María Escudero-Escribano

Assistant Professor & Group Leader

University of Copenhagen

Center for High Entropy Alloy Catalysis

Department of Chemistry 

Universitetsparken, 5

2100 Copenhagen (Denmark) 

maria.escudero (at)

Brief Biography

Marίa Escudero Escribano is an Assistant Professor of Chemistry at the University of Copenhagen since March 2017. She graduated in Chemical Engineering from the University of Extremadura and obtained her Ph.D. in Chemistry from the Autonomous University of Madrid (2011). She then started her postdoctoral research at the Technical University of Denmark (2012-2015) and was a 'DFF: Sapere Aude Research Talent' postdoctoral fellow at Stanford University (2015-2017). In 2018, María received a ‘Villum Young Investigator’ Grant from the Villum Foundation to fund the research in her group on atomic-scale tailored electrochemical interfaces for clean energy and synthesis.


María’s work has resulted in 48 publications in peer-reviewed journals including Science, Nature Chemistry, Nature Materials, Journal of the American Chemical Society, and Angewandte Chemie. Moreover, she is a co-inventor of three patents on catalyst materials for electrochemical energy conversion. She is Chair of the Danish Electrochemical Society since 2018 and Editorial Board Member of Communications Chemistry (Nature Research journal) since 2020. María has received numerous awards in recognition of her early-career achievements, including the European Young Chemist Award 2016 (Gold Medal), the Princess of Girona Foundation Scientific Research Award 2018, the Electrochemical Society Energy Technology Division Supramaniam Srinivasan Young Investigator Award 2018, the Spanish Royal Society of Chemistry Young Researchers Award 2019, and the Clara Immerwahr Award 2019.

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