Raúl Pérez Ruiz (born 1976, Valencia) obtained his B. Sc. in Chemistry at the University of Valencia (2001). In 2006, he received his PhD in Chemistry (European Doctorate) with honors under the guidance of Prof. Miguel Angel Miranda at the Polytechnic University of Valencia (UPV), supported by a FPI fellowship from the Spanish Government. During his PhD studies, he performed two short-term stays at the University of Cologne, Germany (Prof. Axel G. Griesbeck) and at the University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands (Prof. Luisa de Cola).

Dr. Pérez-Ruiz obtained a postdoctoral (09/2006-02/2007) contract with Dr. Thanasis Gimisis (University of Athens, Greece) and afterwards he moved to the research group of Prof. Axel G. Griesbeck at the University of Cologne (Germany) as a research associate where he was awarded with the prestigious Alexander von Humboldt Fellowship (06/2007-11/2008). In December 2008, he rejoined as postdoctoral scientist to the Department of Chemistry at the UPV with Prof. M. Consuelo Jiménez (Fundación CajaMurcia 12/2008-04/2011 and Juan de la Cierva Program 05/2011-04/2014).

In 07/2014, he received a Marie Curie-IEF Fellowship funded under the European Commission’s FP7. The research project was developed within the group of Prof. Axel Jacobi von Wangelin, University of Regensburg (Germany), ending it up in 06/2016. After this time, Dr. Pérez-Ruiz was employed as a postdoctoral researcher under an EXPLORA project led by Prof. Miguel A. Miranda at the Polytechnic University of Valencia (07/2016-02/2017), and subsequently he was awarded as senior assistant researcher by «Atracción de Talento Program 2016, Modalidad 1» funded by Community of Madrid to continue his scientific career in the Photoactivated Processes Unit (Leader: Dr. Victor A. de la Peña O’Shea) at the IMDEA-Energy Institute (03/2017-12/2018).

Since 01/2019, Dr. Pérez-Ruiz is Distinguished Researcher at the Chemistry Department in the UPV granted by the GenT programme from the Valencian Government.

General Quality Indicators

(Updated data: 22nd May 2022)

ResearchID: Z-6343-2019   Scopus: 6506882126   ORCID: 0000-0003-1136-3598

Total citations (WoS/Scopus/Google Scholar): 935/989/1194

h-index (WoS/Scopus/Google Scholar) =19/20/21

i10-index (Google Scholar) = 40



  • PhD Thesis. Daniel Álvarez Gutiérrez. Desarrollo de nuevos sistemas de conversión bifotónica a mayor frecuencia basados en aniquilación triplete-triplete para fotocatálisis. Expected: Aug 2025 (CIDEGENT/2018/044)
  • PhD Thesis. Jorge Castellanos Soriano. Photon Upconversion Redox Catalysis. Expected: Dec 2022 (CIDEGENT/2018/044)
  • PhD Thesis. Jorge C. Herrera Luna. Supramolecular-controlled photoreactivity in microheterogeneous media: gels as nanoreactors. Expected: Nov 2022(CIDEGENT/2018/044)
  • PhD Thesis. Oscar Molins Molina. Irreversible Photobinding of Ligands to Serum Albumins. Defended 24th February 2020 (CIDEGENT/2018/044)

Master Thesis

  • Master Thesis. Vicente Hernandis Altur. Photocatalytic Activity Study of New Generation Dyes. Defended 21st July 2021 (CIDEGENT/2018/044)
  • Master Thesis. Oscar Molins Molina. Photophysic and Photochemical Study of 4-Trifluoromethyl-1-Naphthol. Defended 23rd September 2014

Final Degree Projects

  • TFG. Andrés Bernal Martí. Síntesis de Anillos Beta-Lactámicos y su Aplicación Química y Biológica. Defended 10th September 2021 (CIDEGENT/2018/044).

Invited/Oral Communications

  • 2022 VI Jornada de Promoción de la Investigación Básica para Estudiantes de Ciencias e Ingenierías
  • 2019 37 Reunión Bienal de Química de la RSEQ
  • 2019 IX Reunión de Química Orgánica del Mediterráneo (IX REQOMED)
  • 2018 Invited Talk, Universidad de La Rioja, Logroño
  • 2018 27th PhotoIUPAC, International Symposium on Photochemistry
  • 2018 XXVII Reunión Bienal de Química Orgánica
  • 2017 28th International Conference on Photochemistry (ICP)
  • 2015 22nd Seminar Day Research Training Group «Chemical Photocatalysis»
  • 2013 34 Reunión Bienal de Química de la RSEQ
  • 2012 IX Spanish-Italian Symposium on Organic Chemistry (SISOC)
  • 2012 XXIV Reunión Bienal de Química Orgánica
  • 2010 Ciclo «Jovenes Investigadores» 2010
  • 2008 Central European Conference on Photochemistry (CECP)
  • 2008 21 Lecture Conference
  • 2006 XIV Jorandas Hispano-Francesas de Química Orgánica
  • 2006 VI CLUSTOXDNA Meeting