2014 Prince of Asturias Award for Technical and Scientific Research along with the American chemists Mark E. Davis and Galen D. Stucky
Born: Moncofa,Spain 1951.
Affiliation at the time of the award: Founder and the former director of the Institute of Chemical Technology (ITQ), a joint research centre of the Universitat Politècnica de València(UPV) and the Spanish Higher Council for Scientific Research (CSIC).
Prize motivation: For occupying a leading position internationally in the field of the creation of new materials, particularly microporous and mesoporous ones.
Field: heterogeneous catalysis