Category: Former_members

Former IQCC member Carles Fuertes awarded for best PhD thesis 2020

This week, our former member of IQCC Carles Fuertes was awarded the annual recognition of the best PhD thesis in 2020 (Premi Extraordinari) from the University of Girona. Last year, he defended with success his PhD thesis on “Supramolecular nanocapsules as platforms for molecular recognition and reactivity in confined spaces”, supervised by Xavi Ribas. Now,

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Former IQCC member Abril Castro wins prestigious Young Research Talent grant by the Research Council of Norway

Last week, former member of the IQCC was awarded the prestigious FRIPRO Young Research Talent grant (8 million NOK) for Accurate Prediction and Interpretation of NMR Spectra in Transition-Metal Complexes (SpecTraM) by the Research Council of Norway. With this grant she can start her own research group at the Hylleraas Centre for Quantum Molecular Sciences of the University of Oslo,

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Jesús Luque-Urrutia wins RSEQ-GEQC Prize for best computational chemistry paper in 2020

Former member Jesús Antonio Luque-Urrutia has been awarded the 2nd prize for best computational chemistry paper in 2020 given by the Computational Chemistry Group (GEQC) of the Spanish Royal Society of Chemistry (Real Sociedad Española de Química, RSEQ).  He has received the award for his paper “Do carbon nano?onions behave as nanoscopic Faraday cages? A comparison

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Former IQCC member Oriol Planas publishes in Science

After some recent papers in Nature, and Nature by members of the IQCC, and in Nature, Science and Science by former IQCC members, right now we have a new entry: Today a former IQCC member (Oriol Planas) publishes in Science as first author, with the publication of “Fluorination of arylboronic esters enabled by bismuth redox catalysis”. Oriol defended his PhD

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Verònica Postils wins RSEQ prize for best paper 2018 in Computational Chemistry

Former member Verònica Postils has been awarded best paper 2018 in Computational Chemistry prize given by the Computational Chemistry Group (GEQC) of the Spanish Royal Society of Chemistry (Real Sociedad Española de Química, RSEQ).  She has received the award for her paper “An Objective Alternative to IUPAC’s Approach to Assign Oxidation States”. Verònica Postils, Carlos Delgado-Alonso,

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Former IQCC member awarded for best PhD thesis 2018

Yesterday, our former member of IQCC Oriol Planas was awarded the Premi Extraordinari for the best PhD thesis in 2018 from the University of Girona. Last year, he defended with success his PhD thesis on “Cobalt-catalyzed C-H functionalization”, supervised by Xavi Ribas and Anna Company. Now, Oriol is continuing his research as a postdoc in the group of Prof. Josep

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Michela Milan wins Josep Castells award of RSEQ-Cat

Michela Milan won the Josep Castells awards from the Real Sociedad Española de Química, Catalan section (RSEQ-Cat) for the best PhD in Chemistry in 2018. She did her PhD in the QBIS-CAT group of the Institute of Computational Chemistry and Catalysis (IQCC) under the supervision of Dr. Miquel Costas and Dr. Massimo Bietti about “Oxidation

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Former IQCC member Davide Angelone publishes in Science

After some recent papers in Nature, and Nature by members of the IQCC, and in Nature and Science by former IQCC members, right now we have a new entry: Today a former IQCC member (Davide Angelone) published in Science, with the publication of “Organic synthesis in a modular robotic system driven by a chemical programming language”. Davide defended his

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Talking with: Eduard Matito

Eduard Matito was graduated in Chemistry at the University of Girona and he performed the PhD in the former Institut de Química Computacional (IQC) under the supervision of Prof. Miquel Solà and Prof. Miquel Duran in the field of computational chemistry and method development. Then, he worked as a postdoctoral investigator in the groups of

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Interview La Caixa Junior Group Leader Alicia Casitas

Yesterday Alicia Casitas received formally the LaCaixa Junior Group Leader certificate, which she had obtained earlier this year, and which allowed her to start her independent research line at the IQCC. She started working in July, and will be working on “Sustainable Chemical Processes with Earth-Abundant Metals”. During the ceremony Alicia was interviewed (in Spanish)

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