T: +34 957211050
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A: Departamento de Quimica Organica
Universidad de Cordoba
Campus de Rabanales
Edificio Marie Curie (C-3)
Ctra Nnal IV, Km. 396
Cordoba (Spain)

Prof. Rafael Luque

Editor-in-chief Molecular Catalysis (Elsevier)

2018, 2019 and 2020 HIGHLY CITED RESEARCHER (Clarivate Analytics)

Research Interests

Biomass/Waste Valorisation, Nanoscale Chemistry, Heterogeneous Catalysts

Research Area

Nanocatalysis, flow chemistry, heterogeneous catalysis, biomass/waste conversion


Rafael Luque (Ph.D 2005 from Universidad de Cordoba, Spain) has extensively published (over 550 peer-reviewed publications, h-index 79, >29,000 citations) in the areas of (nano)materials science, heterogeneous (nano)catalysis, flow chemistry, biofuels and green chemical methods in synthetic organic chemistry, filed 7 patent applications and edited 10 books as well as numerous contributions to book chapters and invited, guest, keynote and plenary lectures in scientific events worldwide.

Prof. Luque is also member of the Editorial Board of prestigious journals including Chemical Society Reviews and Green Chemistry from the RSC, ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering from ACS, ChemCatChem from Wiley, Catalysis Communications from Elsevier and Topics in Current Chemistry and Scientific Reports from Springer-Nature, among others. Prof. Luque is a 2018, 2019 and 2020 Highly Cited Researcher by Clarivate Analytics. Prof. Luque is also Director of the Center for Molecular Design and Modern Organic Chemistry at RUDN University in Moscow, Russia, being also Chair Professor from the Department of Applied Chemistry at Xi´an Jiaotong University (China) and DFSP Distinguished Scientist at King Saud University in Saudi Arabia. Rafael received also awards including the Marie Curie Prize from Instituto Andaluz de Quimica Fina in Spain (2011), the Green Talents award from the Federal Ministry of Education and Research in Germany (2011), the TR35 Spain from Technology Review and MIT as one of the top 10 young entrepreneurs in Spain (2012), the RSC Environment, Sustainability and Energy Early Career Award (2013) from the Royal Society of Chemistry UK, the 2015 Lu Jiaxi lectureship from the College of Chemistry and Engineering in Xiamen University (China) and very recently the 2018 ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering Lectureship award.