Professor Javier García-Martínez, University of Alicante, Spain, and co-founder of Rive Technology, Cambridge, MA, USA, has been awarded the Emerging Researcher Award 2015 by the American Chemical Society’s (ACS) Division of Energy & Fuels. The award recognizes distinguished contributions to the field of fuel chemistry and is aimed at scientists who are early or midway into their career.
The prize, which consists of USD 1,000, a plaque, and a ticket to the Division dinner, will be presented at the ACS National Meeting in Boston, USA, on August 17, 2015.
Professor García-Martínez’ research focuses on mesoporous materials and their modification with metal complexes and nanoparticles to improve their catalytic performance and reusability. He works on mesoporous zeolites for refining applications and nanomaterials for catalysis, photocatalysis, and energy storage.
Javier García-Martínez studied chemistry at the University of Alicante, Spain, where he received his Ph.D. in 2000. From 2001 to 2003, he was a Fulbright Postdoctoral Fellow at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Cambridge, MA, USA. Since 2009, García-Martínez is Professor of Inorganic Chemistry and leads the Laboratory of Molecular Nanotechnology at the University of Alicante. He also is co-founder of Rive Technology, Inc., Boston, MA, USA, a MIT spin-off commercializing mesoporous zeolites for catalysis and separation applications.
García-Martínez is a member of Bureau of the International Union for Pure and Applied Chemistry (IUPAC), vice-chairman of the Emerging Technologies World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, and member of the Forum of Young Global Leaders and the Global Young Academy. Among other honors, he has received the European Young Chemist Award by the European Association for Chemical and Molecular Sciences (EuCheMS) in 2006, has been named Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum in 2009, and has been awarded the Rey Jaime I Prize in 2014.
- Hierarchical Zeolites and their Catalytic Performance in Selective Oxidative Processes,
Manuel Ojeda, Aida Grau-Atienza, Rafael Campos, Antonio A. Romero, Elena Serrano, Jose Maria Marinas, Javier García Martínez, Rafael Luque,
ChemSusChem 2015, 8, 1328–1333.
- Mesostructured zeolites: bridging the gap between zeolites and MCM-41,
Teerawit Prasomsri, Wenqian Jiao, Steve Z. Weng, Javier Garcia Martinez,
Chem. Commun. 2015, 51, 8900–8911.
- Mesoporous Metal Complex-Silica Aerogels for Environmentally Friendly Amination of Allylic Alcohols,
Aida Grau, Alejandro Baeza, Elena Serrano, Javier García-Martínez, Carmen Nájera,
ChemCatChem 2015, 7, 87–93.
- Coordination polymers, metal–organic frameworks and the need for terminology guidelines,
Stuart R. Batten, Neil R. Champness, Xiao-Ming Chen, Javier Garcia-Martinez, Susumu Kitagawa, Lars Öhrström, Michael O’Keeffe, Myunghyun Paik Suh, Jan Reedijk,
CrystEngComm 2012, 14, 3001.
- Nanotechnology for sustainable energy,
Elena Serrano, Guillermo Rus, Javier García-Martínez,
Renew. Sust. Energy Rev. 2009, 13, 2373–2384.
- Bistable Spin-Crossover Nanoparticles Showing Magnetic Thermal Hysteresis near Room Temperature,
E. Coronado, J. R. Galán-Mascarós, M. Monrabal-Capilla, J. García-Martínez, P. Pardo-Ibáñez,
Adv. Mater. 2007, 19, 1359–1361.
Also of Interest
- Event: 250th ACS National Meeting & Exposition,
Innovation from Discovery to Application
- Mesostructured Zeolites: Bridging the Gap Between Zeolites and MCM-41,
ChemViews Mag. 2015.
Javier García-Martínez talks about zeolites with controlled mesoporosity and their catalytic performance
- Nanotechnology Solutions for Energy Challenges,
ChemViews Mag. 2013.
Javier García-Martínez talks about how simply producing clean energy is not enough and the ways in which nanotechnology can help
- Javier García-Martínez on the Commercialization of Research,
ChemViews Mag. 2012.
How do you form a spin-off company from your research? Javier García-Martínez talks about his experiences and how he finds time for his many roles
- Ending Energy Poverty: Chemistry’s Contribution
ChemViews Mag. 2012.
Providing sustainable energy to world’s the seven billion inhabitants is not a small task, but chemistry has a lot to offer, says Javier García-Martínez
- Creating a New Generation of Scientists,
Javier García-Martínez talks about the four elements of modern chemistry: food, energy, water, climate and how improve life worldwide