Javier Patarroyo, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Fellows

​Postdoctoral Fellow

Research Interests

My research focuses on the design, synthesis and characterization of inorganic nanomaterials.

Selected Publications

  • Understanding galvanic replacement reactions: the case of Pt and Ag
    F. Merkoçi, J. Patarroyo, L. Russo, J. Piella, A. Genç, J. Arbiol, N. Bastús, V. Puntes.
    Materials Today Advances, 5, 1000372, (2020).
  • Hollow PdAg-CeO2 heterodimer nanocrystals as highly structured heterogeneous catalysts
    J. Patarroyo, J. A. Delgado, F. Merkoçi, A. Genç, G. Sauthier, J. Llorca, J. Arbiol, N. Bastus, C. Godard, C. Claver, V. Puntes.
    Scientific Reports volume, 9, Article number: 18776 (2019).
  • One-pot polyol synthesis of highly monodisperse short green silver nanorods
    J. Patarroyo, A. Genç, J. Arbiol, N. Bastús, V. Puntes
    Chem. Commun., 52, 10960-10963, (2016).
  • Tuning the plasmonic response up: hollow cuboid metal nanostructures
    A. Genç, J. Patarroyo, J. Sancho-Parramon, R. Arenal, M. Duchamp, E. Gonzalez, L. Henrard, N. Bastús, R. E. Dunin-Borkowski, V. Puntes, J. Arbiol
    ACS Photonics, 3, 770–779, (2016).


  • Ph.D. Materials Science, Autonomous University of Barcelona, Spain, 2018.
  • Master’s Degree, Synthesis and Catalys, Rovira i Virigili University, Spain, 2012.
  • Master’s Degree, Advanced Fine Chemistry, University of Cordoba, Spain, 2010.
  • Bachelor's degree, Chemistry, National University of Colombia, Colombia, 2008. 

Professional Profile

  • 2021-present: Postdoctoral fellow, KAUST, Thuwal, Saudi Arabia
  • 2018-2020: Research Technician, Catalan Institute of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, Spain
  • 2012-2018: Ph.D. student, Autonomous University of Barcelona, Spain 

Scientific and Professional Membership

  • Spanish Royal Society of Chemistry (RSEQ)
  •  American Chemical Society (ACS)


  • 2021: Ph.D Extraordinary award. Autonomous University of Barcelona 

KAUST Affiliations

  • ​Kaust Catalysis Center (KCC)

  • Division of Physical Science and Engineering (PSE)

Research Interests Keywords

Noble metal nanoparticles Plasmonic nanoparticles catalysis Electron Microscopy Nanomaterials