TEAM

Mobility 2030 team integrates researchers from all areas relevant areas.

PTI coordination

PTI research contacts: mobility patterns and impact studies

PTI research contacts: Autonomous driving and shared mobility
PTI research contacts: Batteries and materials
PTI research contacts: Hydrogen technologies and biofuels
Catalina Martínez | PTI Coord.

Catalina Martínez | PTI Coord.

Coordinator PTI Mobility 2030

Bio

Catalina Martínez is Tenured Scientist at the Institute of Public Goods and Policies (CSIC-IPP) in Madrid, where her research focuses on the analysis of science and technology policies, from the viewpoint of economics of science and innovation, with special interest in patents. Deputy director of IPP between 2015 and 2018, since July 2018 is Executive Adviser at the CSIC Vicepresidency of Organization and Institutional Relations. Before joining CSIC she worked for three years in London and Brussels at a consulting firm on competition economics and six years in Paris at the Directorate for Science, Technology and Industry at the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD). She is member of the board of the European Policy for Intellectual Property Association (EPIP) association and of the scientific committee of the Observatoire des Sciences et Techniques (Hcéres-OST) in France.

Jose Javier Ramasco | IFISC

Jose Javier Ramasco | IFISC

Mobility patterns and impact studies

Bio

Jose Javier Ramasco is CSIC Tenured Scientist. He obtained a PhD in Physics at the University of Cantabria, Santander, Spain in 2002. He then held two postdoctoral positions of two years each at the University of Oporto (Portugal) and Emory University, Atlanta, USA. Afterwards, he has worked as a staff researcher at the ISI Foundation in Turin, Italy for four years, and then moved to IFISC. Jose has authored more than 81 scientific publications cited over 7000 times in the areas of Statistical Physics, Computer Science, Epidemiology and Applied Mathematics. His interests lie in the area of complexity, in particular in networks and their application to socio-technical systems including the characterisation of human mobility and urban systems.

Diego Ramiro | IEGD

Diego Ramiro | IEGD

Mobility patterns and impact studies

Bio

Diego Ramiro Fariñas is Scientific Researcher at the Demographic Dynamics Group, Head of the Department of Population and Director of the Institute of Economics, Geography and Demography at CSIC. He is also currently Deputy Director of the Centre for Human and Social Sciences. His main areas of interest are the study of mortality and health, demographic analysis, historical demography, longitudinal studies and Big Data. He is the PI of LONGPOP (H2020) and participates in numerous other projects.

Teresa Moreno | IDAEA

Teresa Moreno | IDAEA

Mobility patterns and impact studies

Bio

Senior Tenured Researcher. Main research topic: Air quality in public transport systems and passenger exposure (projects BUSAIR, METRO, IMPROVE LIFE). Geology Degree, Universidad Complutense Madrid, 1992; Earth Sciences PhD, Cardiff University (UK), 1999; Research Associate (Fulbright), Colgate University (New York, USA); Research Associate, Cardiff University (UK); “Ramón & Cajal” researcher, CSIC (Barcelona); Senior Researcher, IDAEA-CSIC from 2007. Director of IDAEA since 2018. Scientific Director of IDAEA Severo Ochoa Excelence Centre since 2019.

Xavier Querol | IDAEA

Xavier Querol | IDAEA

Mobility patterns and impact studies

Bio

Research Professor leads the EGAR group at IDAEA-CSIC. Main focus on atmospheric pollution, waste valorisation and applied geochemistry. Supervisor of 26 PhD Theses. >500 articles in SCI journals. Member of LRTAP-UNECE, WHO and EC committees and working groups advising on air quality and climate directives. 2013 Award “Rey Jaime I” for the Protection of the Environment. Included in the ISI Highly Cited Scientists.

Mar Viana | IDAEA

Mar Viana | IDAEA

Mobility patterns and impact studies

Bio

Senior Tenured Researcher. Her main research interests are air quality, atmospheric geochemistry, mitigation strategies, indoor air quality, source apportionment, and occupational exposure to nanomaterials (projects ETC/ACM, CERASAFE, MiAire, PREDEXPIN). Vice-Chair of the Scientific Advisory Panel of UN Environment’s Global Environmental Outlook (GEO6) assessment. Supervisor of 4 PhD Theses. MSc in Environmental Sciences by the Madrid Autonomous University; PhD in Air Quality, Barcelona University; “Ramón & Cajal” researcher, CSIC (Barcelona); Researcher IDAEA-CSIC from 2012.

Adelheid Holl | IPP

Adelheid Holl | IPP

Mobility patterns and impact studies

Bio

Adelheid Holl is a Research Fellow at the Institute of Public Goods and Policies (IPP) since 2009. She was previously Ramón y Cajal Research Fellow at the Fundación de Estudios de Economía Aplicada (FEDEA, Madrid). Before that she worked as Lecturer in Urban and Regional Economics in the Department of Town and Regional Planning at the University of Sheffield, UK. Her research is primarily at the intersection of applied micro-economic analysis and economic geography and concentrates on the location and spatial organisation of economic activity. Her research topics include: the effects of transportation infrastructure on accessibility, firm location and productivity, and the analysis of technology adoption and innovation in geographic space. Her research appears in peer-reviewed journals such as the Journal of Urban Economics, Journal of Economic Geography, Regional Science and Urban Economics, Journal of Regional Science, Regional Studies, Papers in Regional Science, Journal of Transport Geography, Industry and Innovation, Science and Public Policy, and European Planning Studies.

Jorge Villagra | CAR

Jorge Villagra | CAR

Mobility patterns and impact studies

Bio

Graduated in Industrial Engineering at the Universidad Politécnica of Madrid in 2002. He received his PhD in Real-Time Computer Science, Robotics and Automatic Control at the École des Mines de Paris (France) in 2006. From 2007 to 2009 he held a position of Visiting Professor at the University Carlos III (Spain). He then received a 3-year JAE Doc fellowship at the AUTOPIA Program in the Centre for Automation and Robotics, UPM-CSIC (Spain). From 2013 until 2016 he led the Department of ADAS and Autonomous Driving Systems at Ixion Industry & Aerospace SL. He is leading AUTOPIA Program at CSIC since October 2016. He has been involved in 40 projects –15 European, 20 national and 5 private contracts with companies- of which he is or has been Principal Investigator in half of them. He is a regular speaker at various specialized forums, participates as an independent expert for the European Commission and has published more than 100 articles in international journals and conferences on connected and automated driving.

Filippo Bistaffa | IIIA

Filippo Bistaffa | IIIA

Autonomous driving and shared mobility

Bio

Filippo Bistaffa received the Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of Verona in 2016. He is currently a Post-Doctoral Research Fellow at the Artificial Intelligence Research Institute (IIIA-CSIC), Bellaterra, Spain, after being a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Fellow at the same institute. His research interests comprise combinatorial optimisation problems for realistic applications (such as ridesharing and team formation) and GPU computing.

Juan A. Rodríguez | IIIA

Juan A. Rodríguez | IIIA

Autonomous driving and shared mobility

Bio

Juan A. Rodríguez-Aguilar received the Ph.D. in Computer Science from the Autonomous University of Barcelona in 2001. He is currently a Research Professor at the Artificial Intelligence Research Institute (IIIA-CSIC), Bellaterra, Spain. His research interests encompass multi-agent optimization, artificial intelligence and ethics, industrial applications of artificial intelligence, and artificial social systems. He is also a fellow of the European Association for Artificial Intelligence.

Juan Andrade Cetto | IRI

Juan Andrade Cetto | IRI

Autonomous driving and shared mobility

Bio

Juan Andrade Cetto is IRI’s Director. He received the BSEE from CETYS Univ. in 1993, the MSEE from Purdue Univ. in 1995, and the PhD in Robotics from UPC in 2003 (EURON Georges Giralt Best PhD Award 2005). He is since 2008 full time researcher of CSIC at IRI, and has been PI in 4 National and 6 EU projects. His areas of expertise are in the confluence of mobile robotics and computer vision.

Félix A. López | CENIM

Félix A. López | CENIM

Batteries and materials

Bio

Félix Antonio López (1958) receiver his PhD in Chemical Sciences from the University of Valladolid (1987). Researcher and worked on obtaining raw materials via physical-, hydro-, and pyrometallurgical techniques, the treatment of residues via stabilizing/solidification techniques, remediation, pyrolysis, and the production of secondary raw materials and recycled products. He has published some 197 scientific papers. He is the author of 23 patents, eight of which have been transferred to industry via exploitation agreements and licensing. He is also the founder and promoter of B-Circular, a CSIC spin-off devoted to exploiting technologies for the recycling of end-of-life wind turbines and wastes from the aeronautical industry; he is currently the company’s Director of R&D+i. Finally, he was the recipient of the 2012 R Prize for the best innovative project in the area of materials recycling, and was finalist in the IV and V Calls from the Repsol Foundation Entrepreneurs’ Fund competition (2014 and 2015). In 2020 he was awarded the ENEL-INNOCENTIVE award.

Alodia Orera | ICMA

Alodia Orera | ICMA

Batteries and materials

Bio

Alodia Orera, PhD in Materials Science and Engineering (2007, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid) with her thesis work devoted to the study of new materials for solid oxide fuel cell electrode applications. After working in different universities in United Kingdom (University of Surrey, University of Birmingham) she joined ICMA in 2010, where she works as a materials researcher. Her scientific interests focus on the study of new materials for energy applications, with the main target being the development of functional materials in order to improve the performance and durability of electrochemical devices such as solid oxide fuel cells (SOFCs) or lithium and lead-acid batteries. She approaches this goal in a multidisciplinary way, paying attention to the chemistry, physical properties and processing conditions in real application devices. She has participated in more than 25 research projects both of basic research and industry driven, being the principal investigator of 3 of them. She has authored over 45 SCI articles in journals of high quality and a licensed patent. Together with this research activity, she has university lecturing practise and has supervised 11 master and degree thesis as well as 2 PhD students.

Manuel Vazquez | ICMM

Manuel Vazquez | ICMM

Batteries and materials

Bio

Prof. Manuel Vazquez (CSIC, 1996) has leaded many projects on magnetism of Nano and Microwires, and Sensor applications. Supervised 34 PhD students and numerous visitors. Co-author of 600 papers (h=57, 15000 cites), and 23 patents. Editor of “Magnetic Nano and Microwires” book (Elsevier, Ed.1, 2015 & Ed.2, 2020). Post-doc in Max-Planck-Institute (1981-3, A.von Humboldt) and Tech. Univ. Denmark (1985, NATO Grant). Head of Laboratory, Inst. Appl. Magnetism, IMA (1992-2000), he set up the Group of Nanomagnetism and Magnetization Processes (ICMM/CSIC, 2001). Manager of the Nanoscience and Nanotechnology National Strategic Action (2004-9). Volunteered in the IEEE Magnetics Society (Chair Intermag2008, Spain Chapter founder), and IUPAP (Magnetism Secretary; Program Chair ICM2015). Recipient of S. Velayos Magnetism Award 2016 and currently Past-President of the IEEE MagSoc (2019-20).

Javier Carretero | ICTP

Javier Carretero | ICTP

Batteries and materials

Bio

Javier´s scientific career has been very much linked to both Materials Science and Energy fields. Currently, he is a Ramon y Cajal Fellow in the Polymer Composite Group at the Institute of Polymer Science and Technology (ICTP-CSIC), where he has created the research line “Polymer Nanomaterials for Energy Storage”.
Nº Publications: 56 (53 publications in Q1; Proceedings: 7; Book Chapter: 1). Index h: 24; Nº citations: 4303; Source: SCOPUS). He has published several articles in high-impact factor journals such as Nature Energy x1 (IF= 46.859), Science x3 (IF=37.205), Energy and Environmental Sciencex3 (IF=30.067), Advanced Materials x1 (IF=21.950), Angewandte Chemie International Edition x1 (IF=12.102), Chemistry of Materials x1 (IF=9.890), Journal of Materials Chemistry A x5 (IF=9.931), Macromolecules x5 (IF=5.914), Soft Matter x2 (IF=3.889). Patents: 3. Participation in Research Projects: Total 32; Principal Investigator: 6; International Projects: 15; National Projects: 11. Industrial: 6.

Isabel Suelves | ICB-FC

Isabel Suelves | ICB-FC

Hydrogen technologies and biofuels

Bio

Dr. Isabel Suelves Laiglesia (Dr. in Chemistry) is Scientific Researcher, from CSIC at the Instituto de Carboquimica (ICB.CSIC). Since February 2019 she is the Director of the Institute. She has participated in around 40 research projects and contracts, 12 of them as Responsible Researcher. She has published 134 articles in international SCI journals, (index h: 35). She has supervised 6 Doctoral Thesis and she is co-author of 2 national and 1 international patents. She is founding partner of the technological company NANOGRAPHITE S.L. She is the Treasurer of the Spanish Coal Group (GEC) and member of the Spanish Catalysis Society and the Spanish Hydrogen Association.

Mª Jesús Lázaro | ICB-FC

Mª Jesús Lázaro | ICB-FC

Hydrogen technologies and biofuels

Bio

Dr. Mª Jesús Lázaro (Dr. in Chemistry) is Research Professor at the CSIC at the Instituto de Carboquímica (ICB_CSIC). She has participated in 72 Projects and 14 contracts, in which 45 has been the Principal Researcher. As a result, she has published 250 articles in indexed scientific journals (H Scopus = 47), has directed 17 doctoral theses and is the author of 6 patents. Since October 2015, she is the Institutional Delegate of CSIC in Aragon. In addition, she is the president of the Spanish Coal Group and the European Carbon Association.

Miguel A. Laguna | ICMA

Miguel A. Laguna | ICMA

Hydrogen technologies

Bio

Dr. Miguel A. Laguna Bercero is a Tenured Scientist from CSIC at the Aragon Institute of Materials Science (ICMA). He has participated in 25 research projects, 6 of them as PI, as well as 7 industrial contracts. He is co-author of one licensed patent and one transfer of know-how with Saint-Gobain CREE and he has published 70 indexed publications, including two invited reviews and three book chapters. He has supervised 2 PhD thesis (another two ongoing), and given 13 invited talks in international conferences. His h index is 23, with more than 2100 citations.

Asunción Fernández | ICMS

Asunción Fernández | ICMS

Hydrogen technologies

Bio

B.S. in Chemistry at the University of Cádiz (Spain) (1980). PhD work at “Max-Planck Institut für Strahlenchemie” obtaining the Dr. rer. nat. degree at the University of Dortmund (Germany) (1983). B.S. in Physics at UNED (Spanish Open University) (1984). Since 2002 Research Professor at CSIC. She has leaded the research group “Nanostructured Materials and Microstructure – NanoMatMicro” since 1991. From July 2001 to November 2009 she has been the director of the ICMS. Her research activities have been mainly focused on the physical-chemical study of nanomaterials, aiming to control the synthesis of nanoparticles and nanostructured thin films; as well as, to apply microstructural characterization techniques for the study of materials in the nano-scale. In particular she worked in the fields of: Semiconductor photocatalysis, surface chemistry, hydrogen storage and magnetron sputtering deposition of coatings. Actually she is investigating the development of catalytic coatings for hydrogen generation/storage and its catalytic combustion.

Miguel A. Peña | ICP

Miguel A. Peña | ICP

Hydrogen technologies and biofuels

Bio

PhD in Chemistry (Complutense University, Madrid). Research Scientist at CSIC, head of the Group of Sustainable Chemistry and Energy, Secretary of the Spanish Hydrogen Association, President of the National Standardization Committee (UNE) for Hydrogen Technologies, and member of different advisor committees for government agencies. His main research area is focused in catalytic processes for clean energy production.

Gemma Grasa | ICB-GIM

Gemma Grasa | ICB-GIM

Hydrogen technologies

Bio

Dr. Gemma Grasa Adiego (Dr. in Chemistry) is Tenured Researcher from CSIC at Instituto de Carboquímica (ICB_CSIC). She has been deeply involved in the development of Calcium Looping technologies for H2 generation with insitu CO2 capture for energy intensive industrial sector and/or power generation. She has been involved in 25 research projects (European, national and private contracts). She has published 76 articles in international SCI journals, (index H: 34). She has supervised 4 Doctoral Thesis and she is co-author of 1 international patents.

Carlos Abanades | INCAR

Carlos Abanades | INCAR

Hydrogen technologies

Bio

Ms Science (1987) and PhD in Chemical Engineering with Award to best Dissertation in Technical Areas of the University of Zaragoza (1991). Currently a Research Professor at CSIC. Research interest on CO2 capture technologies, non-catalytic gas-solid reactions, fluidized bed combustion and energy storage. He has worked in the last 15 years on Calcium Looping processes, for which he co-authors eight patents (three transferred to industry) and more than 70 peer reviewed publications. Several of these are among the most cited in the CO2 capture field and one is among the ten most cited in Chemical Engineering Journal. Coordinating Lead Author of the Chapter on CO2 Capture of the IPCC Special Report on CO2 Capture and Storage (2005). Sherpa from 2008-2010 of the Steering Group of the EU Strategic Energy Technology Plan (SET Plan). Member from 2009 of the Steering Group of the High Temperature Solid Looping Cycles Network of the IEA-GHG. Member from 2010 of the CCS EII-Team (European Industrial Initiative for CO2 Capture and Storage). Member of the Energy Committee of the 7th Framework Programme of the EU. Associated Editor of the International Journal of Greenhouse Gas Control from 2013.

María Serra | IRI

María Serra | IRI

Hydrogen technologies

Bio

Prof. Maria Serra (graduate in Physics, 1995, PhD in Chemical Enginnering, 2000) is Associate Professor of the Automatic Control Department at Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya since 2008. She is currently the Head of the Automatic Control Group in the Insitut de Robòtica i Informàtica Industrial (IRI). Her research interests are modeling and control of energy systems, focusing on fuel cell-based systems and other hydrogen technologies. She has taken part in 16 Spanish and European research projects in the field and has published more than 50 articles in specialized scientific journals and international conferences.

Antonio Chica | ITQ

Antonio Chica | ITQ

Hydrogen technologies and biofuels

Bio

Born in Fuensanta (Jaén), he graduated in Chemistry from the University of Granada (1987-1992) and obtained a doctorate from the Polytechnic University of Valencia in 2002 (Special Thesis Prize, UPV-2002). Fullbright Postdoctoral Fellow (2002-2004) at the Department of Chemical Engineering, University of California at Berkeley (USA), Ramón y Cajal (September 2004-June 2007) and CSIC Senior Scientist and UPV Associate Professor (Department of Chemical and Nuclear Engineering) since June 2007. His research work includes the development of catalysts and their application in energy production (biodiesel, renewable hydrogen), CO2 recovery, ozone decomposition and integral use of industrial waste flows. He has participated in 18 research contracts (7 as IP) financed by companies, 22 research projects financed by public entities (in 21 as IP, 4 EU). He has published 42 articles in prestigious international journals and is co-author of 26 worldwide patents, 22 of which have been transferred to industry and 2 in industrial exploitation.

José M. Serra| ITQ

José M. Serra| ITQ

Hydrogen technologies and biofuels

Bio

Dr. José M. Serra (1976) carried out his Doctoral Thesis at ITQ under the direction of Prof. A. Corma in collaboration with the Institute Français du Petrole. He carried out a two-year post-doctoral stay at Forschungszentrum Jülich (Germany), working on the development of nanostructured SOFC cathodes as well as ion-conducting membranes. In 2006 he returned to ITQ where he is currently in charge of the research line on fuel cells and ion-conducting membranes. His scientific activity is mainly focused on the application of catalysis and materials science (development of components for solid oxide fuel cells and development of mixed ion-electron conductive membranes for oxygen and hydrogen separation). He is co-author of 146 articles and 21 patents in the field of catalysis and energy and is involved in several FP7 projects related to ion membranes and proton conductive fuel cells: EFFIPRO, NASA-OTM, DEMOYS, GAMER, ELEKTRA, eCOCO2, etc.

Luis Valiño | LIFTEC

Luis Valiño | LIFTEC

Bio

Dr Valiño has a degree in Physics at University of Zaragoza (Spain) (1984), a PhD at the same university (1989). He hold a postdoctoral fellowship at University of Stanford/ NASA Research Center at Ames (USA) (1990-1991). He has also a degree in Economics at UNED (Spain) (2016) and an official master degree in Economics at University of Zaragoza (2017). After some teaching positions at University of Zaragoza, he joined CSIC in 1991, being currently Research Scientist. Since July 2012 he has been director of LIFTEC. His research activities have focused on the modeling and numerical simulation of fluid mechanics and transport phenomena in environmental and industrial problems. He has various published works in probability density function methods in turbulent diffusion, chemical reactions, combustion, filtering, pollutant dispersion and since the early 2000s, fuel cells and use of hydrogen in renewable energy. Lately, modeling and simulations have been extended to the study of electrolyzers and flow batteries. He is also doing research on the economic impact of the transition to a carbon-free economy. He has developed an intense collaboration with industry, having worked in more than 60 research projects.