"The Third Way: becoming an academic entrepreneur" by Prof Javier García-Martínez

Past Event

05 June 2015, 6:30pm - 8:00pm

Lecture Theatre, Oxford Martin School
34 Broad Street (corner of Holywell and Catte Streets), Oxford, OX1 3BD

This lecture is organised by the Oxford Martin Programme on Nanotechnology and the Society of Spanish Researchers in the UK

Speaker: Professor Javier García-Martínez, Oxford Martin Visiting Fellow at the Oxford Martin Programme on Nanotechnology

Summary: Should I pursue an academic career, or should I get a job in industry and have an impact on the "real" world? It is a common question that many in the world of science have faced at some point. But, increasingly, scientists do not need to sacrifice academic freedom for the opportunity to bring their discoveries to market. These days, there is a third career path for those with creativity, courage, and capability: academic entrepreneurship.

To register for this lecture: https://thirdway.eventbrite.co.uk

About the speaker

Professor Javier Garcia Martinez is an Oxford Martin Visiting Fellow at the Oxford Martin Programme on Nanotechnology; and Professor of Inorganic Chemistry and Director of the Molecular Nanotechnology Lab at the University of Alicante, Spain. He has been published extensively in the areas of nanomaterials, catalysis and energy. In addition, Garcia-Martinez is Co-Founder of Rive Technology in Boston, USA, a clean energy company commercialising advanced catalyst technology. The proprietary technology, invented by Garcia-Martinez during his post-doc MIT, makes traditional zeolite catalysts more accessible to large hydrocarbon molecules.

He was awarded the 2005 Europa Medal, presented to the outstanding European chemist under the age of 35, and received the Silver Medal of the European Young Chemist Award in 2006. In 2007, he received the TR 35 Award from MIT's Technology Review magazine. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry and Member of the Global Young Academy and the Bureau of the International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry.