Autumn has finally arrived in Tarragona and while the cold weather is turning leaves brown, the a-leaf consortium is as green and active as ever. During the last few months the ICIQ based A-leaf team has worked to bring closer to society the promise of artificial photosynthesis.
José Ramón Galán-Mascarós, ICIQ group leader and a-leaf coordinator, together with Núria López, also ICIQ group leader and a-leaf coordinator, shared the stage during the scientific concert “La llum a les ones” with musicians, scientists and high school students. The event, part of the European Researchers Night in Barcelona, was organized by ICFO and CCCB and combined the different group’s perspectives on science, science fiction, music and climate change.
Álvaro Reyes, postdoctoral researcher at ICIQ under JR Galán-Mascarós’ supervision has also kept busy with the change of seasons. During the last month, he introduced high school students enrolled in the Bojos per la ciència programme of Fundació Catalunya La Pedrera to the a-leaf project and explained the promises artificial photosynthesis holds to create a more sustainable future. He also inspired younger children at Fira CatBot, in Reus, where he used toy cars to illustrate the artificial photosynthesis process.