Prof. Antoni Llobet

Prof. Dr. Antoni Llobet

Prof. Antoni Llobet

Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Spain
ResearcherID: C-3296-2016
Date/place of birth: 14.10.1960/Sabadell, Barcelona (Spain)


Full Professor of Chemistry at the Universitat Autonoma of Barcelona (Spain), Group Leader at the Institute for Chemical Research of Catalonia (ICIQ), Tarragona (Spain).

Sept 1977 – June 1982 Bachelors Chemistry Studies, Univ. Autonoma of Barcelona (UAB)
July 1982 – June 1983 Master, UAB (Prof. J. Casabo)
July 1982 – July 1985 PhD, UAB (Prof. F. Teixidor)
Aug. 1985 – Nov. 1987 Postdoc, Univ. of North Carolina, USA (Prof. T. J. Meyer)
Dec. 1987 – 1990 Feb. Associate Prof. UAB
March 1990 – June 1990 Dow Corning-University of Sussex, Researcher
July 1989 – Dec. 1990 Scientific Officer, Commission of European Communities, Brussels, Belgium
Jan. 1991 – Sept. 1993 Senior Research Associate, Texas A&M University, USA (Prof. Sawyer & Martell)
Feb. 1993 – Nov. 2004 Associate Prof/Full Prof. (since 2000), Univ. de Girona (UG), Spain
Sept. 2011 – July 2013 Guest Professor at, Department of Bioinspired Science, Ewha Womans University, Seoul (Korea)
Dec. 2004 – Full Prof. UAB
Sept. 2006 – Group Leader, Institute of Chemical Research of Catalonia (ICIQ)
1985  (2 years) Fulbright “La Caixa” grant. Post-Doct Uni. of North Carolina, USA (Prof. T J. Meyer)
1988  (3 months) Visiting Professor, University of North Carolina, USA (Prof. T. J. Meyer)
1989  (4 months) Visiting Professor, Univ. Joseph Fourier, Grenoble, France (Prof. A. Deronzier)
1993  (4 months) Visiting Professor, Texas A&M University, USA (Prof. A. E. Martell)
1995 (3 months) Visiting Professor, Universität Basel, Switzerland (Prof. A. Zuberbühler)
2000 (1 month) Visiting Professor, Stanford University, USA (Prof. T.D. P. Stack)
2004 (3 month) Visiting Professor, University of Minnesota, USA (Prof. C. J. Cramer)
2015  (1 month) Visiting Professor, Universite Bretagne Occidental, France. (Prof. Y LeMest)
2000 Recipient of the Distinction Award for “Young Scientists” from the Catalan Government
2011 Recipient of the Bruker-Inorganic Chemistry Award, from Spanish Royal Society (RSEQ).
2012 Recipient of the “Hermanos Elhuyar-Hans Goldschmidt” lecture, awarded jointly by the RSEQ and the German Chemical Society (GDCh).
2018 Recipient of the “Animesh Chakravorty” Endowment Lecture by the Chemical Research Society of India (CRSI).
2018 Recipient of the “Alexander von Humboldt Research Award” for a career achievement awarded by the Humboldt Foundation in Germany.

Member of the Editorial Advisory Board:

a) Catalysis Science and Technology (Cat. Sci. Technol.) from the Royal Society of Chemistry, UK. Since January 2014.

b) Inorganic Chemistry (Inorg. Chem.) from the American Chemical Society, USA. From January 2015 till December 2016.

c) European Journal of Inorganic Chemistry (Eur. J. Inorg. Chem.) from Wiley-VCH., Since January 2017

Referee of international journals:
Science, Nature, Nature Chemistry, Journal of the American Chemical Society, Angewandte Chemie, Chemical Science, Chemistry A European Journal, Inorganic Chemistry, European Journal of Inorganic Chemistry, etc.

Referee of projects from:
Department of Energy (USA), Petroleum Research Fund (ACS-USA), National research agencies of Holland, Italy, France, Argentina and Mexico and from all levels of Spanish national and local research system.

Evaluation of prestigious academic institutions:
Leiden Institute of Chemistry, Univ. of Leiden the Netherlands; The Institute of Basic Science at the Korean Advanced Institute for Science and Technology, (KAIST), Daejeon, Korea.

Member of the Eurobic Medal Award Committee funded by the European Biological Inorganic Chemistry Conference.

Recipient of multiple competitive research projects from the Local Government, Spanish Government, European Government and from the Petroleum Research Fund from the American Chemical Society.
Directed, as research advisor, 26 successfully defended PhD thesis in the field of inorganic chemistry and water oxidation.
Have held administrative positions such as: Director of the Chemistry Department (UG), Vice-President for Research (UG), President of the Foundation “University and Future” (UG).

Chairman of the international congress: “Molecules and Materials for Artificial Photosynthesis” held in Cancun, Mexico on February 2014, 2016 and 2018.

Number of total publications in journals with referees > 200

H index:

  • 50 Web of Science
  • 54 Google Scholar
Reaching close to 900 citations per year in 2014, 2015 and over 1000 in 2016-2019.

Invited Lectures at International Conferences and Departments around the world during the last 9 years > 120


Departement de Chimie Physique, Université de Genève, Switzerland
IU CINQUIMA, Valladolid, Spain
COST Chemistry D40, Tarragona, Spain
ICCC-38, Jerusalem, Israel
REQOMED IV, Girona, Spain
SOLAR-H2 Summer School, Angstrom Laboratories, Uppsala, Sweden
SOLAR-H2, Bochum, Germany


Johannes Kepler University, Linz, Austria
IBITECS, CEA, Saclay-Orsay, France
Freie Universtität Berlin, Germany
Dipartimento di Scienze Chimiche, Università degli Studi di Padova, Italy
IU de Química Organometálica “Enrique Moles “, Oviedo, Spain
ACC1Ó, Barcelona, Spain
FIGIPAS -10, Palermo, Italy
Molecular Science for Solar Fuel, Sigtuna, Sweden


Frontiers in Inorganic Chemistry” (FIC-2010), Kolkata, India
ORCAS- 2010, Friday Harbour, WA, USA
ChemComm Symposium, Osaka, Japan
ChemComm Symposium, Seoul, South Korea
NiKas-Symposium (CaSuS Prog.), Göttingen, Germany
EUROBIC, Tessaloniki, Greece
IRMG, Erlagen, Germany
ISHC-17, Poznan, Poland
SOLAR H2 Berlin, Germany


University College, Dublin, Ireland
ICMAB, Barcelona, Spain
8th International School of Organometallic Chemistry, Camerino, Italy
ZING Conferences, Cancún, Mexico
Gordon Conference on Inorganic Reaction Mechanisms, Galveston, TX, USA
EICC-1, University of Manchester, UK
XXIX Jornadas Chilenas de Química, Quinamávida, Chile
SOLAR H2, Gottröra, Sweden
Escuela de Verano Fotónica y Fotovoltáica, Tarragona, Spain
UNIST Workshop, Ulsan, South Korea
Gordon Conference on Renewable Energy, Ventura, CA, USA


School of Chemical and Bioprocess Engineering, University College Dublin, Ireland
8th ECHEMS Meeting, Bertinoro, Italy
QIES-2012, University of Girona, Catalonia, Spain
International Conf. on Nanostructured Systems for Solar Fuel Production, Mallorca, Spain
Département de Chimie Moléculaire, Université Joseph Fourier, Grenoble,
Solar to Fuels: Towards an Artificial Leaf, Imperial College, London
AsBIC-2012, The 6th Asian Biological Inorganic Chemistry Conference, Hong Kong, China
Institut für Anorganische Chemie-University of Stuttgart, Stuttgart, Germany
Trinity College Dublin, Dublin, Ireland
Van ‘t Hoff Institute for Molecular Sciences, University of Amsterdam, Holland
3rd International Symposium on Solar Cells and Solar Fuels, Dalian, China.
Intl. Symp. on Activation of O2 & Homogeneous Cat. Ox. (ADHOC 2012), Jerusalem, Israel
PERSPECT H2O COST MEETING. EU-Cost Action CM1202, Brussels, Belgique


Fakultät für Chemie, Georg-August-Universität, Göttingen, Germany
Institut für Chemie, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Berlin, Germany
Solar Fuels Meeting, Univ. Jaume I, Castello, Spain
Solar Fuels Summer School (Technische Universität Darmstadt), Ellwangen, Germany
COST MEETING EU-Cost Action CM1205, Utrecht, Holland
School of Chemistry & Chemical Biology -University College Dublin, Dublin, Ireland
Department of chemistry, Stockholm University, Sweden
Simposium Química Organometálica y Catálisis Homogénea,RSQE, Santander, Spain
Wissenschaftsforum Chemie 2013, Darmstadt, Germany
MRS Spring Meeting. Materials Research Society, San Francisco, USA
PERSPECT H2O COST MEETING. EU-Cost Action CM1202, Prague, Czech Republic
Symposium: “Impact of the Coordination Chemistry in 100 Years”, UNAM, Mexico D.F.
Department of Chemistry- University of Zürich, Zürich, Switzerland


ICFO, Castelldefels, Barcelona, Spain
Université Aix Marseille, Marseille, France
University of Leiden, Leiden, Holland
EUROBIC-12, University of Zürich, Switzerland
ACS, Renewable Energy Generation at Interface Theory-Experiment, San Francisco, USA
Sustainable Hydrogen and Fuels-Status and Perspectives, Rostock, Germany
Challenges and Opportunities Solar Driven Fuels Synthesis, Imperial College, London, UK
KAUST Catalysis Center, University of KAUST, Saudi Arabia


Residència d’Investigadors CSIC, Barcelona, Spain
Departemente de Chimie, Université, Bretagne de Occidentale, Brest, France
Laboratoire d’electrochimie moleculaire, Université Paris Diderot, Paris, France
Ecole Doctorale de Chimie Moléculaire, Université Pierre et Marie Curie, Paris, France
Laboratoire de Chimie et Biochimie, Université Paris Descartes, Paris, France
Departement de Chimie, Universite de Nantes, France
School of Chemistry, Newcastle University, Newcastle, UK
ICIQ-Unicat Summer School, Technische Universitaet Berlin, Berlin, Germany
Georg-August-Universität Göttingen, Göttingen, Germany
Nanostructured materials for light harvesting technologies, IMDEA Mat., Madrid, Spain
International Conference on Photochemistry, Jeju Island, Korea
ACS Fall Meeting “Innovation: From Discovery to Application“, Boston, USA
PERSPECT-H2O COST Action CM1202, Gdánsk, Poland
6th EuCheMS Conference on Nitrogen Ligands, Beaune, France
Pacifichem 2015 Homogeneous Water Splitting Reactions, Hawai, USA


KAUST Artificial Photosynthesis Meeting, Thuwal, Saudi Arabia
2nd Molecules and Materials For Artificial Photosynthesis Conference, Cancun, Mexico
Dalton 2016 Joint Interests Group Meeting, University of Warwick, Coventry, UK
Laboratoire de Chimie de Coordination, Toulouse, France
Tsinghua University, Beijing, China Beijing University,
Beijing, China
Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China
42nd International Conference on Coordination Chemistry, Brest, France
KAIST (Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology) Daejeon, Korea
Ewha Womans University, Seoul, Korea
Brookhaven National Laboratory, Long Island, New York, USA
252 ACS Meeting, Philadelphia, Manipulating Energy and ET in Molec. and Devices, USA.
Perspect-H20 Final Cost Meeting, Milazzo, Italy.
Solar Fuels i-Core meeting, Kibbutz Nahsholim Hotel, Israel.
Cecam, Interface processes in photochemical water splitting: Theory&Exp, Lausanne, CH.
Department of Chemistry, University of Fribourg, CH.
SERC-Conf-2016, Energy Storage: Funda. to App., Univ. of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, USA
Department of Chemistry, Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic.
Department of Chemistry, Technical University of Vienna, Austria
Department of Chemistry, Stockholm University, Swede


Umeå Renewable Energy Meeting 2017, Umea, Sweden
Carisma COST meeting, Lisbon, Portugal
EuChems Inorganic Chemistry Conference, EICC-4, Copenhagen, Denmark
XXXVI Reunión bienal de la Real Sociedad Española de Química, Sitges, Spain
6th SolTech Conference, 2017, Solar GoHybrid, Munich, Germany
1st Ulm Symposium on Solar-Driven Chemistry, Ulm, Germany
Department of Chemistry, Ben Gurion University, Beer Sheva, Israel
Department of Chemistry, Weizmann Institute of Science, Revohov, Israel


5th Int. Workshop on Solar Energy for Sustain., Nanyang Technological Uni. Singapore
Hybrid and Organic Photovoltaics (HOPV2018) (28-31/05/2018), Benidorm, Spain
Department Chemie und Pharmazie, Universität Erlangen, Erlangen, Germany
3rd Int. Conf. on Proton-Coupled Electron Transfer (PCET2018), Blowing Rock, NC USA
European Colloquium on Inorganic Reaction Mechanisms (ECIRM2018), Barcelona, Spain
Animesh Chakravorty Endowment Lect., 23rd CRSI Nat. Symp. Chem., IISER Bhopal, India
Annual Nanotechnology Conference NANOMAT, Wien, Austria
Nuevas formas de almacenamiento energía, Univ. Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Inst. for New Energy Materials and Low Carbon Tech., Tianjin Univ. of Technology, China.
Int. Research Center for Renewable Energy, Xi’an Jiaotong University, Xi’an, China
8a Jornada de Jóvenes Investigadores (Química y Física) de Aragón. Zaragoza, Spain.
Department of Chemistry, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, UK.


Otago Future Fuels, Dunedin, New Zealand. 7-8/2/2019
Adv. Materials & Nanotechnology 2019, (AMN9) Wellington, New Zealand. 10-14/2/2019
European Materials Research Society, EMRS, Spring Meeting, Nice, France. 27-31/5/2019.
Department of Chemistry, University of Wurzburg, Germany. 13/06/2019
Center for Nanosystems Chemistry, Univ. of Wurzburg, Germany. 26/06/2019.
Photochemistry Gordon Res. Conf., Stonehill College, Boston MA, USA. 14-19/7/2019.
Int. Congress Photobiology, 2019 ESP-UPB, Light and Life, Barcelona, Spain. 25-30/8/2019.
ICASEC Summer School 2019. Univ. of Göttingen, Germany. 6-9/10/2019.
Ernst Haage Symposium 2019, Max Planck Institute in Mülheim, Germany. 11-13/11/2019
Southern University of Science and Technology, Shenzhen, China. 6/12/2019.
Dept of Chemistry, Tongji University., Shanghai, China. 9/12/2019.