Guillermo Mínguez, Princess of Girona Foundation Scientific Research Award ex aequo

Recognised for his work designing hybrid molecular sieves that allow tailored nanostructured materials to be synthesised. The jury highlighted the impact of his work on magnetic metallic organic frameworks (MOF), from his fundamental study to its application in sensors and catalysis. The new porous materials developed will have a huge impact in fields such as the environment and energy.

Guillermo Mínguez Espallargas (1981) graduated in Chemistry from the University of Seville and holds a PhD from the University of Sheffield (United Kingdom). He is currently a Ramón y Cajal fellow at the Institute of Molecular Science at the University of Valencia where he leads national and European projects. Dr. Mínguez Espallargas’ research focuses on developing molecular materials that form three-dimensional porous frameworks, known as metal-organic frameworks (MOF), and synthesising new bidimensional materials similar to graphene. These advances could have a huge positive impact in fields such as energy storage, the controlled delivery of drugs and molecular detection, among others. What is more, leveraging magnetic properties and conductors enables the incorporation of different molecules to be detected in order to develop sensors.


Guillermo Mínguez won the 2018 FPdGi Scientific Research Award ex aequo for his work on the design and synthesis of tailored nanostructured materials. It is important to highlight the impact of the work he is carrying out on magnetic MOFs, from fundamental research to their application in sensors and in catalysis. The new porous materials developed will have a great repercussion on fields such as the environment and energy production.


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