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



Biographical Sketch


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.


Professional memberships


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).


Centro de Investigación en Química Sostenible (CIQSO)

Edificio Robert H Grubbs, Campus de El Carmen

Universidad de Huelva

21007 Huelva