About Us - Bernardo Herradón

  • Author: ChemViews
  • Published: 11 January 2013
  • Copyright: Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim
  • Associated Societies: Real Sociedad Española de Química (RSEQ), Spain
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The Spanish Royal Society of Chemistry (RSEQ)


The Spanish Royal Society of Chemistry was founded in January 1903. The main office is located at the Faculty of Chemistry of the Universidad Complutense de Madrid. The 3,500 associated members of the RSEQ are chemists from universities, research institutes, high schools, and industry. The RSEQ joined ChemPubSoc Europe in 1998.


Professor Bernardo Herradón

Instituto de Química Orgánica General (IQOG-CSIC), Madrid, Spain


Bernardo Herradón was born in Madrid, Spain, in 1958. After studying Chemistry at the Universidad Complutense, Madrid, gaining his B.Sc. in 1980 and Ph.D. in 1986, he did postdoctoral stays at ETH Zurich, Switzerland, and Stanford University, USA. Since 1991 he has been performing research at the Instituto de Química Orgánica General (IQOG-CSIC), Madrid, on a variety of topics, including organic synthesis, structural organic chemistry, computational toxicology, bioactive compounds, and nanostructurated materials.

He is the author of over 85 original articles in these varied topics as well as five patents extended to Europe, USA, Japan, and China.


Herradón is heavily involved in many outreach activities with the objectives to popularize science as well as to help in science education activities. He is the author of a popular science book, Los Avances de la Química, as well as over 25 articles in different media, including science journals, the daily press, and internet sites. He is the director of the course “The Advances of Chemistry and its Impact on Society”, administrator of the web science page www.losavancesdelaquimica.com and two science blogs on science education as well as on science and society, and an active user of social networks (Facebook, Twitter, and Linkedin) for scientific purposes.

He has also been engaged in the elaboration of several scientific exhibitions and movies. He is a lively speaker, having delivered over 90 lectures in the last five years to difference audiences, including the general public, secondary school students and professors, and university scholars. He is a frequent collaborator in the press, especially on radio.

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