Group members

Henk J. Bolink

Group Leader

Henk J. Bolink is a Professor at the University of Valencia and PI of the ERC Advanced Grant project HELD. Henk obtained his Ph.D. in Materials Science at the University of Groningen in 1997. After that he worked at DSM as a materials scientist and project manager. In 2001 he joined Philips, to lead the materials development activity of Philips’s PolyLED project. Since 2003 he is at the Instituto de Ciencia Molecular (ICMol) of the University of Valencia. He is the head of the Molecular Opto-Electronic Devices group supervising approximately 10 Ph.D. students and several post-docs. His current research interests encompass: inorganic/organic hybrid materials such as transition metal complexes and perovskites and their integration in LEDs and solar cells.
Email: henk.bolink(at)
Tel: +34 9635 44416

Michele Sessolo

Ramón y Cajal Fellow

Michele earned a B.Sc. and M.Sc. in Chemistry from the University of Padova (Italy). He later moved to the University of Valencia where he earned a M.Sc. and Ph.D. in Materials Science working on organic light-emitting diodes. He has been Marie Curie post-doctoral fellow in the Bioelectronics Dept. at the Ecole des Mines de Saint-Etienne (France), working on the application of conducting polymer to electrophysiology. Michele is now Ramon y Cajal fellow at ICMol, where he develops innovative perovskite optoelectronic devices.
Email: michele.sessolo(at)
Tel: +34 9635 44434

Francisco Palazon

Juan de la Cierva Fellow

Francisco Palazón received his PhD from Ecole Centrale de Lyon (France) in 2014 under the supervision of Jean-Pierre Cloarec and Yann Chevolot, with a thesis on chemical surface functionalization. From 2015 to 2017 he worked as a post-doctoral researcher in the Nanochemistry Department of Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia led by Liberato Manna in Genoa (Italy), where he worked on halide perovskite nanocrystals and surface chemical analysis. Since 2018 he develops his research in the Molecular OptoElectronic Devices group at Universidad de Valencia (Spain), first with a Marie Curie fellowship (2018-2020) and now with a Juan de la Cierva Fellowship (2020-present).
Email: francisco.palazon(at)
Tel: +34 9635 44156

Jorge Ferrando


Graduated in ETT Electronic Systems by The University of Valencia, Spain. He develops, since 2008, mainly tasks of programming and instrumentation control, as well as characterization of optoelectronic molecular devices and start-up thin film deposition systems.
Email: jorge.ferrando(at)
Tel: +34 9635 44419

María Monrabal


Maria completed her B.Sc. in Chemistry from the University of Valencia, Spain. She continued her studies with a PhD in Chemistry in the group of Prof. E. Coronado at the University of Valencia. Later on, she started to work in the group of Dr. Bolink as a Research technician and as support for the management of research projects.
Email: maria.monrabal(at)
Tel: +34 9635 44105

Lidón Gil-Escrig

Post-doctoral researcher

Lidón received her PhD in 2017 from University of Valencia under the supervision of Dr Bolink and Dr Sessolo. Her work focused mainly on vacuum multi-layer perovskites-based opto-electronic devices. She was a post-doctoral researcher at the Helmholtz centre of Berlin with Dr Albrecht. Her research was based on vacuum-processed perovskite solar cells. Lidón is now post-doctoral researcher at Henk Bolink’s group.
Email: lidon.gil(at)
Tel: +34 9635 44131

Beom-Soo Kim

Post-doctoral researcher

Beom-Soo Kim received his PhD degree from Seoul National University (South Korea) in the department of Materials Science & Engineering at August, 2019. His work focuses mainly on controlling the vacuum process for the perovskite-based opto-electronic devices. He has joined to Henk Bolink’s group as a post-doctoral researcher since October 2019.

Kassio P. S. Zanoni

Post-doctoral researcher

Kassio was a doctorate student in IQ-USP, Brazil, from 2010 to 2016, with an one-year abroad-internship in the University of North Carolina, USA, and received his PhD in Chemistry in April 2016. He was a postdoctoral researcher in Instituto de Física de Sao Carlos-USP from 2016 to 2019. Currently, he is a postdoctoral researcher at the Universidad de Valéncia, Spain. His main interests lie on fabrication and characterization of new materials for optoelectronics, such as perovskite solar cells, and has collaborations on molecular engineering and photobehavior of coordination compounds, in special Ir(III) complexes.
Email: kassio.zanoni(at)
Tel: +34 9635 44428

Laura Martínez Sarti

Post-doctoral researcher

Laura obtained her B.Sc. in Chemistry from the University of Valencia, Spain, and then specialized in Molecular Electronics at the M.Sc. in Molecular Nanoscience and Nanotechnology. She is also interested in the teaching world, with a M.Sc. in High School Teaching. Laura is a PhD Candidate under the supervision of Henk J. Bolink and Michele Sessolo, currently working on halide perovskite colloidal nanoparticles and light-emittting devices.
Email: laura.martinez-sarti(at)
Tel: +34 9635 44131

Maria Grazia I. La Placa

PhD Candidate

Maria Grazia completed her BASc in Chemistry at the University of Palermo and her MASc in Photochemistry and Molecular Materials at the University of Bologna in Italy. For her master thesis project, she worked at National Research Council (CNR) of Bologna, studying the optical properties of active materials for electroluminescent devices (LECs). After graduation, she had been working at Italian Institute of Technology (IIT) on a project focused on electron diffraction tomography. She is currently a PhD candidate interested in 2D and 3D halide perovskite solar cells and light-emitting diodes fabricated by thermal vacuum deposition and solution processing, as well as in the photophysical and morphological characterization of perovskites thin films.
Email: mg.laplaca(at)
Tel: +34 9635 44428

Daniel Pérez del Rey

PhD Candidate

Daniel completed his undergraduate studies in chemistry at the University of Valencia, Spain. He finished his master’s degree in Nanoscience and Nanotechnology and now is doing his PhD. degree under the supervision of Henk Bolink, focused on vacuum deposited perovskite solar cells.
Email: daniel.perez-rey(at)
Tel: +34 9635 44428

Ana María Igual Muñoz

PhD Candidate

Ana M. Igual is a Ph.D. student in the University of Valencia under the supervision of Dr. Henk Bolink. Her research is focused on the development of solar cells with tin-lead perovskites as the absorbers. She had her Master’s Degree in Molecular Nanoscience and Nanotechnology in the University of Valencia, in 2017. She focused her studies in the synthesis of hybrid thermoelectric materials through electrochemical methods.
Email: ana.i.munoz(at)
Tel: +34 9635 44131

Isidora Susic

PhD Candidate

Isidora graduated as B.Sc. in Physical chemistry from University of Belgrade and received her Master’s degree in Nanoscience and Nanotechnology at University of Valencia. She is currently a Ph.D. student in MOED group and focuses on the gas post-treatment of perovskite solar cells.
Email: isidora.susic(at)
Tel: +34 9635 44428

Chris Dreessen

PhD Candidate

Chris obtained his B.Sc. in Physics at Heidelberg University, Germany, in 2015 and specialized in Quantum Mechanics in his M.Sc. at the University of Copenhagen, Denmark (2017). He is now working as a Ph.D. student at MOED where he focuses on the opto-electronic characterization of perovskite solar cells.
Email: chris.dreessen(at)
Tel: +34 9635 44428


Paz Sebastiá Luna

PhD Candidate

Paz graduated from the University of Valencia in Chemistry and she completed there a Master in Nanoscience and Nanotechnology. During her master’s degree, she explored the use of alternative lead-free compounds for optoelectronic applications. She is currently a Ph. D candidate interested in perovskite-based devices and finding novel materials for light emission and solar cells.
Email: paz.sebastia(at)
Tel: +34 9635 44428

Sang-Hyun Chin

PhD Candidate

Sang-Hyun completed his B.Sc. (2017) and M. Sc. (2019) in Physics from Chonbuk National University, South Korea. He is currently a Ph.D. candidate whose research is mainly focused on the applications of metal halide perovskite materials.
Email: sang.chin(at)
Tel: +34 9635 44428

Bas Huisman

PhD Candidate

Bas completed his B.Sc. Applied Physics at the University of Twente, Netherlands. There he continued his study and received his M.Sc. title in Applied Physics with the specialization in materials science.  Currently he is a PhD student whose work is mainly focused on metal halide perovskites for solar cell applications.
Email: bas.huisman(at)
Tel: +34 9635 44428

Lorenzo Pietro Mardegan

PhD Candidate

Lorenzo completed his B. Sc. in Chemistry from the University of Ferrara, Italy. He continued his studies with a M. Sc. in Photochemistry and Molecular Materials at the University of Bologna, Italy. He is currently a Ph. D. candidate whose research is mainly focused on hetero-structures for efficient light emitting devices.
Email: lorenzo.mardegan(at)
Tel: +34 9635 44428

Abhyuday Paliwal

Master Student

Abhyuday obtained a B. Tech degree in Mining Engineering (2017) from Indian Institute of Technology, Banras Hindu University, India. He joined Ming Chi University of Technology, Taiwan to pursue a MS degere in Materials Engineering (2017-2019). His master research was on the fabrication and characterization of efficient, vacuum Processed, ITO-free organic photovoltaics. Currently he is doing a master’s on Molecular Nanoscience and Nanotechnology at the University of Valencia and his research involves vacuum deposition of perovskite solar cells on metal thin film electrodes.
Email: abhyuday.paliwal(at)
Tel: +34 9635 44428