Carlos joined the Nanostructured Hybrid Energy Materials group in January 2019. He has completed a BSc. in Chemistry at the University of the West Indies (UWI) Jamaica, followed by a MSc. in Chemistry from the SERP-CHEM Erasmus Mundus Master program. Before starting his PhD he worked as a research engineer on the development of Biosensing Immunoassays, designed around the application of Förster Resonance Energy Transfer (FRET). His PhD research centered around the development of a hybrid photocatalytic nanostructure that exploits the electron spin selectivity and transport of chiral organic molecules to efficiently control the production of hydrogen from water splitting while reducing the production of poisonous side products such as peroxides in the process. Since 2023 Carlos is a PDRA working in flow batteries.