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Photonic-enhanced Perovskite Solar Cells - APOLO project (https://project-apolo.eu/)

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Research interests

I develop novel concepts for Solar Energy technologies, related with the application of Nanophotonics and Quantum Nanostructures in Solar Cells, with the main aim of increasing their Photovoltaic efficiency and with the additional potential of: lowering their cost and weight, improving their mechanical flexibility and long-term stability.

Recently, I have also been advancing the field of Renewable Fuels (Artificial Photosynthesis) as a means of storing solar energy while also closing the carbon cycle via CO2 reutilization.


Education/Academic qualification

Photovoltaics, Doctorate, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid

15 Feb 200815 Jun 2012

Award Date: 30 Jun 2012

Applied Physics, Master, Rice University


Award Date: 10 Dec 2007

Physics and Eng., Master, Instituto Superior Técnico

Award Date: 20 Jul 2005

External positions

Marie Curie Post-Doc Fellow, Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche

25 Sep 201225 Sep 2014

PhD student

15 Feb 200830 Jun 2012


  • QC Physics
  • Photovoltaics
  • Photonics
  • Nanotechnology
  • Solar Energy
  • Quantum Physics
  • BIPV
  • Solar Fuels


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