Juan Carlos Calderon Gomez

Juan Carlos Calderon Gomez

Juan Carlos Calderón Gómez received his PhD degree in 2013, at the University of La Laguna, Spain with a thesis on catalysts for direct methanol fuel cells. He went on to be a post-doctoral researcher at Instituto de Carboquimica (CSIC), Spain. Currently, he is a post-doctoral research fellow at HySA Systems, at the University of the Western Cape, South Africa. His research is focused on the design of Pd@Pt and Co@Pt core shells supported on different carbon materials with the goal of obtaining low-Pt content cathodic catalysts able to improve the oxygen reduction reaction, thus increasing the performance of proton exchange membrane fuel cells.

Affiliations and Expertise

HySA Systems, University of the Western Cape, South Africa