SUMMARY OF THE CURRICULUM
Julián Garrido Segovia (JGS) has a degree in chemistry from the University of Granada (1972-77). After that period he joined the research group of Prof. Rodríguez Reinoso (University of Alicante) and in 1984 he defended his doctoral thesis. The same year, he joined the Superior School of Industrial Engineering (San Sebastián) as an associate professor. In 1989, he was awarded a senior lecturer position at the Public University of Navarre (UPNA) and in 2009 he became a full professor in the same institution.
The "adsorption" process is the axis on which his research has pivoted, first in his doctoral thesis (Characterization of the porous texture of activated carbons: analysis of several experimental and theoretical methods) and after in the UPNA, with two research lines: i) Retention of transition metals in soils and in their pure phases; ii) Synthesis and characterization of xerogels with different porosity by the sol-gel process, in order to implement fiber optic sensors (FOS). In addition, JGS has also research in the synthesis of organometallic compounds and in food science and technology.
He was the first director of the Chemistry Department. He worked in the administrative and curricular student management as Vice-Chancellor (2003-2007). He has been the President of the Adsorption Group of the Physics and Chemistry Spanish Royal Societies (2004 to 2012), and at the moment, he is the director of the "Technical and Scientific Unit for Research Support" and the coordinator of the PhD program "Science and Industrial Technologies"