José C. Conesa. Research Professor Prof. Conesa entered the permanent research staff of ICP in 1978, becoming there Research Professor in 2004. He was ICP Vicedirector from 2010 to 2014 and Director from 2014 to 2018, belonging now to its Scientific Commitee. He is expert in XPS, synchrotron radiation and FTIR (including operando), EPR and UV-Vis-NIR spectroscopies, DFT and nanocatalyst syntheses with microemulsion or solvothermal techniques. He works on redox processes with catalysts and photoactive solids. He belongs to the Steering Committee of AMPEA, a Joint Programme of the European EERA devoted to sustainable energy. His more than 200 articles and book chapters received to date more than 9400 citations, leading to a Hirsch index h=55