Group of Supramolecular Organometallic
and Main Group Chemistry (SOC Group)
Dr. Antonio J. Martínez Martínez
Group Leader and Ramón y Cajal Researcher
Tel: 959 219 909
Academic and research background
Group Leader and Ramón y Cajal Researcher, University of Huelva, Spain
Postdoctoral researcher, University of Oxford, UK, Prof Andrew Weller and SCG-Oxford CoE
Postdoctoral researcher, University of Strathclyde, UK, Dr C. O'Hara and Prof R. Mulvey,
PhD visiting fellow, University of Glasgow, UK, Prof J. E. McGrady
PhD Chemistry, Summa Cum Laude, European mention, University of Murcia, Spain
Advisors: Prof J. Vicente and Prof M. T. Chicote
BSc Chemistry, University of Murcia, Spain
Awards and Fellowships
2018 Ramón y Cajal Research Fellowship
2018 GEQO RSEQ, oral communication Prize, XXXVI GEQO RSEQ Zaragoza
2015 SusChem RSEQ Postdoctoral Prize best publication and scientific profile
2015 RSC Oral Communication PrizeRSC Main Group Annual Meeting London
2015 RSC Dalton Division Award, SILQCOM 2015 Brazil
2012 PhD Prize for the Best Thesis in Chemistry, University of Murcia 2012
2006 FPU PhD Fellowship
Dr Martínez was born in Murcia, Spain, in 1981. He completed the BSc degree in Chemistry at the University of Murcia in 2015, where he also did his PhD supervised by Prof José Vicente and M. T. Chicote in organopalladium chemistry in 2012. During this period, he also worked with Prof John McGrady at the University of Glasgow (UK) studying computational organometallic chemistry. From 2012–2016, he worked with Dr Charles O’Hara and Prof Robert Mulvey at the University of Strathclyde (UK) in template main group supramolecular chemistry, and the synergistic co-operation effects in bimetallic main group systems to influence the regio-selectivity of organic reactions. From 2017–2019, worked at the University of Oxford in solid-gas catalysis using the encapsulation of transition metal catalysts in non-covalent organometallic frameworks towards the valorisation of light hydrocarbons with Prof Andrew Weller, in partnership with SCG Chemicals Ltd, one of the largest integrated petrochemical industries in Asia.
The team’s current research focuses on two different avenues: the implementation of supramolecular and macromolecular strategies in organometallic chemistry toward small molecule activation, and the development of new low valent main group species for applications in catalysis.
Spanish Royal Society of Chemistry (RSEQ), Organometallic Chemistry Group (GEQO) and Young Chemistry Researchers (JIQ), Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC), American Chemical Society (ACS), American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS).