University of Turabo
Francisco Márquez was born in Valencia (Spain) and received his Bachelor and Master´s degree in Biochemistry at the University of Valencia in 1988 and 1989, respectively, and his Doctor´s degree in Physical Chemistry at the University of Valencia in 1992. He spent two years from 1990 as Director of the laboratories of Futura Medical S.A. and one year as research associate at the V-I S.A. Laboratories. From 1994 he worked as a postdoctoral associate at the Polytechnic University of Valencia. In 2001 he was an Associate Professor at the Jaime I University, and subsequently he moved to the School of Natural Sciences and Technology at the University of Turabo in Puerto Rico, USA, as Full Professor.
His research interests are mainly directed toward photophysics of organic compounds in confined spaces, Li-ion batteries, hydrogen technology and most recently the synthesis and applications of nanotubes and nanowires. He is Editor-in-Chief of Soft Nanoscience Letters and Advances in Energy Research. Francisco Márquez is author of over 100 scientific publications and twelve patents and is currently the head of the Nanomaterials Research Group at the University of Turabo.