Three IREC researchers get a tenure-track Ramon y Cajal fellowship

  • Energy and environment
  • Energy storage
  • Smart energy management

Three IREC researchers receive Ramon y Cajal fellowships (RyC 2021), whose contract begins on January 2023:

  • Jordi Jacas, from the Energy Storage, Harvesting and Catalysis group, with a research line entitled “New materials and optimised interfaces for high energy density battery cells”, in the thematic area of materials science and technology (general category). The goal of the project is to establish valuable synthesis-structure-properties correlations in high (specific) energy materials, focusing on new in-situ characterisation techniques to improve the electrochemical performance of next-generation battery cells.
  • Josh Eichman from the Energy Systems Analytics group, with a research line entitled “Improving utilization of current and emerging energy technologies to support high renewable, low carbon futures”, in the energy and transport thematic area (general category).
  • Gianfranco Sábato from the Nanoionics and Fuel Cells group, with a research line entitled “Next generation solid state devices”, in the energy and transport thematic area (young researchers’ category). The main research line is based on the development of next generation solid state devices: All Solid State Lithium Batteries as well as Solid Oxide Cells, through the investigation and development of three synergic interconnected approaches: 3D printing of advanced ceramics, innovative sintering techniques and engineering of advanced critical interfaces.

The purpose of these fellowships is to promote the incorporation of research personnel, from Spain or abroad, with an outstanding track record, in Spanish R&D centers, to acquire the skills and abilities to obtain a stable position in a research body of the Spanish System of Science, Technology and Innovation.

The selection is based on a rigorous process of competitive concurrence based on their curricular merits and based on their ability to lead a line of research, on scientific and professional experience, as well as the independence of their career.

The duration of the fellowship is 5 years.

Grants RYC2021-034994-I, RYC2021-033477-I and RYC2021-034470-I financed by MCIN/AEI /10.13039/501100011033 and by the European Union NextGenerationEU/PRTR.