12 September 2018 Durán Farell Award 2018

Prof. Jordi Martorell

Jordi Martorell named 2018 recipient of award for technological research The Duran Farell Award for Technological Research was convened for the first time in 2000 by the Social Council of the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya · Barcelona Tech as a tribute to the entrepreneur from the gas sector, Pere Duran Farell who was the first president of the Social Council and president of Gas Natural. The Award, granted every two years, aims to encourage research of excellence through the recognition of the quality of a research work carried out during the last three years in the field of technology.

UPC Professor at ICFO Jordi Martorell, leader of the Organic Nanostructured Photovoltaics research group, along with members of his group Quan Liu, Johann Toudert, Paola Mantilla, Pablo Romero and Silvia Colodrero, will be honoured with this distinction for their development of Organic photovoltaic cells based on nanofotonics with record efficiency. The award will be given on September 21, within the opening ceremony of the 2018/19 academic year of the UPC.