Mario Hoyos

Departamento de Nanomateriales Poliméricos y Biomateriales
Instituto de Ciencia y Tecnología de Polímeros
C/ Juan de la Cierva, 3
Madrid, 28006
Tel. (direct): (+34) 912587630

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  • Short CV

After studying Chemistry at the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, I joined the Institute of Science and Technology (ICTP-CSIC) in 2004, where I studied the Master of Advanced Specialization in Plastics and Rubber and undertook a European PhD (2008). Along my PhD. I staged in three EU-laboratories: the Polymer Institute-Slovak Academy of Science, the Laboratoire de Plasma et Conversion D’Energie (LAPLACE-CNRS) at the University Paul Sabatier in Toulouse (France) and the Electrical Engineering Department in the University of Genoa (Italy). In 2009 I was awarded by the Spanish Royal Society of Chemistry (RSEQ) with the 2nd prize for the best thesis on Polymer Science. From 2008 to 2009 I was on postdoctoral stage at Prof. Saverio Russo’s Group (University of Genoa, Italy) working on new applications of ‘click’ chemistry in polymer-based materials. During this period, I participated as expert chemist at the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) for the implementation and standardization of nanotechnology products and electrical and electronic systems (TC 113) in Italy. During 2009-2010 I held a postdoc research fellowship of the National Science Foundation (USA) on the development of N-Heterocyclic Carbene-Pd Catalytic Systems for the Synthesis of Novel Triarylamine Polymers Containing Fused Heterocyclic Rings at the University of Hawai’i at Mānoa (USA) with Prof. Navarro Group, in collaboration with Prof. Michael Turner (OMIC-University of Manchester, UK). Since 2012, I’m Research Associate at the ICTP-CSIC in Madrid, working on new conjugated polymers multiscale hybrid materials for organic electronics. Since early 2012, I’m a member of the Spanish Platform for Advanced Printing Technologies, 3NEO. In 2012, I was nominated as finalist for the prestigious awards Innovators under 35 awarded by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and awarded with FotoCiencia Year Awards, granted by FECYT-CSIC. In 2013, I was awarded a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Fellowship (Acronym: AGAPE) at ICTP-CSIC, on processable multiscale conjugated hybrid materials for electronics. AGAPE was ranked as the 10th best European project Marie Sklodowska-Curie IIF in Chemistry in 2013. Since mid-2015 I’m an active member of COST Action MP1202: HINT-Rational design of hybrid organic-inorganic interfaces. On 2015 I was awarded the Prize InvestigArte (University of Santiago de Compostela). Since mid-2016, I’m working on an industrial project dealing with the development of the first 3D printer of silicone-based materials in Spain. I have participated in 14 Research Projects (National/ European/International) and authored around 31 SCI papers, 2 book chapters, co-inventor of a licensed patent and author of 36 communications to national and international scientific conferences.

  • Research Interests:

My research activities are in the area of organic electronic materials. I am currently developing 3 main areas:

  1. synthesis of ‘ad hoc’conjugated polymers and smart organic molecules,
  2. nanostructured semiconducting hybrid materials,
  3. non-wettable electronics.
  • Publications

- Summary: A total of 31 scientific publications in prestigious peer-reviewed international journals, including: J. Mater. Chem. C (2), Journal of Polymer Science, Part A: Polymer Chemistry (2), European Polymer Journal (2), ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering. (1), ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces (1), Langmuir (1), Polymer (1), Polymer Degradation and Stability (4) among others. Almost 80% of them published in journals within the first quartile (Q1) of their area. H factor = 9

- Top 3 Publications:

  1. Hoyos, M. et al. ‘Extended conjugation in poly(triarylamine)s: Synthesis, structure and impact on field-effect mobility’. J. Mater. Chem. C. 2, pp. 6520 - 6528. Wiley, 2014.
  2. Hoyos, M. et al. ‘Triarylamine polymers of bridged phenylenes by (N-heterocyclic carbene)-palladium catalysed C–N coupling’. Journal of Materials Chemistry C. 1, pp. 3327 - 3336. Wiley, 2013.
  3. Hoyos, M. et al. ‘(N-Heterocyclic Carbene)-Palladium Catalyzed Synthesis of Polytriarylamines Using Aryl Chlorides. Journal of Polymer Science, Part A: Polymer Chemistry. 50 - 20, pp. 4155 - 4160. Wiley, 2012.

- Latest Publication: Mejía, A.; Benito, E.; Guzmán, J.; Garrido, L.; García, N.; Hoyos, M.; Tiemblo, P. ‘Thermoplastic polymer/RTIL electrolytes for energy storage processed by solvent free procedures’. ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering, 4(4), pp. 2114 - 2121. 2016.

  • Additional Information

- Patents:

  1. O. Navarro, M. Hoyos Núñez, Synthesis of polytriarylamines and polyaniline-based hypercrosslinked nanoporous materials using (N-heterocyclic carbene)-palladium catalytic systems, Priority Number: 61514449, USA, 02/08/2011, University of Hawai’i at Mānoa