Instituto de Ciencia de Materiales de Madrid, CSIC

Prof. Dr. Eduardo Ruiz-Hitzky (Head of the Group)

Eduardo Ruiz-Hitzky is since 1988 a Research Professor Scientist at the Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas, CSIC (National Research Council of Spain), being currently the Head of the Hybrid, Biohybrid and Porous Nanostructured Materials team at the Materials Science Institute of Madrid (ICMM), CSIC. Graduate in Chemistry at the Universidad Complutense, Madrid in 1970; Docteur ès Sciences, Université Catholique de Louvain, (Belgium) in 1974, and Ph.D. in Chemistry, Universidad Complutense, Madrid in 1979. Author of around 200 publications and 20 patents on the research topics: Nanostructured Functional Materials; Hybrid, Biohybrid, Intercalation Compounds & Nanocomposites;  Layered and Porous Inorganic Solids. Since 1987 has been Founder and First Director of several Departments at the CSIC including “New Architectures in Materials Chemistry Department” in 2010. Member of the Direction Committee of the Spanish Royal Society of Chemistry (RSEQ) (1989-2013). Vice-President and President of the Spanish Clay Society (2002-2010), Member of the Direction Committee of the ICMM-CSIC (1990-2010). Invited Professor at the  Collège de France, Paris (France), September-December 2011. Editor-in-Chief of Recent Patents in Nanotechnology and Associated Editor of Current Nanoscience, since 2010. Member of the Editorial Board of various SCI journals. Awarded with the STAS Prize (Academie Royal des Sciences, des Lettres et Beaux Arts de Belgique, Belgium), the BRUYLANTS award (Association de Chimistes de l’Université de Louvain, Belgium), the ICIDCA award (The Ministry of Sugar, Cuba), the AIPEA medal (Tokyo, 2005), the Guillaume Budé Medal (Collège de France), and various Distinctions of the CSIC, Spain.


Highlights & Relevant Scientific Contributions:














•  Le point de rencontre des matériaux carbonés et des argiles : vers une nouvelle génération de composites fonctionnels, Collège de France, February 2017.

•  Carbon-clay composites : innovative approaches for clean energy and other advanced applications, I²CNER Seminar Series, Kyushu University, September 2017.


Selected 5 publications :

•   Crown ethers intercalations with phyllosilicates, Ruiz-Hitzky, E., Casal  B., Nature 276, 596-597 (1978)

•   Intracrystalline grafting on layer silicic acids, Ruiz-Hitzky, E., Rojo, J.M.,  Nature 287, 28-30 (1980)

•   Inorganic solids in dry media – an efficient way for developing microwave irradiation activated organic-reactions,  Gutiérrez, E.; Loupy, A.; Bram, G.; Ruiz-Hitzky E., Tetrah. Lett. 30, 945-948 (1989)

•   Polymer-salt intercalation complexes in layer silicates, Ruiz-Hitzky, E.; Aranda, P. Adv. Mater. 2, 545-547 (1990)

•   Hybrid and biohybrid silicate based materials: molecular versus block-assembling bottom-up processes, E. Ruiz-Hitzky, P. Aranda, M. Darder, M. Ogawa, Chem. Soc. Rev. 40, 801-828 (2011)