Veronica Celorrio


Veronica is a Beamline Scientist on B18.

Tel: +44 (0) 1235 567560

Veronica's research activities are focused on the synthesis, characterization and reactivity/performance analysis of materials for catalysis and electrochemical energy conversion. More specifically, she is interested in the characterization and understanding of materials with application in catalysis, electrochemical sciences, fuel cells and solar technology. She is highly enthusiastic about the opportunities that this research field provides, especially at the interface between materials chemistry, catalysis and X-ray techniques.

Veronica received her degree in Chemical Engineering in 2007 from the University of Zaragoza (Spain). Later in 2008, she joined the “Instituto de Carboquímica (CSIC)” (public research Centre belonging to the Spanish National Research Council) to complete my PhD in Chemical Engineering in 2012. She then held postdoctoral positions at Bristol University and University College London. In 2017 she received the STFC Futures Early Career Award with her project “In situ XAS of non-Pt electrocatalysts for Oxygen Reduction Reaction”.

  • Spatially resolved operando study of a Pd nanoparticle catalyst during kinetic oscillations of CO oxidation. E.K. Dann, E.K. Gibson, R.A. Catlow, V. Celorrio, P. Collier, T. Eralp, M. Amboage, C. Hardacre, C. Stere, A. Kroner, A. Raj, S. Rogers, A. Goguet, P.P. Wells. Journal of Catalysis 373 (2019) 201-208.
  • Observation of visible light activated self-cleaning of stearic acid in thin films of tantalum oxynitride synthesized by aerosol assisted chemical vapour deposition. S.D. Cosham, V. Celorrio, A.N. Kulak, G. Hyett. Dalton Transactions 48 (2019) 10619-10627.
  • A study about the electrochemical behaviour of Pt-Ru catalysts supported on graphitized ordered mesoporous carbon towards CO and methanol oxidation. J.C. Calderón, V. Celorrio, L. Calvillo, D. Sebastián, R. Moliner, M.J. Lázaro. Surfaces 2 (2019) 1-15.
  • Electrochemical Synthesis of High Surface Area Mixed Metal Oxides and Their Photoelectrochemical Activity Towards the Oxygen Evolution Reaction. M.J. Lawrence, V. Celorrio, X. Shi, Q. Wang, A. Yanson, N.J.E. Adkins, M. Gu, J. Rodríguez-López, P. Rodriguez. ACS Applied Energy Materials 1 (2018) 5233-5244.
  • Mean Intrinsic Activity of Single Mn Sites at LaMnO3 towards the Oxygen Reduction Reaction. V. Celorrio, L. Calvillo, C. van den Bosch, G. Granozzi, A. Aguadero, A.E. Russell, D.J. Fermín. ChemElectroChem 5 (2018) 3044-3051.
  • Insights into the Co-Fe spinels durability during the oxygen evolution reaction by following in situ transformations. L. Calvillo, F. Carraro, O. Vozniuk, V. Celorrio, L. Nodari, A.E. Russell, R. Brescia, D.J. Fermin, F. Cavani, S. Agnoli, G. Granozzi. Journal of Materials Chemistry A 6 (2018) 7034-7041.                          
  • Effect of Ba oxygen reduction reaction. Effect of Ba content on the activity of La1-xBaxMnO3 towards the oxygen reduction reaction. G.P. A. Gobaille-Shaw, V. Celorrio, L. Calvillo, L.J. Morris, G. Granozzi, D.J. Fermin. ChemElectroChem 5 (2018) 1922-1927.                                                                   
  • Effects of heat treatment atmosphere on the structure and activity of Pt3Sn nanoparticle electrocatalysts: a characterisation case study. H. Huang, A.B.A. Nassr, V. Celorrio, S.F.R. Taylor, V. Kumar Puthiyapura, C. Hardacre, D.J. L. Brett, A.E. Russell. Faraday Discussions 208 (2018) 555-573.
  • Photoelectrochemical Properties of BiOCl Microplateles. J. Stephenson, V. Celorrio, S.R. Hall, D.C. Green, D.J. Fermín. Journal of Electroanalytical Chemistry 819 (2018) 171-177.                                 
  • AMnO3 (A = Sr, La, Ca, Y) perovskite oxides as oxygen reduction electrocatalysts. V. Celorrio, L. Calvillo, G. Granozzi, A.E. Russell, D.J. Fermin. Topics in Catalysis 61 (2018) 154-161.                           
  • YFeO3 Photocathodes for Hydrogen Evolution. M.I. Diez-Garcia, V. Celorrio, L. Calvillo, D. Tiwari, R. Gomez, D.J. Fermin. Electrochimica Acta 246 (2017) 365-371.                                                                
  • Tellurium doped Lanthanum Manganite catalysts for the Oxygen Reduction Reaction. V. Celorrio, L.J. Morris, M. Cattelan, N. Fox, D. J. Fermin. MRS Communications 7 (2017) 193-198.          
  • Strain Effects on the Oxidation of CO and HCOOH at Au-Pd core-shell nanoparticles. V. Celorrio, J. Flórez-Montaño, J.J.L. Humphrey, O. Guillén-Villafuerte, D. Plana, M.J. Lázaro, D.J. Fermín, E. Pastor. ACS Catalysis 7 (2017) 1673-1680.
  • Enhanced MFC power production and struvite recovery by the addition of sea salts to urine. I. Merino Jimenez, V. Celorrio, David Fermin, J. Greenman, I. Ieropoulos. Water Research 109 (2017) 46-53. 
  • Composition-Dependent Reactivity of Ba0.5Sr0.5CoxFe1-xO3-δ toward the Oxygen Reduction Reaction. V. Celorrio, D. Tiwari, D.J. Fermín. Journal of Physical Chemistry C 120 (2016) 22291-22297.                                      
  • Palladium-Nickel Materials as Cathode Electrocatalysts for Alkaline Fuel Cells. J.C. Calderón, V. Celorrio,M.J. Nieto-Monge, D.J. Fermín, J.I. Pardo, R. Moliner, M.J. Lázaro. International Journal of Hydrogen Energy 41 (2016) 22538-22546.       
  • Diamond-coated ‘black Si’ as a promising material for high-surface-area electrochemical electrodes and antibacterial surfaces. P.W. May, M. Clegg, T.A. Silva, H. Zanin, O. Fatibello-Filho, V. Celorrio, D.J. Fermin, C. Welch, G. Hazell, L. Fisher, A. Nobbs, B. Su. Journal of Materials Chemistry B 4 (2016) 5737-5746.                                            
  • Photoelectrochemical behaviour of nanoporous carbon/ WO3 electrodes. A. Gomis-Berenguer, V. Celorrio, D.J. Fermín, J. Iniesta, C.O. Ania. Carbon 108 (2016) 471-479.                                                                                      
  • Oxygen Reduction Reaction at LaxCa1-xMnO3 Nanostructures: Interplay between A-site Segregation and B-site valence. V. Celorrio, E. Dann, L. Calvillo, G. Granozzi, A. Aguadero, D. Kramer, A. Russell, D.J. Fermín. Catalysis Science & Technology 6 (2016) 7231-7238.
  • Methanol tolerant Pt2CrCo catalysts supported on ordered mesoporous carbon for the cathode of DMFC. L.M. Rivera, G. García,V. Celorrio, M.J. Lázaro, E. Pastor. International Journal of Hydrogen Energy 41 (2016) 19645-19655.                          
  • Influence of thermal treatments on the stability of Pd nanoparticles supported on graphitised ordered mesoporous carbons. V. Celorrio, D. Sebastián, L. Calvillo, A.B. García, D.J. Fermin, M.J. Lázaro. International Journal of Hydrogen Energy 41 (2016) 19570-19578.                          
  • Ion flow in a zeolitic imidazolate framework results in ionic diode phenomena. E. Madrid, M.A. Buckingham, J.M. Stone, A.T. Rogers, W.G. Gee, A.D. Burrows, P.R. Raithby, V. Celorrio, D.J. Fermin, F. Marken. Chemical Communications 52 (2016) 2792-2794.        
  • Electrochemical Reduction of Carbon Dioxide at Gold-Palladium Core-Shell Nanoparticles: Product Distribution versus Shell Thickness. J.J. L. Humphrey, D. Plana, V. Celorrio, S. Sadasivan, R.A. Tooze, P.B. Rodriguez, D.J. Fermín. ChemCatChem 8 (2016) 952-960.
  • Oxygen Reduction at Lanthanides: The Role of the B-site. V. Celorrio, E. Dann, L. Calvillo, D.J. Morgan, S.R. Hall, D.J. Fermín. ChemElectroChem 3 (2016) 283-291.           
  • Fast One-Pot Synthesis of MoS2/Crumpled Graphene p-n Nanonjunctions for Enhanced Photoelectrochemical Hydrogen Production. F. Carraro, L. Calvillo, M. Cattelan, M. Favaro, M. Righetto, S. Nappini, I. Píš, V. Celorrio, D.J. Fermín, A. Martucci, S. Agnoli, G. Granozzi. ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces 7 (2015) 25685-25692.                     
  • Carbon-based Catalysts: Synthesis and Applications. M.J. Lázaro, S. Ascaso, S. Pérez-Rodríguez, J.C. Calderón, M.E. Gálvez, M.J. Nieto, R. Moliner, A. Boyano, D. Sebastián, C. Alegre, L. Calvillo, V. Celorrio. Comptes Rendus Chimie 18 (2015) 1229-1241.
  • Surface Activation of Pt Nanoparticles Synthesised by “Hot Injection” in the Presence of Oleylamine. J.J.L. Humphrey, S. Sadasivan, D. Plana, V. Celorrio, R.P. Tooze, D.J. Fermín. Chemistry A European Journal 21 (2015) 12694-12701.                                              
  • One-Step Preparation of the BiVO4 Film Photoelectrode. L.H. Mascaro, A. Pockett, J.M. Mitchels, L.M. Peter, P.J. Cameron, V. Celorrio, D.J. Fermín, J.S. Sagu, K.G. Upul Wijayantha, G. Kociok-Köhn, F. Marken. Journal of Solid State Electrochemistry 19 (2015) 31-35.                                           
  • Photoelectrochemical properties of LaFeO3 nanoparticles. V. Celorrio, K. Bradley, O.J. Weber, S.R. Hall, D.J. Fermín. ChemElectroChem 1 (2014) 1667-1671.        
  • Density of Deep Trap States in Oriented TiO2 Nanotube Arrays. Q. Zhang, V. Celorrio, K. Bradley, F. Eisner, D. Cherns, W. Yan, D.J. Fermín. Journal of Physical Chemistry C 118 (2014) 18207-18213.
  • Fuel Cell Performance of Metal Electrocatalysts Supported on Carbon Nanocoils. V. Celorrio, J. Flórez-Montaño, R. Moliner, E. Pastor, M.J. Lázaro. International Journal of Hydrogen Energy 39 (2014) 5371-5377.                                   
  • Tuning CO2 electroreduction efficiency at Pd shells on Au nanocores. D. Plana, J. Flórez-Montaño, V. Celorrio, E. Pastor, D.J. Fermín. Chemical Communications 49 (2013) 10962-10964.          
  • Nanostructured Carbon Materials as Supports in the Preparation of PEM Fuel Cell Electrocatalysts. M.E. Gálvez, L. Calvillo, C. Alegre, D. Sebastián, I. Suelves, S. Pérez-Rodríguez, V. Celorrio, E. Pastor, R. Moliner, M.J. Lázaro. Catalysts 3 (2013) 671-682.
  • Methanol Oxidation at Diamond-Supported Pt Nanoparticles: Effect of the Diamond Surface Termination. V. Celorrio, D. Plana, J. Flórez-Montaño, M.G. Montes de Oca, A. Moore, E. Pastor, M.J. Lázaro, D.J. Fermín. Journal of Physical Chemistry C 117 (2013) 21735-21742.                           
  • Comparative study of Pt catalysts supported on different high conductive carbon materials for methanol and ethanol oxidation. L. Calvillo, V. Celorrio, R. Moliner, A. B. Garcia, I. Caméan, M.J. Lázaro. Electrochimica Acta 102 (2013) 19-27
  • Carbon nanocoils as catalysts support for methanol electrooxidation: A Differential Electrochemical Mass Spectrometry (DEMS) study. V. Celorrio, L. Calvillo, R. Moliner, E. Pastor, M.J. Lázaro. Journal of Power Sources 239 (2013) 72-80.                            
  • Charge Transport Across High Surface Area Composites Featuring Metal Nanostructures and Diamond Powders. D. Plana, J. Humphrey, K. Bradley, V. Celorrio, D.J. Fermín. ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces 3 (2013) 2985-2990.
  • Effect of carbon supports on the electrocatalytic reactivity Au-Pd core-shell nanoparticles. V. Celorrio, M.G. Montes de Oca, D. Plana, R. Moliner, M.J. Lázaro, D.J. Fermín. Journal of Physical Chemistry C 116 (2012) 6275-6282.
  • Electrochemical performance of Pd and Au-Pd core-shell nanoparticles on surface tailored carbon black as catalyst support. V. Celorrio, M.G. Montes de Oca, D. Plana, R. Moliner, D.J. Fermín, M.J. Lázaro. International Journal of Hydrogen Energy 37 (2012) 7152-7160.
  • Carbon nanocoils as unusual electrode materials for supercapacitors. V. Barranco, V. Celorrio, M.J. Lázaro, J.M. Rojo. Journal of the Electrochemical Society 159 (2012) A464-A469.                                     
  • Electrocatalytic properties of strained Pd nanoshells at Au nanostructures: CO and HCOOH oxidation. M.G. Montes de Oca, D. Plana, V. Celorrio, M.J. Lázaro, D.J. Fermín. Journal of Physical Chemistry C 116 (2012) 692-699.    
  • Carbon-supported Fe catalysts for CO2 electroreduction to high-added value products. A DEMS study: effect of the functionalization of the support.  S. Pérez-Rodríguez, G. García, L. Calvillo, V. Celorrio, E. Pastor, M.J. Lázaro. International Journal of Electrochemistry (2011), doi:10.4061/2011/249804.         
  • Insulating Diamond Particles as Substrate for Pd Electrocatalysts.  A. Moore, V. Celorrio, M. Montes de Oca, D. Plana, W. Hongthani, M.J. Lázaro, D.J. Fermín. Chemical Communications 47 (2011) 7656-7658.   
  • Influence of the support on the physicochemical properties of Pt electrocatalysts: Comparison of catalysts supported on different carbon materials. L. Calvillo, V. Celorrio, R. Moliner, M.J. Lázaro. Materials Chemistry and Physics 127 (2011) 335-341.
  • Influence of the synthesis method on the properties of Pt catalysts supported on carbon nanocoils for ethanol oxidation. M.J. Lázaro, V. Celorrio, L. Calvillo, E. Pastor, R. Moliner. Journal of Power Sources 196 (2011) 4236-4241.
  • Modification of the properties of carbon nanocoils by different treatments in liquid phase. V. Celorrio, L. Calvillo, S. Pérez-Rodríguez, M.J. Lázaro, R. Moliner. Microporous and Mesoporous Materials 142 (2011) 55-61.   
  • Study of the synthesis conditions of carbon nanocoils for energetic applications. V. Celorrio, L. Calvillo, M.V. Martínez-Huerta, R. Moliner, M.J. Lázaro. Energy&Fuels 24 (2010) 3361-3365.
  • Control of textural properties of ordered mesoporous materials. L. Calvillo, V. Celorrio, R. Moliner, P.L. Cabot, I. Esparbé, M.J. Lázaro. Microporous and Mesoporous Materials 116 (2008) 292-298.                                   


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