Luis M. Liz-Marzán
Phone: +34 943 005 300
Fax: +34 943 005 301


Luis M. Liz-Marzán is a PhD from the University of Santiago de Compostela and has been postdoc at the van't Hoff Laboratory (Utrecht University) and visiting professor at various institutions worldwide. After an extended academic career at the University of Vigo, he is currently Ikerbasque Research Professor and Scientific Director of the Basque Centre for Cooperative Research in Biomaterials (CIC biomaGUNE), in San Sebastian. Since 2015 he is also the PI of the CIC biomaGUNE node of the Biomedical Research Networking Center: Bioengineering, Biomaterials and Nanomedicine (Ciber-BBN). Luis M. Liz-Marzán is recognized by his work on the application of colloid chemistry to the (nowadays crowded) field of nanoplasmonics. He has been one of the pioneers in the colloidal synthesis of metal nanoparticles, with relevant contributions toward the control over the morphology of such nanoparticles, as well as toward tailoring nanoparticle surface chemistry and self-assembly. Recent work by the group has focused on surface bioconjugation (e.g. with glycans and cross-linkable polymers) but also on drug delivery and understanding nanoparticle fate within living cells. The scope of the research in Liz-Marzán's group has not been limited to synthetic aspects, but had the ambition to perform morphological and optical characterization at the highest level, to apply theoretical methods to model particle growth and optical properties, and ultimately applying them to the design of applications, mainly related to ultrasensitive detection and early diagnosis of diseases. Liz-Marzán and co-workers have contributed to both the comprehension of the phenomenon of surface enhanced Raman scattering (SERS) and the design of substrates that improve the performance of SERS sensors toward the detection of disease biomarkers.

EDUCATION AND POSITIONS

  • Scientific Director of CIC biomaGUNE, San Sebastián, Spain (Jan 2013 - )
  • Ikerbasque Research Professor (Sep 2012 - )
  • Principal Investigator Ciber-BBN (Mar 2015 - )
  • Guest Professor at Jiangnan University, China (2018-2020)
  • Invited Professor at École Normale Supérieure Paris-Saclay (2017-2018)
  • Professor of Chemistry at King Saud University (2014-2015)
  • Humboldt Fellow at Max-Planck-Institute of Colloids and Interfaces, Golm, Germany (2011)
  • Humboldt Fellow at University of Hamburg, Germany (2010)
  • Wilsmore Fellow at University of Melbourne, Australia (2010)
  • Visiting Professor at University of Michigan (Ann Arbor), USA (2008)
  • Full Professor at the University of Vigo, Spain (Jan 2006 - Aug 2012)
  • Visiting Professor at Tohoku University, Japan (2005)
  • Titular Professor at the University of Vigo, Spain (1997-2005)
  • Assistant Professor at the University of Vigo, Spain (1995-1997)
  • Assistant Professor at the University of Santiago de Compostela, Spain (1995)
  • Postdoctoral researcher at Utrecht University, The Netherlands (1993-1995)
  • PhD degree from the University of Santiago de Compostela, Spain (1992)
  • BS degree from the University of Santiago de Compostela, Spain (1988)

MAJOR ACHIEVEMENTS AND RECOGNITIONS

  • ResearcherID (Publons): B-8910-2011
  • ORCID: orcid.org/0000-0002-6647-1353
  • Scopus ID: 57195195158
  • Google Scholar page
  • Co-author of 475+ journal articles and book chapters
  • Co-inventor of 8 patents
  • Supervisor of 35 PhD theses (8 in progress) and 50+ postdocs
  • 275+ invited/plenary lectures at conferences and 225+ invited seminars
  • Included in the list of "300 most cited researchers in Materials Science and Engineering" 2016 by Scopus data
  • Highly Cited Researcher (Clarivate Analytics) 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019
  • Correspondent Member of the Royal Academy of Sciences of Galicia, 2020
  • Elected Member of the Spanish Royal Academy of Sciences, 2019
  • Correspondent Member of the Academy of Sciences of Granada, 2019
  • Member of Academia Europaea, 2018
  • Fellow of the European Academy of Sciences, 2017
  • Correspondent Member of the Spanish Royal Academy of Sciences, 2015-2019
  • Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry, 2008
  • Fellow of the Optical Society of America, 2011
  • "Hermanos Elhuyar - Hans Goldschmidt" Award of the German Chemical Society (GDCh), 2019
  • "Enrique Moles" National Research Award on Chemical Science and Technology, 2018
  • ERC Advanced Grant, 2018-2023
  • Blaise Pascal Medal in Materials Science of the European Academy of Sciences, 2017
  • JCIS-Darsh Wasan Award in Colloid and Interface Science, 2017
  • Jaime I Award in Basic Research, 2015
  • Smets Chair, KU Leuven, 2015
  • Francqui Chair, KU Leuven / UC Louvain, 2014-2015
  • Medal of the Spanish Royal Society of Chemistry 2014
  • ECIS Rhodia Prize 2013
  • Langmuir Lecturer Award 2012
  • ACS Nano Lectureship Award 2012
  • Burdinola Research Award, 2011
  • ERC Advanced Grant, 2011-2017
  • Award Pontevedreses 2010
  • DuPont Award for Science, 2010
  • Wilsmore Fellow in Chemistry (University of Melbourne), 2010
  • A. v.-Humboldt-J- C- Mutis Research Award, 2009
  • Physical Chemistry Award of the Spanish Royal Society of Chemistry, 2009
  • Distinguished Lecturer, Nanyang Technological University Singapore, 2019
  • Distinguished Lecturer, Beijing Institute of Technology, 2019
  • Distinguished Lecturer, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, 2018
  • Frontiers in Molecular Science Lecture Professorship, Institute of Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences, 2018
  • Zernike Colloquium speaker, Rijksuniversiteit Groningen, 2017
  • ICFO Colloquium speaker, 2017
  • Debye Lecturer, Utrecht University, 2016
  • IIN Frontiers in Nanotechnology Lecturer, Northwestern University, 2015
  • Nanochemistry Lecturer, University of Toronto, 2014

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