Prof. Dr. Ricardo Riguera

33Ricardo Riguera

Prof. Ricardo Riguera received (1973) his Ph.D. in Chemistry from the University of Santiago de Compostela (Spain), under the supervision of Prof. I. Ribas, and carried out postdoctoral studies at University College London with Prof. P. Garrat (1974). In 1978, he was appointed Lecturer and in 1990 he became full Professor of Chemistry at the University of Santiago. His research is represented by around 200 papers and patents covering bioactive natural products, medicinal chemistry and NMR methods for determination of absolute configuration. He is now interested on polymeric nanostructures for biomedical applications and on stimuli responsive dynamic polymers. As academic he has authored three textbooks for students and served the University as Chairman of the Department, Dean of the Faculty and Vice-Chancellor.