Group Leader: Dr. Daniel Martín Yerga
Daniel Martín-Yerga joined the Department of Chemistry at the University of Jyväskylä (Finland) as an Academy of Finland Research Fellow in September 2023, where he leads the Nanoelectrochemical Discovery research group. He completed his PhD in Physical and Analytical Chemistry at the University of Oviedo (Spain) in 2016, focusing on the design of nanomaterials for electrochemical sensing.
After a period in industry (Metrohm Dropsens), Daniel transitioned back to academia by embarking on a postdoctoral period at the KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Sweden. He made notable contributions to the development of electrocatalytic materials for the valorisation of biomass-based chemicals and green hydrogen production. Daniel undertook a second postdoctoral position at the University of Warwick (UK). Initially funded by the Faraday Institution and later supported by a prestigious Marie Skłodowska-Curie Individual Fellowship from the European Commission, he pioneered high-throughput electrochemical microscopy approaches to study materials for batteries and energy conversion technologies.
Daniel’s significant contributions to the field of electrochemical materials science have been recognised through several awards. For instance, he has received two of Spain’s most prestigious awards for young researchers in Electrochemistry and Analytical Chemistry, from the Electrochemical Division of the Spanish Society of Chemistry and the Spanish Society of Analytical Chemistry, respectively.