dr. Esther Alarcón Lladó

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Group leader: 3D Photovoltaics


CV / Biography

After earning her PhD in 2009, she joined Professor Tripathy’s group at the Institute of Materials Research and Engineering (IMRE) in Singapore to work on efficient UV-light semiconductor devices. Thanks to an International Outgoing Marie Curie Fellowship, she moved to Berkeley for two years, working under the supervision of Prof. Joel W. Ager (LBNL) and joined Prof. Anna Fontcuberta i Morral’s group  (EPFL) afterwards to work on different areas related to solar energy conversion. Before moving to Amsterdam, she was working as an Ambizione Energy group leader at Fontcuberta’s laboratory, in EPFL.

2016–present   Scientific group leader, 3D Photovoltaics, FOM Institute AMOLF, Amsterdam, Netherlands
2014-2016       Ambizione Energy Fellow at Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne, Switzerland
2012-2013       Marie Curie Fellow at Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne, Switzerland
2010-2012       Marie Curie Fellow at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, USA
2009-2010       Research Engineer at Institute of Materials Science and Engineering (IMRE), Singapore

Education
2009    PhD in Physics, University of Barcelona.
2005    Physics degree from University of Barcelona

Prizes and Awards
2014    Ambizione Energy grant from the Swiss National Science Foundation
2010    Marie Curie IOF postdoctoral fellowship
2010    Awarded with a Beatriu de Pinos-Generalitat two-year post-doc scholarship at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (USA)
2009    Awarded with a Fulbright scholarship to perform a one-year post-doc at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (USA)