Julia Pérez-Prieto received her PhD in Organic Chemistry from the University of Oviedo (Spain) under the direction of Prof Barluenga Mur and Prof Gregorio Asensio Aguilar. She has been a full professor at the University of Valencia since 2007 and the leader of the Photochemical Reactivity Group at the Institute of Molecular Science (ICMol) of the University of Valencia. She was the President of the European Photochemistry Association from July 2016 to July 2018.
Prof Pérez-Prieto has been the Valencia coordinator of the “Sustainable Chemistry” Master and Doctorate program since 2008 and was the interuniversity coordinator of the “Experimental and Industrial Organic Chemistry” Master and Doctorate program from 2008 to 2012.
Dr Pérez-Prieto has published in prestigious, high impact, peer-reviewed publications in the field of photochemistry, chemical reactivity, catalysis and nanomaterials, in addition to contributing to book chapters in these areas and co-editing the book entitled: Photoactive Inorganic Nanoparticles: Surface Composition and Nanosystem Functionality (2019), book published by Elsevier.
Prof Pérez-Prieto’s research interests are currently focused on the design and synthesis of new photoactive materials for application in sensing, photocatalysis, bioimaging, singlet oxygen generation, emissive devices, among others. She has gained experience in the preparation of functional nanosystems based on semiconducting nanoparticles (organolead halide perovskites), metal (gold nanoparticles and gold nanoclusters), and upconversion nanoparticles. Her current research focuses on the development of tailor-made advanced photoactive nanosystems to address major challenges in sensing, imaging, therapy, and sustainability.