Dr. Daniel Maspoch is an ICREA Research Professor and Leader of the Supramolecular NanoChemistry & Materials Group at ICN2.
He is a chemist who has always maintained a rewarding balance between fundamental and applied research, with pioneering developments in the field of porous metal-organic frameworks and delivery systems. He is author of over 110 manuscripts and 5 book chapters. In addition, in 2014 he got a prestigious ERC Consolidator Grant. In 2015, he was awarded the Premio Marcial Moreno Mañas Lectureship.
From the technology transfer side, several technologies and materials developed by his group have been transferred –through licensing patents or signing technology transfer contracts– to various companies. More specifically, Daniel has signed more than 15 research contracts with private companies and has filed 10 patents, from which 4 have been licensed. Moreover, he has been able to signed 4 technology transfer contracts. Interestingly, these
technologies have given rise to families of products that are now on the market, as for example LuctaCaps® and Fungipol@CP. He is also co-founder of the spin-off company Ahead Therapeutics.
Dr. Maspoch graduated in Chemistry at the Universitat de Girona and obtained his PhD in Materials Science at the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona & Institut de Ciència de Materials de Barcelona. He then moved to Northwestern University, where he worked as a postdoctoral fellow in the group of professor Chad A. Mirkin. Since September 2011 he is ICREA Research Professor and Group Leader at the Institut Català de Nanociència i Nanotecnologia (ICN2).