Reynaldo Villalonga obtained his PhD in Chemistry (2001) from Havana University (Cuba), working in the development of new approaches for the synthesis of neoglycoenzymes. He was full professor of Organic Chemistry and founding director of the Center for Enzyme Technology at the University of Matanzas, Cuba (2005-2009). He was visiting professor at Toyama Prefectural University (Japan), McGill University (Canada), Firenze University (Italy) and Joseph Fourier University of Grenoble (France). Currently he holds a Ramon y Cajal research contract at Complutense University of Madrid, and he is associate researcher at IMDEA-Nanosciences
He was appointed as National Representative (2010-2011) and current fellow of IUPAC. He was awarded with the Development Cooperation Prize of Belgium in 2001. He is cofounder and scientific advisor of Orion High Technologies S.L., a company devoted to the design and commercialization of functional nanomaterials and nanohybrids, and nanomaterials-based biosensors. Dr. Villalonga has published over 120 research paper and chapter books.