Bruix Fusté, Albert

Junior Leader Fundació la Caixa

Research Area:
Catalysis, energy and environment

Department of Materials Science & Physical Chemistry
Faculty of Chemistry
University of Barcelona
c/Martí i Franquès, 1

Albert Bruix Fusté studied Chemistry at the University of Barcelona (2009), where he also completed his PhD under the supervision of Prof. Francesc Illas and Prof. Konstantin Neyman (2014). His doctoral thesis dealt with the computational modelling of catalytic materials based on metals and reducible oxides. After obtaining his PhD, Albert joined the group of Prof. Bjørk Hammer at Aarhus University (Denmark) funded by a Marie-Curie fellowship. There, Albert investigated nanostructured catalysts based on MoS2, novel 2D materials, global optimization methods, and machine-learning applied to computational chemistry. In 2017, he joined the group of Prof. Karsten Reuter at the Technical University of Munich, (Germany) funded by a fellowship from the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation. In Munich, Albert focused on the microkinetic modelling of oxidation reactions on complex transition metal surfaces. In 2020, Albert returned to his alma mater as a Beatriu de Pinós fellow and will continue researching complex nanostructured catalysts with a combination of electronic structure methods, global optimisation, microkinetic modelling, and machine learning.