Emilio Viñuelas-Zahínos

Emilio Viñuelas-Zahínos
Guest Professor
Room 1F 153
+33 1 44 27 56 04



Emilio was born in 1977 in Badajoz, a small town at the border between Spain and Portugal. In 2000, he finished his Bachelor degree in Chemistry at University of Extremadura (UEx). In 2001 and 2002, he worked in a food and agriculture factory before starting in 2002 a PhD. thesis on coordination chemistry of thiazoline derivatives at the University of Extremadura. In 2005, he took a teaching assistant position at the Department of Inorganic Chemistry, UEx. In 2007, he finished his doctoral study with distinction. Since 2008, he works as an Associate Professor at the same insitution. He took several administrative roles at the Faculty of Sciences of UEx: Vicedean of Students from 2011 to 2015 and Academic Secretary from 2015 to now.

In April 2016, Emilio worked on the development of novel metal-based anticancer drug candidates during a month in the Gasser group at the University of Zurich. Since March 2018 Emilio is back to the Gasser group, at Chimie Paris Tech, PSL University, to continue his work on the development of new photosensitizers for Photodynamic Therapy (PDT) based on Ru(II) polypyridyl complexes.

Besides chemistry, Emilio likes walking in the countryside, swimming in the summer, fishing and cycling with his family. Emilio cooks typical Spanish meals. He also enjoys meeting with friends for a drink and playing basketball. Finally, he is worried about social issues and works with ethic finance organizations.


2008 Special Award for a PhD Thesis of the University of Extremadura


[1]     Pablo Torres-García, Francisco Luna-Giles, Álvaro Bernalte-García, Carlos Platas-Iglesias, David Esteban-Gómez, and Emilio Viñuelas-Zahínos, New J. Chem., 2017, 41, 8818-8827.

[2]     A.V. Sánchez-Huertas, F. Luna-Giles, E. Viñuelas-Zahínos, F.J. Barros-García, A. Bernalte-García, Polyhedron, 2015, 102, 394-400

[3]     R. Pedrero-Marín, A.V. Sánchez-Huertas, F. Luna-Giles, F. De la Cruz-Martínez, E. Viñuelas-Zahínos, Polyhedron, 2014, 80, 265-271.

[4]     P. Torres-García, E. Viñuelas-Zahínos, F. Luna-Giles, A. Bernalte-García, J. Coord. Chem., 2012, 65, 3556-3569.

[5]     E. Viñuelas-Zahínos, F. Luna-Giles, P. Torres-García, M.C. Fernández-Calderón, Eur. J. Med. Chem , 2011, 46, 150-159.