Group members

Henk J. Bolink

Group Leader

Henk J. Bolink is a Professor at the University of Valencia and PI of the ERC Advanced Grant project HELD. Henk obtained his Ph.D. in Materials Science at the University of Groningen in 1997. After that he worked at DSM as a materials scientist and project manager. In 2001 he joined Philips, to lead the materials development activity of Philips’s PolyLED project. Since 2003 he is at the Instituto de Ciencia Molecular (ICMol) of the University of Valencia. He is the head of the Molecular Opto-Electronic Devices group supervising approximately 10 Ph.D. students and several post-docs. His current research interests encompass: inorganic/organic hybrid materials such as transition metal complexes and perovskites and their integration in LEDs and solar cells.
Email: henk.bolink(at)uv.es
Tel: +34 9635 44416

Michele Sessolo

Ramón y Cajal Fellow

Michele earned a B.Sc. and M.Sc. in Chemistry from the University of Padova (Italy). He later moved to the University of Valencia where he earned a M.Sc. and Ph.D. in Materials Science working on organic light-emitting diodes. He has been Marie Curie post-doctoral fellow in the Bioelectronics Dept. at the Ecole des Mines de Saint-Etienne (France), working on the application of conducting polymer to electrophysiology. Michele is now Ramon y Cajal fellow at ICMol, where he develops innovative perovskite optoelectronic devices.
Email: michele.sessolo(at)uv.es
Tel: +34 9635 44434

Cristina Roldán Carmona

Ramón y Cajal Fellow

Cristina Roldán Carmona is a Ramón y Cajal researcher at the Institute of Molecular Science (ICMol) at the University of Valencia (UVEG). She studied Chemistry in the University of Córdoba (UCO), and completed her Master degree in Chemistry and Material Science at the same university. She received her Ph. D. in 2014, working on self-organized systems investigated by interfacial spectroscopy and microscopic techniques; and thin films of semiconductors for optoelectronic applications. In 2015 she moved as postdoctoral researcher to the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, EPFL (Suiza), and one year later to Energypolis EPFL-Valais, where she worked as Senior Scientist focusing on novel perovskite materials for photovoltaics. She has recently joint the University of Valencia as distinguished CIDEGENT researcher and Ramon y Cajal Fellow..
Email: cristina.roldan(at)uv.es
Tel: +34 9635 44156

Daniel Tordera

Assistant Professor

Daniel Tordera is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Physical Chemistry at the University of Valencia. He received his Ph.D. in Nanotechnology at the University of Valencia in 2014, where he studied organic electronic systems based on ionic materials for light emission. He was CEO of Lec-Val Lighting, a spin-off created to commercialize the results obtained during his Ph.D. Subsequently, he spent two years as a postdoctoral researcher at Linköping’s University in the field of optics and plasmonics for energy and sensing applications. After that he worked as a Senior Researcher at TNO Holst Centre focusing on image sensors and leading the development on near infrared photodetector solutions. His current research interests are in the topics of organic and perovskite photodetectors and light-emitting electrochemical cells.
Email: daniel.tordera(at)uv.es
Tel: +34 9616 25642

Lidón Gil-Escrig

Postdoctoral researcher

 

Lidón received her PhD in 2017 from University of Valencia under the supervision of Dr Bolink and Dr Sessolo. Her work focused mainly on vacuum multi-layer perovskites-based opto-electronic devices. She was a post-doctoral researcher at the Helmholtz centre of Berlin with Dr Albrecht. Her research was based on vacuum-processed perovskite solar cells. Lidón is now post-doctoral researcher at Henk Bolink’s group.
Email: lidon.gil(at)uv.es
Tel: +34 9635 44131

Kassio P. S. Zanoni

Juan de la Cierva Fellow

Kassio was a doctorate student in IQ-USP, Brazil, from 2010 to 2016, with an one-year abroad-internship in the University of North Carolina, USA, and received his PhD in Chemistry in April 2016. He was a postdoctoral researcher in Instituto de Física de Sao Carlos-USP from 2016 to 2019. Currently, he is a postdoctoral researcher at the Universidad de Valéncia, Spain. His main interests lie on fabrication and characterization of new materials for optoelectronics, such as perovskite solar cells, and has collaborations on molecular engineering and photobehavior of coordination compounds, in special Ir(III) complexes.
Email: kassio.zanoni(at)uv.es
Tel: +34 9635 44428

Federico Ventosinos

Maria Zambrano Fellow

Federico Ventosinos is a Maria Zambrano researcher at the Institute of Molecular Science (ICMol) at the University of Valencia (UVEG). He studied the Degree of Physics in the Faculty of Mathematics, Astronomy and Physics (FaMAF) in the University of Cordoba (UNC), Argentina. Then he received the Ph. D. in Physics in 2013 in the University of Litoral (UNL), in Santa Fe, Argentina. The topic of his research was advanced characterization of semiconductors for photovoltaics. Later that year he moved to Paris, France, where he did to postdoctoral stages, the first in GeepS (Paris-Saclay) where he continued to work in advances characterization techniques of semiconductors, then in LPICM (Ecole Polytechnique/CNRS) where he studied silicon based tandem solar cells. He returned to Argentina in 2017 where he got a permanent position (Assistant Researcher of CONICET) in IFIS Institute (Santa Fe) and Assistant Professor in the Faculty of Chemistry Engineering (FIQ-UNL). In 2022 he won a Maria Zambrano scholarship to focus in the advanced characterization techniques for perovskite based materials and solar cells in the Molecular Optoelectronic Devices group.
Email: federico2.Ventosinos(at)uv.es
Tel: +34 9635 44131

Maximiliano Senno

Postdoctoral researcher

Maximiliano Senno obtained his Chemical engineering degree in 2016 at the Universidad Tecnológica Nacional (UTN) in San Francisco, Argentina, and he did his PhD Thesis in Physics on synthesis and computational modelling of hybrid perovskite films with mixed A-site cations at the Universidad Nacional del Litoral (UNL) in Santa Fe, Argentina. He was also Assistant Professor in Computational Physics and Statistical Mechanics at the Facultad de Ingeniería Química (FIQ-UNL).
Currently he is a Postdoctoral Researcher in MOED group, working on induced degradation techniques and computational modelling (Molecular Dynamics, DFT, Machine Learning) of hybrid perovskite materials for photovoltaic applications..
Email: Maximiliano.Senno(at)uv.es
Tel: +34 9635 44263

Jorge Ferrando

Technician

Graduated in ETT Electronic Systems by The University of Valencia, Spain. He develops, since 2008, mainly tasks of programming and instrumentation control, as well as characterization of optoelectronic molecular devices and start-up thin film deposition systems.
Email: jorge.ferrando(at)uv.es
Tel: +34 9635 44419

María Monrabal

Technician

Maria completed her B.Sc. in Chemistry from the University of Valencia, Spain. She continued her studies with a PhD in Chemistry in the group of Prof. E. Coronado at the University of Valencia. Later on, she started to work in the group of Dr. Bolink as a Research technician and as support for the management of research projects.
Email: maria.monrabal(at)uv.es
Tel: +34 9635 44105

Bas Huisman

PhD Candidate

Bas completed his B.Sc. Applied Physics at the University of Twente, Netherlands. There he continued his study and received his M.Sc. title in Applied Physics with the specialization in materials science.  Currently he is a PhD student whose work is mainly focused on metal halide perovskites for solar cell applications.
Email: bas.huisman(at)uv.es
Tel: +34 9635 44428

Abhyuday Paliwal

PhD Candidate

Abhyuday obtained a B. Tech degree in Mining Engineering (2017) from Indian Institute of Technology, Banras Hindu University, India. He joined Ming Chi University of Technology, Taiwan to pursue a MS degere in Materials Engineering (2017-2019). His master research was on the fabrication and characterization of efficient, vacuum Processed, ITO-free organic photovoltaics. Currently he is doing a master’s on Molecular Nanoscience and Nanotechnology at the University of Valencia and his research involves vacuum deposition of perovskite solar cells on metal thin film electrodes.
Email: abhyuday.paliwal(at)uv.es
Tel: +34 9635 44428

Lucía Martínez Goyeneche

PhD Candidate

Lucía graduated from University of Cantabria in Physics (2018) and she completed a Master in Science of Materials in the University of Oviedo (2019). She is currently a Ph.D. Student in MOED group and focuses on perovskite-based photodetectors.
Email: Lucia.Martinez-Goyeneche(at)uv.es
Tel: +34 9635 44428

Nathan Rodkey

PhD Candidate

Nathan graduated from Arizona State University with a Bachelor’s in Electrical Engineering, and is currently a PhD student in MOED. Coming from Arizona, a desert in the United States, he is very happy with the weather here. He has a split contract with the University of Twente where he works on the pulsed laser deposition (PLD) of halide perovskite thin films. In Valencia, he works on the mechanochemical synthesis of halide perovskite powders.
Email: nathan.rodkey(at)uv.es
Tel: +34 9635 44428

Arghanoon Moeini

PhD Candidate

Arghanoon has a B.Sc. in Chemical engineering from Tehran North University, Iran. She received a Master´s degree in Industrial chemistry from Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona with a focus on the electrochemistry of 3D printed energy storage devices. Currently she is a Ph.D. student in Molecular Opto-Electronic Devices (MOED) group with the focus on development of tandem solar cells mainly with tin-lead perovskites.
Email: arghanoon.moeini(at)uv.es
Tel: +34 9635 44131

Isabella Antony

PhD Candidate

 
Isabella completed her Bachelors (2017) and her Masters (2019) in Chemistry from Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (IISER), Mohali, India. She is currently a PhD student in MOED group and focuses on development of luminescent perovskites using vacuum deposition methods.
Email: Isabella.Kalluvila(at)uv.es
Tel: +34 9635 44428

Manuel Piot

Pre-doctoral researcher

 
Manuel obtained his B.Sc. and M.Sc. in Materials Science and Engineering at the Ecole Polytechnique Fédéral de Lausanne in Switzerland.
Being interested in renewable energy conversion, he did his Master thesis on the topic of perovskite solar cells at the Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin.
He is currently a pre-doctoral researcher in the MOED group, working on silicon-perovskite tandems solar cells.
Email: manuel.piot(at)uv.es
Tel: +34 9635 44263

Sofía Chozas Barrientos

Pre-doctoral researcher

 
Sofía obtained her B.Sc in Chemistry from the University of Paris, France.
She was then awarded a scholarship by the European Commission to take part
in the Erasmus Mundus Joint Master’s Degree Program and obtained a joint
M.Sc degree in Chemical Nano-Engineering from the University of
Aix-Marseille (France), from the Wroclaw University of Science and
Technology (Poland), and from the University of Rome Tor Vergata (Italy).
She is now working as a pre-doctoral researcher in the MOED group and focuses on the
fabrication of Perovskite/Silicon tandem solar cells.
Email: sofia.chozas(at)uv.es
Tel: +34 9635 44263

Michele Forzatti

PhD Candidate

 
Michele graduated as B.Sc. in Chemistry from University of Milan and received his Master’s degree in Physical Chemistry at University of Florence.
He is currently a Ph.D. candidate interested in perovskite-based charge transport and light-emitting materials to be integrated in organic light-emitting diodes based on TADF.
Email: michele.forzatti(at)uv.es
Tel: +34 9635 44264

Javier E. Sebastian Alonso

Pre-doctoral researcher

 
Javier E. Sebastian Alonso graduated in 2021 on a Chemical Engineering BSc at Universidad Autónoma de Madrid (Spain) with a thesis project focused on the application of Silver Nanowires for semi-transparent Perovskite Solar Cells (PSCs) at Uppsala University (Sweden). There, he remained for his MSc in Chemistry for Renewable Energy, while working on Solid State Dye – Sensitized (ss-DSC) and Time Dependent Density Functional Theory (TD-DFT) calculations on the photophysical properties of several donor-acceptor-donor dyads candidates of performing Thermally Activated Delayed Fluorescent (TADF). On 2022 he graduated on his MSc with a joint project between UU and the University of Groningen (The Netherlands) on Carbazole Based Self – Assembled Monolayers as Hole Transport Layer for Efficient and Stable Cs0.25FA0.75Sn0.5Pb0.5I3 PSCs. He´s current work at MOED focuses on the Scalability of highly efficient PSCs via vacuum co-evaporation with improved Stability and possible Space applications.
Email: javier.sebastian(at)uv.es
Tel: +34 9635 44428

Serhii Derenko

PhD Candidate

 
Serhii obtained his Bachelor’s and Master’s in Physics at the Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv, Ukraine. He is currently a Ph.D. student in MOED group and focuses on perovskite-based photodetectors.
Email: serhii.derenko(at)uv.es
Tel: +34 9635 44737

Joost Reinders

PhD Candidate

 Joost obtained his B.Sc. in Materials Science from Fontys University of Applied Sciences in Eindhoven, the Netherlands. Here, he graduated on the work of probing the charge equilibration of core@shell titania-coated gold nanorods at the nanoscale. He continued his study at Utrecht University where he graduated on his M.Sc. in Nanomaterials Science, with his thesis on the bandgap engineering of double perovskites for enhanced photochemical activity. He is now working as a pre-doctoral researcher in the MOED group, where he focuses on the fabrication of thermoelectric materials
Email: joost.reinders(at)uv.es
Tel: +34 9635 44263

 

Lennart van den Hengel

PhD Candidate

 In 2023, Lennart completed a green energy-focused master’s degree in Applied Physics at Delft University, graduating on sequential vapor deposition of perovskites. In parallel he ran a van der Graaff electron accelerator as a technician in the Optoelectronic Materials group. At MOED Lennart will focus on vapour transport deposition.
Email: Lennart.Den(at)uv.es
Tel: +34 9635 44263

Inma Gomar Fernández

PhD Candidate

Inma completed her B.Sc. in Chemistry (2022) and received her Master’s degree in Nanoscience and Nanotechnology (2023) at University of Valencia. She is now working as a pre-doctoral researcher in the MOED group and focuses on the fabrication perovskites solar cells using Close-Space Sublimation.
Email: maria.i.gomar(at)uv.es
Tel: +34 9635 44428