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Prof. Daniel Escudero

  • Short biography

Prof. Escudero is currently Assistant BOFZAP Professor in the Department of Chemistry, at the KU Leuven. His current research interests lay at the interface between computational/theoretical chemistry and photochemistry and present a specific focus on the applications in molecular optoelectronics. Born in 1984 in Palma de Mallorca, he graduated in Chemistry at the Universitat de les Illes Balears, Spain, and obtained his PhD with honors in Chemistry at the Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena, Germany, in 2011. Following his PhD, he spent three years (2011-2014) at the Max-Planck Institut für Kohlenforschung, Germany and four years (2014-2018) at the Université de Nantes as a postdoctoral researcher. He was appointed tenure-track Assistant Professor at the KU Leuven (Belgium) in 2018. Among his recognitions, he was awarded the Green Photonics STIFT prize for his PhD work by the Fraunhofer Innovationscluster and he was the holder of a Marie Sklodowska-Curie action (CompOLEDs, H2020-MSCA-IF-2015 call). He is author of more than 80 publications, he has delivered over 20 invited lectures all over the world and serves as a reviewer for numerous international journals. He serves in the editorial board of Dyes and Pigments and Molecules.



  • Prizes and awards:

2018 Attracting talent program (Modality 1) of the Autonomous Community of Madrid (not accepted)

2016 Marie Sklodowska-Curie action holder (H2020-MSCA-IF-2015). Project: CompOLEDs "Computational studies on materials for OLEDs"

2012 Finalist of the European Photochemistry Association (EPA) PhD award

2012 Green Photonics STIFT Sonderpreis Thüringen PhD award 

2008-2011 Carl-Zeiss Stiftung PhD fellowship

2007-2008 Graduate scholarship to extend studies abroad (Sa Nostra Foundation)

2007 Award to the best graduate student in Chemistry (UIB, Spain)



Daniel Escudero
Department of Chemistry
Celestijnenlaan 200f - box 2404
3001 Leuven