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Albert Tarancón

Prof ICREA and Head of the Nanoionics and Fuel Cells Group of the Energy Research Institute of Catalonia (IREC, CERCA)

Albert Tarancón (Barcelona, 1979) holds a degree and a PhD in Physics from the University of Barcelona (2001, 2007) and in Materials Engineering from the Polytechnic University of Catalonia (2007). After working as a researcher at the Barcelona Microelectronics Institute (CSIC), Caltech (USA), Imperial College London (UK) and the University of Oslo (NO), in the year 2010 he became head of the Nanoionics and Fuel Cells Group of the Catalonia Institute for Energy Research (IREC, CERCA). With over 100 scientific articles published and 200 talks at international conferences, he currently directs a group of twenty researchers that are exploring the boundaries of knowledge in the field of alternative energies aiming to generate new concepts that improve our expectations for the future. All this is funded by grants from diverse regional, state and European projects, including one from the programme “Fuel Cells and Hydrogen Joint Undertaking” of which Albert is coordinator and another worth 2 million euros from the prestigious programme of the European Research Council (ERC-CoG).

Update: 2 November 2017

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