María Mosquera was born in La Coruña, Spain, in 1966. She received Pharmacy degree and the Ph.D degree from the University of Santiago de Compostela (USC), Spain, in 1989 and 1995, respectively. In 1996, Mosquera was an Associate Professor at University of Cádiz (UCA), Spain. Nowadays, she serves as a Professor at the Department of Chemical Physics at this University. In addition, she serves as a Principal Investigator of the group Molecular Sieves and Other Nanomaterials. Her research work is targeted to materials science, including synthesis and characterization of novel materials obtained by sol-gel route. Specifically, she offers special attention to the development of nanomaterials synthesized in presence of surfactants, new hybrid organic-inorganic nanomaterials, polymer-colloid composites, and titania-silica materials. Moreover, she investigates application of these materials to conservation of protection and restoration of monumental stones, protection of stones, and other building materials and application as drugs matrix. In the present time, she leads 5 research projects in the materials science field. Moreover, she is author of 4 international patents with commercial exploitation.
Biography Updated on 3 April 2011