Jose Maria LAGARON is Group Leader and Founder of the group Novel Materials and Nanotechnology at the Institute of Agrochemistry and Food Technology (IATA) of the Spanish Council for Scientific Research (CSIC) located in Valencia, Spain. He is also Head of the Joint Unit IATA (CSIC)-University Jaume I in Polymers Technology.
JM Lagaron is Founder of several technology based companies including Nanobiomatters S.L., Bioinicia S.L. and Cebimat S.L. ; Vocal of the Executive Board of the Valencia Region Biotechnology Association, BIOVAL; Coordinator of the Innovation Action of the H2020 EU Project YPACK on Circular Bioeconomy Food Packaging with 23 partners from all over Europe and over 7 MEuro budget; Coordinator of the EU H2020 project USABLE on Circular Bioeconomy with 25 partners from all over Europe and over 6 MEuros budget; EU Innovation Radar Award for best Early Stage Innovation within the EU in 2018;
President of the Spanish Section of the Society of Plastics Engineers-SPE; Vocal of the Executive Board of the "Royal Spanish Society of Physics and Chemistry (Polymers Group)"; Member of the Editorial Board of the Journals: J. Appl. Polym. Sci, Nanomaterials and Applied Sciences and Associated Editor in Frontiers in Sustainable Food Processing.
He has also published 321 peer reviewed papers, several books and holds 65 patents to his credit. Index-h: 62