Prof. Santiago Gomez-Ruiz
Santiago Gómez-Ruiz (1978, Toledo, Spain) received his B.Sc. in Chemistry from the Universidad de Castilla La Mancha (Spain) (1996-2001). Then, he joined the Rey Juan Carlos University as Assistant Professor (Profesor Ayudante de Escuela Universitaria) at ESCET.
In 2003, he did a predoctoral stay at laboratory of Prof. Hey-Hawkins at Leipzig University (Germany) as "Marie Curie Training Site Fellow" and in December 2004, he finished his Ph.D. thesis focused on the synthesis and catalytic properties of novel metallocene complexes "Design and Applications of Novel Group 4 and 5 Metallocene Complexes" with the highest qualification ("Summa Cum Laude") and the European Diploma. He was awarded a new position in the URJC (Profesor Ayudante Doctor) in 2005. He has also worked in a project for knowledge transfer with the company Repsol.
He obtained one of the most prestigious postdoctoral research fellowship from the renowned Alexander Von Humboldt Foundation (2006-2007). During that time he worked in the field of P-Chemistry publishing several articles of high impact.
In December 2007 got back to URJC and started a new research topic based on the design and preparation of novel metallodrugs and nanostructured materials with biological applications against cancer. In August 2009 he was awarded as Professor of Inorganic Chemistry (Profesor Titular de Universidad) and since February 2020 he is Full Professor of Inorganic Chemistry (Catedrático de Universidad).
He is currently leading other different research topics focused on the synthesis of nanostructured materials with angiogenic, antibacterial or antineurodegenerative applications and the preparation of novel advanced materials with catalytic and photocatalytic applications in environment or energy. He has published important contributions in journals of high impact and has contributed as plenary or invited speaker in prestigious international conferences.
Starting from 2001, he has published over 175 research papers, 2 patents, has participated in more than 20 research projects and has been principal investigator of a competitive Exchange Research Project with University of Leipzig funded by DAAD and IP of 3 projects of the Ministry of Science and Innovation (MICIN-AEI, Spain).
He has also supervised 6 PhD students, 6 MSc. students and several exchange predoctoral or postdoct researchers. He collaborates with several groups worldwide. In addition, he has been principal investigator of several research projects for knowledge transfer with Chevron Phillips Chemical.