Research group


Our research team is devoted to the development of new molecule-based materials for applications in the fields of Renewable Energies and Materials Science. On the former, we are developing efficient and stable redox catalysts from Earth abundant metals, with special interest in water splitting catalysts for the production of solar fuels. On the later, we target the design of novel multifunctional hybrid materials with co-existence of properties of interest (chemical, structural, magnetic, electrical, optical…) with control of the synergy between physical properties in the search for new phenomena.

Topics addressed

  • Catalytic water oxidation with Prussian blue derivatives: Enhanced performance
  • Record energy barrier in a bi-stable spin crossover FeII complex
  • A novel polymerization reaction on coinage metal surfaces


“A Database of the Structural and Electronic Properties of Prussian Blue, Prussian White, and Berlin Green Compounds through Density Functional theory”
Inorg. Chem. (2016) 55, pages 12851-12862
F. S. Hegner, J. R. Galan-Mascaros, N. López

“Enhanced Activity and Acid pH Stability of Prussian Blue-type Oxygen Evolution Electrocatalysts Processed by Chemical Etching”
J. Am. Chem. Soc. (2016) 138, pages 16037-16045
L. Han, P. Tang, A. Reyes-Carmona, B. Rodríguez-García, M. Torréns, J. R. Morante, J. Arbiol, J. R. Galan-Mascaros

“Thermal selectivity of intermolecuar versus intramolecular reactions on surfaces”
Nat. Commun. (2016) 7, 11002
B. Cirera, N. Giménez-Agulló, J. Bjork, F. Martinez-Peña, A. Martin-Jimenez, J. Rodriguez-Fernandez, A. M. Pizarro, R. Otero, J. M. Gallego, P. Ballester, J. R. Galán-Mascarós, D. Écija