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Dr. Lluís Soler has been granted with a Ramón y Cajal Fellowship

We are delighted to announce that Dr. Lluís Soler, member of the Barcelona Research Center in Multiscale Science and Engineering, has been awarded with a Ramón y Cajal Fellowship by the Spanish Ministry of Science and Innovation.
Dr. Lluís Soler has been granted with a Ramón y Cajal Fellowship

Dr. Lluís Soler (Terrassa, 1979) has been recently awarded in the 2019 call of Ramón y Cajal Fellowships funded by the Spanish Ministry of Science and Innovation (MICINN).

He received his degree in Chemistry in 2002, his Diploma of Advanced Studies (DEA) in analytical chemistry in 2004 and his PhD degree in 2010 at the Autonomous University of Barcelona (UAB). His PhD thesis focused on the development of new processes for hydrogen production, which were based on oxidation of metallic aluminum by water, through heterogeneous catalytic reactions in alkaline media. The research project of his PhD was funded by MATGAS and Air Products companies. From 2010-2012, he held a postdoc position at the UAB under a technology transfer project concerning a hydrogen generation process, which was developed and patented during his doctoral studies. They succeeded in selling the patent to TONAMI Transportation Co.,Ltd. in Japan. From June 2012-September 2014, He carried out a long-term postdoctoral research in Germany (28 months) at the IFW Dresden and at the Max-Planck-Institute for Intelligent Systems in Stuttgart. During this period, He was working on the design, fabrication and testing of self-propelled catalytic nanomotors that are able to convert chemical energy into mechanical motion at the nanoscale. These advanced nanodevices can be used for multiple applications, from biomedicine to water remediation.

In October 2014, he was awarded with a “Beatriu de Pinós” postdoctoral grant and he joined the Institute of Energy Technologies (INTE) performing his research in the Nanoengineering of Materials Applied to Energy (NEMEN) group. Later on he joined the Barcelona Research Center in Multiscale Science and Engineering. He is specialized on heterogeneous catalysis and photocatalysis, catalytic reactors for energy applications and fabrication of advanced nanomaterials. In July 2019 he was granted as a Principal Investigator in the “Retos investigación 2018” call of the Spanish Ministry, to develop an innovative research line of a new generation of photocatalytic processes based on three-dimensionally ordered microporous TiO2 materials in microreactors.

Dr. Lluís Soler is the third member of the Barcelona Research Center in Multiscale Science and Engineering being awarded with a Ramón y Cajal Fellowship, after Dr. Carles Mas-Moruno in 2016 and Dr. Cristina Canal in 2013. We wish him lots of success in implementing his research line.