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physicist

José Luis Toca-Herrera, physicist, professor. Achievements include research in interaction forces between phospholipid layers; research in mechanical unfolding of proteins; research in functionalization of hollow capsules with bacterial proteins; research in biomimetic surfaces; research in cell mechanics. Member of several scientific associations.

Background

Toca-Herrera, José Luis was born on April 18, 1967 in Santander, Spain. Son of Maria Teresa Herrera and José Luis Toca.

Education

Degree in physical sciences, Valencia University, 1993—1993. Doctor of Philosophy, Potsdam University, Germany, 2000.

Career

Research assistant Max-Planck Institute for Polymer Research, Mainz, Germany, 1994—1995. Phd student Max-Planck Institute of Colloids and Interfaces, Golm, Germany, 1996—1999. Postdoctoral research assistant Technology University, Berlin, 2000—2001.

Postdoctoral research associate University Cambridge, England, 2001—2002. Rtn marie curie fellow Center for Nanobiotechnology-BOKU, Vienna, 2002—2004. Ramónew york cajal senior research fellow Rovira i Virgili University, Tarragona, Spain, since 2004.

Achievements

  • Achievements include research in interaction forces between phospholipid layers. Research in mechanical unfolding of proteins. Research in functionalization of hollow capsules with bacterial proteins. Research in biomimetic surfaces. Research in cell mechanics.

Membership

Member of American Association for the Advancement of Science (associate).

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Judo, guitar, reading, walking.

Connections

father:
Maria Teresa Herrera

mother:
José Luis Toca