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Winton Programme for the Physics of Sustainability

Department of Physics

Studying at Cambridge

Professor Rosa Palacin

Professor Rosa Palacín, Institut de Ciencia de Materials de Barcelona, CSIC and co-Director Alistore ERI

Prof. M. Rosa Palacín studied chemistry at the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona and received her Ph.D. in materials science for the same university.  After postdoctoral research at LRCS in France under the supervision of Prof. Jean-Marie Tarascon she joined the Institut de Ciència de Materials de Barcelona belonging to CSIC, the Spanish National Research Council being part of the research staff since 1999. 

Her research career has been fully focused in rechargeable battery materials initially either nickel based or lithium based to more recently deviate to alternative chemistries such as sodium-ion and now also calcium.  Specific emphasis is set in tailoring structure and microstructure of electrode materials to maximise electrochemical performance for traditional technologies and in the development of new electrolytes for emerging technologies. 

She has led diverse battery research projects with either public or industrial funding and is actively involved in the direction of the ALISTORE European virtual Research Institute devoted to battery research, and boards of International Battery Association (IBA) or IMLB.