Miguel is currently a post-doctoral fellow and project manager of the Nanotera-SHINE project at EPFL, which aims to develop engineering solutions for the fabrication of practical solar-hydrogen generators. Miguel obtained his Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from the University of California, Berkeley.and his B.S. in Chemical Engineering (2007) and M.S. in Chemical Engineering practice (2008) at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). Since his first year at MIT, Miguel has been involved in nanotecnology research, in particular looking at technologically relevant hybrid inorganic/polymer materials. His Ph.D. work focused at understanding and developing self-assembly techniques in hybrid materials for solar-fuels applications. While at Berkeley, Miguel form part of the Joint Center for Artificial Photosynthesis (JCAP) between Caltech and Lawrence Berkeley National Lab. His work at JCAP focused on developing hybrid photocatalytic membranes with balanced ion conduction and gas permeation. Currently, Miguel's work involves the coordination and integration aspects of the SHINE project, providing novel solutions to the solar-fuels field.
In the news:
Miguel wins the 2015 Energy and Environmental Science Readers's Choice Lectureship award
Our analysis on Solar-Hydrogen Generators within the most read articles at E&ES
Our new Solar-Fuels paper feature as weekly HOT article at E&ES
Our Microfluidic test-bed paper named among the top-ten scoring PCCP papers according to Altmetrics
Our artificial photosynthesis work in NPR
Microfluidic test-bed device featured by LBNL press
Our chemistry olympiads team featured in Runrunes and El Universal.