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Curriculum Vitae of Francisco Zaera

October 2019

 

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Department of Chemistry
University of California, Riverside
Riverside, CA  92521
Phone: (951) 827-5498 (office)
              (951) 827-5736 (lab)
Fax:       (951) 827-3962 (confidential)
              (951) 827-4713 (department)
e-mail: zaera@ucr.edu

 
Education
  • 1984  Ph.D.  University of California, Berkeley, (G. A.Somorjai, Advisor)
  • 1979  Licenciate in Chemistry (Cum Laude)
  • Simón Bolívar University, Caracas, Venezuela (I. Rusinek, Advisor
  • 1976  Certificate in Methodology of University Teaching,
  •  Open University Division, Simón Bolívar University, Venezuela
 
Research and Professional Experience
  • 2016 - present   Analytical Chemistry Instrumentation Facility Assistant Director for XPS
  • 2014 - present   Director, UCR Center for Catalysis
  • 2014 - present   Cooperative Faculty, Chemical & Environmental Engineering Department, UCR
  • 2010 - present  Participating Faculty Member, Materials Science and Engineering Program, UCR
  • 2009 - present  Distinguished Professor, Department of Chemistry, University of California, Riverside
  • 1995 - 2009      Professor, Department of Chemistry, University of California, Riverside
  • 1991 - 1995      Associate Professor, University of California, Riverside
  • 1993                    Visiting Professor, Centro de Quimica, IVIC, Caracas, Venezuela
  • 1987 - 1991      Assistant Professor, University of California, Riverside
  • 1984 - 1986      Assistant Chemist, NSLS Department, Brookhaven National Laboratory
  • 1980 - 1984      Research and Teaching Assistant, University of California, Berkeley
  • 1979 - 1980      Instructing Professor, Department of Chemistry, Simon Bolivar University
  • 1978 - 1979      Research Assistant, Department of Chemistry, Simón Bolívar University
  • 1975 - 1978      Teaching Assistant, Department of Mathematics, Open University Division, Simon Bolivar University

 

  • 2015 - 2019      Consultant, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory
  • 2001 - 2003      Consultant, Mexican Institute of Petroleum, Mexico City, Mexico
  • 1993 - 1998      Consultant, Intevep, Los Teques, Venezuela
 
Honors and Awards
  • 2009 - present  American Chemical Society Fellow
  • 2005 - present  American Vacuum Society Fellow
  • 2001 - present  American Association for the Advancement of Science Fellow

 

  • 2019                    Inaugural ACS CATL Exceptional Achievements in Catalysis Award
  • 2008                    ACS Arthur W. Adamson Award for Distinguished Service in the Advancement of Surface Chemistry
  • 2004                    Humboldt Research Award for Senior U.S. Scientist
  • 2003                    North American Catalysis Society Paul H. Emmett Award
  • 2002 - present  Listed in Who's Who in America
  • 2001                    ACS George A. Olah Award in Hydrocarbon or Petroleum Chemistry
  • 1994, 1995        Union Carbide Innovation Recognition Program Award
  • 1993                    Gran Mariscal de Ayacucho Visiting Professorship
 
Editorial Activity
  • 2013 - present  Senior Editor, The Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters
  • 2007 - present  Senior Editor, The Journal of Physical Chemistry
  • 1998 - 2007      Editor, The Journal of Molecular Catalysis A: Chemical
  • 2007, 2010       Guest Editor, Topics of Catalysis
  • 1998 - 2001      Associate Editor, The Encyclopedia of Chemical Physics and Physical Chemistry - IOPP
  • 2000                    Guest Editor, The Journal of Physical Chemistry

 

  • 2014 - present  Editorial Board Member, Catalysis, Structure and Reactivity
  • 2011 - 2019      Advisory Board Member, Catalysis Science & Technology
  • 2007 - present  Editorial Board Member, The Journal of Molecular Catalysis A: Chemical
  • 2004 - present  Editorial Board Member, Catalysis Letters
  • 2004 - present  Editorial Board Member, Topics in Catalysis
  • 2010 - 2016      Editorial Board Member, Surface Science
  • 1993 - 1998      Editorial Board Member, Langmuir
 
Professional Activities
  • 2018 - present  Member & Nominating Chair, Executive Committee, Surface Science Division, American Vacuum Society
  • 2005 - 2011      Member, Department of Energy Council for Chemical and Biochemical Sciences
  • 2007                   Chair, Colloids and Surface Chemistry Division, American Chemical Society
  • 2006                   Chair-Elect, Colloids and Surface Chemistry Division, American Chemical Society
  • 2005                   Vice-Chair, Colloids and Surface Chemistry Division, American Chemical Society
  • 1997, 1998       Treasurer, Colloids and Surface Chemistry Division, American Chemical Society
  • 1991 - 1992      President, California Catalysis Society
  • 1990 - 1991      Secretary-Treasurer, California Catalysis Society
 
Professional Affiliations
  • 2009 - present  Materials Research Society
  • 2001 - present  American Association for the Advancement of Science
  • 1980 - present  American Chemical Society
  • 1980 - present  North American Catalysis Society
  • 1980 - present  California Catalysis Society
  • 1980 - present  American Vacuum Society

 

Other
  • Presented approximately 260 invited talks
  • Published over 400 papers
  • Organized 21 conferences/symposia
  • h (Hirsch) Index: 71 (web of Science)
  • Supervised:
    • 23 Undergraduate Students
    • 36 Graduate Students
    • 52 Postdocs
    • 49 Visiting Scientists

 

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