Dr. Félix Zamora


Dr. Félix Zamora (Group Leader)

Phone: +34 91 497 3962 (+34 676000615)
Fax: +34 91 497 4833

Office: C-07-608

Departamento de Química Inorgánica
Facultad de Ciencias, C-07
Universidad Autónoma de Madrid
Ctra. de Colmenar Viejo, Km 15
28049 Madrid (Spain)


Short Curriculum Vitae

 Félix Zamora (Universidad Autónoma de Madrid; UAM) received his PhD in 1994 at UAM under the supervision of Prof. C. Navarro-Ranninger. After a postdoctoral stay in University of Dortmund (Germany) with Prof. Bernhard Lippert; and in University of Virginia (USA) with Dr. Michal Sabat, he rejoined the UAM, where he was made “Profesor Titular” in 2002 at the Inorganic Chemistry Department. He has been visiting professor of Newcastle University (UK) and National University of Singapore. He is member of IFIMAC (Condensed Matter Physics Center), IAdChem (Institute of Advanced Chemistry) and research associate of IMDEA Nanoscience. His research is focused on the preparation and characterization of novel materials at the nanoscale level. In particular, he is interested on molecular wires and 2D materials. He is member of the editorial board of Scientific Reports (Nature Publishing Group). He has received the Excellent in Science award 2015 by the Spanish Royal Society of Chemistry.
Research: ID E-6265-2014
Orcid code: 0000-0001-7529-5120
  • B.Sc. Chemistry in Inorganic Chemistry. Universidad Autónoma de Madrid (1989-1990). “Palladium(II) compounds of putrescine, spermidine and spermine. Synthesis, characterization and initial DNA-binding and antitumor studies”.
  • Ph.D. in Inorganic Chemistry. Universidad Autónoma de Madrid (1990-1994). “Synthesis, characterization structural and biological activity of cyclometallated complexes of Pd(II) with phenyl-benzoxazole, -benzothiazole and imidazoles derivatives and cyclometallated complexes of Pd(II) and Pt(II) with 2-phenylimidazoline”.

Academic and Research Positions

  • Associate. Universidad Autónoma de Madrid (Department of Inorganich Chemistry) from 2002.
  • Assistant Prof. Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, Department of Inorganic Chemistry, 1997-2002.
  • Postdoctoral-Researcher. Universität Dortmund (Germany), Anorganische Chemie, 1996-1997.
  • Postdoctoral-E.U. Researcher. Universität Dortmund (Germany), Anorganische Chemie, 1995-1996.
  • Assistant. Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, Department of Inorganic Chemistry, 1990-1997.
Selected Publications (Full List)
  • -A. Calzolari, R. di Felice, S.S. Alexandre, F. Zamora. Metallicity in individual MMX chains. JACS, 130 (2008) 5552-5562. DOI: 10.1021/ja800358c-L. Welte, R. González-Prieto, D. Olea, M. Rosario Torres,  J.L. Priego, R. Jiménez-Aparicio, J. Gómez-Herrero, F. Zamora. Time-dependence Structures of Coordination Network Wires in Solution. ACSNano 2 (2008) 2051-2056. DOI: 10.1021/nn800439v-L. Welte, U. García-Couceiro, O. Castillo, D. Olea, C. Polop, A. Guijarro, A. Luque, J.M. Gómez-Rodríguez, J. Gómez-Herrero, F. Zamora. Organization of Coordination Polymers on Surfaces by Direct Sublimation. Adv. Matter., 2009, 21, 2025-2028. (With Inside Cover ) DOI: 10.1002/adma.200802886-L. Welte, A. Calzolari, R. Di Felice, F. Zamora,* J. Gómez-Herrero*. Highly conductive nanoribbons of coordination polymers. Nature Nanotech. 5 (2010) 110-115. DOI: 10.1038/NNANO.2009.354-P. Amo-Ochoa, L. Welte, R. González-Prieto, P. J. Sanz Miguel, C. J. Gómez-García, S. Delgado, J. Gómez-Herrero, F. Zamora*. Single layers of a multifunctional laminar Cu(I,II) coordination polymer. ChemCommun., 2010, 46, 3262–3264. DOI: 10.1039/b919647a-I. Berlanga, M. L. Ruiz-González, J. M. González-Calbet, J. L. G. Fierro, R. Mas-Balleste,* F. Zamora*. Graphene-like materials from Covalent Organic Frameworks. Small. 2011, 7(9), 1207-1211. DOI: 10.1002/smll.201002264-Antonela C. Marele, Rubén Mas-Ballesté,  Luigi Terracciano, Jonathan Rodríguez-Fernández, Isadora Berlanga, Simone S. Alexandre, Roberto Otero, José M. Gallego, Félix Zamora,* José M. Gómez-Rodríguez*. Formation of a Surface Covalent Organic Framework based on Polyester Condensation. Chem. Commun. 2012, 48, 6779–6781. DOI: 10.1039/c2cc32270f

    -Cristina Hermosa, Jose Vicente Álvarez, Mohammad-Reza Azani, Carlos J. Gómez-García, Michelle Fritz, Jose M. Soler, Julio Gómez-Herrero, Cristina Gómez-Navarro,* Félix Zamora*. Intrinsic electrical conductivity of nanostructured metal-organic polymer chains. Nature Commun. 4, 1709 (2013). DOI: 10.1038/ncomms2696

    -Almudena Gallego, Cristina Hermosa, Oscar Castillo, Isadora Berlanga, Carlos J. Gómez-García, Eva Mateo-Marti,  José I. Martínez, Fernando Flores, Cristina Gómez-Navarro, Julio Gómez-Herrero,  Salome Delgado* and Félix Zamora*. Solvent-induced Delamination of a Multifunctional Two Dimensional Coordination Polymer. Adv. Matter. 25, 2141–2146 (2013). DOI: 10.1002/adma.201204676.

    Selected Revisions

    -R. Mas-Ballesté, J. Gómez-Herrero, F. Zamora. One-dimensional coordination polymers on surfaces: towards single molecule devices Chem. Soc. Rev. 2010, 39, 4220–4233. DOI:10.1039/ C001965H.