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Rafael Trócoli

Rafael Trócoli Jiménez   Rafael Trócoli Jiménez
    Postdoctoral Researcher

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Institut de Ciència de Materials de Barcelona (ICMAB-CSIC)
Campus de la UAB
08193 Bellaterra-Cerdanyola del Vallés

Rafael Trócoli recently joined as Marie Curie Cofund fellow to the group of Prof. Dr. M. R. Palacin at Institut de Ciència de Materials de Barcelona (ICMAB-CSIC). He started his research career in the Department of Inorganic Chemistry at the University of Córdoba (Spain) in 2012 under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Julian Morales working with Li-ion batteries, encompassing the full components of the devise. Afterwards he finished her Ph.D. and became a member of the group of Prof. Fabio La Mantia (Ruhr Universität, Bochum, Germany), firstly as postdoctoral research and then leading an industrial project with BayerMaterialScience. Before his incorporation at ICMAB on 2017, Rafael did a second postdoctoral stage in the Nanoionics and fuel cell group (IREC, Barcelona, Spain) headed by Prof. Dr. Albert Tarancón where he focused in the development of all solid state microbatteries. Rafael has coordinated the battery area of several research projects, obtained the 3rd position on the YESS award 2015 and he is seeking to apply his knowledge on electrochemistry and materials design to develop novel nitride compositions for Mg-ion batteries as Marie Curie Cofund fellow.

Rafael Trócoli is interested in conduct ground-breaking research by leading diverse topics based on electrochemical methods and materials design. His main professional interest is focused on the development of new technologies and compounds for energy storage. His research includes different metal ion batteries, from classic Li-ion to multivalent ions intercalation systems (Zn2+ and Mg2+) and the preparation of novel oxide and nitride materials with multiple applications. Another key topic is the development of alternative lithium production technologies from brine lakes based on selective lithium intercalation electrodes and low cost anode counterparts as well as the breakthrough of electrochemical methods for desalination and pollutant removal.

  • Trócoli, R. La Mantia, F. “An aqueous zinc-ion battery based on copper hexacyanoferrate”. ChemSusChem. 2015, 8, 481-485.
  • Trócoli, R. Battistel, A. La Mantia, F. “Selectivity of a lithium-recovery process based on LiFePO4”. Chemistry–A European Journal. 2014, 20, 9888-9891
  • Trócoli, R. Battistel, A. La Mantia, F. “Nickel Hexacyanoferrate as Suitable Alternative to Ag for Electrochemical Lithium Recovery”. ChemSusChem. 2015, 8, 2514-2519.
  • Fehse, M., Trócoli, R. Ventosa E., Hernández A., Sepúlveda A., Morata A., Tarancón, A. “Ultrafast Dischargeable LiMn2O4 Thin-Film Electrodes with Pseudocapacitive Properties for Microbatteries”. ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces 2017, 9, 5295-5301
  • R. Trócoli, A Morata, M Fehse, M Stchakovsky, A Sepúlveda, A Tarancón. “High Specific Power Dual-Metal-Ion Rechargeable Microbatteries Based on LiMn2O4 and Zinc for Miniaturized Applications”. ACS applied materials & interfaces. 2017, 9, 32713-32719.

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  • Effect of boron doping on the electrochemical properties of LiFePO4 in lithium batteries. III Iberian Symposium on Hydrogen, Fuel Cells and Advanced Batteries. Zaragoza, Spain.  Date: 27/30 June, 2011.
  • Aqueous Zn-CuHCF based batteries for energy storage. XXXV Meeting of Electrochemistry of the Spanish Royal Society of Chemistry and 1st E3 Mediterranean Symposium: Electrochemistry for Environment and Energy. Burgos, Spain.  Date: 14/16 July, 2014.
  • Batteries for Lithium Recovery from Brines. Wetsus congress 2015. Leeuwarden, Nederland.  Date: 28 /29 September, 2015.
  • Electrochemical Performance of Materials with high interest in lithium-ion batteries prepared by Pulsed Laser Deposition. E-MRS 2016 SPRING MEETING. Lille, France.  Date: 2/6 May 2016.
  • Dual-Metal-Ion Rechargeable Microbatteries Based on LiMn2O4 and Zinc for Miniaturized Applications. 69th Annual ISE Meeting. Bolonia. Italy. 2/7 September 2018.