Miguel Valcárcel has the honor and responsibility to be the head of the research team. He got the BSc (1969) and the Ph.D. (1971) degrees in the University of Sevilla with extraordinary end-of-studies and doctorate awards. He was temporary assistant professor (1972-75) in the University of Sevilla, associate professor (1975-76) in the University Autónoma of Barcelona and full professor of analytical chemistry in the University of Córdoba since 1976. He is author and co-author of 750 scientific articles (with a Hirsh factor of 40), 7 monographs, 8 text books and 16 chapters of books. He was the coordinator of 25 research Spanish scientific projects and 14 of international nature, as well as 12 contracts with private firms. He is the co-supervisor of 66 doctoral thesis and invited lecturer in 70 international meetings. His main research lines are that listed in this web page. Currently is the director of the Andalusian Institute of Fine Chemistry among other responsibilities.

Miguel Valcárcel loves teaching Analytical Chemistry. He is involved in the Agency of Quality Assurance of Spanish universities. One of the most significant contributions in this context is the study of the state of the art and prospects of doctoral studies in Spain and Europe.

Miguel likes very much sports . He plays tennis and is an unrepentant supporter of Barcelona´s soccer team.