Dr. Pablo Jiménez-Calvo

Colloid Chemistry
New Carbonization Concepts
+49 331 567-9517
+49 331 567-9502

Main Focus

- Solar energy utilization - Photo(electro)catalysis - Energy Materials - Physical-Chemical Processes - Surface chemistry - Heterojunctions - Schottky juntions - Metal nanoparticles



  1. A. Hoffmann, P. Jiménez-Calvo, J. Bansmann, V. Strauss*, A. J. C. Kuehne* (2022) “On-Chip Direct Laser Writing of PAN-Based Carbon Supercapacitor Electrodes” Macro Molecular Rapid Comms. DOI: 10.1002/marc.202100731.
  2. P. Jiménez-Calvo, L. Michel, V. Keller, V. Caps* (2021) “Titania-Carbon Nitride Interfaces in Gold-Catalyzed CO Oxidation” ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, DOI: 10.1021/acsami.1c16159
  3. P. Jiménez-Calvo*, V. Caps, V. Keller (2021) “Plasmonic Au-based junctions onto TiO2, gC3N4, and TiO2-gC3N4 systems for photocatalytic H2 production: Fundamentals and challenges” Renew. & Sust. Energy Reviews. DOI: 10.1016/j.rser.2021.111095
  4. H. El-Marouazi, P. Jiménez-Calvo, E. Breniaux, C. Colbeau-Justin, I. Janowska *, V. Keller* (2021) “Few Layer Graphene/TiO2 composites for enhanced solar-driven H2 production from MeOH” ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering, DOI: 10.1021/acssuschemeng.0c06808
  5. P. Jiménez-Calvo*, V. Caps, M.N. Ghazzal, C. Colbeau, V. Keller* (2020) “Au/TiO2-gC3N4 composites with low gC3N4 content enhance TiO2 sensitization for remarkable H2 production from water under visible-light irradiation” Nano Energy, DOI: j.nanoen.2020.104888
  6. J. Li, P. Jiménez-Calvo, E. Paineau*, M.N. Ghazzal* (2020) “Metal Chalcogenides Based Heterojunctions and Novel Nanostructures for Photocatalytic H2 Evolution” Catalysts, DOI: 10.3390/catal10010089
  7. P. Jiménez-Calvo*, C. Marchal, T. Cottineau, V. Caps, V. Keller (2019) “Influence of gas atm during synthesis of gC3N4 for enhanced photocatalytic H2 production from H2O on Au/gC3N4” J. Mat. Chem. A, DOI: 10.1039/C9TA01734H


  1. Pablo Jimenéz-Calvo*, Mario J. Muñoz-Batista, Mark Isaacs, Xiaoyan Li, Miguel Ángel Muñoz-Márquez, Gilberto Teobaldi, Mathieu Kociak, Erwan Paineau* (2022) "A compact photoreactor for automated H2 photoproduction: revisiting the (Pd, Pt, Au)/TiO2 (P25) Schottky junctions". DOI: 0.26434/chemrxiv-2022-8j6wb

Curriculum Vitae

  •  Postdoctoral Research Associate at Antonietti's group of Max Planck Institute (MPIKG), Germany (2021 May - Present)

Projects: "Synthesis and characterization of photo-electric materials for HER/OER/oxidations/sensing applications"/ "Carbon for electrosensing"

  • Postdoctoral Research Associate at Solid-State Physics Laboratory (LPS), UMR-8501 of CNRS/Université Paris-Saclay, France (2019 Oct - 2020 Sept)

Projects: "Novel hybrid modified nanostructures of double wall aluminogermanate Imogolite nanotubes (INT) for photocatalytic applications" / "Design of a photochemical cell reactor for online H2 production"

  • Ph.D. thesis at Institute for Chemistry and Processes for Energy (ICPEES), UMR-7515 of CNRS/Université de Strasbourg, France (2015 Nov - 2019 June)

Project: "Synthesis, characterization, and performance of g-C3N4 based materials decorated with Au nanoparticles for (photo)&catalytic applications"

  • Research graduated internship at Brussels Innovation Center of Procter & Gamble, Belgium (2014 Sept - 2015 Aug)

Project: "Layer-by-Layer (LbL) coating for Perfumed Microcapsules"

  • Master's diploma/dissertation at Laboratory for Process Engineering, Environment, Biotechnology and Energy of the Faculty of Engineering, University of Porto, Portugal (2012 Sept - 2014 July)

Project: "Feasibility of using a TiO2 containing paint coat to inactivate microorganisms in an aqueous system"

  • Bachelor's degree at Nanotechnology Laboratory (LANOTEC) of Universidad Nacional (UNA), Costa Rica (2010 Feb - 2010 June)

Project: "Obtaining bioethanol from microalgae biomass"

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