Víctor J. Climent Payá is Associated Professor (Profesor Titular) of the University of Alicante in the Physical Chemistry department since 2007. He obtained his degree in chemical sciences in 1995 by the University of Alicante (national award for the top first in Chemistry in Spain) and a PhD in chemistry from the same University in 2000. He is the co-author of more than 90 publications in international journals (J.Am.Chem. Soc., Proc.Nat.Acad.Sci.USA, Langmuir, Electrochem. Comm., J.Phys.Chem., Biosens. Bioelectron., etc.), and several book chapters (Modern Aspects of Electrochemistry, Electroanalytical Chemisty: A series of advances). He has done pre-doctoral stays at Cornell University (USA) and at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (USA). In 2001, he received a Marie Curie fellowship for a postdoctoral stay (2 years) at the University of Oxford, working with Professor Richard Compton. After returning to the University of Alicante in 2003 with a Marie Curie return fellowship, he received a “Ramon y Cajal” contract at the same University in 2004. He has done postdoctoral stays at the University of Guelph, Canada (3 months), Technical University of Denmark (5 months) and the École Normale Supérieure in Paris (2 months).
His research is focused on the topic of Surface Electrochemistry and Electrocatalysis, where it is possible to distinguish the following aspects:
Adsorption of organic molecules, electrocatalysis and electrochemical reactivity.
V. Climent, A. Rodes, J. M. Orts, J. M. Feliu, J. M. Pérez, and A. Aldaz, "On the electrochemical and in situ Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy characterization of urea adlayers en Pt (100) electrodes", Langmuir, 13 (1997) 2380-2389.
V. Climent, A. Rodes, J.M. Orts, A. Aldaz, J.M. Feliu, "Urea adsorption on Pt (111) electrodes", J. Electroanal. Chem., 461 (1999) 65-75.
V. Grozovski, V. Climent, E. Herrero, J.M. Feliu, "Intrinsic Activity and Poisoning Rate for HCOOH Oxidation at Pt (100) Vicinal Surfaces and Containing Monoatomic Steps (111)", ChemPhysChem, 10 (2009) 1922-1926.
J. Souza-García, E.A. Ticianelli, Climent V., J.M. Feliu, "Mechanistic changes observed in heavy water for nitrate reduction reaction on palladium-modified Pt (hkl) electrodes", Chem. Sci., (2012).
Effect of surface structure and composition on the electrochemical double layer. Determination of the potential for charge zero by charge displacement with CO.
R. Gomez, Climent V., J. M. Feliu, and M. J. Weaver, "Dependence of the potential of zero charge of stepped platinum (111) electrodes on the oriented step-edge density: electrochemical implications and comparison with work function behavior", J. Phys. Chem. B, 104 (2000) 597-605.
B. Álvarez, Climent V., J. M. Feliu, y A. Aldaz, "Determination of different local potentials of zero charge of to Pd-Au (111) heterogeneous surface ', Electrochem. Comm., 2 (2000) 427-430.
V. Climent, E. Herrero, and J. M. Feliu, "Positive shift of the potential of zero total charge of stepped Pt (111) electrodes decorated by irreversibly adsorbed bismuth ', Electrochem. Comm., 3 (2001) 590-594.
N. García-Araez, Climent V., P. Rodríguez, J.M. Feliu, "Thermodynamic analysis of (bi) sulphate adsorption on PT (111) electrode as a function of pH ', Electrochim. ACTA, 53 (2008) 6793-6806.
Laser induced temperature jump method. Application to thermodynamic and kinetic studies with single crystal electrodes.
V. Climent, B. A. Coles, and R. G. Compton, "Laser-induced potential transients on au (111) single-crystal electrode." Determination of the potential of maximum entropy of double layer formation", J. Phys. Chem. B, 106 (2002) 5258-5265.
V. Climent, B. A. Coles, and R. G. Compton, "Coulostatic Potential Transients Induced by Laser Heating of PT (111) Single-Crystal Electrode in Aqueous Acid Solutions." "Rate of Hydrogen Asorption and Potential of Maximum Entropy ', J. Phys. Chem. B, 106 (2002) 5988-5996.
N. García-Araez, Climent V., J.M. Feliu, "Evidence of water reorientation on model surfaces from nanosecond-laser-pulsed electrocatalytic experiments", J. Am. Chem. Soc., 130 (2008) 3824-3833.
N. García-Araez, Climent V., J. Feliu, "Potential-Dependent Water Orientation on Pt (111), Pt (100), and Pt (110), As Inferred from Laser-Pulsed Experiments." "Electrostatic and Chemical Effects", J. Phys. Chem. C, 113 (2009) 9290-9304.
Bioelectrocatalysis. Immobilization of enzymes on well-defined surfaces. Microbial fuel cells.
L. dos Santos, Climent V., C.F. Blanford, E.R. González, F.A. Armstrong, "Mechanistic studies of the 'blue' Cu enzyme, bilirubin oxidase, as a highly efficient electrocatalyst for oxygen reduction reaction the", Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 12 (2010) 13962-13974.
V. Climent, J. Zhang, E.P. Friis, L.H. Ostergaard, J. Ulstrup, "Voltammetry and single-molecule in situ scanning tunneling microscopy of laccases and bilirubin oxidase in electrocatalytic dioxygen reduction on Au (111) single-crystal electrodes", J. Phys. Chem. C, 116 (2012) 1232-1243.
S.V. Hexter, F. Grey, T. Happe, Climent V., F.A. Armstrong, "Electrocatalytic mechanism of reversible hydrogen cycling by enzymes and distinctions between the major classes of hydrogenases (vol 109, 11516, 2012 pg)", Proc. Natl. ACAD. Sci. U S. A., 109 (2012) 18232-18233.
Y. Liu, F. Harnisch, K. Fricke, U. Schröder, Climent V., J.M. Feliu, "The study of electrochemically active microbial biofilms on different carbon-based anode materials in microbial fuel cells", Biosens. Bioelectron., 25 (2010) 2167-2171."
University Institute of Electrochemistry
Instituto Universitario de Electroquímica Universidad de Alicante Carretera de San Vicente del Raspeig s/n 03690 San Vicente del Raspeig Alicante (España)