Alfonso Castiñeiras

Universidad de Santiago de Compostela, Spain

Alfonso Castiñeiras received his Ph.D. degree in chemistry from the University of Santiago de Compostela in 1974. After postdoctoral studies at the Autonomous University of Madrid (1976–81) and at the Institute of Physical Chemistry “Rocasolano” of the Spanish High Council for Scientific Research (1980–81), in 1981, he became Titulary Professor of inorganic chemistry at the University of Santiago de Compostela and Full Professor in 1991. Castiñeiras has enjoyed numerous periods as a Visiting Researcher at the Inorganic Chemistry Institute of the University of Tübingen (1982–2001), the Chemistry Department of the Technical University, Munich (1994–98), and the Institute for Chemistry and Biochemistry of the Free University, Berlin (2001). He has directed 12 PhD theses and 21 research projects, has published more than 400 papers (h index = 37), and ranks 122nd among the 307 authors who are cited in more than 500 Cambridge Structural Database entries. Castiñeiras acts as Experimental Sciences Editor for USC Editora (an imprint of the publications service of the University of Santiago de Compostela) and is a Member of the Editorial Board of Polyhedron and of the International Advisory Board of the Zeitschrift für anorganische und allgemeine Chemie. His main lines of research include structural analysis by X-ray diffraction of single crystals, coordination chemistry of transition metals with carboxylic acid ligands and the magnetic properties and optical and nuclease activities of their complexes, solvothermal synthesis and microwave-assisted synthesis of porous coordination polymers of lanthanides with dicarboxylic acids and a-hydroxycarboxylic acids, supramolecular chemistry, crystal engineering, and molecular recognition.

Biography Updated on 2 October 2011

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