Prof. Eduardo Ruiz-Hitzky
Materials Science Institute of Madrid (ICMM-CSIC)- Spain

Eduardo Ruiz-Hitzky is the Head of the Hybrid, Biohybrid and Porous Nanostructured Materials team (http://www.icmm.csic.es/phbhmg/) at the Materials Science Institute of Madrid (ICMM-CSIC). He is a Research Professor Scientist at the Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas, CSIC (National Research Council of Spain), Graduate in Chemistry at the Universidad Complutense, Madrid in 1970; Docteur ès Sciences, Université Catholique de Louvain (Belgium) in 1974, and Doctor en Ciencias Químicas, Universidad Complutense, (Madrid) in 1979. Founder and First Director of several Departments at the CSIC including the last one, “New Architectures in Materials Chemistry Department”, created in 2010 at the ICMM-CSIC.

Professor Ruiz-Hitzky, chemist and nanotechnologist is currently working on a strong interdisciplinary approach, at the interface of fundamental research and industrial, environmental and biomedical applications. He is author or co-author of more than 200 publications and 25 patents (some of them transferred to industry for commercialization), mainly related to the following research topics: Nanostructured Functional Materials; Hybrid, Biohybrid, Intercalation Compounds & Nanocomposites; Layered and Porous Inorganic Solids. His contribution is reflected by his international ranking by WOS (June 30th, 2015) with an H-index of 43.

He was in 2011 Invited Professor at the Collège de France, Paris (France) and in 2015 CAPES Senior Fellow at the National Laboratory of Nanotechnology (LNNano), Campinas (Brazil). He has been Member of the Direction Committee of the Inorganic Chemistry Specialized Group (GEQI) at the Spanish Royal Society of Chemistry (RSEQ), President of the Spanish Clay Society, Member of the Direction Committee of the ICMM-CSIC, and General Chair and Organizer of several international conferences (e.g., 5th MATERIALS DISCUSSION on Porous Materials and Molecular Intercalation, The Royal Society of Chemistry, UK, September 2002, Madrid, and 4th International Conference on Multifunctional, Hybrid and Nanomaterials, ELSEVIER, Sitges, March 2015).Editor-in-Chief of Recent Patents in Nanotechnology (I.F. > 2,5) and Associated Editor of Current Nanoscience (2010-). Member of the Editorial Board of various SCI journals. The quality of his research has been recognized with several international awards including the STAS Prize (Académie Royale des Sciences, des Lettres et des Beaux-Arts de Belgique, Belgium), the BRUYLANTS award (Association des Chimistes de l’Université de Louvain, Belgium), the ICIDCA award (The Ministry of Sugar, Cuba), the AIPEA Medal (Tokyo, 2005), the Guillaume Budé Medal (Collège de France, Paris 2011), the Josep Lleal Medal (Expoquimia,  Barcelona 2011) and various distinctions at the CSIC.