Prof. Luis Bañares Morcillo
Luis Bañares received the B.S. degree in Chemistry in 1985 from Universidad Compultense de Madrid and received a Ph.D. in Chemistry from the same university in 1990. He had postdoctoral stays at the California Institute of Technology (1990-1992) and the Institute of Physics at Würzburg University, Germany (1995-1996) with Fulbright and Alexander von Humboldt fellowships, respectively. He joined the faculty of the Physical Chemistry Department at Universidad Complutense de Madrid in 1992 as an Assistant Professor, Associate Professor in 1998 and Chair of Physical Chemistry in 2007. He is the Director of the Center for Ultrafast Lasers at Universidad Complutense de Madrid and affiliated to IMDEA Nanociencia. He has published more than 250 articles in international journals. He is Associate Editor of the journal Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics and Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry. His research interests are related to experimental and theoretical chemical reaction dynamics. His work focuses on the understanding of fundamental chemical reactions and photodissociation processes at a molecular level.