Javier García-Martínez

Javier García-Martínez

Laboratorio de Nanotecnología Molecular, Dpto. Química Inorgánica, Universidad de Alicante, Ap. 99, E-03690 Alicante, Spain. www.nanomol.es;
Rive Technology, Inc., 1 Deer Park Drive, Monmouth Junction, NJ 08852, USA. www.rivetechnology.com. e-mail:

Professor of Inorganic Chemistry and Director of the Molecular Nanotechnology Laboratory of the University of Alicante (UA) where he teaches and leads a world's leading research center on nanomaterials for energy applications. Published extensively in the areas of nanomaterials and energy and is the author of more than twenty five patents. His latest books are “Mesoporous Zeolites” (Wiley-VCH 2015) and “Chemistry Entrepreneurship” (Wiley-VCH 2019)

Founder of the technology-based company Rive Technology, which markets the technology he developed during his Fulbright postdoctoral stay at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). Since 2012, the catalysts commercialized by Rive Technology are already used in several refineries, significantly increasing the production of fuels and the energy efficiency of the process.

His scientific and business leadership has been recognized with some of the most important awards. In 2015 he received the Emerging Researcher and in 2018 the Kathryn C. Hach Award for Entrepreneurial Success both from the American Chemical Society. In 2014, Javier was presented with the King James I Award by the Queen of Spain. Javier is a member of the Emerging Technologies Council of the World Economic Forum, of the Young Global Academy, of the Executive Committee of the IUPAC, and Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry.