Javier Garcia-Martinez is Professor of Chemistry and Director of the Nanotechnology Molecular Laboratory at the University of Alicante, Spain. He has been published extensively in the areas of nanomaterials, catalysis and energy. Latest books: “Nanotechnology for the Energy Challenge” (Wiley-VCH) and “The Chemical Element: Chemistry’s Contribution to our Global Future” (Wiley-VCH). Garcia-Martinez is Co-Founder of Rive Technology in Boston, USA, a clean energy company commercializing advanced catalyst technology. The proprietary technology, invented by Garcia-Martinez during his post-doc MIT, makes traditional zeolite catalysts more accessible to large hydrocarbon molecules. He was awarded the 2005 Europa Medal, presented to the outstanding European chemist under the age of 35, and received the Silver Medal of the European Young Chemist Award in 2006. In 2007, he received the TR 35 Award from MIT’s Technology Review magazine. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry and Member of the Global Young Academy and the Bureau of the International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry.
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