Manuel OcañaManuel Ocaña Jurado

Manuel Ocaña Jurado got his Ph. Degree in Chemistry in 1988 from the Complutense University of Madrid with the thesis entitled “Polarization effects on the infrared spectra of polycrystalline binary oxides” (Materials Science Institute of Madrid-CSIC). 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 characterization 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 Seville (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 rare earth based phosphors. He has led numerous research projects financed by both national programs and privately owned companies. He has published more than 130 scientific papers in SCI journals, which have been cited more than 4000 times, resulting a Hirsch index = 34. He has presented tenths of contributions to various meetings of the field and is also author of four patents.
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