Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Jean-François Gohy
Research topic: Synthesis of ABC-type block copolymers for increased mechanical stability and ionic mobility
I am Isaac, born and raised in Mexico. I obtained my Bachelor and Master degree in chemistry and chemistry-energy-environmental from the Friedrich-Schiller University of Jena in Germany.
During my bachelor thesis, I worked on gel polymer electrolytes for organic batteries and during my master´s on a model for the estimation of the State of Charge of Na/NiCl2 batteries.
I have undertaken two research stays in Spain and in the Netherlands, where I worked on nano particles with antimicrobial properties and with a high throughput platform to synthesize polymeric materials and investigate their applications as novel surfactants.
During my PhD at the Catholic University of Louvain I will work with block copolymers incorporating three functionalities: redox polymer for energy storage, conducting polymer to ensure electrical conductivity and solid polymer electrolyte ensuring good ion conductivity for ion exchange processes.
I am motivated to contribute to the development of powerful, inexpensive and environmentally friendly energy storage systems and I believe that the POLYSTORAGE project will provide me with a unique opportunity to achieve this goal.
Besides my passion for chemistry I like photography and mountain bike.