Francesc X. Llabrés i Xamena (Xesc) was born in Alaró (Mallorca). He received his PhD in Chemistry in 2000 from the University of the Balearic Islands (Spain) working with Prof. C. Otero in the synthesis and spectroscopic characterization of zeolites. After a 2-years post-doctoral stage at the University of Turin with Prof. A. Zecchina, a short stay as invited researcher at Polimeri Europa (ENI) in Novara, and one year at the University of Padua with Prof. G. Granozzi, he joined the group of Prof. A. Corma at the ITQ in 2004 as a Ramón y Cajal Fellow. In 2010 he was appointed as Tenured Scientist of the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC) at the ITQ. His current research interests are in the preparation of metal-organic frameworks (MOFs) and the study of their applications, including heterogeneous catalysis.
He has authored more than 50 papers in high impact international scientific journals, 5 patents, 5 book chapters, and has edited a book for the RSC on the catalytic properties of MOF compounds.
With an h index of 30 and more than 4000 citations, Xesc is considered a Highly Cited Researcher (top 1%) in the area of CHEMISTRY.
(More information in his personal website: http://personales.upv.es/fllabres/)