Félix Zamora received his PhD in 1994 at Universidad Autónoma de Madrid (UAM) under the supervision of Prof. C. Navarro-Ranninger. After a postdoctoral stay in University of Dortmund (Germany) with Prof. Bernhard Lippert; and in University of Virginia (USA) with Dr. Michal Sabat, he rejoined the UAM, where he became Professor in 2002 at the Inorganic Chemistry Department and research associate member of IMDEA Nanociencia, Institute for Advanced Research in Chemical Sciences (IAdChem), and Condensed Matter Physics Institute Center (IFIMAC). He has been recently awarded by the Spanish Royal Society of Chemistry with Research Excellence Award in 2015. From 2004, he is Principal Investigator of the research group “Nanomaterials Lab”.
He is author of 157 papers in top-tier journals (e.g. Nature Nanotech., J. Am. Chem. Soc., Angew. Chem., Adv Mater), 8 review articles, 4 book chapters and 8 patents. He has been visiting professor at the Nanoscience Laboratory (University of Newcastle), at the Chemistry Department of the National University of Singapore and at the Singapore Graphene Center. He acts as active evaluator of several scientific organisations (e.g. National Science Foundation-USA, Swiss National Science Foundation, FNRS Belgium, etc). Member of the RESPORE (the Ile-de-France network in porous solids science) international Advisor Committee.
He has spent several periods of time as a visiting professor at the Nanoscience Laboratory (University of Newcastle), at the Chemistry Department of the National University of Singapore and at the Singapore Graphene Center.
Since 2013 member of the editorial panel of Scientific Reports (Nature Publishing Group), and from 2017 of the journals: General Chemistry Journal and Nanomaterials Journal.
He is founder and scientific advisor of Nanoinnova Technologies (spin-off of the UAM).
The group has varied interests in the chemistry of low dimensional materials. The research activity deals with the preparation and characterization of nanomaterials with multifunctional properties:
One-dimensional coordination polymers with electrical properties and theirpotential use as “molecular wires”, and the use of coordination polymers of lamellar structure to produce nanometric films and monomolecular thickness [Nature Nano 5 (2010) 110-115; Nature Commun. 4, 1709 (2013); Chem. Soc. Rev. 2010, 39, 4220–4233].
Two-dimensional materials with a rational chemical design using Covalent Organic Frameworks and Metal-Organic Frameworks: It aims to provide a range of two-dimensional graphene alternative polymers and the like [Adv. Matter. 25, 2141–2146 (2013); Chem Sci. 6, 2553–2558 (2015); Chem Commun 52, 4113-4127 (2016)].
Two-dimensional materials based on inorganic crystals such as graphene, boron nitride and arsenene: Our aim is to provide novel synthetic routes for the production of suspensions and the characterization of these materials on surfaces [Chem. Sci. 6, 1949-1958 (2015)].
Design and synthesis of porous materials with potential applications in water and energy based on Covalent Organic Frame- works [Chem. Eur. J. 21, 10666-10670, 2015.].