaboration with UPC, AMES and IREC on ‘Development and optimization of interconnectors for...
Laura Almar
Laura Almar
PhD Student
PhD at IREC from 2010 to 2014.
Carlos Moncasi
Carlos Moncasi
Master Student
Bachelor (2016) and Master (2018) student. Current PhD student at LMGP, Grenoble
Julián Puszkiel
Julián Puszkiel
Post Doc Researcher
Dr Puszkiel completed his doctorate in Engineering Science about experimental investigations on binary and complex hydrides for hydrogen storage...
Gotzon Garcia
Gotzon Garcia
Engineer
Gotzon Garcia obtained his bachelor´s degree in Industrial Chemical Engineering at university of the Basque Country (2007), and carried out an...
Gerard Gadea
Gerard Gadea
PhD Student
In IREC from 2013 to 2018 working on Si/Si-Ge based nanostructures for thermoelectric applications – 2013 Master thesis in growth and...
Maritta Lira
Maritta Lira
PhD Student
Maritta Lira received her bachelor´s and master’s degree at Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Norte (Brazil). During the bachelor, she worked...
Marina Machado Livinalli
Marina Machado Livinalli
Visitor PhD Student
Marina obtained her chemistry degree in 2014 from the University of St Andrews, UK, where she was part of the Energy and Materials research group...
Carolina Duque Sierra
Carolina Duque Sierra
PhD Student
Carolina received her undergraduate degree in Physics with a minor in Philosophy from the Universidad de Los Andes (Colombia) in 2018. There, she...
Pietro Giacomoni
Pietro Giacomoni
Master Student
Pietro obtained his bachelor degree in Mechanical Engineering from Politecnico di Milano and in 2018 he enrolled in the master degree in Energy...
Radostin Pavlov
Radostin Pavlov
Postdoctoral Researcher
Radostin holds a Ph.D. in Materials Science (UJI, Castellon, 2002) and a M.Sc. in Photonics (UPC, Barcelona, 2011). His broad experience covers...
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