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 Journal of Molecular Catalysis A: Chemical (Elsevier)

Series Editor Topics in Current Chemistry (Springer)

Chinese Academy of Sciences Visiting Professor, CAS-IAC, Changchun

Research Interests

Biomass/Waste Valorisation, Nanoscale Chemistry, Heterogeneous Catalysts

Research Area

Biomass/Waste Valorisation, Nanoscale Chemistry, Heterogeneous Catalysts


Rafael Luque (Ph.D 2005 from Universidad de Cordoba, Spain) has extensively published (over 250 peer-reviewed publications) in the areas of (nano)materials science, heterogeneous (nano)catalysis, microwave and flow chemistry, biofuels and green chemical methods in synthetic organic chemistry, filed 3 patent applications and edited 8 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 (RSC), Catalysis Communications (Elsevier) and Sustainable Chemical Processes (Chemistry Central) as well as Editor-in-Chief of the Porous section of the journal Materials and Series Editor of Topics in Current Chemistry (Springer). Among recent awards, Rafael has received 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) and very recently the RSC Environment, Sustainability and Energy Early Career Award (2013) from the Royal Society of Chemistry UK, a Distinguished Engineering Fellowship and Visiting Professorship from CBME at Hong Kong University of Science and Technology in Hong Kong and the Chinese Academy of Sciences at the State Key Laboratory of Electroanalytical Chemistry of the Changchun Institute of Applied Chemistry as well as Ciencia Sem Fronteiras Special Scientist of Universidade de Pelotas (Brazil).