Nuria Garcia-Araez investigates the mechanism of battery reactions to guide the development of next generation of batteries.
Nuria Garcia-Araez has a multidisciplinary background on fundamental electrochemistry and in-situ characterization techniques and her current interests are the development of the next generation of rechargeable batteries, with focus on metal-oxygen/sulfur/ion batteries and new methods of lithium production and recycling.
Nuria Garcia-Araez teaches physical chemistry courses, with specialisation in electrochemistry and batteries
Nuria Garcia-Araez obtained her first-class degree in Chemistry in 2002 at the University of Alicante (Spain), where she also got her Ph.D. in 2007 in the field of single-crystal electrochemistry under the supervision of Prof. Juan Feliu and Dr. Victor Climent. Then, she received a Marie-Curie Intra-European Fellowship and a postdoctoral fellowship by the Spanish Ministry of Science and Innovation to work in the group of Prof. Huib Bakker at AMOLF and Prof. Marc Koper at Leiden University (The Netherlands) on the application of optical and nonlinear optical techniques to study the structure and dynamics of water near ions and at electrochemical interfaces. In 2011, she obtained a senior scientist position in the group of Prof. Petr Novak at the Paul Scherrer Institut in Switzerland to study lithium-air batteries. In 2012 she joined the University of Southampton as assistant professor and in 2023 she was promoted to full professor. Over the course of her career, she has been awarded 9 academic prizes, including the Best Spanish Young Electrochemist award by CIDETEC in 2012. In 2016, she received a prestigious Early Career Researcher Fellowship by the EPSRC.