Multifunctional Optical Materials Group

Dr. Mauricio E. Calvo

Tenured Scientist. Chemist, Rock&Roll fan
Multifunctional Optical Materials Group
Institute of Materials Science of Sevilla
Spanish National Research Council
c/ Américo Vespucio, 49. 41092 – Sevilla
tel: +34 954 489 500 ext 909651

Research Interests

 metal oxides nanoparticulated system    flexible hybrid photonic structures
-Synthesis of dielectric nanoparticles

-Assembly of building blocks units to develop multi-functional porous films

-One dimensional photonic structures

-Integration in optical active or passive matrices

– Self-supporting polymeric and hybrid nanoparticle-polymer films

-Desgined optical response

-Flexible Bragg mirrors
– Blocking Radiation at selected wavelength -Non absorbing ultraviolet radiation blocking

 Hybrid Lead Halide Perovskites mesoporous templated films   
-Synthesis of new precursors and deposition development process
-Integration in porous photonic architectures-Optoelectronic properties
-Porous layers with regular size distribution
-Integration into photonic architectures responsive to external stimuli

Scientific Profiles:







ABX3 Perovskites for Tandem Solar Cells
Anaya, M.; Lozano, G.; Calvo, M.E.; Míguez, H.
Joule 2017, DOI: Invited Review in Joule, a sister journal to Cell related to sustainable energy

Facile Synthesis of Hybrid Organic–Inorganic Perovskite Microcubes of Optical Quality Using Polar Antisolvents
Li, Y.; Galisteo-López, F. J.; Calvo, M. E.; López, C.; Miguez, H.,
ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces, Article ASAP DOI: 10.1021/acsami.7b08431

Materials chemistry approaches to the control of the optical features of perovskite solar cells
Calvo, M.E.
J. Mater. Chem. A. 2017 DOI:10.1039/C7TA05666D Invited Review in Emerging Investigators 2017 Special Issue

Photonic Tuning of the Emission Color of Nanophosphor Films Processed at High Temperature
Geng, D.; Lozano, G.; Calvo, M.E.; Nuñez, N. ; Becerro, A.I. ; Ocaña, M. ; Míguez, H.
Adv. Opt. Mater. 2017, DOI: 10.1002/adom.201700099

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

Strong Quantum Confinement and Fast Photoemission Activation in CH3NH3PbI3 Perovskite Nanocrystals Grown within Periodically Mesostructured Films
Anaya, M.; Rubino, A.; Rojas, T. C.; Galisteo-López, J. F.; Calvo, M. E.; Míguez, H.
Adv. Opt. Mater. 2017. DOI: 10.1002/adom.201601087 Early View

Electron Injection and Scaffold Effect in Perovskite Solar Cells
Anaya, M.; Zhang, W.; Clasen Hames, B.; Li, Y.; Fabregat-Santiago, F.; Calvo, M. E.; Snaith, H.; Míguez, H.; Mora Seró, I.,
J. Mat. Chem. C, 2017, 5, 634-644. DOI: 10.1039/C6TC04639H.



 Optical analysis of CH3NH3SnxPb1-xI3 absorbers: a roadmap for perovskite-on-perovskite tandem solar cells
Anaya, M.; Correa-Baena, J.P.; Lozano, G.; Saliba, M.; Anguita, P.; Roose, B.; Abate, A.; Steiner, U.; Grätzel, M.; Calvo, M.E.; Hagfeldt, A.; Míguez, H.,
J. Mat. Chem. A, 2016, 4, pp 11214–11221. DOI: 10.1039/C6TA04840D.

Unbroken perovskite: interplay of morphology, electro-optical properties and ionic movement
Correa-Baena, J.-P.; Anaya, M.; Lozano, G.; Tress, W.; Domanski, K.; Saliba, M.; Matsui, T.; Jacobsson, T. J.; Calvo, M. E.; Abate, A.; Grätzel, M.; Míguez, H.; Hagfeldt, A.,
Advanced Materials, 2016. 10.1002/adma.201600624

A panchromatic modification of Metal-Organic Frameworks’ light absorption spectra
E. H Otal, M. L. Kim, M. E. Calvo, L. Karvonen, I. O. Fábregas, C. Sierra, J. Hinestroza
Chem. Commun., 2016, 52, 6665 DOI: 10.1039/C6CC02319C (back cover)

Solution Processed High Refractive Index Contrast Distributed Bragg Reflectors
M. Anaya, A. Rubino, M.E. Calvo, H. Míguez
J. Mater. Chem. C, 2016, 4, 4532 DOI 10.1039/C6TC00663A

Photophysical analysis of the formation of organic-inorganic trihalide perovskite films: identification and characterization of crystal nucleation and growth
Anaya, M.; Galisteo-López, F. J.; Calvo, M. E.; López, C.; Miguez, H.,
J. Phys. Chem. C, 2016. DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpcc.6b00398

Integration of Photonic Crystals into Flexible Dye Solar Cells: A Route toward Bendable and Adaptable Optoelectronic Devices Displaying Structural Color and Enhanced Efficiency
Li, Y.; Calvo, M. E.; and Míguez, H.
Adv.Opt. Mater. 2016, 4, 464 DOI: 10.1002/adom.201500547




Full Solution Processed Mesostructured Optical Resonators Integrating Colloidal Semiconductor Quantum Dots
Mauricio E. Calvo, Nuria Hidalgo, Roland Schierholz, András Kovács,Asunción Fernández, Martín G. Bellino, Galo J.A.A. Soler-Illia, Hernán Míguez
Nanoscale, 2015, Accepted Manuscript DOI: 10.1039/C5NR03977K

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. DOI: 10.1002/adom.201500209

Absorption Enhancement in Organic-Inorganic Halide Perovskite Films with Embedded Plasmonic Gold Nanoparticles
Sol Carretero-Palacios, Mauricio E. Calvo and Hernán Míguez
J. Phys. Chem. C, 2015, 119 (32), pp 18635–18640

Biocompatible Films with Tailored Spectral Response for prevention of DNA Damage in Skin Cells
Núñez-Lozano, R; Pimentel, B; Castro-Smirnov, JR; Calvo, ME; Míguez, H; de la Cueva-Méndez, G.
Adv. Healthcare Mater., 2015. DOI: 10.1002/adhm.201500223

Environmental effects on the photophysics of organic-inorganic halide perovskites
Galisteo-López, F. J.; Anaya, M.; Calvo, M. E.; Miguez, H.,
J. Phys. Chem. Lett., 2015, 6, 2200-2205. DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpclett.5b00785

Design and realization of transparent solar modules based on luminescent solar concentrators integrating nanostructured photonic crystals
Jiménez-Solano, A; Delgado-Sánchez, JM; Calvo, ME; Miranda-Muñoz, JM; Lozano, L; Sancho, D; Sánchez-Cortezón, E; Míguez, H.
Prog. Photovolt: Res. Appl., 2015. DOI: 10.1002/pip.2621

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

Highly efficient perovskite solar cells with tuneable structural color
Zhang, W.; Anaya, M.; Lozano, G.; Calvo, M.E.; Johnston, M.B.; Míguez, H.;Snaith, H.J.;
Nanoletters, 2015, 15 (3), 1698-1702. DOI: 10.1021/nl504349z.

Optical description of mesostructured organic-inorganic halide perovskite solar cells
Anaya, M.; Lozano, G.; Calvo, M.E.; Zhang, W.; Johnston, M.B.; Snaith, H.J.; Míguez, H.,
J. Phys. Chem. Lett., 2015, 6 (1), 48–53. DOI: 10.1021/jz502351s


Nanometer-Scale Precision Tuning of 3D Photonic Crystals Made Possible Using Polyelectrolytes with Controlled Short Chain Length and Narrow Polydispersity
Wang, Z.; Calvo, M. E.; Masson, G.; Arsenault, A. C.; Peiris, F.; Mamak, M.; Míguez, H.; Manners, I.; Ozin, G. A.,
Adv. Mater. Interfaces, DOI: 10.1002/admi.201300051

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


Resonant Photocurrent Generation in Dye-Sensitized Periodically Nanostructured Photoconductors by Optical Field Confinement Effects
Anaya, M.; Calvo, M. E.; Luque-Raigon, J. M.; Miguez, H.,
Journal of the American Chemical Society 2013, 135 (21), 7803-7806.

Selective UV Reflecting Mirrors Based on Nanoparticle Multilayers
Smirnov, J. R. C.; Calvo, M. E.; Miguez, H.,
Advanced Functional Materials 2013, 23 (22), 2805-2811.

Angular response of photonic crystal based dye sensitized solar cells
Lopez-Lopez, C.; Colodrero, S.; Calvo, M. E.; Miguez, H.,
Energy & Environmental Science 2013, 6 (4), 1260-1266.

Microwave-Assisted Synthesis of Biocompatible Europium-Doped Calcium Hydroxyapatite and Fluoroapatite
Luminescent Nanospindles Functionalized with Poly(acrylic acid)
Escudero, A.; Calvo, M. E.; Rivera, S.; de la Fuente, J.; Ocaña, M.
Langmuir 2013, 29 (6), 1985-1994


Characterization of Mesoporous Thin Films by Specular Reflectance Porosimetry
Hidalgo, N.; Lopez-Lopez, C.; Lozano, G.; Calvo, M. E.; Miguez, H.,
Langmuir 2012, 28 (39), 13777-13782.

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

Novel approaches to flexible visible transparent hybrid films for ultraviolet protection
Calvo, M. E.; Castro Smirnov, J. R.; Miguez, H.,
Journal of Polymer Science Part B-Polymer Physics 2012, 50 (14), 945-956.

Collective osmotic shock in ordered materials
Zavala-Rivera, P.; Channon, K.; Nguyen, V.; Sivaniah, E.; Kabra, D.; Friend, R. H.; Nataraj, S. K.; Al-Muhtaseb, S. A.; Hexemer, A.; Calvo, M. E.; Miguez, H.,
Nature Materials 2012, 11 (1), 53-57.

Interplay of Resonant Cavity Modes with Localized Surface Plasmons: Optical Absorption Properties of Bragg Stacks Integrating Gold Nanoparticles
Sanchez-Sobrado, O.; Lozano, G.; Calvo, M. E.; Sanchez-Iglesias, A.; Liz-Marzan, L. M.; Miguez, H.,
Advanced Materials 2011, 23 (18), 2108.

Porous Supramolecularly Templated Optical Resonators Built in 1D Photonic Crystals
Hidalgo, N.; Calvo, M. E.; Bellino, M. G.; Soler-Illia, G. J. A. A.; Miguez, H.,
Advanced Functional Materials 2011, 21 (13), 2534-2540.

Porous one dimensional photonic crystals: novel multifunctional materials for environmental and energy applications
Calvo, M. E.; Colodrero, S.; Hidalgo, N.; Lozano, G.; Lopez-Lopez, C.; Sanchez-Sobrado, O.; Miguez, H.,
Energy & Environmental Science 2011, 4 (12), 4800-4812.

Angular emission properties of a layer of rare-earth based nanophosphors embedded in one-dimensional photonic crystal coatings
Sanchez-Sobrado, O.; Yacomotti, A. M.; Calvo, M. E.; Martinez, O. E.; Ocana, M.; Nunez, N.; Levenson, J. A.; Miguez, H.,
Applied Physics Letters 2011, 99 (5).