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Dr. Andrés Burgos Caminal

Position: Postdoctoral researcher
PhD: PhD, Chemistry and Chemical Engineering École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne Switzerland. 2020.
Previous Position: Postdoctoral researcher (Universidad Autónoma de Madrid) 31/12/2020-31/08/2022
Research: Ultrafast X-ray Science
Research with us: Tracking site-specific electron transfer dynamics in donor-acceptor dyads using complementary ultrafast.
ORCID: 0000-0003-2328-8302
Google Scholar profile: https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=6NUxcrAAAAAJ&hl=en
Joining Date: September 2022
User Name: andres.burgos
Burgos Caminal

Dr. Andrés Burgos is a physical chemist specialized in ultrafast spectroscopy. His main research interests lie in the study of relevant materials for solar energy harvesting and optoelectronic applications. These include new semiconductor thin films, nanostructures, and photocatalytic molecules for artificial photosynthesis. To this end, He employs multiple ultrafast spectroscopy techniques, including time-resolved THz spectroscopy (TRTS), transient absorption spectroscopy (TAS), fluorescence up-conversion spectroscopy (FLUPS), and, more recently, time-resolved X-ray absorption and emission spectroscopies. During his PhD He builts an ultrabroadband TRTS setup, which He then used to carry out my research, demonstrating his technical capabilities alongside my scientific ones.

Linkedin https://www.linkedin.com/in/andr%C3%A9s-burgos-caminal-2b625419a/


Dr. Andrés Burgos says that his IDEAL project at IMDEA Nanoscience revolves around the study of photoinduced electron transfer dynamics in donor-acceptor dyads. These systems can be applied to different fields that require charge transfer processes, such as photovoltaics and artificial photosynthesis by photocatalysis. Although ultrafast dynamics in these systems is usually studied with optical laboratory techniques, they plan to combine them with the newly available XFEL facilities. Thanks to the sensitivity of X-ray techniques to changes in the oxidation state of different elements with the molecule, they can directly follow the charge transfer process with a specificity that is not possible with laboratory-based optical techniques.

He discovered the IDEAL Fellowship Programme through his supervisor. Dr Andrés Burgos applied for a postdoc at IMDEA Nanoscience for several reasons. He considers it to be a prestigious and well-resourced institution, which has received distinctions such as the Severo Ochoa Centre of Excellence programme. Also, for him, one of the important parts of working at IMDEA Nanoscience is the ease of communication and collaboration between the research groups working both at the institute and associated with it. Between the resources available at the institute and those of the collaborators, it is easy to fulfil most of the experimental parts of the project. He also thinks that the incorporation of a professional development plan for the postdoc has a positive impact on his career, setting goals and helping me to achieve them.

More info on IDEAL Fellowhisp Programme https://idealcofund-project.eu/postdoc/

The IDEAL Fellowships Programme is supported by the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions (MSCA) COFUND. Grant agreement ID: 101034431.

Research Lines


  • Tracking site-specific electron transfer dynamics in donor-acceptor dyads using complementary ultrafast.

Relevant publications

  1. Burgos-Caminal et al. Hot Carrier Mobility Dynamics Unravel Competing Sub-ps Cooling Processes in Lead Halide Perovskites. J. Phys. Chem C. 125, 1, 98-106 (2021). https://doi.org/10.1021/acs.jpcc.0c08492 Main author (2 citation + 5 citations of preprint)
  2. Burgos-Caminal, E. Socie, M. E. F. Bouduban and J.-E. Moser. Exciton and Carrier Dynamics in Two-Dimensional Perovskites. J. Phys. Chem. Lett. 11, 18, 7692−7701 (2020). https://doi.org/10.1021/acs.jpclett.0c02425 Main author (5 citations)
  3. W. Yan, A. Burgos-Caminal, T. Das Gupta, J.-E. Moser and F. Sorin. Direct Synthesis of Selenium Nanowire Mesh on a Solid Substrate and Insights into Ultrafast Photocarrier Dynamics. J. Phys. Chem. C 122, 43, 25134–25141 (2018). https://doi.org/10.1021/acs.jpcc.8b08942 Co-first author, carried out the spectroscopic half of the paper. (21 citations)