Dr. Yudania Sánchez González

Yudania got a bachelor degree in Chemistry from the University of Havana. She obtained her master degree in Inorganic Chemistry at the same university. In 2016 she received her PhD degree at the University of Barcelona. She is currently a researcher at the Solar Energy Materials and Systems (SEMS) group in IREC.


From 2000 to 2003, she performed a training as a research associate in the Laboratory of Solar Cells of the University of Havana, acquiring experience in experimental techniques for the growth and characterization of thin polycrystalline semiconductor films for solar cell applications. Between 2003 and 2012, she worked as assistant Specialist of Science and Environmental Technology in the Solar Cell Laboratory at the Institute of Science and Technology of Materials (IMRE), University of Havana, studying the physico-chemical properties of CuInGaSe 2 (CIGS) thin films for applications in solar cells. In 2012, she joined the SEMS group at IREC with an INDUCIS postdoc fellowship funded by the Marie Curie IAPP programme from FP7, and in 2014, she was awarded a PTA-Support Technician (Impulse of International Participation) grant. Currently, she is a researcher at the SEMS group in charge of the coordination of the Chemical Workshop at the Solar Energy Materials and Systems laboratory at IREC.


Yudania has more than 200 contributions in national and international conferences and different technology transfer programs. She has co-authored 65 publications in peer-reviewed international journals, with 1113 citations and h-index of 17 (Scopus October 2020). She has been involved in more than 15 European and Spanish Projects (Scalenano, Inducis, Pvicokest, Sunbeam, Wincost, Starcell, etc.). She is currently supervising 2 PhD thesis.