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Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin - Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences - Electrochemistry

Ferrero, G.

 

 

 

Dr. Guillermo Alvarez Ferrero

 

Office room: 2.302

Phone number: (030) 2093 82613

E-mail: guillermo.alvarez.ferrero [@] hu-berlin.de

 

 

 

Topics of research

 - carbon materials synthesis

 - electrochemical energy storage

 - intercalation of solvated ions

 

 

 

Professional career

 - June 2020 - present: Postdoctoral researcher

Humboldt University of Berlin, Germany

Department of Chemistry

Supervisor: Prof. P. Adelhelm


 - September 2019 - April 2020: Postdoctoral researcher

Max Planck Institute for Chemical Energy Conversion, Mülheim an der Ruhr, Germany

Supervisor: Prof. R. Schrögl and Dr. S. Heumann


 - June 2017 - September 2019: Postdoctoral researcher

National Institute of Coal, Oviedo, Spain

Supervisor: Prof. A. B. Fuertes and Dr. Sevilla

 

 

 

Educational background

 

 Doctoral degree

 - National Institute of Coal, Oviedo, Spain (2014-2017)

Program: Materials Science, Prof. A. B. Fuertes and Dr. M. Sevilla

Thesis topic: Doped porous carbon materials for energy storage and production


 Master's degree

 - International University of La Rioja, Spain (2009-2011)

Program: Occupational Risk Prevention

 

 

 

Publications

 

2020

 - Wu, F., Chu, F., Ferrero, G. A., Sevilla, M., Fuertes, A. B., Borodin, O., ... & Yushin, G. (2020). Boosting high-performance in lithium-sulfur batteries via dilute electrolyte. Nano Letters. <link>


2019

 - Díez, N., Ferrero, G. A., Sevilla, M., & Fuertes, A. B. (2019). A simple and general approach for in-situ synthesis of sulfur-porous carbon composites for lithium-sulfur batteries. Sustainable Energy & Fuels3(12), 3498-3509. <link>


 - Sevilla, M., Ferrero, G. A., & Fuertes, A. B. (2019). CO2 storage on nanoporous carbons. In Nanoporous Materials for Gas Storage (pp. 287-330). Springer, Singapore. <link>


 - Ferrero, G. A., Diez, N., Sevilla, M., & Fuertes, A. B. (2019). Iron/Nitrogen co-doped mesoporous carbon synthesized by an endo-templating approach as an efficient electrocatalyst for the oxygen reduction reaction. Microporous and Mesoporous Materials278, 280-288. <link>


 - Díez, N., Ferrero, G. A., Sevilla, M., & Fuertes, A. B. (2019). A sustainable approach to hierarchically porous carbons from tannic acid and their utilization in supercapacitive energy storage systems. Journal of Materials Chemistry A7(23), 14280-14290. <link>


 - Sevilla, M., Diez, N., Ferrero, G. A., & Fuertes, A. B. (2019). Sustainable supercapacitor electrodes produced by the activation of biomass with sodium thiosulfate. Energy Storage Materials18, 356-365. <link>


 - Qiao, M., Ferrero, G. A., Fernández Velasco, L., Vern Hor, W., Yang, Y., Luo, H., ... & Titirici, M. M. (2019). Boosting the oxygen reduction electrocatalytic performance of nonprecious metal nanocarbons via triple boundary engineering using protic ionic liquids. ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces11(12), 11298-11305. <link>


 - Díez, N., Ferrero, G. A., Fuertes, A. B., & Sevilla, M. (2019). Sustainable salt template‐assisted chemical activation for the production of porous carbons with enhanced power handling ability in supercapacitors. Batteries & Supercaps2(8), 701-711. <link>


2018

 - Sevilla, M., Ferrero, G. A., Diez, N., & Fuertes, A. B. (2018). One-step synthesis of ultra-high surface area nanoporous carbons and their application for electrochemical energy storage. Carbon131, 193-200. <link>


 - Qiao, M., Meysami, S. S., Ferrero, G. A., Xie, F., Meng, H., Grobert, N., & Titirici, M. M. (2018). Low‐cost chitosan‐derived N‐doped carbons boost electrocatalytic activity of multiwall carbon nanotubes. Advanced Functional Materials28(16), 1707284. <link>


 - Fuertes, A. B., Ferrero, G. A., Diez, N., & Sevilla, M. (2018). A green route to high-surface area carbons by chemical activation of biomass-based products with sodium thiosulfate. ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering6(12), 16323-16331. <link>


 - Ferrero, G. A., Diez, N., Sevilla, M., & Fuertes, A. B. (2018). Iron-nitrogen-doped dendritic carbon nanostructures for an efficient oxygen reduction reaction. ACS Applied Energy Materials1(11), 6560-6568. <link>


2017

 - Ferrero, G. A., Sevilla, M., & Fuertes, A. B. (2017). Free-standing hybrid films based on graphene and porous carbon particles for flexible supercapacitors. Sustainable Energy & Fuels1(1), 127-137. <link>


 - Sevilla, M., Ferrero, G. A., & Fuertes, A. B. (2017). One-pot synthesis of biomass-based hierarchical porous carbons with a large porosity development. Chemistry of Materials29(16), 6900-6907. <link>


 - Sevilla, M., Ferrero, G. A., & Fuertes, A. B. (2017). Beyond KOH activation for the synthesis of superactivated carbons from hydrochar. Carbon114, 50-58. <link>


2016

 - Sevilla, M., Ferrero, G. A., & Fuertes, A. B. (2016). Graphene-cellulose tissue composites for high power supercapacitors. Energy Storage Materials5, 33-42. <link>


 - Fuertes, A. B., Ferrero, G. A., & Sevilla Solís, M. (2016). Commentary: Methods of calculating the volumetric performance of a supercapacitor. Energy Storage Materials. <link>


 - Ferrero, G. A., Preuss, K., Fuertes, A. B., Sevilla, M., & Titirici, M. M. (2016). The influence of pore size distribution on the oxygen reduction reaction performance in nitrogen doped carbon microspheres. Journal of Materials Chemistry A4(7), 2581-2589. <link>


 - Sevilla, M., Ferrero, G. A., Vu, T. T., & Fuertes, A. B. (2016). A simple approach towards highly dense solvated graphene films for supercapacitors. ChemNanoMat2(1), 33-36. <link>


 - Sevilla, M., Ferrero, G. A., & Fuertes Arias, A. B. (2016). Aqueous dispersions of graphene from electrochemically exfoliated graphite. <link>


 - Ferrero, G. A., Sevilla, M., & Fuertes, A. B. (2016). Flexible, free‐standing and holey graphene paper for high‐power supercapacitors. ChemNanoMat2(11), 1055-1063. <link>


 - Ferrero, G. A., Preuss, K., Marinovic, A., Jorge, A. B., Mansor, N., Brett, D. J., ... & Titirici, M. M. (2016). Fe-N-doped carbon capsules with outstanding electrochemical performance and stability for the oxygen reduction reaction in both acid and alkaline conditions. ACS nano10(6), 5922-5932. <link>


 - Ferrero, G. A., Fuertes, A. B., Sevilla, M., & Titirici, M. M. (2016). Efficient metal-free N-doped mesoporous carbon catalysts for ORR by a template-free approach. Carbon106, 179-187. <link>


2015

 - Ferrero, G. A., Fuertes, A. B., & Sevilla, M. (2015). From soybean residue to advanced supercapacitors. Scientific reports5, 16618. <link>


 - Ferrero, G. A., Fuertes, A. B., & Sevilla, M. (2015). N-doped porous carbon capsules with tunable porosity for high-performance supercapacitors. Journal of Materials Chemistry A3(6), 2914-2923. <link>


 - Ferrero, G. A., Fuertes, A. B., & Sevilla, M. (2015). N-doped microporous carbon microspheres for high volumetric performance supercapacitors. Electrochimica Acta168, 320-329. <link>


 - Ferrero, G. A., Sevilla, M., & Fuertes, A. B. (2015). Mesoporous carbons synthesized by direct carbonization of citrate salts for use as high-performance capacitors. Carbon88, 239-251. <link>


2014

 - Fuertes, A. B., Ferrero, G. A., & Sevilla, M. (2014). One-pot synthesis of microporous carbons highly enriched in nitrogen and their electrochemical performance. Journal of Materials Chemistry A2(35), 14439-14448. <link>

 

 

 

Conferences & Visits

 

2019

 - October, 2019: Alicante, Spain

Carbon for Energy Storage and Environment Protection

Presentation topic: Porous binderless pellets for electrochemical oxygen evolution reaction


 - July, 2019: Kentucky, Lexington

Global Congress on Carbon (C-2019)

Presentation topic: Porous activated binderless pellets for electrochemical oxygen reduction and evolution reactions


2018

 - April, 2018: Phoenix, USA

MRS Spring Meeting & Exhibit

Presentation topic: Efficient Fe-N-mesoporous carbons for the oxygen reduction reaction by a template-free approach


2017

 - October, 2017: Lyon, Spain

Carbon for Energy Storage and Environment Protection

Presentation topic: Free-standing hybrid films based on graphene and porous carbon particles for supercapacitors

Poster topic: : Flexible, free-standing and holey graphene paper for high power supercapacitors


 - September, 2017: Warsaw, Poland

E-MRS Fall Meeting and Exhibit

Poster topic: Mesoporous carbons synthesized by direct carbonization of citrate salts for use as high-performance supercapacitors and as metal-free electrocatalysts for the oxygen reduction reaction

Poster topic: Aqueous dispersions of graphene from electrochemically exfoliated graphite


2015

 - March, 2015: Barcelona, Spain

4th International Conference on Multifunctional, Hybrid and Nanomaterials (Hybrid Materials 2015)

Presentation topic: N-doped porous carbon capsules with tunable porosity for high-performance supercapacitos

Poster topic: One-pot synthesis of microporous carbons highly enriched in nitrogen and their electrochemical performance


 - February-May, 2015: London, United Kingdom

Queen Mary University of London