Team

 

Principal Investigator: 

Assist. Prof. Dr. Maria Ibáñez

Office: I21.O3.203
E-mail: mibanez@ist.ac.at
Phone: +43 (0)2243 9000-2116

Maria Ibáñez was born in La Sénia (Spain). She graduated in physics at the University of Barcelona, where she also obtained her PhD in 2013. Her PhD thesis was qualified Excellent Cum Laude and awarded with the Honors Doctorate by the University of Barcelona. Her PhD research was funded by a Spanish competitive grant (FPU) which supported her to conduct short-term research stays in cutting-edge laboratories. In particular she worked at CEA Grenoble (2009), the University of Chicago (2010), the California Institute of Technology (2011), the Cornell University (2012) and the Northwestern University (2013). In 2014, she joined the group of Prof. Dr. Kovalenko at ETH Zürich and EMPA as a research fellow where in 2017 she received the Ružička Prize. In September 2018 she became an Assistant Professor (tenure-track) at IST Austria and started the Functional Nanomaterials group.

Maria Ibáñez’s Google Scholar

PostDocs:

Dr. Doğukan Hazar Apaydın

Office: I21.O3.204
E-mail: dogukanhazar.apaydin@ist.ac.at
Phone: +43 (0)2243 9000-2117

Doğukan H. Apaydın was born in Ankara (Turkey). He graduated in chemistry from Istanbul Technical University. He obtained his Master of Science degree from Middle East Technical University (Polymer Science and Technology) and received his PhD degree from Johannes Kepler University Linz under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Niyazi Serdar Sariciftci in 2018. During his studies he conducted short-term research visits at Research Center for Organic Electronics at Yamagata University in Japan (2013) and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory in the USA (2018). In September 2018 he joined the Ibáñez group as postdoc. His research focuses on electrochemical and photochemical conversion of carbon dioxide.

Doğukan H. Apaydın’s Google Scholar

Dr. Yu Liu

Office: I21.O3.204
E-mail: yu.liu@ist.ac.at
Phone: +43 (0)2243 9000-2117

Yu Liu was born in Anhui province (China) in 1988. He received his Master’s degree in Applied Chemistry from Anhui University, China in 2014. Then, he started his PhD studies in Nanoscience at the University of Barcelona (UB)-Catalonia Institute for Energy Research (IREC) under the supervision of Prof. A. Cabot and Prof. D. Cadavid in Barcelona (Spain), and received his PhD degree in July, 2018. In October, 2018 he joined the Ibáñez group as postdoc. His research focuses on the bottom-up engineering of chalcogenide nanostructures for high performance thermoelectric materials.

Yu Liu’s Google Scholar

Dr. Cheng Chang

Office: I21.O3.204
E-mail: cheng.chang@ist.ac.at
Phone: +43(0)0677-63501888

Cheng Chang was born in China in 1992. He received his BE degree in Materials Science and Engineering from Beihang University in 2014. He joined Li-Dong Zhao’s group in 2014 as a Master’s student and received his Ph.D. degree in July 2019. In October 2019 he joined the Ibáñez group as a postdoc. His research focuses on bottom-up engineering of tin chalcogenide for thermoelectric applications.

Cheng’s Google Scholar

PhD Students:

Mariano calcabrini

Office: I21.O3.204
E-mail: mariano.calcabrini@ist.ac.at
Phone: +43 (0)2243 9000-2117

Mariano Calcabrini was born in Quilmes, Argentina. He graduated in Chemical Sciences from the University of Buenos Aires in 2017. During his Master he worked in sol-gel processing of silica gels and nanoparticles. In March 2019 he joined Ibáñez’s group as a PhD candidate studying thin film thermoelectrics and surface chemistry.

 

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Scientific interns:

Seungho Lee

Office: I21.O3.204
E-mail: seungho.lee@ist.ac.at
Phone: +43 (0)2243 9000-2117

Seungho Lee was born in South Korea. He graduated in Material Science and Engineering from Kookmin University. He received a master’s degree in Energy Science and Engineering from Daegu Kyeongbuk Institute of Science and Technology (DGIST) in 2016. The topic was the synthesis and characterization of nanocrystals for energy devices. In April 2019 he joined the Ibáñez group. His research focuses on the synthesis of nanostructures for catalytic applications.

Guillem Montaña Mora

Office: I21.O3.204
E-mail:
Phone: +43 (0)2243 9000-2117

Guillem Montaña Mora was born in Barcelona, Catalonia (Spain). He graduated in Chemistry at the University of Barcelona. He received a master’s degree in Applied Materials Chemistry from University of Barcelona in 2018. The master’s thesis was about the synthesis and characterization of noble metal chalcogenides and the production of more complex materials based on the coalescence between nanoparticles in mild conditions. In October 2019 he joined the Ibáñez group, as an intern, synthesising metallic and alloys nanostructures for catalytic applications.

Sergi Sànchez Ribot

Office: I21.O3.204
E-mail:
Phone: +43 (0)2243 9000-2117

Sergi Sanchez Ribot was born in Lleida, Catalonia (Spain). He graduated in Nanoscience and Nanotechnology from University Autonoma of Barcelona (UAB). Later on he obtained an european joint master’s degree in Materials for Energy Storage and Conversion, in which he was granted the possibility to take courses in different universities accross Europe, as Universitée Jules Verne de Picardie (France), University Polytechnica of Warsaw (Poland) and in Chalmers University of Technology (Sweden), where he realize his master thesis on Redox Mediators for Li-S batteries. He joined the Ibañez group as an intern, to investigate the thermoelectrical properties of colloidal self-assembled nanocrystals in superlattices.

Former members:

 Name Year Position in the group Current position
Marian Janik 2019 Rotation Student PhD student In Katsaros Group (IST)
Yu Zhang 2019 Visiting Student PhD student in IREC
Wei Tan 2019 Summer Intern Bachelor student Imperial College