University of Turabo (Nanomaterials Research Group)
Francisco Márquez was born in Valencia (Spain) and received his Bachelor and Master´s degree in Biochemistry and Chemistry at the Universidad de Valencia in 1988 and 1989, respectively, and his Doctor´s degree in Chemistry at the Universidad de Valencia in 1992. He spent two years from 1990 as Director of the laboratories of Futura Medical S.A. and one year as researcher at the Varian Iberica Laboratories. From 1994 he worked as a postdoctoral researcher at the Universidad Politécnica de Valencia. In 2001 he was an Associate Professor at the Universidad Jaime I and subsequently he moved to the School of Natural Sciences and Technology at the University of Turabo in Puerto Rico, USA, where is now Full Professor of chemistry. He has been Visiting Professor in several universities, most recently at the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid. His research interests are mainly directed toward photophysics of organic compounds in confined spaces, hydrogen technology, photodegradation processes, synthesis and applications of nanotubes and nanowires, and most recently the development of new electrodes for Li-ion batteries. He is a coauthor of over 100 scientific publications and 11 patents, and Editor-in-Chief of Soft Nanoscience Letters, Advances in Energy Research and International Research Journal of Pure and Applied Chemistry.
Catalysis, nanomaterials, and hydrogen production