Multifunctional Optical Materials Group

Alberto Jiménez-Solano

albPhD Student. Physicist
Multifunctional Optical Materials Group
Institute of Materials Science of Sevilla
Spanish National Research Council
c/ Américo Vespucio, 49. 41092 – Sevilla
alberto.jimenez(a)csic.es
tel: +34 954 489 500 ext: 9235

Research Interests

1D Photonic Crystals Diffraction Gratings
– Genetic algorithms and engineering design
– Design and optimization of high reflectance mirror
– Design and fabrication of 1D and 2D quasi-random structures
– Replication processes
Emission in Nanostructure Photonic Media Optoelectronic devices
– Control of photoluminescence properties
– Spontaneous emission control
– Enhanced light coupling efficiency

Work Experience

– 12/2012–to date. PhD student, MOM Group, Institute of Materials Science of Seville, Spain
– 04/2014-06/2014. Visiting Researcher, Photonics Group. University of York. UK.
– 05/2010–12/2006. Research student, MOM Group, Institute of Materials Science of Seville, Spain
– 01/2009–04/2010. Research student, Physics Department, University of Cordoba, Spain

Publications in ISI journals

(11) Aperiodic Metal-Dielectric Multilayers as Highly Efficient Sunlight Reflectors
A. Jiménez-Solano; M. Anaya; M. E. Calvo; M. Alcon-Camas; C. Alcañiz, E. Guillén; N. Martínez; M. Gallas; T. Preussner; R. Escobar-Galindo; H. Míguez,
Adv. Opt. Mater. 2017. DOI: 10.1002/adom.201600833 Early View

(10) Plasmonic nanoparticles as light harvesting enhancers in perovskite solar cells: a user’s guide
S. Carretero-Palacios; A. Jiménez-Solano; H. Míguez,
ACS Energy Letters, 2016, 1, 323-331. DOI: 10.1021/acsenergylett.6b00138

(09) Maximized performance of dye solar cells on plastic: a combined theoretical and experimental optimization approach
Y. Li; S. Carretero-Palacios; K. Yoo; J.H. Kim; A. Jiménez-Solano; C.H. Lee; H. Míguez, M.J. Ko,
Energy Environ. Sci., 2016, 9, 2061-2071. DOI: 10.1039/C6EE00424E

(08) Efficient bifacial dye-sensitized solar cells through disorder by design
J.M. Miranda-Muñoz; S. Carretero-Palacios; A. Jiménez-Solano; Y. Li; G. Lozano; H. Míguez,
J. Mater. Chem. A, 2016, 4, 1953-1961. DOI: 10.1039/C5TA10091G

(07) Adaptable ultraviolet reflecting polymeric multilayer coatings of high refractive index contrast
J.R. Castro-Smirnov; M. Ito; M.E. Calvo; C. López-López; A. Jiménez-Solano; J. F. Galisteo-López; H. Míguez,
Adv. Opt. Mater. 2015, 3, (11), 1633-1639. DOI: 10.1002/adom.201500209

(06) Design and realization of transparent solar modules based on luminescent solar concentrators integrating nanostructured photonic crystals
A. Jiménez-Solano; J. M. Delgado-Sánchez; M.E. Calvo; J.M. Miranda-Muñoz; L. Lozano; D. Sancho; E. Sánchez-Cortezón; H. Míguez,
Prog. Photovolt: Res. Appl. 2015, 23 (12), 1785–1792. DOI: 10.1002/pip.2621

small2015
(05) Fine tuning of the emission properties of nano-emitters in multilayered structures by deterministic control of their local photonic environment
A. Jiménez-Solano; J.F. Galisteo-López; H. Míguez,
Small, 2015, 11 (23), 2727-2732. DOI: 10.1002/smll.201402898
(Front Cover)

adom2015
(04) Flexible Distributed Bragg Reflectors from Nanocolumnar Templates
M.E. Calvo; L. González-García; J. Parra-Barranco; A. Barranco; A. Jiménez-Solano; A.R. González-Elipe; H. Míguez,
Adv. Opt. Mater. 2015, 3 (2), 171-175. DOI: 10.1002/adom.201570013
(Back Cover)

adom2014
(03) Multidirectional Light-Harvesting Enhancement in Dye Solar Cells by Surface Patterning
C. López-López; S. Colodrero; A. Jiménez-Solano; G. Lozano; R. Ortíz; M.E. Calvo; H. Míguez,
Adv. Opt. Mater. 2014, 2 (9), 879-884. DOI: 10.1002/adom.201400160
(Inside Cover)

(02) Integration of Gold Nanoparticles in Optical Resonators
A. Jiménez-Solano; C. Lopez-Lopez; O. Sanchez-Sobrado; J.M. Luque; M.E. Calvo; C. Fernandez-Lopez; A. Sanchez-Iglesias; L.M. Liz-Marzan; H. Miguez
Langmuir 2012, 28 (24), 9161-9167. DOI: 10.1021/la300429k

(01) A Molecular Dynamics Study of the Surfactant Surface Density of Alkanethiol Self-Assembled Monolayers on Gold Nanoparticles as a Function of the Radius
A. Jiménez; A. Sarsa; M. Blázquez; T. Pineda
J. Phys. Chem. C 2010, 114 (49), 21309-21314. DOI: 10.1021/jp1088977

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Patents

(02) Mirror for Solar Energy Applications and Method for the Manufacture Thereof
K. Boyle; C. Alcañiz; M. Alcón; J. P. Nuñez; H. Míguez; M. E. Calvo; A. Jiménez-Solano; M. Anaya
WO 2016/083648. 02/06/2016. Owned by Abengoa Solar New Technologies, S. A.

(01) Solar Concentration Device, Photovoltaic Panel and Greenhouse Comprising Same
D. Sancho; J. M. Delgado-Sánchez; E. Sánchez-Cortezón; A. Jiménez-Solano; M. E. Calvo; H. Míguez
WO 2015/079094. 04/06/2015. Owned by Abengoa Solar New Technologies, S. A.

Invited talks

Tailoring the absorption and emission properties of nanomaterials through their photonic environment
A. Jiménez-Solano
Max Planck Institute for Solid State Research. Stuttgart, Germany (2016).

Conference Presentations in international conferences

(08) Nanosources shine on demand thanks to a deterministic control of the local density of states
A. Jiménez-Solano; J.F. Galisteo-López; H. Míguez,
CEN 2016. June 2016. Valencia (Spain).

(07) Full solution process approach for deterministic control of light emission at the nanoscale
A. Jiménez-Solano; J.F. Galisteo-López; H. Míguez,
SPIE Photonics Europe 2016. April 2016. Brussels (Belgium).

(06) Fine tuning of the emission properties of nano-emitters in multilayered structures by deterministic control of their local photonic environment
A. Jiménez-Solano; J.F. Galisteo-López; H. Míguez,
PoLight Workshop 2015. October 2015. Sevilla (Spain).

(05) Fine tuning of the emission properties of nano-emitters in multilayered structures by deterministic control of their local photonic environment
A. Jiménez-Solano; J.F. Galisteo-López; H. Míguez,
ImagineNano 2015. March 2015. Bilbao (Spain).

(04) Integration of Gold Nanoparticles in Photonic Crystals: New Base Materials for Optical Sensing Based on the Effect of the Interplay between Plasmonic and Optical Cavity Resonances
A. Jiménez-Solano; C. López-López; O. Sánchez-Sobrado; M.E. Calvo; C. Fernández-López; A. Sánchez-Iglesias; L.M. Liz-Marzán; H. Míguez
MRS Fall Meeting. December 2013. Boston, Massachusetts (USA).

(03) Integration of Gold Nanoparticles in Photonic Crystals: New Base Materials for Optical Sensing Based on the Effect of the Interplay between Plasmonic and Optical Cavity Resonances
A. Jiménez-Solano; C. López-López; O. Sánchez-Sobrado; J.M. Luque; M.E. Calvo; C. Fernández-López; A. Sánchez-Iglesias; L.M. Liz-Marzán; H. Míguez
EuroMat 2013. September 2013. Sevilla (Spain).

(02) Tailored Luminescent Emission of Dyes Embedded in Porous Resonators
A. Jiménez-Solano; J.M. Luque; M.E. Calvo; F. Fernández-Lázaro; H. Míguez
Advanced Microstructural Characterizacion of Nanomaterials. July 2013. Sevilla (Spain)

(01) Tailored Luminescent Emission of Dyes Embedded in Porous Resonators
A. Jiménez-Solano; J.M. Luque; M.E. Calvo; F. Fernández-Lázaro; H. Míguez
SPIE Photonics Europe 2012. April 2012. Brussels (Belgium)

Awards, scholarships and fellowships

(04) 2015: Best article pubished in the “CIC Cartuja” in August 2015 (Progress in Photovoltaics).
(03) 2015: Best article pubished in the “CIC Cartuja” in July 2015 (Small).
(02) 2013: Best research group (under 35 in Sevilla).
(01) 2012: Spanish Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness PhD FPI Fellowship.

Education

– 10/2010–12/2011. MSc. degree, Materials Science, University of Sevilla, Spain
– 10/2003–09/2009. BSc. degree, Physics, University of Cordoba, Spain

Memberships

– Member of the Spanish Royal Society of Physics (GEFES-RSEF).
– Member of the Solid State Physics Group of the Spanish Royal Society of Physics (GEFES-RSEF).