Dr. Guillermo Alvarez Ferrero

Topics of research

 – carbon materials synthesis

 – electrochemical energy storage

 – intercalation of solvated ions

Professional career

 – June 2020 – present: Postdoctoral researcher

Humboldt University of Berlin, Germany

Department of Chemistry

Supervisor: Prof. P. Adelhelm

 – September 2019 – April 2020: Postdoctoral researcher

Max Planck Institute for Chemical Energy Conversion, Mülheim an der Ruhr, Germany

Supervisor: Prof. R. Schrögl and Dr. S. Heumann

 – June 2017 – September 2019: Postdoctoral researcher

National Institute of Coal, Oviedo, Spain

Supervisor: Prof. A. B. Fuertes and Dr. Sevilla

Publications

2023

– Åvall, G., Ferrero, G. A., Janßen, K. A., Exner, M., Son, Y., Adelhelm, P., In Situ Pore Formation in Graphite Through Solvent Co-Intercalation: A New Model for The Formation of Ternary Graphite Intercalation Compounds Bridging Batteries and Supercapacitors. Adv. Energy Mater. 2023, 2301944. <link>


2022

– Ferrero, G. A. (Corresponding Author); Åvall, G.; Mazzio, M.; Son, Y.; Janßen, J; Risse, S. and Adelhelm, P., Co‐Intercalation Batteries (CoIBs): Role of TiS2 as Electrode for Storing Solvated Na Ions. Advanced Energy Materials 2022, 12, 2202377. <link>


– Gourang Patnaik, S.; Escher, I.; Ferrero, G. A.; Adelhelm, P. Electrochemical Study of Prussian White Cathodes with Glymes–Pathway to Graphite‐Based Sodium‐Ion Battery Full Cells. Batteries & Supercaps 2022, e202200043.


– Escher, I.; Ferrero, G. A.; Goktas, M.; Adelhelm, P. In Situ (Operando) Electrochemical Dilatometry as a Method to Distinguish Charge Storage Mechanisms and Metal Plating Processes for Sodium and Lithium Ions in Hard Carbon Battery Electrodes. Advanced Materials Interfaces 2022, 9 (8), 2100596.


– Escher, I.; Hahn, M.; Ferrero, G. A.; Adelhelm, P. A practical guide for using electrochemical dilatometry as operando tool in battery and supercapacitor research. Energy Technology 2022, 10 (5), 2101120.


– Díez, N.; Ferrero, G. A.; Sevilla, M. Section 08–Sustainable carbon materials. The Sustainable Materials Roadmap 2022.


2021

– Escher, I.; Kravets, Y.; Ferrero, G. A.; Goktas, M.; Adelhelm, P. Strategies for Alleviating Electrode Expansion of Graphite Electrodes in Sodium‐Ion Batteries Followed by In Situ Electrochemical Dilatometry. Energy Technology 2021, 9 (3), 2000880. 


2020

 – Wu, F., Chu, F., Ferrero, G. A., Sevilla, M., Fuertes, A. B., Borodin, O., … & Yushin, G. (2020). Boosting high-performance in lithium-sulfur batteries via dilute electrolyte. Nano Letters<link>


2019

 – Díez, N., Ferrero, G. A., Sevilla, M., & Fuertes, A. B. (2019). A simple and general approach for in-situ synthesis of sulfur-porous carbon composites for lithium-sulfur batteries. Sustainable Energy & Fuels3(12), 3498-3509. <link>


 – Sevilla, M., Ferrero, G. A., & Fuertes, A. B. (2019). CO2 storage on nanoporous carbons. In Nanoporous Materials for Gas Storage (pp. 287-330). Springer, Singapore. <link>


 – Ferrero, G. A., Diez, N., Sevilla, M., & Fuertes, A. B. (2019). Iron/Nitrogen co-doped mesoporous carbon synthesized by an endo-templating approach as an efficient electrocatalyst for the oxygen reduction reaction. Microporous and Mesoporous Materials278, 280-288. <link>


 – Díez, N., Ferrero, G. A., Sevilla, M., & Fuertes, A. B. (2019). A sustainable approach to hierarchically porous carbons from tannic acid and their utilization in supercapacitive energy storage systems. Journal of Materials Chemistry A7(23), 14280-14290. <link>


 – Sevilla, M., Diez, N., Ferrero, G. A., & Fuertes, A. B. (2019). Sustainable supercapacitor electrodes produced by the activation of biomass with sodium thiosulfate. Energy Storage Materials18, 356-365. <link>


 – Qiao, M., Ferrero, G. A., Fernández Velasco, L., Vern Hor, W., Yang, Y., Luo, H., … & Titirici, M. M. (2019). Boosting the oxygen reduction electrocatalytic performance of nonprecious metal nanocarbons via triple boundary engineering using protic ionic liquids. ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces11(12), 11298-11305. <link>


 – Díez, N., Ferrero, G. A., Fuertes, A. B., & Sevilla, M. (2019). Sustainable salt template‐assisted chemical activation for the production of porous carbons with enhanced power handling ability in supercapacitors. Batteries & Supercaps2(8), 701-711. <link>


2018

 – Sevilla, M., Ferrero, G. A., Diez, N., & Fuertes, A. B. (2018). One-step synthesis of ultra-high surface area nanoporous carbons and their application for electrochemical energy storage. Carbon131, 193-200. <link>


 – Qiao, M., Meysami, S. S., Ferrero, G. A., Xie, F., Meng, H., Grobert, N., & Titirici, M. M. (2018). Low‐cost chitosan‐derived N‐doped carbons boost electrocatalytic activity of multiwall carbon nanotubes. Advanced Functional Materials28(16), 1707284. <link>


 – Fuertes, A. B., Ferrero, G. A., Diez, N., & Sevilla, M. (2018). A green route to high-surface area carbons by chemical activation of biomass-based products with sodium thiosulfate. ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering6(12), 16323-16331. <link>


 – Ferrero, G. A., Diez, N., Sevilla, M., & Fuertes, A. B. (2018). Iron-nitrogen-doped dendritic carbon nanostructures for an efficient oxygen reduction reaction. ACS Applied Energy Materials1(11), 6560-6568. <link>


2017

 – Ferrero, G. A., Sevilla, M., & Fuertes, A. B. (2017). Free-standing hybrid films based on graphene and porous carbon particles for flexible supercapacitors. Sustainable Energy & Fuels1(1), 127-137. <link>


 – Sevilla, M., Ferrero, G. A., & Fuertes, A. B. (2017). One-pot synthesis of biomass-based hierarchical porous carbons with a large porosity development. Chemistry of Materials29(16), 6900-6907. <link>


 – Sevilla, M., Ferrero, G. A., & Fuertes, A. B. (2017). Beyond KOH activation for the synthesis of superactivated carbons from hydrochar. Carbon114, 50-58. <link>


2016

 – Sevilla, M., Ferrero, G. A., & Fuertes, A. B. (2016). Graphene-cellulose tissue composites for high power supercapacitors. Energy Storage Materials5, 33-42. <link>


 – Fuertes, A. B., Ferrero, G. A., & Sevilla Solís, M. (2016). Commentary: Methods of calculating the volumetric performance of a supercapacitor. Energy Storage Materials<link>


 – Ferrero, G. A., Preuss, K., Fuertes, A. B., Sevilla, M., & Titirici, M. M. (2016). The influence of pore size distribution on the oxygen reduction reaction performance in nitrogen doped carbon microspheres. Journal of Materials Chemistry A4(7), 2581-2589. <link>


 – Sevilla, M., Ferrero, G. A., Vu, T. T., & Fuertes, A. B. (2016). A simple approach towards highly dense solvated graphene films for supercapacitors. ChemNanoMat2(1), 33-36. <link>


 – Sevilla, M., Ferrero, G. A., & Fuertes Arias, A. B. (2016). Aqueous dispersions of graphene from electrochemically exfoliated graphite. <link>


 – Ferrero, G. A., Sevilla, M., & Fuertes, A. B. (2016). Flexible, free‐standing and holey graphene paper for high‐power supercapacitors. ChemNanoMat2(11), 1055-1063. <link>


 – Ferrero, G. A., Preuss, K., Marinovic, A., Jorge, A. B., Mansor, N., Brett, D. J., … & Titirici, M. M. (2016). Fe-N-doped carbon capsules with outstanding electrochemical performance and stability for the oxygen reduction reaction in both acid and alkaline conditions. ACS nano10(6), 5922-5932. <link>


 – Ferrero, G. A., Fuertes, A. B., Sevilla, M., & Titirici, M. M. (2016). Efficient metal-free N-doped mesoporous carbon catalysts for ORR by a template-free approach. Carbon106, 179-187. <link>


2015

 – Ferrero, G. A., Fuertes, A. B., & Sevilla, M. (2015). From soybean residue to advanced supercapacitors. Scientific reports5, 16618. <link>


 – Ferrero, G. A., Fuertes, A. B., & Sevilla, M. (2015). N-doped porous carbon capsules with tunable porosity for high-performance supercapacitors. Journal of Materials Chemistry A3(6), 2914-2923. <link>


 – Ferrero, G. A., Fuertes, A. B., & Sevilla, M. (2015). N-doped microporous carbon microspheres for high volumetric performance supercapacitors. Electrochimica Acta168, 320-329. <link>


 – Ferrero, G. A., Sevilla, M., & Fuertes, A. B. (2015). Mesoporous carbons synthesized by direct carbonization of citrate salts for use as high-performance capacitors. Carbon88, 239-251. <link>


2014

 – Fuertes, A. B., Ferrero, G. A., & Sevilla, M. (2014). One-pot synthesis of microporous carbons highly enriched in nitrogen and their electrochemical performance. Journal of Materials Chemistry A2(35), 14439-14448. <link>

Educational background

 Doctoral degree

 – National Institute of Coal, Oviedo, Spain (2014-2017)

Program: Materials Science, Prof. A. B. Fuertes and Dr. M. Sevilla

Thesis topic: Doped porous carbon materials for energy storage and production

 Master’s degree

 – International University of La Rioja, Spain (2009-2011)

Program: Occupational Risk Prevention

Conferences & Visits

2023

Ferrero, G. A.  Åvall, G.; Mazzio, M.; Janßen, K; Son, Y.; Risse, S.; Adelhelm, P. Co-Intercalation Batteries (CoIBs): The Use of TiS2 As Electrode for Solvent Co-Intercalation in Sodium-Ion Batteries. Oral Contribution. 243rd ECS Meeting, Boston (EEUU), 28/05/2023-02/06/2023.

2022

Ferrero, G. A. ; Janßen, K.; Åvall, G.; Son Y.; Adelhelm, P. Operando analysis on the electrochemical performance of carbon electrodes in co-intercalated sodium-ion batteries. Oral Contribution. Carbon 2022, London (United Kingdom), 04/07/2022-08/07/2022. 

Ferrero, G. A.  Åvall, G.; Son, Y.; Janßen, J; Mazzio, M.; Adelhelm, P. The role of the electrolyte in the charge storage mechanism of TiS2 in sodium-ion batteries. Oral Contribution. 241st ECS Meeting, Vancouver (Canada), Hybrid Conference due to Covid Restrictions, 29/05/2022-02/06/2022 

 Ferrero, G. A.; Åvall, G.; Son, Y.; Janßen, J; Mazzio, M.; Adelhelm, P. On the charge storage mechanism of solvent co-intercalation of TiS2 electrodes in sodium-ion batteries. Oral Contribution. E-MRS Spring Meeting 2022, Lyon (France), Virtual Event due to Covid Restrictions, 30/05/2022-03/06/2022. 

2021

Ferrero, G. A.; Escher, I.; Kravets, Y.; Goktas, M.; Adelhelm, P. Strategies for Alleviating Electrode Expansion of Graphite Electrodes in Sodium-ion Batteries Followed by in situ Electrochemical Dilatometry. Poster Contribution. Batterieforum Deutschland 2021, Berlin (Germany), Virtual Event due to Covid Restrictions, February 2021.

2019

 – October, 2019: Alicante, Spain

Carbon for Energy Storage and Environment Protection

Presentation topic: Porous binderless pellets for electrochemical oxygen evolution reaction

Global Congress on Carbon (C-2019)

Presentation topic: Porous activated binderless pellets for electrochemical oxygen reduction and evolution reactions

2018

Presentation topic: Porous activated binderless pellets for electrochemical oxygen reduction and evolution reactions

 – April, 2018: Phoenix, USA

MRS Spring Meeting & Exhibit

Presentation topic: Efficient Fe-N-mesoporous carbons for the oxygen reduction reaction by a template-free approach

2017

 – October, 2017: Lyon, Spain

Carbon for Energy Storage and Environment Protection

Presentation topic: Free-standing hybrid films based on graphene and porous carbon particles for supercapacitors

Poster topic: : Flexible, free-standing and holey graphene paper for high power supercapacitors

 – September, 2017: Warsaw, Poland

E-MRS Fall Meeting and Exhibit

Poster topic: Mesoporous carbons synthesized by direct carbonization of citrate salts for use as high-performance supercapacitors and as metal-free electrocatalysts for the oxygen reduction reaction

Poster topic: Aqueous dispersions of graphene from electrochemically exfoliated graphite

2015

 – March, 2015: Barcelona, Spain

4th International Conference on Multifunctional, Hybrid and Nanomaterials (Hybrid Materials 2015)

Presentation topic: N-doped porous carbon capsules with tunable porosity for high-performance supercapacitos

Poster topic: One-pot synthesis of microporous carbons highly enriched in nitrogen and their electrochemical performance

 – February-May, 2015: London, United Kingdom

Queen Mary University of London