Dr. Rafael Vazquez‑Duhalt is full professor at the Center for Nanosciences and Nanotechnology of the National University of Mexico and Head of the Department of Bionanotechnology. He is Industrial Chemical Engineer from the National Polytechnic Institute in Mexico City. Dr. Vazquez-Duhalt completed postgraduate studies in Analytical Chemistry of the Environment at the University of Geneva, Switzerland, and in Human Ecology in a program sponsored by seven European Universities. He earned the PhD degree in Biological Sciences from the University of Geneva, Switzerland. In addition, Dr. Vazquez-Duhalt carried out a three-years Postdoctoral work in the University of Alberta, Canada, and he has been visiting Professor at the University of Maryland and at the University of California, San Diego.
Among others, Dr. Rafael Vazquez-Duhalt has earned the following prizes: The Scopus Prize from Elsevier Publisher to Mexican researcher with higher H factor Biotechnology and Agronomy fields in 2011. The “Thomson-Reuters” Prize to the most cited Mexican research article in Microbiology in the decade 1999-2009 in 2009. Dr. Vazquez-Duhalt is author of four patents, and he has published 2 books and more than 160 scientific articles with more than 4500 cites and an H of 39 (Scopus). Prof. Vazquez-Duhalt is Editor-in-chief of the journal “Biocatalysis” (de Gruyter, Germany) and member of the editorial boards of 5 scientific journals. Dr. Vazquez-Duhalt is Associate Director of the CaliBaja Center for Resilient Materials and Systems at the Jacobs School of Engineering, University of California at San Diego, USA.