Prof. Carlos Bravo-Díaz

Prof. Bravo-Díaz is a world-famous specialist in micellar catalysis. He graduated in chemistry from the University of Santiago de Compostela in 1986 where he obtained a doctoral degree in 1991. In the years 1991-1993 he carried out research in the team of Professor Larry Romsted at Rutgers NJ University in the USA. He has been working at the University of Vigo since 1991.

The research interests of Prof. Carlos Bravo-Díaz include: physical chemistry, in particular colloid chemistry, bioorganic chemistry and biophysics. At the beginning, his research focused mainly on the interactions determining the structure and composition of aggregated systems such as micelles, microemulsions, liposomes, biological membranes, macroemulsions and aqueous solutions of polyelectrolytes. Prof. Carlos Bravo-Díaz deals with the issues related to the placement of various antioxidants in natural emulsion systems and their ability to stabilize these systems. The research results find practical application in the food industry. The current research activity of the Professor focuses on developing a proper composition of parenteral supplements.

He is the author or co-author of over 120 scientific papers published in renowned international specialist journals and book publishing houses as well as a regular reviewer in prestigious chemical journals and a member of scientific societies: Spanish Royal Society of Chemistry and European Colloid and Interface Society. The Professor collaborates with many research centers, including: Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, Universidad de Porto, Universidad de Santiago de Chile and Maria Curie-Skłodowska University in Lublin.

The Professor's cooperation with the Faculty of Chemistry at MCSU began in 2008. He visited Lublin many times, presenting the results of his research delivering lectures for students and university scientists. The scientific cooperation resulted in the joint publications in the journals from the Philadelphia list and presentations at international conferences. In 2018 Prof. Bravo-Díaz was awarded the title of Honorary MCSU Professor. The Professor's laboratory in the Department of Physical Chemistry at the University of Vigo is always open to students and workers of the Faculty of Chemistry at MCSU.