Dr. Alvaro Fernandez-Acebes (Spain) is currently a Senior Technical Officer at the Tariff and Trade Affaires of the World Customs Organization (WCO).
He holds Masters Degrees in Sciences (1990) and a PhD. Degree in Organic Chemistry (1995) from the University of the Basque Country (Spain). He was Senior Researcher and Maître de Conferences in Collège de France, Paris (1997-1999) in the group of Jean-Marie Lehn (Nobel prize in Chemistry in 1987). He has also conducted research in other universities and international research centers and has published more than 13 articles in high impact factor international journals.
In 2001 he became Professor of Chemistry of the Spanish Customs Administration and since then until 2007 he participated as the Delegate of the Spanish Customs Administration in the EU Commission (TAXUD) and other intergovernmental organizations. As WCO officer, he has provided technical assistance in more than 30 countries in the World.