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Dr. Mariam Barawi

Position: 
Postdoctoral Researcher
PhD: 
Energies and Fuels for the Future. Autonomous University of Madrid (UAM). Madrid. Spain.
Research: 
Semiconductor materials for energy conversion. Metal sulfides. Transparent metallic oxides. Photoelectrochemistry of semiconductors. Electrochromic materials, "Smart Windows" devices. Electrochemical Impedance Spectroscopy (EIS).
E-mail: 
mariam.barawi@imdea.org
Short Bio: 

Mariam Barawi obtained the degree in Chemical Sciences from the University of Salamanca (USAL) in 2009. In the academic year 2010/2011, he completed a master's degree in Energy and Fuels for the Future at the Autonomous University of Madrid (UAM), through which he completed a research period at CIEMAT in Madrid to obtain the final Master's work. This work was about a study of self-cleaning materials with applications in solar thermal collectors. She received shes doctorate from the UAM university in June 2015, under the PhD program "Energies and Fuels for the Future", with the thesis titled "Metal Sulphides for Energy Conversion: Synthesis, Characterization and Use in Photoelectrochemical Cells for Hydrogen Generation”. During this period, she worked on the synthesis of metal sulphides, as well as on their structural and morphological characterization through techniques such as XRD, SEM, FEG or BET. In addition, she focused on the study of electro and photoelectrochemical behavior of these materials for use as photoanodes in hydrogen photogeneration cells. During the doctoral thesis he made a research stay in Paris, France, in Equipe de Chimie Métallurgique des Terres Rares (CMTR) Institut de Chimie et des Matériaux, where she worked on the possibility of using titanium sulphides as materials for the hydrogen storage. In June of 2015 she moved to Italy (Lecce) at the Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia (IIT) where she carried out the project called Development of colloidal metal Oxide-Based nanostructures with Tailored Crystal Structure and Geometric To be exploitable in Photoelectrochemical devices. In this period, she worked on the study of the optical, electrochemical and spectroelectrochemical properties of different transparent metal oxide nanocrystals in order to develop Smart Windows devices. These devices are capable of selectively filtering solar radiation. In January of 2017 she has joined to the photoactivated process unit of Imdea Energía to collaborate with the ERC Hymap Hybrid Materials for Artificial Photosynthesis project. She is the co-author of 17 scientific publications and has attended 8 congresses. During the last years she has participated actively in 4 research projects financed by different national and international institutions, both public and private. He has collaborated in supervising several master's degree jobs.