Dr. Eduardo J. Garcia-Suarez received his PhD in 2007. His thesis, developed in the frame of an international collaboration between the University Rovira i Virgili and the Istituto di Chimica dei Composti Organometallici-CNR and supervised by Prof. Carmen Claver and Prof. Claudio Bianchini, was entitled “Palladium complexes containing diphosphine and sulfonated phosphine ligands for C-C bond forming reactions. Catalytic and Mechanistic studies”. After, he worked as post-doctoral researcher, 4 months, at the Chemical Research Institute of Catalonia (Tarragona) in the group of Prof. Piet Van Leeuwen developing new phosphine ligands for the telomerization of 1,3-butadiene. Then, He was awarded with a JAE-Doc fellowship (CSIC), 3 years, to develop his own research line devoted to the design, preparation and characterization of new hybrid catalytic systems combining aminoacid-based ionic liquids, metal transition nanoparticles and mesoporous carbon materials for catalytic applications, at the National Institute of Coal (Oviedo). During this period, he was awarded with 2 fellowships “José Castillejo”, the first one 4 months at the Technical University of Denmark (DTU) in the group of Prof. Anders Riisager acquiring experience in the synthesis of ionic liquids and the second one 6 months, at the Laboratoire de Chimie de Coordination (LCC-CNRS, Toulouse) in the group of Dr. Karine Philippot acquiring experience in the synthesis of transition metal nanoparticles. After, in 2011 He was awarded with a fellowship from the Principado de Asturias within the “Programa Clarín”, 1 year, at the LCC-CNRS in the group of Dr. Philippot to continue his research on metal nanoparticles synthesis on mesoporous carbons for catalytic applications. In September 2012, He joined as Senior Researcher the group of Prof. Riisager at DTU, where He combined teaching and research duties in the field of supported ionic liquid phase catalysts (SILP) and fixed-bed reactors technologies for continuous gas phase reactions. In 2017, He was awarded with an IKERBASQUE fellowship, joining the group of Sustainable Chemistry at TECNALIA, to work in the field of biomass and CO2 conversion into added value products. In June 2020, He joins the group of Phase transitions and critical behaviors at CICenergiGUNE where he works in the design/characterization of bio-based phase change materials energy storage applications. He is co-author of 36 papers, 3 patents and 2 book chapters. He has supervised bachelor (8), master (3), PhD (5) students. He is part of the editorial board of the Journal of Chemical Science and Chemical Engineering.

Scientific interests

  • Ionic liquids
  • Organic ionic crystal plastics
  • Phase change materials
  • Bio-based compounds
  • Sustainable chemistry

Scientific career

  • Homogeneous catalysis
  • Heterogenous catalysis
  • SILP technology
  • Organometallic chemistry
  • Carbon materials
  • Metal nanoparticles
  • C-C bond forming reactions
  • Fixed-bed reactor technology
  • Green chemistry
  • Biomass upgrading to add-value products (lignin, vegetable oils)
  • CO2 upgrading to add-value products


  • “Ikerbasque Research Fellow” Basque Government, 2017)
  • “Clarín Programe” fellowship (Principado de Asturias 2011)
  • "Jose Castillejo” fellowship 2009 y 2010)
  • “JAE-Doc” fellowship (CSIC-2008)

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