Professor of Inorganic Chemistry and Director of the Molecular Science Institute (ICMol) at the Valencia University and the European Institute of Molecular Magnetism (EIMM). Doctor in Chemical Sciences (Univ. Valencia 1985) and Physical Sciences (Univ. L. Pasteur 1990).
Expert in Molecular Magnetism, his research career has been devoted to the design, synthesis and study of new molecular materials with magnetic, electrical or optical properties. In particular, he has produced new hybrid multifunctional materials (including molecular magnetic conductors and superconductors, and stimuli-responsive magnetic materials) and new molecular nanomagnets. Currently his research interest is focused on the use of these kinds of materials in molecular spintronics and quantum technologies.
In Spain he fostered in 1992 the creation of a scientific community in Molecular Materials, mainly formed by chemists. Later on in 2007 he also fostered a scientific community in Molecular Nanoscience that, besides chemists, also integrates theoretical and experimental physicists working in Materials and Surface Sciences.
Coronado is Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC), member of the Academia Europaea and the Real Academia de Ciencias Exactas, Físicas y Naturales. He has been the recipient of the National Prize of Scientific Research “Rey Juan Carlos I” (1997) the National Prize of Chemical Sciences “Enrique Moles” (2009), the medal of the RSEQ (2009) and the Prize of Research in New Technologies “Rey Jaume I”. At the international level he has been distinguished with the Van Arkel Chair (Holland 2003) and the International Chair Blaise Pascal (Paris 2014), with the Joint RSC-RSEQ Lecturership in Chemical Sciences (2009) and with an Advanced Grant of the European Research Council (2009).