The Catalan Institution for Research and Advanced Studies (ICREA) is a foundation supported by the Catalan Government, which aims to recruit top scientists for the Catalan R&D system. Prof. Lloret-Fillol joined ICIQ in September 2014 and by being appointed as ICREA Research Professor he enters the group of ICIQ group leaders that are also part of the ICREA programme: Professors Vidal, Ballester, Palomares, Melchiorre, Martín, Galán-Mascarós, Kleij and Muñiz.
Prof. Lloret-Fillol focuses his research on the design of new catalysts for a more sustainable chemistry through the use of artificial photosynthetic schemes. He works in the development of new methodologies to employ light as a driving force to produce reductive organic transformations and in the understanding of the reaction of water oxidation, identified as one of the bottlenecks for the production of solar fuels.
In 2015 he was awarded with an ERC Consolidator Grant for the project “Towards a Greener Reduction Chemistry by Using Cobalt Coordination Complexes as Catalysts and Light-driven Water Reduction as a Source of Reductive Equivalents” (GREENLIGHT-REDCAT).