Dr. Ricardo Acosta studied Chemistry at the State University of Coahuila in Mexico and graduated as BSc in 1985. He then joined the chemistry research group at the Applied Chemistry Research Center (CIQA). He received a PhD degree at the Manchester Metropolitan University, UK in 1995. After one year postdoctoral fellowship supervised by Prof James Crivello in The Rensselaer Polytechnic Instiutte in Troy, NY in 2000 he obtained the position of senior researcher at CIQA. He has published more than 60 research articles in SCI(E) journals.