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Curriculum Vitae

  • 2014               Full Professor        
  • 2012  2014   Associate Professor (Universitetslektor i Metallorganisk Katalys), Stockholm University, Sweden.
  • 2011               Docent i Organisk Kemi, Stockholm University, Sweden.
  • 2005–2012.     Assistant Professor, Department of Organic Chemistry, Stockholm University, Sweden.
  • 2005 - 2007.  Research Associate, Department of Organic Chemistry, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, Spain.
                            Homogeneous and heterogeneous asymmetric catalysis with Prof. Juan C. Carretero.
  • 2003 – 2005.   Postdoctoral Research, Department of Organic Chemistry, Stockholm University, Sweden.
                            Dynamic Kinetic Resolution of secondary Alcohols with Prof. J.-E. Bäckvall.
  • 1999 – 2002.   Doctorate in Organic Chemistry, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, Spain (Summa cum laude).
                            Transition-Metal-Catalyzed Reactions: Intramolecular Arylations and Cyclizations of Furans with Alkynes with Prof. A. M. Echavarren.
  • 1993 – 1998.   Licenciate in Organic Chemistry, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, Spain.

Presentations and Conferences

(Selected lectures From 2009)

  1. Invited Lecture (From Prof. Gimeno) at the University of Oviedo, Spain. “Tandem Transformations of allylic alcohols”,  December 2009.
  2. 239th ACS National Meeting. “Tandem transformations of allylic alcohols using transition metal complexes”, March 2010.
  3. Invited Lecture, CAMBREX Karlskoga AB. “Transition-Metal-Catalyzed isomerizations and dynamic kinetic resolutions”, March 2010.
  4. Invited Lecture XIII Reunión Bienal de Química Orgánica, Murcia Spain. “Ru- and Rh-Catalyzed Formation of Enolates from Allylic Alcohols. Applications and Mechanistic Investigations”. Martín-Matute, B.; June 2010.
  5. Invited Lecture Departmental Seminar at Uppsala University, Uppsala, Sweden. “Catalytic C-C and C-X (X = N, F) Couplings via Transfer Hydrogenation. Homogeneous and Heterogeneous Catalysis”. October 2010.
  6. Invited Lecture 2nd China-Spain Bilateral Symposium on Catalysis, ICIQ, Tarragona, España. “Catalytic C-C and C-X (X = N, F) Couplings via Transfer Hydrogenation”. November 2010.
  7. Invited Lecture (From Prof. P. Espinet) at the University of Valladolid, “Catalytic C-C and C-X (X = N, F) Couplings via Transfer Hydrogenation”. Martín-Matute, B.; December 2010.
  8. Invited Lecture (From Prof. P.-O. Norrby), Göteborg Universitet,”New synthetic strategies for the formation of C-C and C-X (X = N, F) bonds catalyzed by transition metal complexes”.  January 2011.
  9. Invited Lecture, "The division of Inorganic Chemistry of the Swedish Chemical Society, at Stenungsund, Sweden. “Iridium-Catalyzed Carbon-Heteroatom Bond Formation via Transfer Hydrogenation”. June 2011.
  10. Invited Lecture, (From Prof. T. Skrydstrup) Department of Chemistry, Aarhus University, Denmark, "Transition Metal-Catalyzed Transfer Hydrogenation as an efficient tool to make C-C and C-X (X = F, N) bonds". Nov2011.
  11. Invited Lecture (invitation from Professor Martin Albrecht), University College Dublin, “Transition Metal-Catalyzed Transfer Hydrogenation as an Efficient Tool to Make C-C and C-X (X = F, Cl, N) Bonds”. January 2012.
  12. Invited Lecture (From Prof. P.-O. Norrby), Göteborg Universitet, “Transition Metal-Catalyzed Transfer Hydrogenation as an Efficient Tool to Make C-C and C-X (X = F, Cl, N) Bonds”. March 2012.
  13. Invited Lecture at AstraZeneca Mölndal, “Transition Metal-Catalyzed Transfer Hydrogenation as an Efficient Tool to Make C-C and C-X (X = F, Cl, N) Bonds”.  March 2012.
  14. Invited Lecture, Organikerdagarna, Göteborg, Sweden. June 2012.
  15. Invited Lecture, XXX Organometallic Meeting of the Royal Chemistry Society of Spain, Castellón. June 2012.
  16. Invited Lecture, EuCheMs Organic Division Young Investigator Workshop - Vienna, August 23-26, 2012.
  17. Invited Lecture, International Conference ”Catalysis in Organic Synthesis” (ICCOS-2012), Moscow, September 2012. Lecture featured as an award presentation of emerging scientists.
  18. Invited Lecture, 18th European Symposium of Organic Chemistry (ESOC 2013), Marseille, France, July, 2013.
  19. Invited Lecture, 6th International Conference on Green & Sustainable Chemistry at Nottingham from 4th-7th August 2013.
  20. Invited Lecture 25TH SCIENTIFIC SYMPOSIUM / Fundación Ramón Areces / Chemisry: Answers for a better world. 8-9 October 2014, Madrid, Spain.
  21. 3rd Nordic Meeting in Organometallic Chemistry, Lund University, 11-12 March 2015.
  22. Invited Lecture First Meeting of Spanish Researchers in Sweden, Cervantes Institute, Stockholm, 30th April 2015.
  23. Invited Lecture Oorgandagarna (Inorganic Chemistry Days), Synthesis and catalytic applications of transition metal-functionalized metal-organic frameworks, Visby, Sweden, 15-17 June 2015.

Prizes and Special Awards 

  • Lindbomska Award 2013 by the Swedish Royal Academy of Sciences for “her work on allylic
    alcohols as enol synthetic equivalents, which is of great importance in synthetic chemistry”
  • VINNMER Marie Curie international qualification, a grant to strengthen qualification opportunities through increased mobility opportunities within the framework of international collaboration between Centres of Excellence in research and innovation. Collaboration between Stockholm University and The Institute of Chemical Research of Catalonia (ICIQ) ( (2012 - 2015).
  • Junior Scientists Participation Fellowship to attend the 44th Bürgenstock Conference, May 17-22, 2009 at Brunnen, Switzerland.
  • Finalist for the European Young Chemist Award competition 2008 held at the 2nd EuCheMS Chemistry Congress in Torino in September, 2008.
  • Researcher Award from the Spanish Royal Society of Chemistry, 2007 (Premio de Investigadores Nóveles de la Real Sociedad Española de Química, 2007).
  • Ministerio de Educación y Ciencia of SpainJuan de la Cierva contract 2004.
  • Ministerio de Educación, Cultura y Deporte of Spain: Post-doctoral fellowship, 2003.
  • Universidad Autónoma de Madrid: Received top marks (Sobresaliente Cum Laude) for my Doctorate in Organic Chemistry, and was awarded the thesis prize (premio extraordinario de doctorado), 2002.
  • Ministerio de Ciencia y Tecnología of Spain: PhD fellowship. 1999.
  • Universidad Autónoma de Madrid: Research fellowship, 1998.EU: Erasmus fellowship, 1997.

Other research experience

  • Organizing Committee:
    International Symposium on Relations between Homogeneous and Heterogeneous Catalysis, Stockholm, September 2009.
  • August – November 2001. Boston College, USA.
    Ruthenium-catalyzed addition of chloroform to olefins with Prof. M. Snapper.
  • July – October 2000. University of Toronto, Canada.
    Rhodium-catalyzed coupling reactions of arylboronic acids to olefins in aqueous media with Prof. M. Lautens.
  • September – December 1998. Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, Spain.
    Palladium-catalyzed cascade reactions with Prof. A. M. Echavarren and Dr D. J. Cárdenas.
  • September 1997 – July 1998. University of Wales, Bangor, UK.
    Erasmus fellowship from the EU. Synthesis of chiral cyclopropanes based on cyclopropenes with Prof. M. S. Baird.