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Dr. Jesús Palma

Senior Researcher & Head of Unit
Autonoma University of Madrid. Madrid. Spain
Previous Position: 
Director Centre R&D Técnicas Reunidas
Electrochemical energy storage systems for stationary and transport applications
Short Bio: 

Jesus Palma is Senior Researcher and Head of the Electrochemical Processes Unit of IMDEA Energy Institute. PhD in Chemistry from Autonoma University of Madrid (1994) and Executive MBA from IE Business School (2001). From 1988 to 1991 he made his doctoral thesis in the Institute of Ceramics and Glass of the Spanish Council for Scientific Research (CSIC). From 1991 to 2008 he worked in the R&D Centre of the Spanish engineering firm Tecnicas Reunidas S.A., where he started as Process Engineer, later was promoted to Project Manager and, finally, to Director of the R&D Centre. In April 2008 he joined IMDEA Energy Institute to launch the Electrochemical Processes Unit for the research and development of electrochemical technologies for energy storage and energy efficient processes.  He has participated in more than 65 national and international research projects, being Principal Investigator of about 45. He has been involved in 10 European research projects, being partner leader in 5 of them. He is author of over 50 scientific publications (1500+ citations, h index=20) and co-inventor of 6 patents. He is specialized in applied research, scale-up of devices and processes from laboratory to pilot plants, and technology transference. His current research interests include Electrochemical Capacitors, Capacitive Deionization, Flow Batteries, Metal-ion and Metal-air batteries.