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)
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)
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)
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)
Tel: +34 9635 44434

Lidón Gil-Escrig

Juan de la Cierva Fellow


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)
Tel: +34 9635 44131

Kassio P. S. Zanoni


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)
Tel: +34 9635 44428

Jorge Ferrando


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)
Tel: +34 9635 44419

María Monrabal


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)
Tel: +34 9635 44105

Isidora Susic

PhD Candidate

Isidora graduated as B.Sc. in Physical chemistry from University of Belgrade and received her Master’s degree in Nanoscience and Nanotechnology at University of Valencia. She is currently a Ph.D. student in MOED group and focuses on the gas post-treatment of perovskite solar cells.
Email: isidora.susic(at)
Tel: +34 9635 44428

Chris Dreessen

PhD Candidate

Chris obtained his B.Sc. in Physics at Heidelberg University, Germany, in 2015 and specialized in Quantum Mechanics in his M.Sc. at the University of Copenhagen, Denmark (2017). He is now working as a Ph.D. student at MOED where he focuses on the opto-electronic characterization of perovskite solar cells.
Email: chris.dreessen(at)
Tel: +34 9635 44428


Paz Sebastiá Luna

PhD Candidate

Paz graduated from the University of Valencia in Chemistry and she completed there a Master in Nanoscience and Nanotechnology. During her master’s degree, she explored the use of alternative lead-free compounds for optoelectronic applications. She is currently a Ph. D candidate interested in perovskite-based devices and finding novel materials for light emission and solar cells.
Email: paz.sebastia(at)
Tel: +34 9635 44428

Sang-Hyun Chin

PhD Candidate

Sang-Hyun completed his B.Sc. (2017) and M. Sc. (2019) in Physics from Chonbuk National University, South Korea. He is currently a Ph.D. candidate whose research is mainly focused on the applications of metal halide perovskite materials.
Email: sang.chin(at)
Tel: +34 9635 44428

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)
Tel: +34 9635 44428

Lorenzo Pietro Mardegan

PhD Candidate

Lorenzo completed his B. Sc. in Chemistry from the University of Ferrara, Italy. He continued his studies with a M. Sc. in Photochemistry and Molecular Materials at the University of Bologna, Italy. He is currently a Ph. D. candidate whose research is mainly focused on hetero-structures for efficient light emitting devices.
Email: lorenzo.mardegan(at)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
Tel: +34 9635 44428