Selection of recent awards received by María Escudero Escribano


Clara Immerwahr Award 2019 (International level)

Awarded by the German Cluster of Excellence "Unifying Systems in Catalysis" (UniSysCat), for her “outstanding contributions in the field of electrocatalysis and electrochemical surface science”. This international award is granted annually since 2011 to a female researcher under the age of 40 who have made outstanding contributions to the field of catalysis. More information about the award. 

Research highlight in Angewandte Chemie: Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2019, 58, 2940


Young Researchers Award from the Spanish Royal Society of Chemistry 2019 (National level)

Awarded by the Spanish Royal Society of Chemistry (Real Sociedad Española de Química, RSEQ) to outstanding chemists under 40. 

Research highlight in Angewandte Chemie: …


Princess of Girona Foundation Scientific Research Award 2018 (National level) 

This is the highest recognition for researchers under 35 in Spain. The jury highlighted the “scientific, technological and social impact” of María’s work, “which will contribute towards slowing climate change".  More information about the award 

ECS Energy Technology Division Supramaniam Srinivasan Young Investigator Award 2018 (International level) 

Awarded yearly to an "outstanding young researcher" (under 35) in the field of electrochemical energy technology by the Electrochemical Society (ECS). It was awarded to María for her "research on model electrodes which aims to overcome the bottlenecks that impede the large-scale uptake of electrochemical energy conversion technologies". María is the only woman that has received this award thus far, and the second researcher from a European institution.

Hyundai Young Talent of the year 2018 (National level) 

Awarded “Young Talent of the year 2018” by “Fuera de Serie” at a national level in Spain. 


RSC Griess Lectureship Award 2017 (International level) 

María was Griess Lectureship Awardee from the Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC). As the Griess Lecturer 2017, she was invited by the RSC to give lectures at the Universities of Nottingham, Leicester, Loughborough and Derby during the Chemistry week 2017 in the UK.


SusChem Young Chemistry Researcher Award 2017 (National level)

María received the Suschem Young Chemistry Researcher Award 2017 in the Postdoc category, awarded by the Spanish Technology Platform for Sustainable Chemistry (SusChem) and the Spanish Royal Society of Chemistry (RSEQ), as the author of the best publication of 2016 in the field of Chemistry (Science, 2016).


CIDETEC Young Researcher in Electrochemistry Award 2016 (National level) 

Awarded by the Electrochemistry Group of the Spanish Royal Society of Chemistry. 


European Young Chemist Award 2016 (Gold Medal) (International level)

Awarded by EuChemS to researchers under 35 “whose research in chemistry displays high level of excellence and distinction”. T “The winners were selected on the basis of their excellence in chemistry, originality and independent contribution thoroughness and depth of understanding of the research area, and future perspectives of their research.” 

Research highlight in Angewandte Chemie: Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2016, 55, 14903.