Verónica Celorrio

Past Boards of Directors

Scientific background: Veronica graduated as a Chemical Engineer from Universidad de Zaragoza (Spain) in 2007. After a year in industry, working for the consultancy department of Foundation for the Development of New Hydrogen Technologies in Aragón, she changed her approach to the new energy technologies. In 2008, she joined CSIC (Spanish National Research Council) to elaborate her PhD thesis entitled “Electrocatalysts for Direct Alcohol Fuel Cells”. In June 2012, she joined the Electrochemistry Group of Bristol University as a Research Collaborator, carrying on studies carbon supported nanoparticles for their application in fuel cells. In January 2013, she was awarded with a Newton International Fellowship funded by The Royal Society in the same group to start her personal project entitled High Performing Oxygen Evolution Electrocatalysts based on Nanostructured Perovskites.

Opinion about SRUK: I first heard about SRUK through social networks, a Spanish scientist sent me the link just in case the information was interesting for me. When I received an email about establishing the South-West constituency I didn’t even think about it, let’s do it! I believe SRUK is a great initiative to support Spanish researchers in the UK, either personal or in terms of work. From the beginning I was involved in the area working group within my possibilities, and later the opportunity of becoming director arrived. I hope during this year the South-West constituency continues its development and we get to do big things!