Proyectos de Investigación


Prof. Dr. José L. Segura

Full Professor of Organic Chemistry

Department of Organic Chemistry

Faculty of Chemistry

Complutense University of Madrid

28040-Madrid, Spain

Tel.: +34-913945142



ORCID: 0000-0002-3360-1019

Researcher ID: E-9192-2016

Scientific Career

- since 03/2002 

Professor of Organic Chemistry at the Complutense University of Madrid


Visiting Scientist in the group of Prof. Dr. Peter Bäuerle at the University of Ulm/Germany (62 weeks)

- 1996-2002

Associate Professor at the Complutense University of Madrid


Post-doc, University of California at Santa Barbara/USA. Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Fred Wudl.


Post-doc, Tübingen University/Germany. Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Michael Hanack.


Research stay, University of Pennsylvania / USA. Supervisor: Prof. Dr. William Dailey


Ph.D. Thesis at the Complutense University of Madrid. Supervisors: Prof. Dr. Carlos Seoane and Prof. Dr. Nazario Martín. 


Diploma Thesis at the Complutense University of Madrid. Supervisors: Prof. Dr. Carlos Seoane and Prof. Dr. Nazario Martín.


Studies of Chemistry at the Complutense University of Madrid.

Research and academic profile

Research profile

In recent years, the group of José L. Segura has defined and established the following fields as targets

  • Synthesis and applications of  covalent organic frameworks by dynamic covalent bond formation
  • Syntheses of  molecular and macromolecular π-conjugated systems including (i) nanosized π-conjugated oligomers and dendrimers, (ii) functional conjugated polymers, (iii) n-Dopable organic materials, (iv) functionalized graphene derivatives
  • Electrochemical and photophysical characterization of π-conjugated systems


Manifold national and international cooperations enable us to implement the newly developed materials in the fabrication of field effect transistors, organic light emitting diodes, organic solar cells,  organic lasers and batteries among others.

A survey over the areas of our research can be found in the following review articles and book chapters written by us:

  • Oligothiophene-Naphthalimide Hybrids Connected through Rigid and Conjugated Linkers in Organic Electronics: An Overview, Mater. 2, 222 (2021)
  • Post-synthetic modification of covalent organic frameworks, Chem. Soc. Rev. 48, 3903 (2019)
  • Covalent Organic Frameworks based on Schiff-base Chemistry. Synthesis and applications Chem. Soc. Rev. 45, 5635 (2016)
  • Hexaazatriphenylene (HAT) derivatives: from synthesis to molecular design, self-organization and device applications, Chemical Society Reviews  44, 6850 (2015)
  • Graphene in Copper Catalyzed Azide-Alkyne Cycloaddition Reactions: Evolution from [60]Fullerene and  Carbon Nanotubes Strategies Curr. Org. Chem. 17, 1680 (2013) 
  • Oligothiophene-functionalized naphthalimides and perylene imides: design, synthesis and applications Journal of Materials Chemistry, 22, 8717  (2012)
  • Functional Oligothiophene-based Materials: Nanoarchitectures and Applications, in Thiophene-based materials for Electronics and Photonics, Ed. D. Perepichka, V. Perepichka, Wiley, 2009 (ISBN 978-0-470-05732-2)

 Academic profile

  • Since 1995, responsible professor of different courses in the field of Organic Chemistry corresponding to Degrees in Chemistry, Biology and Chemical Engineering in the Universidad Complutense de Madrid.
  • Since 2003 responsible Professor of courses on Advanced Polymers and Macrmolecular Chemistry of the Doctorate Program in Organic Chemistry and Máster of Organic Chemistry of the Universidad Complutense de Madrid.
  • Participation as professor in the Máster Erasmus Mundus entitled “Molecular nano- and biophotonics for telecommunications and biotechnologies (MONABIPHOT)” teaching the subjects “Advanced Polymers: Preparation, Characterization and Applications” and “Organic Materials and Nanoscience” (2006-2018)
  • Participation in the subject  “Temas Actuales en Ciencia de Materiales” corresponding to the Doctorate program in Materials Science of the Universidad de Alicante with three seminars in the field of Organic Solar Cells (2006- 2007).
  • Professor of the Spanish Workshops on Organic Materials hold in El Escorial (1999), Peñíscola (2001), Cartagena (2003), Estepona (2007), Peñíscola (2008), Elche (2009),  Peñafiel (2010), Castellón (2011), El Escorial (2012), almagro (2013), Torremolinos (2018).