Dr. Ignacio Villar
Nacho received his Chemical Engineering Degree and Masters from the University of Oviedo, Spain, and obtained his PhD: “XPS of ionic liquids” from the University of Nottingham (2009). Then, he moved to Ethiopia as an Associate Professor in the Department of Chemistry of Addis Ababa University where he directed and co-directed master and PhD projects (2009-2011). In 2011 he moved back to UK, Imperial College London, where he worked initially at the chemistry department in the group of Prof. Tom Welton (specialised in ionic liquids) and from 2013, in the materials department where he managed the high pressure XPS service. He has authored 32 publications (≥1000 citacions, h-index = 12). Nacho joined IMDEA Energy in March 2017.