The research activity of the Electrocatalysis for Energy and the Environment Group is dedicated to the development of advanced catalysts for energy and environmental applications that minimize the environmental impact derived from the use of fossil fuels. Its activity is focused on the development of electrocatalysts that improve the activity and stability of electrodes in electrochemical devices for storage and conversion of clean energy, mainly in those applications that use hydrogen as an energy carrier such as fuel cells, electrolysers and unitized regenerative fuel cells.

Research lines

The activity focuses on three fundamental lines:

  1. Design of new synthetic routes of nanostructured materials, including agro-industrial waste as starting materials, and their physicochemical characterization.
  2. Establish measurements of activity and stability of the fundamental electrochemical reactions involved.
  3. Use of advanced characterization techniques that allow us to better understand the relationship between  structure and reactivity during the electrochemical process.


Martínez Huerta, María Victoria – Group leader
Jesús Cebollada Borao (FPI) – Staff


Phone: +34 91 5854787