Department of Chemical Engineering

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Contact details

Room: 9 West 3.11
Tel: 01225 384614
Emails.eslava@bath.ac.uk

PhD supervision

Salvador is available to supervise research degree projects

Dr Salvador Eslava

PhD MSc MEng

Salvador is a member of academic staff. His research is on heterogeneous catalysts, photocatalysts, photoelectrodes, porous materials and graphene composites.

Role

Dr Salvador Eslava was appointed Lecturer in the Department of Chemical Engineering in September 2014. His role includes teaching, research and administrative duties.

Salvador supervises more than six PhD and MRes students with the Centre for Doctoral Training in Catalysis (between Bath, Bristol and Cardiff) and the Centre for Doctoral Training in Sustainable Chemical Technologies at Bath.

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Career achievements

Between 2009 and 2011, Salvador worked as a Postdoctoral Research Associate at the University of Cambridge. He was based in the Department of Chemistry, working in the groups of Professor Dominic S Wright and Professor Richard M Lambert. Between 2011 and 2014, Salvador worked in the Materials Department at Imperial College London as a Postdoctoral Research Associate in Professor Eduardo Saiz Gutierrez's group.

Significant scientific achievements

  • Discovered the use of graphene oxide as a sacrificial support of polyoxotitanium clusters to replicate its two-dimensionality on titania photocatalysts (J. Mater. Chem. A 2016)
  • Scaled up the synthesis of graphene oxide and contributed to the development of three-dimensional structures for foams with high organic adsorption capacity (Nature Commun. 2014 and Adv. Mater. 2015)
  • Revealed the insulator properties of MOF ZIF-8 films for microelectronics (Chem. Mater. 2013).
  • Discovered new synthesis routes for heterometallic titanium clusters (Inorg. Chem. 2011 and Chem. Commun. 2010) and their deposition for photochemical applications (Chem. Mater. 2010)
  • Revealed that spin-coated zeolite films contain large voids detrimental for their application as an insulator in microelectronics (Adv. Mater. 2008).
  • Developed different approaches to optimise zeolite films, such as UV photochemistry (JACS 2007), silylation (Langmuir 2008), and zeolitic sol-gel (JACS and Adv. Funct. Mater. 2008)

Education

  • MEng with distinction in Chemical Engineering, Autonomous University of Barcelona, Spain
  • MSc in Materials Science for Nanotechnologies, University of Pavia, Italy
  • PhD in Engineering, Centre for Surface Chemistry and Catalysis (COK), KU Leuven and International Microelectronics Centre, IMEC, Belgium (Professor Johan Marten's group), 2005 - 2008

Research

Salvador has expertise in chemical engineering, inorganic chemistry and physicochemical characterisation. He develops materials for catalysis and sustainable chemical technologies. His work has significant impact, benefiting science, society and the environment.

Interests

  • Photocatalytic materials
  • Photoanodes and photocathodes
  • Heterogeneous catalysts
  • Porous materials (zeolites, mesoporous crystalline silicas)
  • Graphene derivatives and composites

Projects

  • Nanostructured photocatalysts for solar fuels
  • Nanostructured and doped heterogeneous catalysts for engine exhaust fumes purification
  • Photoanodes for solar water splitting
  • Graphene composites and structures for sustainable chemical technologies

Teaching

Publications

Articles

Hammond, O. S., Eslava, S., Smith, A. J., Zhang, J. and Edler, K. J., 2017. Microwave-assisted deep eutectic-solvothermal preparation of iron oxide nanoparticles for photoelectrochemical solar water splitting. Journal of Materials Chemistry A, 5 (31), pp. 16189-16199.

Zhang, J., Salles, I., Pering, S., Cameron, P. J., Mattia, D. and Eslava, S., 2017. Nanostructured WO3 photoanodes for efficient water splitting via anodisation in citric acid. RSC Advances, 7 (56), pp. 35221-35227.

Olowojoba, G. B., Kopsidas, S., Eslava Fernandez, S., Gutierrez, E. S., Kinloch, A. J., Mattevi, C., Rocha, V. G. and Taylor, A. C., 2017. A facile way to produce epoxy nanocomposites having excellent thermal conductivity with low contents of reduced graphene oxide. Journal of Materials Science, 52 (12), 7323–7344.

Olowojoba, G. B., Eslava, S., Gutierrez, E. S., Kinloch, A. J., Mattevi, C., Rocha, V. G. and Taylor, A. C., 2016. In situ thermally reduced graphene oxide/epoxy composites:thermal and mechanical properties. Applied Nanoscience, 6 (7), pp. 1015-1022.

Eslava, S., Reynal, A., Rocha, V. G., Barg, S. and Saiz, E., 2016. Using graphene oxide as a sacrificial support of polyoxotitanium clusters to replicate its two-dimensionality on pure titania photocatalysts. Journal of Materials Chemistry A, 4 (19), pp. 7200-7206.

D’elia, E., Eslava, S., Miranda, M., Georgiou, T. K. and Saiz, E., 2016. Autonomous self-healing structural composites with bio-inspired design. Scientific Reports, 6, 25059.

Boix, M., Eslava, S., Costa Machado, G., Gosselin, E., Ni, N., Saiz, E. and De Coninck, J., 2015. ATR-FTIR measurements of albumin and fibrinogen adsorption:Inert versus calcium phosphate ceramics. Journal of Biomedical Materials Research - Part A, 103 (11), pp. 3493-3502.

García-Tuñon, E., Barg, S., Franco, J., Bell, R., Eslava, S., D'Elia, E., Maher, R. C., Guitián, F. and Saiz, E., 2015. Printing in Three Dimensions with Graphene. Advanced Materials, 27 (10), pp. 1-6.

Barg, S., Perez, F.M., Ni, N., Do Vale Pereira, P., Maher, R.C., Garcia-Tuñon, E., Eslava, S., Agnoli, S., Mattevi, C. and Saiz, E., 2014. Mesoscale assembly of chemically modified graphene into complex cellular networks. Nature Communications, 5, 4328.

Genet, M., Houmard, M., Eslava, S., Saiz, E. and Tomsia, A.P., 2013. Erratum to A two-scale Weibull approach to the failure of porous ceramic structures made by robocasting:Possibilities and limits. Journal of the European Ceramic Society, 33 (8), p. 1393.

Genet, M., Houmard, M., Eslava, S. and Tomsia, A.P., 2013. A two-scale Weibull approach to the failure of porous ceramic structures made by robocasting:Possibilities and limits. Journal of the European Ceramic Society, 33 (4), pp. 679-688.

Esconjauregui, S., Xie, R., Guo, Y., Pfaendler, S.M.-L., Fouquet, M., Gillen, R., Cepek, C., Castellarin-Cudia, C., Eslava, S. and Robertson, J., 2013. Electrical conduction of carbon nanotube forests through sub-nanometric films of alumina. Applied Physics Letters, 102 (11).

García-Tuñon, E., Franco, J., Eslava, S., Bhakhri, V., Saiz, E., Giuliani, F. and Guitián, F., 2013. Synthesis and optimization of the production of millimeter-sized hydroxyapatite single crystals by Cl-OH ion exchange. Journal of the American Ceramic Society, 96 (3), pp. 759-765.

Eslava, S., Zhang, L., Esconjauregui, S., Yang, J., Vanstreels, K., Baklanov, M.R. and Saiz, E., 2013. Metal-organic framework ZIF-8 films as low-κ dielectrics in microelectronics. Chemistry of Materials, 25 (1), pp. 27-33.

Boix, M., Eslava, S., Machado, G., Saiz, E. and De Coninck, J., 2013. Fibrinogen and albumin adsorption on sol-gel calcium phosphate substrates measured by FTIR-ATR. European Cells and Materials, 26 (SUPPL.6), p. 112.

Eslava, S., Goodwill, B.P.R., McPartlin, M. and Wright, D.S., 2011. Extending the family of titanium heterometallic-oxo-alkoxy cages. Inorganic Chemistry, 50 (12), pp. 5655-5662.

Esconjauregui, S., Fouquet, M., Bayer, B.C., Eslava, S., Khachadorian, S., Hofmann, S. and Robertson, J., 2011. Manipulation of the catalyst-support interactions for inducing nanotube forest growth. Journal of Applied Physics, 109 (4).

Eslava, S., McPartlin, M., Thomson, R.I., Rawson, J.M. and Wright, D.S., 2010. Single-source materials for metal-doped titanium oxide:Syntheses, structures, and properties of a series of heterometallic transition-metal titanium oxo cages. Inorganic Chemistry, 49 (24), pp. 11532-11540.

Eslava, S., Papageorgiou, A.C., Beaumont, S.K., Kyriakou, G., Wright, D.S. and Lambert, R.M., 2010. Synthesis, characterization, and surface tethering of sulfide- functionalized Ti-oxo-alkoxy cages. Chemistry of Materials, 22 (18), pp. 5174-5178.

Eslava, S., Seo, J.W., Kirschhock, C.E.A., Baklanov, M.R., Maex, K. and Martens, J.A., 2010. Comment on MEL-type pure-silica zeolite nanocrystals prepared by an evaporation-assisted two-stage synthesis method as ultra-low-k materials. Advanced Functional Materials, 20 (15), pp. 2377-2379.

Eslava, S., Hengesbach, F., McPartlin, M. and Wright, D.S., 2010. Heterometallic cobalt(ii)-titanium(iv) oxo cages; Key building blocks for hybrid materials. Chemical Communications, 46 (26), pp. 4701-4703.

Eslava, S., Kirschhock, C.E.A., Aldea, S., Baklanov, M.R., Iacopi, F., Maex, K. and Martens, J.A., 2009. Characterization of spin-on zeolite films prepared from Silicalite-1 nanoparticle suspensions. Microporous and Mesoporous Materials, 118 (1-3), pp. 458-466.

Dyan, A., Duchateau, G., Eslava, S., Stehle, J.L., Damiani, D. and Piombini, H., 2009. Transmission measurements in rapid growth KDP and DKDP crystals. Journal of Modern Optics, 56 (1), pp. 45-49.

Eslava, S., Urrutia, J., Busaworv, A.N., Baklanov, M.R., Iacopi, F., Aldea, S., Maex, K., Martens, J.A. and Kirschhock, C.E.A., 2008. Zeolite-inspired low-k dielectrics overcoming limitations of zeolite films. Journal of the American Chemical Society, 130 (51), pp. 17528-17536.

Eslava, S., Baklanov, M.R., Urrutia, J., Kirschhock, C.E.A., Maex, K. and Martens, J.A., 2008. Nanoporous organosilicate films prepared in acidic conditions using tetraalkylammonium bromide porogens. Advanced Functional Materials, 18 (20), pp. 3332-3339.

Eslava, S., Baklanov, M.R., Neimark, A.V., Iacopi, F., Kirschhock, C.E.A., Maex, K. and Martens, J.A., 2008. Evidence of large voids in pure-silica-zeolite low-k dielectrics synthesized by spin-on of nanoparticle suspensions. Advanced Materials, 20 (16), pp. 3110-3116.

Eslava, S., Delahaye, S., Baklanov, M.R., Iacopi, F., Kirschhock, C.E.A., Maex, K. and Martens, J.A., 2008. Reaction of trimethylchlorosilane in spin-on Silicalite-1 zeolite film. Langmuir, 24 (9), pp. 4894-4900.

Eslava, S., Eymery, G., Marsik, P., Iacopi, F., Kirschhock, C.E.A., Maex, K., Martens, J.A. and Baklanov, M.R., 2008. Optical property changes in low- k films upon ultraviolet-assisted curing. Journal of the Electrochemical Society, 155 (5).

Eslava, S., Iacopi, F., Urbanowicz, A.M., Kirschhock, C.E.A., Maex, K., Martens, J.A. and Baklanov, M.R., 2008. Ultraviolet-assisted curing of organosilicate glass low-k dielectric by excimer lamps. Journal of the Electrochemical Society, 155 (11).

Eslava, S., Baklanov, M.R., Kirschhock, C.E.A., Iacopi, F., Aldea, S., Maex, K. and Martens, J.A., 2007. Characterization of a molecular sieve coating using ellipsometric porosimetry. Langmuir, 23 (26), pp. 12811-12816.

Eslava, S., Iacopi, F., Baklanov, M.R., Kirschhock, C.E.A., Maex, K. and Martens, J.A., 2007. Ultraviolet-assisted curing of polycrystalline pure-silica zeolites:Hydrophobization, functionalization, and cross-linking of grains. Journal of the American Chemical Society, 129 (30), pp. 9288-9289.

Shamiryan, D., Paraschiv, V., Eslava, S., Demand, M., Baklanov, M., Beckx, S. and Boullart, W., 2007. Profile control of novel non-Si gates using B Cl3 N2 plasma. Journal of Vacuum Science & Technology B, 25 (3), pp. 739-744.

Armini, S., Whelan, C.M., Smet, M., Eslava, S. and Maex, K., 2006. Size shrinkage of methacrylate-based terpolymer latexes synthesized by free radical polymerization:Kinetics and influence of main reaction parameters. European Polymer Journal, 38 (8), pp. 786-798.

Eslava, S., Baklanov, M.R., Iacopi, F., Brongersma, S.H., Kirschhock, C.E.A. and Maex, K., 2006. Zeolite low-k film properties dependence on nanocrystal size. Materials Research Society Symposium Proceedings, 914, pp. 421-426.

Conference or Workshop Items

Zhang, J., Salles, I., Pering, S., Cameron, P., Mattia, D. and Eslava Fernandez, S., 2017. Citric acid as an effective anodisationelectrolyte for the fabrication of WO3 photoanodes. In: Joint Solar Fuels Network and Supersolar Symposium, 2017-04-26 - 2017-04-26, Imperial College London.

Regue Grino, M., Johnson, A. and Eslava Fernandez, S., 2017. Nanostructured TiO2-MoO3 heterojunctions for solar fuels- 3rd presentation. In: Joint Solar Fuels Network and Supersolar Symposium, 2017-04-26 - 2017-04-26, Imperial College London.

Freeman, E., Eslava Fernandez, S., Fermín, D. J. and Celorrio, V., 2017. The synthesis of high surface area photocatalysts using graphene oxide as a sacrificial support (Version 3). In: Joint Solar Fuels Network and Supersolar Symposium, 2017-04-26 - 2017-04-26, Imperial College London.

Regue Grino, M., Eslava Fernandez, S. and Johnson, A., 2017. Nanostructured TiO2-MoO3 heterojunctions for solar fuels:second presentation. In: Emerging Areas of Photochemistry: From fundamentals to applications, 2017-03-16 - 2017-03-17, University of Newcastle, Department of Chemistry.

Freeman, E., Eslava Fernandez, S., Fermín, D. J. and Celorrio, V., 2017. The synthesis of high surface area photocatalysts using graphene oxide as a sacrificial support (Version 2). In: Emerging Areas of Photochemistry: From Fundamentals to Applications, 2017-03-16 - 2017-05-17, University of York.

Freeman, E., Eslava Fernandez, S., Fermín, D. J. and Celorrio, V., 2017. The synthesis of high surface area photocatalysts using graphene oxide as a sacrificial support. In: 5th UK Solar Fuels Symposium, 2017-01-26 - 2017-01-27, University of Newcastle.

Regue Grino, M., Eslava Fernandez, S. and Johnson, A., 2017. Nanostructured TiO2-MoO3 heterojunctions for solar fuels. In: 5th UK Solar Fuels Symposium, 2017-01-26 - 2017-01-27, University of Newcastle.

Rood, S., Eslava Fernandez, S. and Torrente-Murciano, L., 2017. PGM-Free Automotive Catalysts for CO Oxidation.

Poli, I., Cameron, P. and Eslava Fernandez, S., 2017. Exploiting perovskites for the generation of solar fuels. In: MCCA General Assembly and Annual Conference 2017, 2017-03-24 - 2017-03-25, University of Salamanca.

Other

Eslava, S., 2016. Inside Front Cover, J. Mater. Chem. A, 2016,4, 7076-7076.Vol. 4(19). Royal Society of Chemistry.

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