Luis M. Frutos

Universidad de Alcalá, Spain

Luis M. Frutos was born in Salamanca, Spain, in 1976. He received his degree in chemistry in 1998 and his Ph.D. degree in chemistry in 2004 under the supervision of Professor Castaño, working on the theoretical study of photochemical and photophysical properties of unsaturated hydrocarbons. The thesis was awarded with the Ph.D. degree prize in chemistry of the University of Alcalá, Spain. Frutos moved as Postdoctoral Researcher to Siena, Italy, with Professor Olivucci and then, in 2006, he spent two years in the group of Professor Domcke at the Technical University of Munich, Munich, Germany. He got a research position in 2008, Ramón y Cajal contract, and since 2012 he has been Associate Professor in physical chemistry at the University of Alcalá, Madrid, Spain. His research interests are mainly focused on the study of photochemical and photophysical processes in chemical and biological systems, especially in the study of photoinduced energy, electron and proton transfer, development of photoactive molecular devices (switches and motors), and mechanochemistry in photoinduced processes. He is coauthor of ca. 50 scientific publications like PNAS, JACS, JPC, and JCP and invited speaker in different international meetings. He has been awarded the QSCP (Quantum Systems in Chemistry and Physics) Promising Scientist Prize of CMOA (Centre de Mécanique Ondulatoire Appliquée), in 2006 , the Burgen Scholarships given by the Academia Europaea in recognition of excellent academic achievements, in 2007, and the Price for Young Researchers in Experimental Sciences of the University of Alcalá in the 2010 edition.

Biography Updated on 23 February 2014

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