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    Novel smart micro and nanomaterials with analytical applications.

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    Optical sensors for biotechnological, biomedical, environmental, clinical, domotic and industrial applications.

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    Signal treatment

    Implementation of telecomunication tools into analytical instruments to improved their figures of mertis.


  • J.F. Fernández Sánchez was born in Granada (Spain) on the 10th of November of 1975. He obtained the Chemistry Graduate in 1999 at the University of Granada and at the end of this year he obtained the Ms Diploma with the work “Development of Phosphorescence Methodologies” (“Cum Laude”). In 2000, he obtained the Professional Qualification of advanced studies (“Cum Laude”) with the work “Optical Analytical Sensors” and in 2003 he gained his PhD at the University of Granada under the supervision, among others, of his mentor Prof. Fernandez Gutierrez, receiving the ‘best mark’ (Sobresaliente “Cum Laude”). During this pre-doctoral time he was involved in an exchange program as PhD student that took him to Oviedo (Spain) under the supervision of Prof. Sanz-Medel. In 2003 he moved to Pamplona (Spain) as a postdoctoral fellow in the group of Prof. I.R. Matías Maestro and in 2004 he went to Zurich (ETHZ) when he stayed for almost two years working at the Centre for Chemical Sensors under the direction of Prof. U.E. Spichiger-Keller until he was entitled to the Reincorporación contract to come back to Granada. In 2007 he was contracted as assistant professor, in November 2009 he was contracted as associate professor and since November 2018 he is full professor at the Department of Analytical Chemistry of the University of Granada.
  • In the period corresponding to 2006 till now, he has developed several stays, thus he has been working at the Institute of Analytical Chemistry and Radiochemistry (TU-Graz, Austria) with Prof. I. Klimant, at the Georgia Institute of Technology (GA, USA) with Prof. Fernandez-Nieves, at the Oak Rigde National Laboratorie (TN, USA) developing SANS measurements and at the Technical University of Dortmund (TU-Dortmund, Germany) with Prof. Sellergren. Since 2009, he is supervisor of the research line "Analytical Nanotechnology" of the FQM-297 research group at the UGR. In 2011, in collaboration with two of his colleagues, he founded the Spin-Off Company Nanomateriales y Polímeros S.L. (NanoMyP®) which is specialised on the design and synthesis of polymeric and hybrid nano and microparticles, polymers and copolymers, and smart materials with tailored physicochemical properties to customer needs (custom design materials).


Faculty of Science. Departament of Analytical Chemistry