I'm a materials chemist with a passion for the study of the phenomena underpinning the structure-properties relationship in functional materials. Particularly, during my PhD, I’ve been interested in the use of synchrotron-based and in-house electrochemical techniques to understand how the crystal structure and local diffusion properties are related to the macroscopic properties in Li-rich complex oxides that I’ve been synthesising for all-solid-state Li batteries. This in-depth understanding of these materials properties has allowed me to tailor and design improved versions with enhanced properties. I’ve also recently started researching in other battery chemistries such as Na, where I’ve been exploring the conduction properties of a novel Na solid-electrolyte, and I’ve also been collaborating in the electrochemical characterisation of new liquid electrolytes for Mg batteries.
Currently, I'm a Junior Scientist at the Austrian Institute of Technology in Vienna where I work in the development of battery materials for post-Li-ion batteries.
Prior to my current position, I worked as a Research Associate at The University of Sheffield working on high throughput synthesis of battery materials, organic cathodes and Mg batteries. In the 2018-2020 period, I held a Japanese Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) Postdoctoral Fellowship at The University of Tokyo in collaboration with the Japanese National Institute for Materials Science where I worked towards the development of novel battery materials for Li- and Na-ion chemistries. I also worked as a higher research scientist in the electrochemistry group at the UK National Physical Laboratory where I focused on the development of in-situ diagnostic techniques for state-of-health analyses of second-life Li-ion batteries.
I have a masters degree in Nanophysics and Advanced Materials from the Universidad Complutense de Madrid where my project focused on the development of mesopourous silica nanoparticles for smart drug delivery.
My research experience in Chemistry started during my bachelor project where I studied the formation of new alkali-metal manganate bimetallic complexes.
In my free time I enjoy exploring new city areas, travelling and I'm a frequent user of gym machines!