Costa del Sol
Francisco Ignacio Franco Duro, currently Technical Director of the Chair of Coastal Sciences at the University of Malaga, was born in Melilla in 1972. He has a degree in Chemistry from the University of Malaga (1996) and a PhD in Chemistry from the same University since 2000. He is currently a Professor in the Crystallography and Mineralogy Department of the University of Málaga. He is the author of 2 patents with exploitation agreement and 35 works in impact journals present in the first quartile (index h = 16 and 950 citations). All these works are dedicated to the synthesis of new materials based on clay minerals and their applications to solve environmental problems. I have participated in 8 national research projects since 1996. I am currently involved in research projects related to Ecocements and the analysis of the dispersion of clay minerals in the waters that bathe the Costa del Sol.