Rebeca Marcilla is Senior Researcher of the Unit of Electrochemical Processes of IMDEA Energy. She got the PhD degree in Chemistry at the University of the Basque Country (2006) being awarded with the prize for the best PhD thesis in polymer science in 2005-2006 by the Spanish Polymer Group. Research stay at the Eindhoven University of Technology (Chemical Engineering and Chemistry-Polymer Chemistry) and Postdoctoral stay at the University College London (London Center for Nanotechnology) supported by Marie Curie RTN program and Jose Castillejo program (Spanish Ministry of Science and Education). After her PhD she joined the technological center CIDETEC (Centre for Electrochemical Technologies) acquiring a wide experience in conducting polymers and polymer electrolytes based on ionic liquids. In 2010 she joined to the IMDEA Energy Institute being awarded with a prestigious “Ramón y Cajal” fellowship in 2011. Her main research interest is the development of electrochemical energy storage devices by using new IL-based electrolytes. She is co-author of more than 70 scientific papers in international journals (h 31) and 5 patents. Furthermore, she has been involved in several research projects, including those funded by the European Union, the Spanish Government and by Private Companies. Recently, she was awarded with a prestigious ERC Consolidator Grant to develop an innovative concept of Membrane-Free Redox Flow Battery (MFreeB project, grant agreement No. 726217).
MFreeB project has received funding from the European Research Council (ERC) under the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme (grant agreement No. 726217).