Speaker : Prof. Dr. Joan Ramón Morante – Catalonia Institute of Research for Energy, IREC
Title : Development of renewable energy devices and systems for applications in the field of energy and environment
Professor Dr. J.R. Morante was born in Mataró (Spain). Professor Dr. J.R. Morante received in 1980 his Ph. D. in Physics from the University of Barcelona. Since 1986 he is full professor of Electronics, Semiconductor and Device Physics, in the Faculty of Physics in the University of Barcelona where he has been Vice-dean, Dean, Academic Director of the Electronics Engineering studies, and the first head of the department of Electronics. He has also been Barcelona University coordinator of the inter-university Master on Energy Engineering.
At November 2008 he joined the Catalonia Institute of Research for Energy, IREC where he is the head of the Advanced Materials and Devices for Energy Area.
He is director of the Xarmae, network of the Generalitat of Catalunya on Materials for Energy and Vicepresident of the European Material Research Society. Likewise, he has been member of the advisory board of the Fundació Bosch i Gimpera devoted to the technology transfer and member of the Council of the Serveis Científic-Técnics de la Universitat de Barcelona.
He is specialized in the development of renewable energy devices and systems for applications in the field of energy and environment based, mainly, on nano structures and their functionalization. His special attention is focussed on advanced materials and systems for energy storage and energy conversion.
He has taken part in more than 35 R&D&I international and industrial projects in the programmes EU frame program as well as in private industrial contracts.
He has authored or co-authored more than 600 works in international specialized journals with a factor h=52 (ISI web and SCOPUS) with more of 11.000 citations, more than 12 deposited patents and has supervised more than 35 doctoral theses; he is a member of international committees and editorial teams of journals, and has been guest editor of many special issues. He has been awarded the Narcís Monturiol of the Generalitat of Catalunya, and the “senior research distinction” of the Generalitat of Catalunya.