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Dr. Ricardo Mallavia Marín

Unit: Molecular and Cellular Design
Subunit: Molecular Recognizement and Protein Engineering
Group: Design of polyfluorene in molecular recognizement
Category: Investigator
Phone: + 34 966 65 89 41
TWITTER: @rmm2011ric
Degree: Chemistry
PhD program: PhD in Chemistry, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, 1994.
Master in Polymer Science, Institut of Science and Technology of Polymer, CSIC. Madrid, 1989.
Postdoctoral positions:
1. Research in CSIC, adscript to industrial project, 1994.
2.Department of Chemical Engineering, Santa Barbara California University (USA) as Invitated Professor; 2002. Preparation of materials hybrids and porosous of silica for optical applications(Prof. Brad, F. Chmelka).
Previous positions:
1. Fellowship by Spanish Minister (FPI; CSIC) 1990/1994.
2. Quality Director of ALMUsa (pharmaceutical industry), 1994-1996.
3. Associate Professor, Universidad de Miguel Hernández. Department of Optics, Materials Science and Technology, 1997/2001.
4. Research in Ramon y Cajal Program, Ministerio Ciencia y Tecnología, España, 2002/2006.
5. Assistance Professor Doctor, Universidad Miguel Hernández de Elche. Department of Pharmacology, Pediatric and Organic Chemistry, 2007/2009.
Current Position:
Professor of Inorganic Chemistry (since 2009).
Research Fields:
Synthesis and characterization of conjugated polyfluorenes, with particular interest to potential applications in biological applications, as sensors and, also in photonics and optoelectronics devices.
Representative Publications:

  • Stabilization of neutral polyfluorene in aqueous solution through their interaction with phospholipids and sol-gel encapsulation. Mallavia, R., Martínez-Tomé, M.J., Vázquez-Guilló, R., Kahveci, Z., Estepa, A., Mateo, C.R. ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces. 2013, 5 (8), 2952-2958.
  • Novel electrospun luminescent nanofibers from cationic polyfluorene/cellulose acetate blend. Vázquez-Guilló, R., Calero, A., Valente, A.J.M., Burrows, H.D., Reyes Mateo, C., Mallavia, R. Cellulose, 2013, 20 (1), 169-177.
  • Use of the conjugated polyelectrolyte poly{[9,9-bis(6′- N, N, N-trimethylammonium)-hexyl]fluorene-phenylene} bromide (HTMA-PFP) as a fluorescent membrane marker, Kahveci, Z., Martínez-Tomé, M.J., Mallavia, R., Mateo, C.R. Biomacromolecules, 2013, 14 (6), 1990-1998.
  • Synthesis of a new fluorescent conjugated polymer microsphere for chemical sensing in aqueous media. A. Salinas-Castillo, M. Camprubi-Robles and R. Mallavia. Chemical Communications 2010. 46 (8), 1263-1265.
  • Progress in the synthesis of poly-(2,7-fluoren-alt-1,4-phenylene), PFP, via Suzuki coupling. R. Molina, S. Gomez-Ruiz, F. Montilla, A. Salinas-Castillo, S. Fernandez-Arroyo, M. Ramos, V. Micol and R. Mallavia. Macromolecules. 2009. 42 (15), 5471-5477.