Prof. Cuesta is the Leader of the Ab-Elektro Group. The Group's webpage can be visited at:
Prof. Angel Cuesta obtained his PhD in Chemistry in 1996. After finishing his PhD, he enjoyed three years (two of them with the support of a Marie Curie Training and Mobility of Researchers Fellowship) as a postdoctoral fellow in the group of the late Prof. D.M. Kolb at the University of Ulm (Germany). In July 2001 he was selected as Provisional Staff Scientist at the Institute of Physical Chemistry “Rocasolano” (CSIC) in Madrid, where he was promoted to Staff Scientist in December 2002. He was promoted to the Senior Scientist scale of CSIC in March 2010, and was appointed as Senior Lecturer at the University of Aberdeen (UK) in July 2013, where he was promoted to Reader in August 2016 and to Personal Chair in August 2018. He received the CIDETEC prize for scientific research  2006, and was awarded a Visiting Professorship at the Catalysis Research Centre of Hokkaido University (Sapporo, Japan) in 2007. Between January 2017 and December 2018 he served as Chair-Elect of Division 7 (Physical Electrochemistry) of the International Society of Electrochemistry (ISE), and as Chair since January 2019. He served as member of the Editorial Board of Electrocatalysis (Springer) between 2010 and 2014, and since January 2016 belongs to the Editorial Board of the Journal of Electroanalytical Chemistry (Elsevier).
 The CIDETEC prize for scientific research is awarded yearly by the Electrochemistry Group of the Spanish Royal Society of Chemistry (RSEQ), and is funded with €6,000 by CIDETEC.
Research InterestsThe work in my group is focused on the combination of classical electrochemical techniques with in situ optical spectroscopies and scanning probe microscopies, in order to obtain an as detailed as possible description of the electrode surface and the electrochemical double layer at the atomic and molecular level. I am mainly interested in problems dealing with Electrocatalysis (reaction mechanisms, reaction and surface dynamics, atomic ensemble effects) and surface nanostructuring.
RPG-015-040, Electroreduction of carbon dioxide in room temperature ionic liquids
PI: Angel Cuesta
Co-PI: Jun Cheng
Funding Agency: The Leverhulme Trust
Prof. Cuesta teaches in the following courses:
- CM2015: Chemical Kinetics and Thermodynamics
- CM3536: Molecular Structure And Reactivity/ Chemistry for Students of Physical Science (II)
- CM4521: Integrated Chemistry
- CM5003: MChem Chemistry Applications
- CM5037: Oil and Gas Chemistry
- Further Info
Chair-Elect Division 7, International Society of Electrochemistry (ISE), 2017 - 2018
Chair Division 7, ISE, 2019 - 2020
Member of the Editorial Board of the Journal of Electroanalytical Chemistry (Elsevier)
Director of Research, Innovation and Impact, School of Natural and Computing Sciences. Deputy Head of School
Postgraduate Research School Officer (School of Natural and COmputing Sciences)
Chemistry's Postgraduate Research Coordinator