Jose H. Zagal

Universidad de Santiago de Chile, Chile

Jose H. Zagal is a Full Professor at the Faculty of Chemistry and Biology, University of Santiago de Chile. He received his Ph.D. degree in chemistry from Case Western Reserve University, USA (1978), and he was a Postdoctoral Fellow at Brookhaven National Laboratory in 1982. He was awarded the Presidential Chair in science in 1996 by a committee chaired by a Nobel prize in Chemistry Rudolph Marcus. He has published over 160 papers, 5 book chapters, and 3 patents. He is the coauthor of two books. Zagal is also a Member of the Editorial Board of the Journal of Applied Electrochemistry and of Electrocatalysis. He has contributed in the area of electrocatalysis, electrodes modified with metal macrocyclics, biological molecules, the catalysis of the reduction of oxygen and many other reactions of relevance, conductive polymers, electrochemical sensors, and the establishment of nonlinear correlations between thermodynamic properties of catalysts and their electrochemical reactivity. Zagal has also contributed in the field of corrosion. He has supervised 23 undergraduate theses, 18 Ph.D. theses, and 4 postdoctorals.

Biography Updated on 12 January 2011

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