Manuel OcañaManuel Ocaña Jurado

Manuel Ocaña Jurado was born in January 1960 (Baena, Spain). He received his doctor degree in Chemistry at the Complutense University of Madrid in 1988. His thesis entitled “Polarisation effects on the infrared spectra of polycrystalline binary oxides” was supervised by Professor Carlos J. Serna (Materials Science Institute of Madrid). In 1988, he joined the group of Professor Egon Matijevic at Clarkson University (Potsdam, New York, USA), first, as a NATO postdoctoral fellow and finally, as a Research Associated. During this stay at Clarkson (1988-1990), his activity was mainly related with the synthesis and characterisation of monodispersed inorganic colloids. In 1990, he came back to the Materials Science Institute of Madrid (CSIC) as Tenured Scientist, and in 1995, he moved to the Materials Science Institute of Sevilla (CSIC) where he was promoted to Research Scientist in 2001 and to Research Professor in 2010. His current research interest is mainly focused on the preparation, properties and applications of nanostructured functional materials, paying particular attention to pigments and luminescent biosensors. He has led numerous research projects financed by both national programs and privately owned companies. As a result of his investigations, he has published more than 110 scientific papers in SCI journals, which have been cited more than 3200 times, resulting a Hirsch index = 31. He has presented tenths of contributions to various meetings of the field and is also author of four patents.
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