Jose L. Jordá is a Doctor in Chemical Sciences and a Tenured Scientist of the CSIC. He graduated in Chemistry from the University of Valencia in 1996, receiving the Extraordinary Degree Award. He obtained his PhD in Chemistry from the Polytechnic University of Valencia in 2001, with the thesis entitled “Synthesis, characterization and catalytic activity in reactions of selective oxidation of olefins of ordered mesoporous materials Ti-MCM-41”, directed by Prof. Fernando Rey at the Institute of Chemical Technology (ITQ). He carried out post-doctoral stays at the Institute of Materials Science of Barcelona (ICMAB) with Prof. Jordi Rius and at the Laboratory of Crystalography (ETH-Zurich, Switzerland) with Prof. Lynne McCusker. He returned to ITQ with a post-doctoral I3P contract in 2004 and a Juan de la Cierva contract in 2005. Since 2006 he is a Tenured Scientist of the Superior Council of Scientific Research (CSIC) in the ITQ.
He is coauthor of 57 articles published in scientific journals of high impact. He is co-author of 3 chapters of scientific books, and has been coordinator of the book “Porous and high surface materials ” published in 2014. His articles have received more than 3200 citations, with an index h = 28. He is co-inventor of several international patents and has participated in numerous national and international conferences, including several invited conferences.
His main lines of research are the crystallography of zeolites and diffraction of X-rays, electrons and synchrotron radiation.
Since 2008 he is responsible for the X-ray diffraction equipment of the ITQ.
Since 2013 he is responsible for the social networks of the institute, and from 2013 to 2019 he has been co-responsible for the ITQ website.
Since 2015 he directs the Specialization Course of the CSIC “Applied Laboratory Techniques”. In addition, since 2006 he has worked as a guest professor in the course “Characterization of Solids Catalysts” in the Master of Sustainable Chemistry of the Polytechnic University of Valencia, taught at the ITQ.
He is a member of the Scientific Outreach Team of the ITQ since 2014.
Since 2018 he is a member of the ITQ Gender and Equality Committee and of the Severo Ochoa and Maria de Maeztu alliance (SOMMa) Gender Equality Working Group.