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PDI-Ajudant Doctor/A
Àrea de coneixement: QUÍMICA FÍSICA
Departament: Química Física
Despacho 0.1.1 Instituto de Ciencia Molecular (ICMol) Universidad de Valencia Catedrático José Beltrán 2 46980 Paterna ESPAÑA
(9616) 25642

Dr. Daniel Tordera is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Physical Chemistry and the Molecular Science Institute (ICMol) of the University of Valencia. He received his PhD in Nanotechnology at the University of Valencia in 2014, where he studied light-emitting electrochemical cells (LECs), an ionic organic electronic system for light emission. His PhD received the Outstanding Doctorate Award by the University of Valencia and the Nanomatmol Award to the best PhD at a National level by the Spanish Royal Society of Chemistry. His work elucidated the operational mechanism of LECs and lead to the fabrication of stable, fast, efficient and bright devices. As a step forward, he started his own company, Lec-Val Lighting, a spin-off created to commercialize the results of his PhD. The company was chosen as one of the most innovative ideas by the Repsol Entrepreneurship Fund. Subsequently, he spent two years as a postdoctoral researcher in the Laboratory of Organic Electronics at Linköping University, working in the field of optics and plasmonics for energy and sensing applications. In 2017, he joined Holst Centre at TNO as a Senior Researcher where he led the development on near infrared photodetectors, managing an interdisciplinary team of research staff and engineers and working in projects for world leading high-tech and consumer electronics companies. He also led the business development of his research line, including strategy roadmap and intellectual property portfolio. He worked in the fields of biometrics and healthcare and made achievements including the first noncontact reflective large-area vein pattern imager based on organic photodetectors, a NIR photodetector array for biomedical applications and a large-area fingerprint array complying with the FBI standards. Since Nov. 2020, Dr. Tordera is at the University of Valencia, where he focuses on the topics of perovskite photodetectors, LEDs and LECs, with works such as the first transparent LEC and the development of a semitransparent near infrared perovskite. He has been a visiting researcher at the University of California, Santa Barbara and he has carried out stays at the European Synchrotron Radiation Facility in Grenoble, the Cornell High Energy Synchrotron Source in Ithaca and the Columbia University in New York. He has been a guest lecturer at the ITMO University in Saint Petersburg, where he applied his entrepreneurship experience to teach business development to multidisciplinary science MSc students. Dr. Tordera has published 64 papers and 1 book chapter (almost all Q1). His work has been cited over 2700 times (h-index 29). He is an inventor of 4 patents. His work has been presented at 40 international conferences (19 author, 21 co-author). He has been the principal investigator of 2 projects and has participated in 8 projects. He has been the research manager of multiple contracts with private companies (NDA-protected). He has been an evaluator for the European Innovation Council (EIC) at the European Comission, the Austrian Science Fund and the Latvian Council of Science. He has been a reviewer for the major editorial groups (Wiley, ACS, RSC, Nature, etc.). He has supervised 1 BSc, 4 MSc and 1 PhD students and he is currently co-supervising 3 PhD candidates. HHe has received the European Materials Research Society Spring Meeting Young Scientist Award in 2012, the Society of Information Display Distinguished Paper Award in 2019, selected as Journal of Materials Chemistry C Emerging Investigator in 2022 and the XVIII Scientific Technical Award Ciutat d’Algemesí in 2023, amongst others. At the University of Valencia, he is teaching Physical Chemistry courses. Students have praised his innovative teaching by granting him one of the highest ratings in his department. He has led a university-wide innovative project to promote science interdisciplinarity amongst the students at the University.

Asignatures impartides i modalitats docents
Dimecres de 11:00 a 14:00. DESPATX_0_1_1_ICMOL_PARC_CIENTIFIC_PATERNA
Participa en el programa de tutories electròniques de la Universitat de València