Professor Palomares joined ICIQ in 2006 to become Group Leader of a research group devoted to Molecular Solar Cells.
In 2009, he was awarded with an ICREA research Professorship through a competitive procedure. Prof. Palomares has co-authored more than 200 peer-reviewed scientific papers in molecular solar cells including Dye Solar Cells, Organic Solar Cells and Perovskite Solar Cells. His research group has expertise in the synthesis of materials and molecules with optical and electrical properties, as well as the characterization of interfacial charge transfer reactions in complete devices. Nowadays, of particular interest for the group is to study the interfacial charge transfer reactions versus device efficiency in perovskite solar cells and LED’s and the film morphology versus device efficiency in organic solar cells.
Prof. Palomares has been PI (Principal Investigator) in several National research projects and 1 EU project. In 2009 Prof. Palomares was awarded by the European Research Council with an ERC Starting Grant (PolyDot).