Felix Zamora is Professor at the Department of Inorganic Chemistry of the UAM and research associate of IMDEA Nanoscience. He obtained his BSc, MSc and PhD in Universidad Autónoma de Madrid (UAM). Then he got a Postdoctoral HTMR fellowship at the University of Dortmund (Germany) with Prof. B. Lip- pert. In 1997 he was visiting Prof. at the Chemistry Department in the University of Virginia and joined the Department of Inorganic Chemistry of the UAM. In 2003 he launched the “Nanomaterials”research group (www.nanomater.es). He has been recently awarded by the Spanish Royal Society of Chemistry with Research Excellence Award in 2015. His research activity has resulted in the publication of over 130 papers in scientific journals, three chapters in books, 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.Since 2013 member of the editorial panel of Scien- tific Reports (Nature Publishing Group). He is founder and scientific advisor of the company Nanoinnova Technologies (spin-off of the UAM, www.nanoinnova.com).
The group has varied interests in the chemistry of low dimensional materials. The current research activity is focusing on the preparation and characterization of new nanomaterials with multifunctional properties:
One-dimensionalcoordinationpolymerswithelectricalproperties,andtheirpotentialuseas“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); ].
Designandsynthesisofporousmaterialswithpotentialappli- cations in water and energy based on Covalent Organic Frame- works [Chem. Eur. J. 21, 10666-10670, 2015.].