Department: QUIMICA


Research unit: UNIDAD DE INVESTIGACION CONSOLIDADA 136- Análisis instrumental

PhD program: Química Avanzada (UBU)

PhD program: Electroquímica. Ciencia y Tecnología (Interuniversitario)

Area: Analytical Chemistry

Research group: Análisis Instrumental


Doctor by the Universidad de Burgos with the thesis Procesos espectroelectroquímicos a potencial controlado. Desarrollo, validación y análisis de un modelo de simulación digital 2001. Supervised by Dr. Jesús López Palacios.

Bsc from the University of Valladolid and PhD from the University of Burgos (UBU). FPU Scholar in 1995. Full-time Profesor Asociado in 1996. Since then I have been working at the UBU, being Professor in 2021 (4 research periods and 1 of transference). My research has been focused on Spectroelectrochemistry (SEC) since 1994 when I started working with Prof. Jesús López-Palacios, when he created the Instrumental Analysis group. Currently, I am the leader of the Instrumental Analysis group ( Our group is world leader in the development of SEC techniques and devices. The big difference with other groups that uses SEC is that we always use this technique with high temporal resolution. We have developed Bidimensional SEC, Three-dimensional SEC, SEC at L/L interfaces, Bipolar SEC, Spatial Scanning SEC, SEC in screen-printed electrodes, low-resolution Raman SEC, time-resolved Raman SEC, simultaneous Raman and UV/Vis SEC, simultaneous Raman and photoluminiscence SEC, simultaneous SECM and UV/Vis SEC. Usually, these techniques have been designed to solve problems of our collaborators. We have transferred our technology to commercial companies in order to facilitate the use of the SEC by other researchers. As a culmination of 20 years of work in SEC, in 2014 we developed in collaboration with Metrohm Dropsens S.L. the first worldwide commercial compact and integrated SEC UV/Vis instrument, and during the year 2017 we developed the first worldwide compact commercial SEC Raman instrument. In 2018 we discovered EC-SOERS, a phenomenon of amplification of the Raman signal during the electrochemical oxidation of silver. We collaborate with high level national and international groups Our techniques have been used successfully in the study of very different chemical systems such as complexes, conductive polymers, metallic nanoparticles, carbon nanotubes, graphene, hybrid materials, molecules of biological interest, etc. SEC has reached a state of maturity that will promote its use in the study of many chemical systems and will be a common tool in many laboratories.