Dr. Jose Maria (Chema) LAGARON is currently Founder and Group Leader of the group Novel Materials and Nanotechnology at the Institute of Agrochemistry and Food Technology (IATA) of the Spanish Council for Scientific Research (CSIC) located in Valencia, Spain. He is also Head of the CSIC-University Jaume I Join Unit in "Polymer Technology". According to Scopus he is author in more than 350 peer reviewed publications, inventor in 72 patents and has an h-index of 74.
JM LAGARON has been project-leader for the institution in, among others, the FP6 and FP7 European Projects SUSTAINPACK, FRISBEE, ECOBIOCAP and NEWBONE, and Coordinator of the H2020 EU Projects YPACK and USABLE PACKAGING, related to the development of novel nanotechnologies and biomaterials for packaging, pharmaceutical and biomedical applications. He has also been member of the "Management Committee" (MC) for Spain of the Cost 868 Action related to "Biotechnical Functionalisation of Renewable Polymeric Materials" and of the Cost FA0904 action about "Eco-sustainable food packaging based on polymer nanomaterials" and member of the Steering Committee of the network "European Network for Gastrointestinal Health Research 08-RNP-018".
Finally, he is the Founder of several nanobiotech spin-offs such as Bioinicia Group S.L. (Fluidnatek SL, Bioinicia Fibre Manufacturing SL, Proveil, Capsultek) and Nanobiomatters Industries S.A. (Bactiblock SL and O2block SL).
- Date of the request:Tuesday, 3 November, 2015