Pedro Atienzar was born in Valencia, Spain in 1977. He obtained his B.Sc, in Chemical Engineering at the University of Politécnica de Valencia (2002) and did his PhD (2007) at the Instituto de Tecnología Química (UPV-CSIC) under the supervision of Prof. Hermenegildo García. Afterwards he joined the group of Prof. Jenny Nelson in the Department of Physics at Imperial College London, where he worked as post-doctoral fellow (2007-2009) in the field of hybrid and polymeric photovoltaics devices. In 2009 he joined the Institute of Chemical Technology (ITQ), with several postdoctoral grants JaeDoc (CSIC), Juan de la Cierva and Ramón y Cajal (Spanish Ministry). Since 2016, hi is Tenured Scientific of CSIC (Spanish National Research Council).
During his research collaborate with several companies such as FMC FORET or ABENGOA RENOVABLES; also, he was consultor of SOLARPRESS that is a UK company on the field of polymeric solar cells.
He has co-authored over 50 peer-reviewed papers in high impact international scientific journals and is co-inventor of 6 national and international patents, one of them as individual inventor. He has also attended several international conferences.
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His major research interests are the synthesis and processing of new nanomaterials applied in the fields of photonics, optoelectronics and renewable energy. Combining synthesis of materials, photophysical and electronic studies and their implementation in electrodes and devices.