M. Fernández-García was born in Madrid, Spain. In 1993, he obtained a PhD in Chemistry. He conducted postdoctoral work at Yale University from 1994 to 1995. In 1999, he joined the Institute of "Catálisis y Petroleoquímica" (CSIC) where currently is “Profesor de Investigación”. In 1996 he received the Wolkswagen-CSIC award for environmental research. Main interest involves solid state chemistry/physics of nano-materials with chemical application as adsorbents and/or catalysts, sensors or as part of nanocomposite materials. Expertise in solid, solid/gas or solid/liquid interface characterization by use of vibrational (Infrared, Raman) X-Ray absorption (resonant and non-resonant XAS/XES, time-resolved dispersive XAS; XANES and EXAFS) and diffraction (pair-distribution function, PDF-XRD) tecniques as well as other spectroscopic (UV-visible, EPR) tools and catalytic/photocatalytic reaction measurements using gas/liquid chromatography, TOC and Mass spectrometry as detection systems. Subject areas of current interest include material synthesis and preparative methods, deactivation and regeneration, environmental catalysis/photocatalysis, and fine chemical synthesis. Also, nano-composite polymer-oxide systems with application in the field of human health protection, sensors, and membranes. He is co-author of over 150 papers (h-index 37) and 3 review articles published in international SCI journals, 15 book chapters and recently has co-edited two books entitled “Supported Metals in Catalysis” (Imperial College Press, 2004) and “Nanostructured oxides” (Wiley, 2007).
Biography Updated on 6 February 2011