Prof. J.R. Galán-Mascarós

Functional Molecular Assemblies / Materials

Group Leader:

José Ramón Galán-Mascarós, ICREA Professor

Administrative Support:

Paula Segovia

Postdoctoral Researchers:

Vanesa Lillo / Felipe Andrés Garcés / Andrea Moneo / Irene Sánchez-Molina / Álvaro Reyes (until Jan.) / Jesús González (until Feb.) / Franziska Hegner (until Mar.) / Stefano Giancola (until June) / Sara Martínez de Salinas (until June) / Scott J. Folkman / Ilario Gelmetti / Katherine Villa

PhD Students:

Mabel de Fez / David Nieto / Juan José Cabezas / Jiahao Yu / Neus Sunyer

Master Students:

Pavle Nikačević (until July)

Visiting Postdocs:

Stefano Giancola

Visiting Students:

Khalid Azmani / Santiago Capelo

Fulbright Grantholder:

Scott Jerald Folkman (until Mar.)


The team of Prof. Galán-Mascarós is dedicated to the development of low-cost materials for its implementation in new strategies for the transformation of renewable energies into chemicals and solar fuels. Through the design and selection of materials, they face very different challenges, from intelligent materials for thermal/optical devices to nanostructured electrocatalysts designed to participate in competitive systems on an industrial scale.


Water oxidation electrocatalysis in acidic media with Co-containing polyoxometalates
Arens, J. T.; Blasco-Ahicart, M.; Azmani, K.; Soriano-Lopez, J.; Garcia-Eguizabal, A.; Poblet, J. M.; Galan-Mascaros, J. R.
J. Catal. 2020, 389, 345-351

A low temperature aqueous formate fuel cell using cobalt hexacyanoferrate as a non-noble metal oxidation catalyst
Han, L.; González-Cobos, J.; Sánchez-Molina, I.; Giancola, S.; Folkman, S. J.; Giménez, S.; Vidal-Ferran, A.; Galán-Mascarós, J. R.
Sustain. Energ. Fuels 2020, 4, 6227-6233

Ligand Effects of Penta- and Hexacyanidoferrate-Derived Water Oxidation Catalysts on BiVO4 Photoanodes
Pires, B. M.; Hegner, F. S.; Bonacin, J. A.; Galán-Mascarós, J. R.
ACS Appl. Energy Mater. 2020, 3 (9), 8448–8456


Cobalt Hexacyanoferrate as a Selective and High Current Density Formate Oxidation Electrocatalyst
Han, L.; González-Cobos, J.; Sánchez-Molina, I.; Giancola, S.; Folkman, S. J.; Tang, P.; Heggen, M.; Dunin-Borkowski, R. E.; Arbiol, J.; Giménez, S.; Galan-Mascaros, J. R.
ACS Appl. Energy Mater. 2020, 3 (9), 9198–9207

Effect of Mechanochemical Recrystallization on the Thermal Hysteresis of 1D FeII-triazole Spin Crossover Polymers
Nieto-Castro, D.; Garcés-Pineda, F. A.; Moneo-Corcuera, A.; Pato-Doldan, B.; Gispert-Guirado, F.; Benet-Buchholz, J.; Galán-Mascarós, J. R.
COVER Inorg. Chem. 2020, 59 (12), 7953–7959

Spontaneous Magnetization and Optical Activity in the Chiral Series {(L-proline)nV[Cr(CN)6]x} (0 < n < 3)
Rodriguez-Garcia, B.; Galan-Mascaros, J. R.
Magnetochemistry 2020, 6 (1), 12

Photoelectrochemical solar fuels from carbon dioxide, water and sunlight
Galan-Mascaros, J. R.
Catal. Sci. Technol. 2020, 10, 1967-1974

Non-redox doping boosts oxygen evolution electrocatalysis on hematite
Chuong Nguyën, H.; Garcés-Pineda, F. A.; de Fez-Febré, M.; Galán-Mascarós,J. R.; López, N.
Chem. Sci. 2020, 11, 2464-2471

The Positive Effect of Iron Doping in the Electrocatalytic Activity of Cobalt Hexacyanoferrate
Han, L.; Galán-Mascarós, J. R.
Catalysts 2020, 10 (1), 130


Distributed chemicals and fuels production from CO2 in photoelectrocatalytic devices
Collaborative projects | Ref: 862030

Novel photo-assisted systems for direct solar-driven reduction of CO2 to energy rich materials
Collaborative projects | Ref: 884444

Critical Raw materials Elimination by a top-down Approach To hydrogen and Electricity generation
Collaborative Projects | Ref: 721065 Web page

Novel (photo)electrochemical strategies for the transformation of renewable energy sources into sustainable energy vectors
Ministerio de Ciencia e Innovación | Ref: RTI2018-095618-B-I00

Galan Mascaros Research Group
AGAUR | Ref: 2017 SGR 1406

An Artificial Leaf: a photo-electro-catalytic cell from earth-abundant materials for sustainable solar production of CO2-based chemicals and fuels
Collaborative Projects | Ref: 732840 Web page



SusChem Investiga Award to Dr. Felipe Garcés

Two ICIQ projects selected for BIST Ignite 2020