María Escudero-Escribano

Associate Professor & Group Leader

University of Copenhagen

Center for High Entropy Alloy Catalysis and Nanoscience Center, Department of Chemistry 

Universitetsparken, 5

2100 Copenhagen (Denmark) 

maria.escudero (at)

Brief Biography

Marίa Escudero Escribano is an Associate Professor of Chemistry at the University of Copenhagen (UCPH). She joined UCPH in March 2017 as a tenure-track Assistant Professor and got promoted to Associate Professor with tenure in January 2021. 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 (2018-2023) from the Villum Foundation to fund the research in her group on atomic-scale tailored electrochemical interfaces for clean energy and synthesis. She is a co-PI of the Center for High Entropy Alloy Catalysis (CHEAC).


María’s work has resulted in 56 scientific publications in peer-reviewed journals including Science, Nature Chemistry, Nature Materials, Journal of the American Chemical Society, ACS Energy Letters, Energy & Environmental ScienceACS Catalysis, Journal of Materials Chemistry A, 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 and ChemElectroChem (Chemistry Europe, Wiley) since 2021. María has received numerous awards in recognition of her groundbreaking research, including the European Young Chemist Award 2016 (Gold Medal) from EuChemS, the Princess of Girona Foundation Scientific Research Award 2018, the Electrochemical Society (ECS) 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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Dialogue - Nobel Laureate Frances H. Arnold and María Escudero Escribano, during the Princess of Girona Foundation Award Ceremony 2021 in Barcelona.