Prof. J.R. Galán-Mascarós

Functional Molecular Assemblies / Materials

Group Leader:

José Ramón Galán-Mascarós, ICREA Professor

Administrative Support:

Paula Segovia

Postdoctoral Researchers:

Vanesa Lillo / Felipe Andrés Garcés / Andrea Moneo (until Apr.) / Irene Sánchez-Molina (until Aug.) / Scott J. Folkman / Ilario Gelmetti / Bahareh Khezri / David Nieto / Dolores Jurado  

PhD Students:

Mabel de Fez / Juan José Cabezas / Jiahao Yu / Neus Sunyer

Visiting Postdocs:

Stefano Giancola

Support technician:

Irene Isabel Gallo


The team of Prof. Galán-Mascarós is dedicated to the development of low-cost materials for its implementation in new strategies for the transformation of renewable energies into chemicals and solar fuels. Through the design and selection of materials, they face very different challenges, from intelligent materials for thermal/optical devices to nanostructured electrocatalysts designed to participate in competitive systems on an industrial scale.


Bifunctional Oxygen Electrocatalysis on Mixed Metal Phthalocyanine-Modified Carbon Nanotubes Prepared via Pyrolysis
Kumar, Y.; Kibena-Põldsepp, E.; Kozlova, J.; Rähn, M.; Treshchalov, Kikas, A.; Kisand, V., Aruväli, J.; Tamm A.; Douglin, J. C.; Folkman, S. J.; Gelmetti, I.; Garcés-Pineda, F. A.; Galán-Mascarós, J. R.; Dekel, D. R; Tammeveski, K..
ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces 202113 (35), 41507–41516

Benchmarking Catalysts for Formic Acid/Formate Electrooxidation
Folkman, S. J.; González-Cobos, J.; Giancola, S.; Sánchez-Molina, I.; Galán-Mascarós, J. R.
Molecules 202126 (16), 4756

Energy Spotlight: New Strategies to Tailor Electrocatalytic Processes
Hatzell, M.; Escudero-Escribano, M.; Galán-Mascaros, J. R.
ACS Energy Lett. 20216, 4413–4415


Influence of Oxygen Vacancies and Surface Facets on Water Oxidation Selectivity toward Oxygen or Hydrogen Peroxide with BiVO4
Nikačević, P.; Hegner, F. S.; Galán-Mascarós, J. R.; López, N.
ACS Catal. 202111, 13416–13422

Understanding the Catalytic Selectivity of Cobalt Hexacyanoferrate toward Oxygen Evolution in Seawater Electrolysis
Hegner, F. S.; Garcés-Pineda, F. A.; González-Cobos, J.; Rodríguez-García, B.; Torréns, M.; Palomares, E.; López, N.; Galán-Mascarós, J. R.
ACS Catal. 202111, 13140–13148

Photocatalytic water splitting: advantages and challenges
Villa, K.; Galán-Mascarós, J. R.; López, N.; Palomares, E.
Magnetochemistry 2020, 6 (1), 12

Carbon-Electrode-Mediated Electrochemical Synthesis of Hypervalent Iodine Reagents Using Water as the O-Atom Source
Folkman, S. J.; Finke, R. G.; Galán-Mascarós, J. R.; Miyake, G. M.
ACS Sustainable Chem. Eng. 20219 (31), 0453–10467

Differentiation of Epoxide Enantiomers in the Confined Spaces of an Homochiral Cu(II) MOF by Kinetic Resolution
Cabezas-Giménez, J.; Lillo, V.; Núñez-Rico, J. L.; Corella-Ochoa, M. N.; Jover, J.; Galán-Mascarós, J. R.; Vidal-Ferran, A.
Chem. Eur. J. 202127 (68), 16956-16965

Mechanochemical Processing of Highly Conducting Organic/Inorganic Composites Exhibiting Spin Crossover–Induced Memory Effect in Their Transport Properties
Nieto-Castro, D.; Garcés-Pineda, F. A.; Moneo-Corcuera, A.; Sánchez-Molina, I.; Galán-Mascarós, J. R.
Adv. Funct. Mater. 202131 (33), 2102469

Understanding polyoxometalates as water oxidation catalysts through iron vs cobalt reactivity
Azmani, K.; Besora, M.; Soriano-López, J.; Landolsi, M.; Teillout, A. L.; De Oliveira, P.; Martyr Mbomekallé, I.; Poblet, J. M.; Galan-Mascaros, J. R.
Chem. Sci. 202112, 8755-8766

Nanostructured Photocatalysts for the Production of Methanol from Methane and Water
Villa, K.; Galán‐Mascarós, J. R.
ChemSusChem. 202114 (9), 2023-2033

Redefining the Mechanistic Scenario of Carbon–Sulfur Nucleophilic Coupling via High‐Valent Cp*Co(IV) Species
López-Resano, S.; Martínez de Salinas, S.; Garcés-Pineda, F. A.; Moneo-Corcuera, A.; Galán-Mascarós, J. R.; Maseras, F.; Perez-Temprano, M. H.
Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 202160 (20), 11217-11221

Push‐pull electronic effects in surface active sites enhance electrocatalytic oxygen evolution on transition metal oxides
Garcés-Pineda, F. A.; Chuong Nguyën, H.; Blasco-Ahicart, M.; García-Tecedor, M.; de Fez Febré, M.; Tang, P. Y.; Arbiol, J.; Giménez, S.; Galan-Mascaros, J. R.; López, N.
ChemSusChem. 202114 (6), 1595-1601

Dysprosium-directed metallosupramolecular network on graphene/Ir(111)
Moreno, D.; Cirera, B.; Parreiras, S. O.; Urgel, J. I.; Giménez-Agulló, N.; Lauwaet, K.; Gallego, J. M.; Galán-Mascarós, J. R.; Martínez, J. I.; Ballester, P.; Mirandaae, R.; Écija, D.
Chem. Commun. 202157, 1380-1383

Solvent Effect on the Spin State of an Iron(II)‐Triazole Trimer
Sánchez‐Molina, I.; Moneo‐Corcuera, A:; Nieto‐Castro, D.; Benet‐Buchholz, J.; Galán‐Mascarós, J. R.
COVEREur. J. Inorg. Chem.2021, 2, 93-93


Distributed chemicals and fuels production from CO2 in photoelectrocatalytic devices
Collaborative projects | Ref: 862030

Novel photo-assisted systems for direct solar-driven reduction of CO2 to energy rich materials
Collaborative projects | Ref: 884444

Novel (photo)electrochemical strategies for the transformation of renewable energy sources into sustainable energy vectors
Ministerio de Ciencia e Innovación | Ref: RTI2018-095618-B-I00

Galan Mascaros Research Group
AGAUR | Ref: 2017 SGR 1406

An Artificial Leaf: a photo-electro-catalytic cell from earth-abundant materials for sustainable solar production of CO2-based chemicals and fuels
Collaborative Projects | Ref: 732840 Web page


Theses Supervised

David Nieto
December 20th, 2021
Universitat Rovira i Virgili
«Advances in Spin Crossover: Synthesis, Mechanosynthesis and Switchable Multifunctional Hybrids»



Projects A-LEAF & LICROX participate in Research Meets Industry