Albert Tarancón


Prof. Albert Tarancón (Coordinator) is ICREA Professor and Head of the Nanoionics and Fuel Cells Group at IREC. Albert holds M.Sc. and PhD in Physics from the University of Barcelona (2001, 2007) and an M. Eng. in Materials Science from the Polytechnic University of Catalonia (2007). He has worked as a research associate at the Institute of Microelectronics of Barcelona (ES) and as a visiting researcher at the University of Oslo (NO), Imperial College London (UK) and Caltech (USA). Albert has authored more than 100 peer-reviewed articles (h>27, +3000 citations)and more than 200 oral presentations in congresses (+30 invited/+5 keynotes). Albert has been organizer of several successful symposia in different renowned international congresses such as EUROMAT o EMRS. He has been Principal Investigator of 8 EU research projects, including one ERC-Consolidator Grant and a H2020 coordinated project, attracting a total amount of 6+ M€ for research in SOFC/SOEC, microSOFC and microharversters. He has supervised more than 10 PhD thesis. Currently, he leads a group of 25+ people devoted to nanomaterials for alternative energy technologies and their applicability in powering portable devices (thermoelectric, batteries and solid oxide cells) and synthetic fuel production.