IQCC Challenges

With this new series of online talks we start to address challenges in the research fields where the IQCC is playing a role, through the investigations of one of the Principal Investigators. An external expert is invited to give a seminar, together with one of the junior researchers of the IQCC. These complementary views will highlight the current state-of-the-art on that topic, discuss possible bottlenecks and how they are being solved, and will provide an outlook into the future.


Previous talks

Speaker: Prof. Guido Clever (Technische Universität Dortmund, Germany) , MSc.Tània Pèlachs (IQCC-University of Girona, Spain)

Date: 2024-04-12 – 11:00 AM CET

Title: Supramolecular cages for chemistry at the confined space

Speaker: Prof. Benoît Champagne (University of Namur, Belgium) , MSc. Pau Besalú (IQCC-University of Girona, Spain)

Date: 2024-01-25 – 11:00 AM CET

Title: Theoretical evaluation of Nonlinear Optical properties (abstract)

Speaker: Prof. Ken Tanaka (Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan) , MSc. Cristina Castanyer (IQCC-University of Girona, Spain)

Date: 2023-09-28 – 10:00 AM CEST

Title: Cycloadditions catalyzed by rhodium (abstract)

Speaker: Prof. Michal Szostak (Rutgers University, USA) , MSc. Roger Monreal-Corona (IQCC-University of Girona, Spain)

Date: 2023-05-25 – 3:00 PM CEST

Title: Crossing the frontiers of chemistry by organic and computational tools (abstract)

Speaker: Prof. Connie Lu (University of Bonn, Germany) , MSc. Andrea Álvarez (IQCC, University of Girona, Spain)

Date: 2023-02-15 – 3:00 PM CEST

Title: Activation of strong C-H and C-F bonds with transition metal complexes

Speaker: Prof. John P. Perdew (Temple University, Philadelphia, United States) , MSc. Frederico F. Martins (IQCC, University of Girona, Spain)

Date: 2022-09-30 – 2:30 PM CEST

Title: Density functional developments (abstract)

Speaker: Prof. Jared T. Shaw (University of California, Davis, United States) , MSc. Àlex Díaz (IQCC, University of Girona, Spain)

Date: 2022-03-24 – 5:00 PM CEST

Title: Selective carbene reactions

Speaker: Prof. Nicolai Cramer (École Politechnique Fédérale de Lausanne; Switzerland) , MSc. Andrea Palone (IQCC, University of Girona, Spain)

Date: 2022-01-27 – 2:30 PM CEST

Title: Enanotiselective C-H Activation

Speaker: Dr. Pavlo Dral (Xiamen University, China) , MSc. Daniel Bosch (IQCC, University of Girona, Spain)

Date: 2021-11-25 – 11:00 AM CEST

Title: Machine Learning for Excited States (abstract)

Speaker: Prof. Henrik Ottosson (University of Uppsala, Sweden) , Sílvia Escayola (IQCC-University of Girona, Spain)

Date: 2021-09-23 – 2:30 PM CEST

Title: Excited State Aromaticity (abstract)