Ramón joined Crozier Research Group in March 2020 after receiving his PhD from Cádiz University, Spain under the supervision of Prof. Susana Trasobares and Prof. Jose Antonio Perez-Omil. His main research interest focuses on the characterization of nanomaterials, mainly catalytic systems, using advanced electron microscopy techniques. Unveiling the arrangement of these materials at the atomic scale is crucial to understand their behavior and correlate their atomic structure with the macroscopic properties. The goal of his PhD work was to understand the influence on redox properties or CO oxidation reaction of highly dispersed ceria formulations, combining supports like titania o YSZ, and metallic phases such as gold”. He used the aberration-corrected (S)TEM capabilities along with Electron Energy Loss Spectroscopy (EELS) to characterize the materials. During his PhD studies, he did two internships with Prof. Odile Stephan at Paris-Sud University and also with Prof Gianluigi Botton at McMaster University.
He received his BSc and MSc in Chemistry from Cádiz University in 2013 and 2014 respectively. During these courses, he worked under the supervision of Prof. Susana Trasobares on the “Synthesis of carbon nanotubes through chemical vapor deposition and characterization employing Scanning-Transmission and Transmission Electron Microscopy, (S)TEM”.
Currently he is working on determining structural dynamics taking place in catalytic systems using in situ transmission electron microscopy.
Besides electron microscopy and data analysis, Ramón enjoys playing sports, such as, football, ping pong and surfing. In addition, he likes reading novels, watching Netflix and drinking a couple of beers under the sunshine.