Coll Bau


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Department: Superconducting Materials and Nanostructure at Large Scale


 I am a tenured scientist at ICMAB since 2018. I received my PhD in Chemistry in 2007 from Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. From 2007 to 2010 I was a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Maryland and NIST (USA). In  2010 I joined ICMAB  as postdoctoral fellow holding prestigious contracts among them the “Ramón y Cajal”. My research expertise is on the synthesis of functional thin films with engineered properties that can be used for energy applications ranging from superconductors to photovoltaics. A focal point of my current research is the rational design of new multifunctional oxide coatings for photovoltaics combining nanochemistry and cost-effective deposition methodologies. Also, I am implementing an atomic layer deposition laboratory at ICMAB. I am engaged in outreach activities and promoting gender balance in science. 





University Degrees:

B.S. degree in Chemistry (2002) Universitat de Barcelona 



PhD in Chemistry, (2007) Universitat Autonoma Barcelona 



Synthesis of functional oxides by chemical methods

Chemical Solution Deposition

Atomic Layer Deposition

Thin Films



Most significative academic merits:

I co-authored over 62 research publications in peer-reviewed journals including Nat. Mater, Adv. Energy. Materials, Adv. Funct. Mater, Chem. Mater, J.Am.Chem.Soc with over 2200 citations and h =26 (Google Scholar). I filed one patent, co-authored two invited reviews, two book chapters and several dissemination publications.  I am co-editor of a Roadmap “Towards Oxide Electronics” 2019 together with Prof.J. Fontcuberta, Prof. F. Miletto Granozio and Prof. N. Pryds.  Guest Editor of an Special Issue on Beilstein Journal of Nanotechnology.  I delivered 23 invited talks in international conferences and in summer schools. I participated in 20 competitive research projects (Spain, USA, Europe, Japan) among them 5 as PI  and 7 as work package leader. I co-organized 4 international conferences and one spring school in the field of functional oxides (EMRS, MSE, TOBE Cost Action, HERALD Cost Action). I serve in evaluation panels of national (AEI) and international agencies (ERC). Also, I co-supervised 6 PhD students  (3 on-going), 4 Master students and 2 postdocs. I am in the editorial board of Scientific Reports from Nature Group since 2013. I have been awarded with “L’Oreal Women in Science 2017” and National nominee for “ITR2018 Women in Science”. 

Updated May 2020

Researcher ID: Q-5229-2019, Orcid code: 0000-0001-5157-7764


Woman in Science L'Oreal Unesco 2017

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