Dr. Pablo Jiménez Calvo

Marie Sklodowska Curie Fellowship

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Dr. Pablo Jiménez Calvo (Foto: Ana C. Reis)

My research areas

Photocatalysis  – Electrocatalysis – Solar Energy Utilization – Energy Materials – Materials (Physics/Chemistry)

Home University / Research Institute

Max Planck Institute of Colloids and Interfaces

Host research group

Institute for Surface Science and Corrosion, Prof. Dr. Patrik Schmuki

Research period at the Faculty of Engineering, FAU

From 1.1.2023 until 31.12.2024

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What is the focus of your research during your visit?

LASERION consists in two years multidisciplinary project, aiming at design and characterization of carbon-based support materials for photo(electro)catalysis. The goal of the materials development is to expand the applications of conventional carbon materials by integrating two-dimensional support materials by anchoring smaller chemical compounds (referred to as „antennas“) for a variety of purposes. The proposed carbon-inorganic interface materials pursue to advance the fundamental understanding and facilitate the rational design of advanced energy materials.

I choose FAU because

FAU has been ranked among the top 100 worldwide in Materials Science and is one of the top 5 Chemical Engineering institutions in Germany, demonstrating its exceptional international reputation and research standing. With three Nobel laureates in Chemistry, FAU boasts a truly unique innovation culture. The university’s campus is situated in a thriving technological hub, surrounded by leading German research institutions like Max Planck and Fraunhofer Institutes, creating a dynamic intellectual environment. For those who value collaboration, like myself, FAU is the perfect place to foster scientific partnerships while pursuing cutting-edge materials research. I am particularly excited to work with renowned electrochemist Professor Schmuki, who is known for his groundbreaking work in TiO2 nanotubes and single-atom catalysis. Overall, FAU offers a superb environment for conducting research and developing innovative materials that have the potential to drive the technological transfer of existing technologies toward a sustainable circular economy.

Further information

Dr.-Ing. Pablo Jiménez Calvo
Institute for Surfacace Science and Corrosion