Department: Department of Physical Chemistry

Faculty: Faculty of Chemistry

Institute: Institute of Materials

Strategic R&D&I cluster: Strategic Grouping of Materials (AEMAT)

Area: Physical Chemistry

Research group: Magnetism and Nanotechnology


Doctor by the Universidade de Santiago de Compostela with the thesis Estudio cinético de reacciones de formación de N-nitrosocompuestos cancerígenos 1980. Supervised by Dr. Julio Casado Linarejos.

Full Professor of Physical Chemistry at the University of Santiago de Compostela (USC, Spain). Postdoc in Germany at MPI für Biophysikalishe Chemie, Göttingen and University of Bielefeld. Visiting Professor at MPI für Metallforschung, Stuttgart, Germany; Centre for Magnetic Recording Research, UCLA, USA; Yokohama Natl. University, Japan and Research Centre for Materials Science, Nagoya, Japan. Solvay Award in Chemistry and Burdinola Award in the Field of New Nanotechnologies in Chemistry. Co-founder and Principal Scientific Advisor of the company NANOGAP (, founded in 2006 and dedicated to the production of nanomaterials and metal clusters. In 2019 co-founder of Arjuna Therapeutics ( to explore metal clusters as a new class of treatment to address major problems in oncology. Since 2005 Co-editor of the Journal of Colloid and Interface Science (Elsevier, Impact factor 7.5). He has published more than 300 publications (h-index 57), is co-author of 26 licensed, international patents. His current research interests are: synthesis and properties of nanomaterials and “ligand-free” metal clusters by soft chemical techniques; synthesis of anisotropic nanomaterials and nanocomposites; applications of metal clusters in catalysis, electrocatalysis, photocatalysis, and study of their therapeutic properties.