Joaquín Martínez was born in Cuenca in 1966. Industrial Engineer specialist in Chemical Industries by the Universidad Politécnica de Valencia-UPV (1984-1991). He was a fellowship at the Mechanical Engineering and Materials department of the UPV (1992-1995) and obtained his Industrial Engineer PhD at UPV (2003). From 1995 to 2004 he joined the Institute of Chemical Technology (ITQ) as Specialized Research Technician of the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC) and he promoted to Tenured Scientist in 2004.
His main research lines are: Refining and petrochemical catalysts and processes. Catalysts post-synthesis modifications. Catalytic processes with acid/base bifunctional catalysts. Pollutant elimination catalytic processes.
Member of the Spanish Society of Catalysis and of the Spanish Group of Zeolites.