Dr Juan Manuel Bermúdez-García

Subject: Material Sciences

Department/institution: Department of Materials Science and Metallurgy

Contact details: jmb273@cam.ac.uk


Research Interests:

Juan Manuel Bermúdez-García is a PhD in Environmental and Fundamental Chemistry by the University of A Coruña (Spain). His research is focused on the design and study of multifunctional hybrid organic-inorganic materials that can provide innovative solutions to the current environmental challenges.

In November 2017, Juan was awarded a postdoctoral fellowship for a joint position at the Department of Materials Science & Metallurgy of the University of Cambridge and at the Department of Chemistry of the University of A Coruña, under the supervision of Xavier Moya (Cambridge) and María A. Señarís-Rodríguez (A Coruña). During this fellowship, Juan is working on the development of hybrid materials for eco-friendly solid-state refrigerants as a promising alternative to the pollutant and hazardous gas refrigerants that we are using nowadays.

Dr Juan M. Bermúdez-García is also very active in outreach and science communication activities. He has given invited talks in prestigious platforms, such as TEDxCambridgeUniversity, TEDxGalicia, Pint of Science and Naukas Pro, among others. Moreover, he runs a science communication channel, featured on Chemical and Engineering News magazine (C&EN), @thermogramer, which is available on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter. 


Select publications and awards

Publications:

J. M. Bermúdez-García, M. Sánchez-Andújar, S. Castro-García, J. López-Beceiro, R. Artiaga, M. A. Señarís-Rodríguez, Giant barocaloric effect in the ferroic organic-inorganic hybrid [TPrA][Mn(dca)3] perovskite under easily accessible pressures. Nat. Commun., 2017, 8, 15715.

J. M. Bermúdez-García, M. Sánchez-Andújar, M. A. Señarís-Rodríguez, A new playground for organic-inorganic hybrids: barocaloric materials for pressure-induced solid-state cooling. J. Phys. Chem. Lett. 2017, 8, 4419.

J. M. Bermúdez-García, S. Yáñez-Vilar, A. García-Fernández, M. Sánchez-Andújar, S. Castro-García, J. López-Beceiro, R. Artiaga, M. Dilshad, X. Moya, M. A. Señarís-Rodríguez, Giant barocaloric tunability in [(CH3CH2CH2)4N]Cd[N(CN)2]3 hybrid perovskite. J. Mater. Chem. C, 2018, 6, 9867.

J. M. Bermúdez-García, M. Sánchez-Andújar, S. Yáñez-Vilar, S. Castro-García, R. Artiaga, J. López-Beceiro, L. Botana, A. Alegría, M. A. Señarís-Rodríguez, Role of temperature and pressure on the multisensitive multiferroic dicyanamide framework [TPrA][Mn(dca)3] with perovskite-like structure. Inorg. Chem. 2015, 54, 11680.

J. M. Bermúdez-García, M. Sánchez-Andújar, S. Yáñez-Vilar, S. Castro-García, R. Artiaga, J. López-Beceiro, L. Botana, A. Alegría, M. A. Señarís-Rodríguez, Multiple phase and dielectric transitions on a novel multi-sensitive [TPrA][M(dca)3](M: Fe2+, Co2+ and Ni2+) hybrid inorganic-organic perovskite family. J. Mater. Chem. C, 2016, 4, 4889.

Awards:

2018. “Best doctoral thesis” extraordinary award from the University of A Coruña.

2017. “Ernesto Vieitez” research award from the Galician Royal Academy of Sciences (6000 €). 

2017. “Best scientific article published by a young researcher” award from the specialised group of solid-state chemistry of the Spanish Royal Society of Chemistry. 

2016. “Best Spanish doctoral thesis” award from the specialised group of calorimetry and thermal analysis of the Spanish Royal Society of Chemistry and the Spanish Royal Society of Physics (1000 €).