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Dr. Miguel Gómez

Postdoctoral Researcher
Solar fuels production in wide-spectrum photoactivated catalytic devices.
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Miguel Gómez Mendoza obtained his B. Sc. in Chemistry at the University of Valencia (2008). In 2013, he received his PhD in Photochemistry Organic (European Doctorate) under the guidance of Prof. Miguel Angel Miranda at the Polytechnic University of Valencia (UPV), supported by a FPU fellowship from the Spanish Government. During this time, he focused his interest in the study of the bile acids and their importance in the enterohepatic circulation. For this purpose, he prepared photoactive probes to be used in photophysical experiments, acquiring expertise in characterization of the new compounds by steady-state and time resolved fluorescence as well as laser flash photolysis. During his PhD studies, he made one short-term stay at the University of Bristol, UK (Prof. Anthony P. Davis). Later, Dr. Miguel Gómez obtained a eurotalent postdoctoral fellowship and he moved to the research group of Dr. Jean-Luc Ravanat (CEA, Grenoble). During this period, he worked on UV-induced oxidative DNA lesions, where clearly demonstrated that oxidative DNA lesions generated following exposure to UV light is mediated through a one-electron oxidation. In 2017, he joined as postdoctoral scientist to the Department of Organic Chemistry at the Complutense University of Madrid with Prof. Guillermo Orellana, supported by Explora Project from the Spanish Government, where Miguel worked on photodynamic effect for biological applications. In addition to that, he co-directed a B. Sc. in Chemistry Thesis. In November 2018, he has joined to the photoactivated process unit of Imdea Energía in the research group of Dr. Víctor de la Peña, where he is working on the photophysical properties of inorganic and hybrid photocatalysts for the production of fuels. He is author more than 10 articles scientific journals and has attended more than 10 national/international congresses.