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"Els materials de la transició energètica: clau de volta per a la sostenibilitat" by Xavier Obradors

In the framework of the cycle at the CSIC Delegation in Catalunya "L'escalfament climàtic: Solucions energètiques d'avui per a demà".

23 October 2023

Xavier Obradors gave a talk on the topic of materials for the energy transition on Monday, 2 October 2023, at the Residència d'Investigadors CSIC, as part of a series on Climate Change organized by the Residència d'Investigadors, the CSIC Delegation in Catalunya, and the FCRI (Fundació Catalana per la Recerca i la Innovació) in collaboration with other institutions and CSIC centers, such as ICMAB.

About Xavier Obradors

Xavier Obradors is a Research Professor and former Director of the Institut de Ciència de Materials de Barcelona (ICMAB-CSIC). He earned his degree in physics (1978) and his PhD in Physics (1982) at the Universitat de Barcelona, and in Materials Science (1983) at the Université Scientifique et Médicale de Grenoble (France). 

His research is focused on materials preparation with controlled micro/nanostructures and the comprehension of the physical mechanism underlying the superconducting, magnetic, and electronic properties of nanostructured materials, particularly complex oxides. He is member of the Superconducting Materials and Large Scale Nanostructures (SUMAN) group at ICMAB. 

He has published more than 750 articles, which have received over 17,000 citations (h-index of 58) (Google scholar). The main recent accomplishments have been in the field of high current superconductors, particularly in materials development based on high throughput low cost chemical solution deposition (CSD) methods.

He has received several awards: Member of the Royal Academy of Science and Arts of Barcelona (1998); Medal to the scientific achievements Narcís de Monturiol (1999); Fellow of the Institute of Physics (1999); National Prize Blas Cabrera of Physical Sciences, Materials and Earth studies (2003); Chevalier dans l’Ordre des Palmes Academiques (2005); ENDESA-NOVARE Prize to Energy Efficiency (2007); Leibniz Medal of the Institut of Solid State and Materials Research, Desdren (2016); City of Barcelona Prize to Experimental Science and Technology, Barcelona (2016).

He has coordinated many national and international projects, among them the Severo Ochoa Excellence Award of ICMAB “Smart Functional Materials for social grand challenges” (FUNMAT).

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