Josep M. Luis (Caldes de Malavella, 1971) obtained his PhD at the University of Girona in 1999 with academic honors. His doctoral research under the supervision of Profs. J. Duran and J. Ll. Andrés received the UdG Doctoral Extraordinary Award. In 1999-2000 he did a postdoctoral stay in Santa Barbara (California, USA) with Prof. Kirtman. Furthermore, he has made other 11 short research stays abroad. Thanks to these stays he has established a fruitful collaboration with prestigious theoretical chemists such as Prof. Kirtman (University of California – Santa Barbara, USA), Dr. Robert Zalesny (Wroclaw University of Technology, Poland), Dr. Heribert Reis (National Hellenic Research Foundation, Greece), Prof. David Lauvergnat (CNRS and Université Paris-Sud, France), or Prof. Zhi-Ru Li (Jilin University, China).
He was appointed assistant professor of the UdG in 2000. And since 2005, he holds a permanent position as Associate professor in the same university.
Josep M. currently leads a research team at the IQCC working on developing new methods to evaluate molecular nonlinear optical properties and the application of quantum chemical methods to design more efficient transition metal catalysts and unravel their reaction mechanism.