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Prof. Dr. David Díaz Díaz


spanish flag David Díaz Díaz received his PhD in Chemistry from the University of La Laguna under the supervision of Prof. Víctor Martín (Spain) (main topics: natural product synthesis and synthetic methodologies using transition metal complexes). In 2002, he joined Prof. Finn's group as postdoc at The Scripps Research Institute (CA, USA) (main topics: amidine chemistry, polymer synthesis and soft materials). Since 2006, he has held various positions in academia and industry ('Ramón y Cajal' Researchers, UAM, Spain, 2006; Sr. Chemist, Dow Chemical, Switzerland, 2007; Tenured Scientist, CSIC, Spain, 2009; Alexander von Humboldt Experienced Researcher, University of Regensburg, Germany, 2010). In 2013, he was awarded with the DFG Heisenberg Professorship, being the first Spanish scientist holding this distinction, and he was appointed as Associate Professor at the University of Regensburg. He has received the Young Investigator Award from the Polymer Network Group (Japan) and is the Editor-in-Chief of the journal Gels. In 2017, he received an Honorary Adjunct Professorship from Jiangsu University (China) and the acreditation as Associate Professor by the ANECA agency from the Spanish Ministry of Education. In 2018, he became a permanent member of the Faculty of Chemistry and Pharmacy of the University of Regensburg (PD). In September 2019, he was also awarded a prestigious Beatriz Galindo Research position at the University of La Laguna (Tenerife, Spain). Currently, he combines his teaching and research activities at the University of Regensburg (PD) and the University of La Laguna (Beatriz Galindo Senior Distinguished Resarcher).

His main research interest focused on the development of functional soft materials.


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University of La Laguna

Tenerife, Spain


Institut für Organische Chemie
Universität Regensburg
Universitätsstr. 31
93040 Regensburg, Germany


The Spanish National Research Council


Section Editor "The All Results Journal: Chemistry" (ISSN: 2172-4563)

Assoc. Member of Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) 

Editor-in-Chief of "Gels" (ISSN: 2310-2861); gels@mdpi.com



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

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Dr. David Díaz-Díaz

Prof. PD Dr. habil.
David Díaz Díaz

Heisenberg Prof. (2013-2018)


CH 23.2.21

Phone +(0) 941943-4630
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