Díaz Morales, Urbano M.
Tenured Scientist (CSIC)
“Dr. Urbano Díaz is a CSIC Research Scientist at the Chemical Technology Institute (ITQ) since 2004. Born in Valencia (1974), he studied chemistry at the University of Valencia, Spain, obtaining his doctorate in 2002 in synthesis and characterization of new zeolites delaminated. He subsequently obtained a Marie Curie European Postdoctoral Fellowship at the EniTecnologie Center (Eni SpA) in Milan, Italy, on the catalytic applications of porous organic-inorganic hybrid materials from functional silsesquioxanes. In 2004, he returned to ITQ where he has worked in the field of multi-core hybrid materials, layered solids, nanocomposites and biomaterials with a particular focus on the effective combination between organic and inorganic structural components. U. Díaz is the author of more than 85 articles and 13 application patents on different aspects of inorganic, organic and materials chemistry, compiling around 1800 citations (index h 24), being Principal Investigator and Coordinator in regional, national and Europeans projects. In 2010 he was awarded the VI Idea Prize in Technology from the Generalitat Valenciana.”