Short CV/Education and training

  • Since 2017
    Tenure-track Assistant Professor, Department of Chemistry, University of Copenhagen, Denmark

  • 2015 – 2017
    DFF-Individual Postdoctoral Fellowship and Sapere Aude-Research Talent Fellow (Danish Council for Independet Research), Stanford University, USA (18 months), and DTU (6 months)

  • 2012 – 2015
    Postdoctoral researcher, Center for Individual Nanoparticle Functionality, Technical University of Denmark (DTU), Denmark

  • 2007 – 2011
    PhD in Chemistry, Autonomous University of Madrid, Spain

  • 2001 – 2006
    Chemical Engineering degree, University of Extremadura, Spain

Selected publications

  • Escudero-Escribano et al., "Tuning the activity of Pt alloy electrocatalysts by means of the lanthanide contraction", Science (2016) 352, 73.

  • Jensen, ..., Escudero-Escribano, Stephens, "Elucidation of the Oxygen Reduction Volcano in Alkaline Media using a Copper‐Platinum (111) Alloy", Angewandte Chemie International Edition (2018) DOI: 10.1002/anie.201711858

  • Escudero-Escribano et al. "Importance of Surface IrOx in Stabilizing RuO2 for Oxygen Evolution", Journal of Physical Chemistry B (2018) 122, 947.

  • Strickler, Escudero-Escribano, Jaramillo, "Core–Shell Au@ Metal-Oxide Nanoparticle Electrocatalysts for Enhanced Oxygen Evolution", Nano Letters (2017) 17, 6040.

  • Escudero-Escribano et al., "Pt5Gd as a highly active and stable catalyst for oxygen electroreduction", Journal of the American Chemical Society (2012) 134, 16476.

  • Strmcnik, Escudero-Escribano et al., "Enhanced electrocatalysis of the oxygen reduction reaction based on patterning of platinum surfaces with cyanide", Nature Chemistry (2010) 2, 880.

Complete list of publications

Selected projects

  • "Efficient non-precious metal electrocatalysts for sustainable energy conversion: engineering the active site", Danish Council for Independent Research, 2015 – 2017

  • "Atomic ensembles for clean energy and synthesis (AtomSyn)", Villum Fonden, 2018-2022

Membership in scientific bodies/juries

  • Board Member of the Danish Electrochemical Society (DEF), since 2017

  • American Chemical Society (ACS), since 2017

  • Electrochemical Society (ECS), since 2014

  • Spanish Royal Society of Chemistry (RSEQ), Group of Electrochemistry of the RSEQ and Group of Young Chemistry Researchers of the RSEQ, since 2011

  • International Society of Electrochemistry (ISE), since 2009

  • Manuscript reviewer for international peer-reviewed journals such as: Nature Catalysis, Angewandte Chemie International Edition, Nature Communications, Chemical Science, Advanced Materials, Journal of Materials Chemistry A, ACS Catalysis, Electrochimica Acta, ChemElectroChem, Journal of Catalysis, Journal of the Electrochemical Society

Media coverage

  • European Young Chemist Award 2016 in Angewandte Chemie International Edition:


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  1. Fuel Cells: Cheaper Platinum Alloys

    A team of researchers from the Technical University of Denmark (DTU) and the University of Copenhagen, among them Dr. María Escudero Escribano, discovered alloys that are efficient catalysts for oxygen reduction in fuel cells.