Dr. Ricardo Mallavia Marín

Professor of Inorganic Chemistry, Universidad Miguel Hernandez


Molecular and Cellular Design


Molecular Recognizement and Protein Engineering

Design of polyfluorene in molecular recognizement

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  • Synthesis and characterization of conjugated polyfluorenes, with particular interest to potential applications in biological applications, as sensors, as well as in photonics and optoelectronics devices.


  • 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.
  • 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).
  • PhD in Chemistry, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, 1994.
  • Master in Polymer Science, Institut of Science and Technology of Polymer, CSIC. Madrid, 1989.
  • Degree in Chemistry.



Mallavia R., et al. (2013)

ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces, DOI: 10.1021/am400570t

Stabilization of neutral polyfluorene in aqueous solution through their interaction with phospholipids and sol-gel encapsulation.

Vázquez-Guilló R., et al. (2013)

Cellulose, DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-07320-0_11

Novel electrospun luminescent nanofibers from cationic polyfluorene/cellulose acetate blend.

Kahveci Z., et al. (2013)

Biomacromolecules DOI: 10.1021/bm400348n

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.

Salinas-Castillo A., et al. (2010)

Chemical Communications, DOI: 10.1039/b918784g

Synthesis of a new fluorescent conjugated polymer microsphere for chemical sensing in aqueous media.

Molina R., et al. (2009)

Macromolecules, DOI: 10.1021/ma900850w

Progress in the synthesis of poly-(2,7-fluoren-alt-1,4-phenylene), PFP, via Suzuki coupling.