Mayoral García, Álvaro

Personal contratado Ramón y Cajal

Nº ORCID: 0000-0002-5229-2717

Facultad de Ciencias - Edificio A

C/ Pedro Cerbuna, 12, 50009, Zaragoza

Télefono. 845368



In 2003, I obtained my BSc in Chemistry (Univ. of Alcala). Simultaneously, I worked in the R&D centre of CEPSA, to develop and characterize inorganic zeolitic catalysts in order to increase the quality while minimizing the costs of gasoline.


In November of 2005, I was selected by the FP5 Nanocage Materials Research and Training Network program to pursue my doctorate degree at the University of Birmingham with Dr. Paul A. Anderson. The core of my research was to produce metal nanowires from zeolitic frameworks under the electron beam irradiation. Afterwards, I was postdoctoral fellow at UTSA, in the group of Prof. Yacaman, focusing on the growth and structural studies of metal nanoparticles. In collaboration with Prof. Yacaman, I led the establishment of the current Kleberg Advanced Microscopy Center at UTSA. In 2010, I was hired by the Institute of Nanoscience of Aragon as specialist to run the first aberration corrected microscopes in Spain. Since then, I am carrying out my own independent research focused on the structural studies of metallic nanoparticles and on the development of new methods for the analysis of beam sensitive materials. In 2018, I was appointed Research Associate Professor at ShanghaiTech University (China) until 2020. Since March 2020, I am Ramon y Cajal researcher at INMA and I maintain my position in Shanghai as visiting Professor. During this period and now, I am developing new methods for the synthesis of novel porous architectures and metal nanoparticles based on a complete structural understanding at atomic level through electron microscopy. Over the last 3 years, I have published several high-impact articles (1 Science, 9 Angew. Chem. Int. Ed, 1 Energy Environ. Sci., 2 JACS, or 4 Chemistry of Materials).


Additionally, I have been external consultant for the company Johnson Matthey from 2019-2020.


Scopus ID: 23568386400

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