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Dr. Rebeca Marcilla

Senior Researcher
CIDETEC- University of the Basque Country. San Sebastián. Spain
Development of new electrolytes based on ionic liquids for its application in advanced electrochemical energy storage devices
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Rebeca Marcilla is Senior Researcher of the Unit of electrochemical processes of IMDEA Energy. Rebeca Marcilla got the PhD degree in Chemistry at the University of the Basque Country (2006). She carried out her doctoral thesis in the field of ionic liquids and polymeric ionic liquids with application in electrochemistry and nanotechnology. She received the prize for the best PhD thesis in polymer science in 2005-2006 by the Spanish Polymer Group. Research stay at the Eindhoven University of Technology (Chemical Engineering and Chemistry-Polymer Chemistry) and Postdoctoral stay at the University College London (London Center for Nanotechnology) supported by Marie Curie RTN program and Jose Castillejo program (Spanish Ministry of Science and Education). After her PhD, she joined the technological center CIDETEC (Centre for Electrochemical Technologies) to work as a researcher and acquiring a wide experience in conducting polymers and polymer electrolytes based on ionic liquids. In 2010 she joined to the IMDEA Energy Institute being awarded with a prestigious “Ramón y Cajal” fellowship in 2011. Her main research interest is the development of electrochemical energy storage devices including supercapacitors, solid-state batteries and Redox Flow Batteries. She is co-author of more than 80 scientific papers in international journals (h 33) and 5 patents. Furthermore, she has been involved in several research projects, including those funded by the European Union, the Spanish Government and by Companies. In 2017 she was awarded with a prestigious ERC Consolidator Grant given by the European Research Council (ERC) to develop an innovative concept of Membrane-Free Redox Flow Battery (MFreeB project).