Director of IREC
Head of Advanced Materials for Energy Area
Group Leader of Energy Storage, Harvesting and Catalysis Group
Joan Ramón Morante has been a full professor at the University of Barcelona Faculty of Physics since 1985. Since 2009, he has been group director and head of the Advanced Materials and Systems for Energy area at IREC.
He has previously been Vice Dean and Dean of the Faculty of Physics, director of the Department and head of studies in Electronic Engineering.
Currently, his area of focus is renewable energies and their environmental impact. He specializes in energy conversion processes at the nano scale and their application for energy storage and solar and renewable fuel production, especially those based on electrosynthesis of fuels and added value chemicals.
He has co-authored more than 600 publications with more than 28,000 citations (h=88) according GS database. He has 24 patents, has been advisor of 53 doctoral theses and has participated or coordinated numerous projects in different international and industrial programs (>55).