Curriculum Vitae

since 2017 Director of the Institute of Organic and Biomolecular Chemistry, University of Göttingen
since 2015 Full Professor (W3) of Organic Chemistry, Institute of Organic and Biomolecular Chemistry, University of Göttingen
2009-2015 Independent Junior Group Leader at the Max-Planck-Institut für Kohlenforschung in Mülheim/Ruhr
2005-2008 Postdoctoral research at the Max-Planck-Institut für Kohlenforschung in Mülheim/Ruhr (Prof. Dr. Alois Fürstner) on the “Design and applications of ylidic and bis-ylidic systems” and “Enantioselective protecting group-free total synthesis of ecklonialactone A and B”
2005 PhD from the Instituto de Investigaciones Químicas (CSIC) (Dr. José M. Lassaletta) on the “Synthesis and structure of new NHC-ligands”
2002 Master Degree from the University of Seville, Spain (Prof. Dr. Rosario Fernández) on the “Synthesis and applications of bis-hydrazones as ligands in asymmetric catalysis”
2000 Chemistry Degree from the University of Seville, Spain
1978 Born in Alcalá de Guadaira, Spain

Awards

2017 ERC Consolidator Grant.
2017 Student’s Association award for excellence in teaching (Faculty of Chemistry, University of Göttingen).
2016 Student’s Association award for excellence in teaching (Faculty of Chemistry, University of Göttingen).
2015 Student’s Association award for excellence in teaching (Faculty of Chemistry, University of Göttingen).
2013 Chemistry-Prize from the Academy of Science of Göttingen.
2013 Dozenten-Prize from the Fonds der Chemischen Industrie.
2013 Prize for young researchers from the Academy of Science of Westphalia.
2012 ADUC-Prize for Habilitands from the German Society of Chemistry (GDCh).
2011 ERC Starting Grant.
2011 Sigma-Aldrich-RSEQ Prize for young researchers.
2010 Prize from the Otto-Röhm Memorial Foundation.
2010 Thieme-Prize 2010.
2007 Prize to young researchers from the Academy of Science of Sevilla.
2006 PhD prize from the University of Sevilla.
2001 Graduation Prize, University of Sevilla.