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 co-authored over 60 scientific papers, 6 patents, 5 book chapters, and has edited a book for the RSC Catalysis Series on the catalytic properties of MOFs.
With a h index of 34 and over 7500 citations, Xesc is a Highly Cited Researcher (among the top 1%) in the area of CHEMISTRY.
Among other prizes and recognitions, Xesc has been distinguished with the Alpha Gold award 2009 of the Spanish Ceramic and Glass Society and the Duran Farrell Award of Technological Research of the Technical University of Catalonia and Gas Natural Fenosa.
(Further information can be found in his personal website: http://personales.upv.es/fllabres/)