Tenure-track lecturer at the Departament de Mineralogia, Petrologia i Geologia Aplicada, University of Barcelona


Josep   My research is focused on the measurement of the structure and chemistry of inorganic materials, with the goal of understanding and predicting their properties down to molecular levels. These in turn fundamentally control a wide range of geological and technological phenomena. I work primarily on ordered and disordered materials, including minerals, glassy silicates and ceramics. My primary research tools are X-ray Absorption Spectroscopy (XAS) and Transmission Electron Microscopy (TEM). The materials that I study are natural samples or are synthesized in the laboratory. The problems that I address are tied to large-scale processes in geology and geochemistry, as well as to those in high-tech industries. Among the former are the mechanisms involved in lateritic profile development and the accumulation of metals in soils; among the latter are the study of glasses, the study of the decay by-products in batteries and the optimization of catalysts.



University of Barcelona

Departament de Mineralogia, Petrologia i Geologia Aplicada,

Facultat de Geologia (UB)

Martí i Franqués, s/n

08028, Barcelona (Spain)

Tel: (+34) 93 402 13 57

Fax: (+34) 93 402 13 40

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