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Dr. Yolanda Pérez Cortés

Position: 
Senior Assistant Researcher
PhD: 
Rey Juan Carlos University. Madrid. Spain
Research: 
Development of new materials for photovoltaic devices. Material design for their application in catalysis and photodegradation of emerging contaminants from water.
E-mail: 
yolanda.perez@imdea.org
Short Bio: 

Yolanda Pérez received a degree in Chemistry at the University of Alcala (1994-1998) and a PhD at the Rey Juan Carlos University (2003) with a distinction "Summa Cum Laude" by unanimity. In 2005-2006, she performed two postdoctoral stays at the University of Bath (United Kingdom), under the supervision of Prof. Paul Raithby and in 2007-2008, she made two postdoctoral stays at the Institute of Chemical Technology (ITQ), under the supervision of Prof. Avelino Corma, where she worked in the design of supported metal nanoparticles for catalytic applications. Dr. Pérez has participated in 20 research projects, being the principal investigator of a research project dealing with a knowledge transfer with Repsol S.A for more than two years. Her research has been presented in 30 international and national conferences; she has co-authored over 44 scientific papers and she has supervised various students: 12 PFC/TFG, 2 collaboration grants and 1 PhD student. She has also given courses and conferences of scientific dissemination in “CaixaForum Zaragoza” and “La Casa Encendida” Madrid. Besides, she has been Vocal and Secretary of the Board of the Royal Spanish Chemistry Society of the Territorial Section of Madrid (RSEQ-STM) (2014-2020). 

Dr. Pérez is Full Professor in Inorganic Chemistry at the Rey Juan Carlos University and Senior Associate Researcher at the Advanced Porous Materials Unit (IMDEA Energy Institute). Her current research is focused on the design of materials for different relevant applications: photovoltaic devices, heterogeneous catalysis and photodegradation of emerging contaminants from water.