Avelino Corma is Research Professor at the Instituto de Tecnología Química (ITQ), a joint research center of the Universitat Politècnica de València (UPV) and the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC) which he founded in 1990 and led until 2010. His research interest centers on heterogeneous catalysis, micro and mesoporous materials, chemical processes and green chemistry.
Author of more than 900 papers in Spanish and international journals, he has over 100 patents to his name, 10 of them in commercial practice, and holds honorary doctorates from universities including Utrecht, TU München, Böchum and Ottawa. His research has been distinguished with the Dupont Award, the G. A. Somorjai Award of the American Chemical Society, the Royal Society of Chemistry Centenary Prize, the Eni Award and a Prince of Asturias Award, among other honors. Member of the Royal Society