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Raúl Pérez Ruiz

Raúl Pérez Ruiz




Affiliation: Universitat Politècnica de València (UPV)

Fields or areas of research Photochemistry , Organic Photocatalysis , Artificial Photosynthesis , Drug-Protein Interaction

Raúl Pérez Ruiz (born 1976, Valencia) obtained his B. Sc. in Chemistry at the University of Valencia (2001). In 2006, he received his PhD in Chemistry (European Doctorate) with honors under the guidance of Prof. Miguel Angel Miranda at the Polytechnic University of Valencia (UPV), supported by a FPI fellowship from the Spanish Government. During his PhD studies, he performed two short-term stays at the University of Cologne, Germany (Prof. Axel G. Griesbeck) and at the University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands (Prof. Luisa de Cola). Dr. Pérez-Ruiz obtained a postdoctoral (09/2006-02/2007) contract with Dr. Thanasis Gimisis (University of Athens, Greece) and afterwards he moved to the research group of Prof. Axel G. Griesbeck at the University of Cologne (Germany) as a research associate where he was awarded with the prestigious Alexander von Humboldt Fellowship (06/2007-11/2008). In December 2008, he rejoined as postdoctoral scientist to the Department of Chemistry at the UPV with Prof. M. Consuelo Jiménez (Fundación CajaMurcia 12/2008-04/2011 and Juan de la Cierva Program 05/2011-04/2014). In 07/2014, he received a Marie Curie-IEF Fellowship funded under the European Commission's FP7. The research project was developed within the group of Prof. Axel Jacobi von Wangelin, University of Regensburg (Germany), ending it up in 06/2016. After this time, Dr. Pérez-Ruiz was employed as a postdoctoral researcher under an EXPLORA project led by Prof. Miguel A. Miranda at the UPV (07/2016-02/2017), and subsequently he was awarded as Senior Assistant Researcher by "Atracción de Talento Program 2016, Modalidad 1" funded by Community of Madrid to continue his scientific career in the Photoactivated Processes Unit (Leader: Dr. Victor A. de la Peña O'Shea) at the IMDEA-Energy Institute (03/2017-12/2018). Since 01/2019, Dr. Pérez- Ruiz is Distinguished Researcher in the Chemistry Department at the UPV granted from the Plan GenT (CIDEGENT) program by the Valencian Government. His scientific trajectory has focused on the study of photochemical processes and molecular spectroscopy for its application in the field of organic synthesis as well as in biology. He is co-author of more than 45 articles in "peer-reviewed" scientific journals, 1 international patent and has attended more than 50 national/international congresses. He has participated in 14 national/international research projects, being Principal Investigator in 6 of them. He is co-supervisor of 1 PhD Thesis and 1 Master Thesis. Three ANECA Official Certificates for teaching (Profesor Contratado Doctor, Profesor Ayudante Doctor and Profesor de Universidad Privada) and one AEI Official Certificate for researching (I3 Program).

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