In that year I spent 6 months as a visitor researcher in the Group of Prof. Laurie Peter at the University of Bath (United Kingdom), where I first came into contact with nanostructured electrodes and electrochromics. During that time I learnt different electrochemical and optical techniques to characterise and prepare nanoporous metal oxide electrodes and electrocromic devices. I really liked that topic and when I returned to Spain I decided to join in 2003 the Photovoltaic and Optoelectronic Devices Group of Prof. Juan Bisquert at the Universitat Jaume I of Castellón that at that time was one of the only groups researching in this area in Spain.
I contributed there to the development of physical models to characterise the optoelectronic properties of a-WO3, to understand the electrochemical properties of conducting polymers and the physical mechanisms governing the operation of viologen-based electrochromics. On the other hand I also performed studies on solar cells, especially dye-sensitized solar cells by means of Impedance Spectroscopy, Voltage Decays and other photophysical techniques. In 2006 I obtained my PhD based on the results in the electrochromic area.
In September 2015, I returned to the Universitat Jaume I in Spain and joined the Polymers and Advanced Materials group as a Ramón y Cajal fellow. Here I have founded the Thermal and Electrical Systems Laboratory and I lead different research lines in thermoelectrics. I am also involved in other research activities related to the characterisation of Li-ion batteries and corrosion.
During my career as a researcher I have co-authored numerous papers in international journals, I am co-inventor of several patents and I have participated in several national and European research projects.
HobbiesI have many hobbies that I enjoy in my leisure time. Specially I like music and sports. As far as music is concerned, I really love live music, and in fact I have seen many bands playing live in different cities, mostly rock groups. My favourite group is Marillion, they are unique musicians playing authentic music. Apart from attending concerts I have also acted some few times as a promoter bringing bands to play live at different venues. Finally, I conduct a musical radio program in Spain that it is broadcasted weekly.
Regarding sports I like particularly racket sports such as squash, badminton and frontenis. The latter is my favourite but it is not widespread and I cannot play it in many countries such as the UK, so when it is not available I play squash or badminton.
Apart from the above I love cooking, watching movies and series and travelling to new places.