Avelino Corma Canós

Corma, Avelino

Research Professor (CSIC)

Tel: +34 96 3877824

Web: avelinocorma.es

Personal Website: www.avelinocorma.com Avelino Corma (Moncofar Castellón, Spain 1951), Professor at the Instituto de Tecnología Química (CSIC-Polytechnical University of Valencia), has been carrying out research in heterogeneous catalysis in academia and in collaboration with companies for nearly 30 years. He has worked on fundamental aspects of acid-base and redox catalysis with the aim of understanding the nature of the active sites, and reaction mechanisms. With these bases have developed catalysts that are being used commercially in several industrial processes. He is an internationally recognized expert in solid acid and bifunctional catalysts for oil refining, petrochemistry and chemical process, especially in the synthesis and application of zeolite catalysts. He has published more than 900 research papers, and inventor on more than 100 patents. Corma earned his BS in Chemistry at Valencia University, PhD at Madrid under direction of Prof. Antonio Cortes, and spent two years postdoc at Queen´s University. He has received the Ciapetta and Houdry Awards of the North American Catalysis Society, the F. Gault Award of the European Catalysis Society, the M. Boudart Award on Catalysis by the North American and European Catalysis Societies, the G. J. Somorjai ACS Award on Creative Catalysis, the Breck Award of the International Zeolite Association, the National Award of Science and technology of Spain, the ENI Award on Hydrocarbon Chemistry, the Spanish Royal Society of Chemistry Centenary Prize, Rhodia Pierre-Gilles de Gennes Prize for Science and Industry and Gold Medal for the Chemistry Research Career 2001-2010 in Spain, La Grande Médaille de l’Académie des sciences de France 2011 and Honour Medal to the Invention from the Fundación García Cabrerizo in Spain 2012. Avelino Corma was conferred with the Honoris Causa by the Utrecht University, the UNED, the Technische Universität München, the University of Jaime I de Castellón, the University of Valencia, the University of Bochum, the University of Alicante, the University of Ottawa and Delf University of Technology. He is member of the Royal Academy of Engineering of Spain, European Academy, the Royal Academy of Exact, Physical and Natural Sciences of Spain, the National Academy of Engineering (USA) and Fellow of the Royal Society of United Kingdom.