Jose A. Mata received a B. S. in chemistry from University of Valencia (1997) and completed his Ph. D. with honors at University Jaume I under the supervision of Prof. E. Peris and Prof. R. Llusar in 2002 where he worked on functionalized ferrocenes with non-linear optical properties (NLO). He was a postdoctoral fellow at Yale University with Prof. Robert Crabtree (2002 – 2003) working on rhodium complexes with N-heterocyclic carbene ligands and a postdoctoral fellow at the Laboratoire de Chimie de Coordination (CNRS) with Prof. Rinaldo Poli and worked on the mechanism of atom transfer radical polymerization (ATRP). He returned to University Jaume I with the “Ramón y Cajal” program (2005 - 2008) and actually, he is working as Associate Professor at the University Jaume I in the Instituted of Advanced Materials (INAM). His research interests are focused on the development of new catalytic processes for energy applications using hybrids materials based on metal complexes with N-heterocyclic carbene ligands and 2D carbonaceous materials. J. Mata has published 80 papers in peer reviewed journals, than have been cited more than 4000 times. The average cites/article is 50.3 and the h index is 33 (Scopus). J. Mata has 3 patents one of them related to the immobilization of organometallic complexes on the surface of graphene and one book chapter.
Journal of Catalysis,2017,352,498 – 504. Ventura-Espinosa, D.; Sabater, S.; Mata, J.A.Enhancement of gold catalytic activity and stability by immobilization on the surface of graphene.
Chemistry - A European Journal,2017,45,10815 – 10821. Ventura-Espinosa, D.; Carretero-Cerdán, A.; Baya, M.; Garcia, H.; Mata, J.A.Catalytic dehydrogenative coupling of hydrosilanes with alcohols for the production of hydrogen on-demand: Application of the pair silane/alcohol as liquid organic hydrogen carrier..
Chemistry - A European Journal,2016,22,17758 – 17766. Ventura-Espinosa, D.; Marza-Beltran, A.; Mata, J.A.Catalytic hydrogen production by ruthenium complexes from the conversion of primary amines to nitriles: Potential application as liquid organic hydrogen carrier..
Catalysis Science & Technology,2016,6,8024-8035. Ventura-Espinosa, D.; Vicent, C.; Baya, M.; Mata, J.A.Ruthenium molecular complexes immobilized on graphene as active catalysts for the synthesis of carboxylic acids from alcohol dehydrogenation..