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Personal Information

·Last name, first name: Díaz Díaz, David

·Date of birth, nationality: 10.11.1974, Spanish

·Marital status: Married

·Current working institution, department, address, telephone number, e-mail address: Universität Regensburg, Institut für Organinische Chemie, Universitätsstr. 31, 93053 Regensburg, Germany. Tel.: + (0) 941 943-4373; Email: David.Diaz@chemie.uni-regensburg.de


06/2002 PhD in Chemistry, University of La Laguna (Spain)

- Thesis Title: Use of acetylen complexes with Co2(CO)8 in stereoselective synthesis: From linear hydrocarbons to multifunctionalized cyclic ethers

   Calification: Sobresaliente “Cum Laude”

06/1997 BSc in Chemistry, University of La Laguna (Spain)

- 1998: CAP. University of Extremadura (Spain)

Research Career and Experience

Since 10/13, Professor, Heisenberg Professor, W2, Universität Regensburg (Germany)

Since 10/09, Tenured Scientist, CSIC-Universidad de Zaragoza (Spain)

01/12-31/13: Group Leader, Dept. Organic Chemistry, Univ. Regensburg (Germany)

07/10-12/11: Assist. Prof., Dept. Organic Chemistry, Univ. Regensburg (Germany)

01/10-06/11: Alexander von Humboldt Fellow (Experienced Researcher), Dept. Organic Chemistry, Univ. Regensburg (Germany)

12/06-09/09, Sr. Chemist, The Dow Chemical Company (Switzerland)

09/06-10/06, Visiting Research Fellow with Prof. Zentel, Org. Chem., Mainz Univ. (Germany)

01/06-12/06, Ramón y Cajal Fellow, Dept. Org. Chem., Univ. Autonomous Madrid (Spain)

07/02-12/05, MCyT-TSRI Postdoctoral Fellow with Prof. M.G. Finn, Dept. Chem., TSRI (USA)

07/00-12/00, Visiting MEC Felow with Prof. M.G. Finn, Dept. Chemistry, TSRI (USA)

01/98-01/02, Graduate Research, MEC PhD Fellow with Prof. Víctor S. Martín, Dept. Org. Chem., Univ. La Laguna (Spain)

03/97-04/97, Ramón Areces Fellow, Dept. Biochemistry, Univ. Zaragoza (Spain)

10/96-06/97, MEC Fellow, Dept. Organic Chem., Univ. La Laguna (Spain)

08/97-10/97, Intercampus Fellow, Dept. Organic Chem., Univ. Nacional Córdoba (Argentina)

08/96-10/96, Intercampus Fellow, Dept. Anal. Chem., Univ. Nacional Comahue (Argentina)

Recognition and Awards

2017, Acreditation as Associate Professor by the ANECA agency from the Spanish Ministry of Education

2017, Honorary Member, Sociedad Argentina de Investigación en Química Orgánica (Argentina)

2017, Honorary Adjunt Professor, Jiangsu University (China)

2016, Extension of Heisenberg Professorship, DFG (Germany)

2014, Young Investigator Award, Polymer Networks & Gels (Japan)

2014, Editor-in-Chief "Gels - J. Phys. Chem. Gels" (Switzerland)

2013, Heisenberg Professorship Award, DFG (Germany)

2013, Full Member Editorial Board ScienceOpen, (Germany)

2012, Certificate of Appreciation. Reviewer for ACS journals, ACS Publications

2010, Alexander Von Humboldt Award for Experienced Researchers (Germany)

2009, OCP and Founder of the “I Scientific Outreach Award “Antonio González”

2008, Learning Experience Report Award, Dow Chemical Company (Switzerland)

2008, Technical Service & Development Award, Dow Chemical (Switzerland)

2008, European Young Chemist Award Finalist, EuCheMS (Italy)

2007, Industrial Report Award, Dow Chemical Company (USA)

2007, Research Assignment Program Award, Dow Chemical (Switzerland)

2007, Young Canarias 2007 Award (Spain)

2005, Young Researchers Award, Autonomic Government, Canarias (Spain)

2005, Scientific Outreach Especial Award, AITRi (Spain)

2002, PhD Award in Experimental and Technical Sciences, ULL (Spain)

2002, Best Doctoral Thesis Award, Faculty of Chemistry, ULL (Spain)

2002, Young Researchers Award, Autonomic Government, Canarias (Spain)

1998, F.P.I. Predoctoral Research Fellowship by Spanish Ministry of Science (Spain)

1997, Especial National Award of Academic Education, MEC (Spain)

1997, Award of Excellency in Chemical Sciences, Univ. of La Laguna (Spain)

1997, First Degree in Chemistry Award 1992−1997 (3.9 over 4.0), ULL (Spain) 

1996-1997, Undergraduate Research Fellowship and Research Intercampus Fellowships by Spanish Ministry of Science (Spain)

Selected Invited Talks

2018, Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovot, Israel

2018, University of Montpellier, ICGM MACS, ED, France

2017, Symposium on Photofunctional Chemistry and Molecular Systems, Fukuoka, Japan

2017, Universidad de Buenos Aires, Argentina

2017, Universidad Nacional de San Luis, Argentina

2017, XXI SINAQO, San Luis, Argentina

2017, Jiangsu University, Zhenjiang, China

2017, Northwestern Polytechnical University, School of Science, Xi'an, China

2017, Sino-German Symposium on Space Biomaterials and Systems Chemistry, Xi'an, China

2017, Autonomous University of Madrid, Madrid, Spain

2017, Institute of Advanced Chemistry of Catalonia, Barcelona, Spain

2017, 254th ACS National Meeting & Exposition, Washington, USA

2017, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, USA

2017, University of La Laguna, IUBO, Tenerife, Spain

2017, Kyushu University, Fukuoka, Japan

2016, Johannes Kepler University Linz, Austria

2016, University of Paderborn, Germany

2016, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden

2016, IISER, Pune, India

2016, University of Stuttgart, Germany

2015, Freie Universität Berlin, Germany

2015, Ulm University, Germany

2015, University of Montpellier, ICGM MACS, ED, IBMM, France

2015, University of Florence, Italy

2014, Institute of Advanced Chemistry of Catalonia, Barcelona, Spain

2011, International Sol-Gel Conference, Hangzhou, China

2011, National Chemical Laboratory, Pune, India

2008, EuCheMS Chemistry Congress, Torino, Italy

2008, Instituted for Advanced Studies, School of Soft Matter, Freiburg, Germany

2008, Department of Organic Chemistry, Université de Neuchatel, Switzerland

2008, Department of Chemistry, University of Konstanz, Germany


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  1. Faculty of Chemistry and Pharmacy
  2. Institute of Organic Chemistry

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Dr. David Díaz-Díaz

Prof. Dr.
David Díaz Díaz

Heisenberg Professor


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