Novel Energy-Oriented Materials Group

Group Leader: Pedro Gómez-Romero

Main Research Lines

  • Hybrid electrode materials for supercapacitors and hybrid energy storage devices
  • Cathode materials with fractal granularity for Li-ion batteries based on LiFePO4
  • Nanofluids. Thermal nanofluids for heat transfer in solar conversion. Molten salts
  • Electroactive nanofluids for energy storage in flow cells. Redox flow batteries based on quinones
  • Graphene synthesis, hybridisation and applications in energy storage

The Group works in Materials Science, Polymer Chemistry and Electrochemistry for energy-related applications. It leads various research projects on energy storage and conversion, an increasingly strategic area which urgently needs fundamental improvements. It designs and synthesises new materials, including hybrid nanocomposites, with a strong emphasis on structural control at the microscale and the meso-nanoscale. This work forms the basis for the development of complex, polymaterial architectures conceived and optimised for use in rechargeable lithium batteries, supercapacitors, fuel cells and hybrid solar energy conversion..

Group Leader

Pedro Gómez-Romero

CSIC Research Prof

Prof Pedro Gómez-Romero (BSc and MSc Universidad de Valencia, Spain. PhD in Chemistry, Georgetown University, USA, 1987, with Distinction). CSIC Researcher since 1990 (ICMAB, 1990-2007). Sabbatical as NATO Senior Research Fellow at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (Golden, CO, USA, 1998-99). CSIC Full Research Professor (2006-) and Group Leader of NEO-Energy lab at CIN2 (CSIC) (2007-2013) now part of ICN2. Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry. Directs projects on hybrid organic-inorganic nanostructures, nanocomposite materials for energy storage and conversion (lithium batteries, supercapacitors, PEM FCs, solar-thermal energy, nanofluids, graphene). Vicedirector of MATGAS ( 2010-2014).

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Highlighted Publication

Characterization of NiO-Al2O3 composite and its conductivity in biogas for solid oxide fuel cell
Patil S.P., Jadhav L.D., Dubal D.P., Puri V.R. Materials Science- Poland (2016)

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