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Dr Raul Quesada Cabrera

Dr Raul Quesada Cabrera

Senior Research Fellow

Dept of Chemistry

Faculty of Maths & Physical Sciences

Joined UCL
1st Feb 2013

Research summary

My research centres around material engineering for nanotechnological solutions tackling energy and environmental challenges, with focus in the area of semiconductor photochemistry. I am particularly interested in the design of nanocomposite materials and understanding of structure-property correlation towards photocatalytic efficiency and selectivity. I use primarily industrial synthesis techniques such as chemical vapour deposition (CVD), as well as hydrothermal and photochemical methods, combined with a wide range of cutting-edge characterisation methods, including advanced synchrotron X-ray diffraction and spectroscopy techniques, vibrational spectroscopy and electron microscopy. Target applications include solar-to-chemical energy conversion systems (Solar Fuels); sustainable synthesis of industrial products such as chlorine-containing chemicals or ammonia; and air/water cleaning nanotechnologies.

Education

University College London
Doctorate, Doctor of Philosophy | 2008
Universidad Nacional de Educacion a Distancia
First Degree, Licenciado/Licenciada | 2002
Publications