Chateando con la Ciencia: Miguel Ángel Laguna

Chateando con la Ciencia: “The energy of the present: Hydrogen is already here”

On Thursday 19th May a new session of the VI edition of the Cycle of colloquiums “Chateando con la Ciencia” will take place, organised by the Real Zaragoza Club de Tenis with the collaboration of the Instituto de Nanociencia y Materiales de Aragón, INMA (CSIC-University of Zaragoza) with the conference of Miguel Ángel Laguna, CSIC Scientist at the Instituto de Nanociencia y Materiales de Aragón (INMA), a joint institute of the CSIC and the University of Zaragoza.

Hydrogen has been the energy vector of the future for the last few decades. However, in the last couple of years we can finally be sure that it is already present in our lives, and will be a key element in the decarbonisation of industry, transport and the generation and use of energy in practically any application. Its implementation in recent years has been driven by the scarcity of fossil fuels and, above all, by their pollution, so the development of its use is essential to accelerate the energy transition and to meet the four objectives of the European Green Deal: to achieve climate neutrality by 2050; to protect human life, animals and plants by reducing pollution; to ensure a fair and inclusive transition; and to help companies to become world leaders in clean products and technologies. In this talk we will describe the state of the art of hydrogen technologies, including the possibility of its generation and use in our homes. We will describe the methods for obtaining hydrogen cheaply and cleanly, and we will see how electrochemical devices that work with hydrogen (fuel cells) work to generate energy.

Miguel Ángel Laguna is a CSIC Tenured Scientist at the Institute of Nanoscience and Materials of Aragon, with a degree in Chemistry and a PhD in Physics (2005) from the University of Zaragoza. He has been a research associate at Imperial College London (2006-2009), where he carried out some of the first studies on hydrogen production by high-temperature electrolysis. He is the author of around a hundred scientific publications in high impact journals and has given more than 20 invited lectures at national and international conferences. His scientific activity is focused on the field of materials for energy: fuel cells, electrolysers, batteries and photocatalysts, ranging from the search for new materials and compositions, through the design of new geometries and microstructures, to the development of devices. Some of these results have been transferred to industry, including a patent, two transfer agreements and several projects with Saint Gobain, BSH Electrodomésticos, SANDVIK, Green Grouping and VESTEL. One of his biggest current challenges is the development of a prototype of a high temperature electrolyser to produce green hydrogen, within the TRANSENER platform of the CSIC.

In order to access the talk, an access code must be requested to the following e-mail address: before 18th May 2022.


May 19 2022


19:00 - 20:00

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