Conferenciantes / Speakers

Prof. Santiago Álvarez

Universitat de Barcelona


Santiago Álvarez is Professor of Inorganic Chemistry at Universitat de Barcelona since 1987.  He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry, corresponding member of the Real Academia Española de Ciencias and a member of the European Academy of Sciences.  He has carried out theoretical research on bonding, stereochemistry and magnetic properties of transition metal compounds.  In recent years he has been involved in the application of shape and symmetry measures to the study of stereochemistry and structure-property relationships.


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Prof. Richard A. Andersen

Berkeley College of Chemistry


Richard Andersen is Professor of Chemistry at the University of California, Berkeley. His research interests are focused in synthetic structural, mechanistic organometallic, and inorganic chemistry of the d- and f- block metals to prepare molecules with unique stereochemistry and reactivity.


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Prof. Manfred Bochmann

University of East Anglia


Manfred Bochmann is Professor of Chemistry at the University of East Anglia (Norwich). His research centres broadly around synthetic organometallic and coordination chemistry directed towards homogeneous catalysis.


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Prof. Maurice Brookhart

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill


Maurice Brookhart is currently Adjunct Professor at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and Professor at the University of Houston (Texas). His research interest is focused in synthetic and mechanistic organometallic chemistry; applications of organometallic complexes in organic synthesis and carbon-hydrogen bond activation, homogeneous catalysis by transition metals and catalytic reactions based on carbon-hydrogen bond activation, among other topics.


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Prof. Stephen L. Buchwald

Massachusetts Institute of Technology


Stephen L. Buchwald is the Camille Dreyfus Profesoor at MIT. His research interests are centered on bioconjugation, carbon-nitrogen, carbon–oxygen, carbon-carbon, carbon-fluorine bond formation, continuous flow synthesis or copper–hydride chemistry, among others.


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Prof. Bruno Chaudret

Institut National des Sciences Appliquées, Toulouse


Bruno Chaudret is Directeur de recherche (CNRS) at the Institut National des Sciences Appliquées in Toulouse. The present research topics concern organometallic nanoparticles, magnetic nanoparticles and applications of nanoparticles in micro-electronics: connectics and magnetic shielding.


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Prof. Paul J. Chirik

Princeton University


Paul Chirik is Edwards S. Sanford Professor of Chemistry at Princeton University. His research interests cover several topics involving organometallic chemistry and homogeneous catalysis, such as enantioselective alkene hydrogenation, C-H activation, or cross coupling reactions, among others, employing base metal catalysis.


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Prof. Carmen Claver

Universitat Rovira i Virgili, Tarragona


Her research focuses on the development of new selective catalysts, from the synthesis of ligands and complexes to catalytic screening, characterization of intermediates and enantioselective catalysis. In the last years research also includes heterogeneization of catalysts, processes in continuous flow, nanocatalysis and catalysts for CO2 transformation.


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Prof. David Cole-Hamilton

University of St. Andrews


David Cole-Hamilton is Emeritus Professor of Chemistry at the University of St. Andrews. He is devoted to the development of homogeneous catalysts, particularly under biphasic conditions and/or employing ionic liquids. His recent work centres around using bioderived feedstocks, amide hydrogenation to amines and continuous flow chemistry.


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Prof. Avelino Corma

Instituto de Tecnología Química, Valencia


Avelino Corma is Professor at the Institute of Chemical Technology (Valencia). His research interest are related with the development of materials and catalysts that can be employed at the industrial level, with particular emphasis in the sustainability of the new systems focused to the transformations of hydrocarbons and biomass.


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Prof. Peter Edwards

University of Cardiff, Wales, UK


Professor Peter Edwards is an honorary professor in the Cardiff School of Chemistry. His research has been focused to the design of ligands and complexes with applications in homogeneous catalysis and the synthesis and characterization of d-block and actinide and lanthanide organometallic and co-ordination chemistry.


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Prof. Pablo Espinet

Universidad de Valladolid


Pablo Espinet is Professor of Inorganic Chemistry at the Universidad de Valladolid. He has developed new research topics on molecular dynamics in solution, mechanism of the Stille reaction, and molecular materials (liquid crystals). More recently these studies have included other metal-catalyzed reactions (Negishi, Sonogashira) and other materials (nanoparticles, luminescent materials).


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Prof. Juan Forniés

Universidad de Zaragoza


Juan Forniés is Professor of Inorganic Chemistry at the Universidad de Zaragoza. His research interest is focused in the coordination and organometallic chemistry of platinum and related metals, as well as in their use under catalytic conditions.


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Prof. David Milstein

Weizmann Institute of Science


David Milstein is the Israel Matz Professor of Organic Chemistry at the Weizmann Institute of Science. His research interests focus on the development of fundamental organometallic chemistry and its application to the design and implementation of new environmentally benign processes catalyzed by transition metal complexes.


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Prof. Maurizio Peruzzini

CNR, Florence


Maurizio Peruzzini is Research Director at the ICCOM CNR (Florence). His research involves several topics including the activation of small inorganic and organic molecules, mediated by transition metals, transition-metal hydrides and molecular hydrogen complexes or hydrogen-storage via hydride compounds, among others.


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