Senior Lecturer, Group leader

Francisco Martin-Martinez is Senior Lecturer at the Chemistry Department of Swansea University, and research affiliate at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). In 2022, he was selected as Google Research Innovator, because of his work on computational chemistry. He is working with Google Cloud on chemical reactivity predictions using cloud supercomputing.

Before joining Swansea University, he was Research Scientist at the Laboratory for atomistic and molecular mechanics (LAMM) of MIT (2014-2020). He moved to MIT from a postdoctoral position (2011-2013) at the Quantum Chemistry Group of the Vrije Universiteit Brussel.

He studied at the University of Granada (Spain), both Chemical Engineering and a PhD in Theoretical and Computational Chemistry, which he did at the Modelling and Molecular Design Group. During his last year of PhD, he was visiting researcher at the Hamburg University.

Additionally, Francisco Martin-Martinez is co-instructor at Station1 (USA). He is also scientific advisor at 2050Materials, and consultant at PODIUM Strategy and Marketing. Moreover, he is member of scientific policy group of the association Spanish Researchers in the UK (SRUK), and during his time in USA, he acted as President (2018-2019) and Vice-president (2016-2018) of the association Spanish Scientists in USA (ECUSA). He is also program leader in the course “Circular Economy and Sustainability Strategies” by the Cambridge Judge Business School.

As a result of his professional activity, he is member of the American Chemical Society (ACS), the Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC) and the Spanish Royal Society of Chemistry (RSEQ). He also sits in the revision panel for the European Commission Fellowships program, ADMIRE, and the Fondecyt program from Chile.