I was born in Barcelona (1979) and got my degree in chemistry in 2002. In 2006 I obtained my PhD in chemistry working on the interplay between electronic structure and stereochemistry in transition metal complexes under the supervision of Profs. Santiago Alvarez and Eliseo Ruiz. I spent several years in California working on the theoretical modeling of spectroscopic properties of copper metalloproteins and spin-crossover processes in metal-organic frameworks (MOFs). My research interests focus on the study of the electronic structure in spin-crossover systems of varying complexity, from molecules to clusters to condensed phases using different computational tools. I am currently a "Beatriu de Pinós" research associate at Universitat de Barcelona.
I was born in Barcelona in 1978 and got the degree in chemistry at the University of Barcelona in 2002. Then I joined the group of Prof. Joaquim Sales and started working on the development of QSAR/QSPR methodologies for predicting the properties of inorganic and organic molecules in-silico. During this time I earned the M. Sc. Degree (2004) as well as the Ph. D. qualification (2008). After that I spent five years working as a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Bristol (2008/2010) and the Institut Català d’Investigació Química (ICIQ, 2010/2013). I moved back to the University of Barcelona in late 2013 and joined the Electronic Structure group as a Juan de la Cierva researcher. My research interests focus on the computational study of catalyzed homogeneous and heterogeneous reactions, reactivity inside in metal-organic frameworks (MOFs) and molecular magnetism of transition metal and lanthanide compounds.
After getting my degree in chemistry from the University of Zaragoza I moved to the University of Barcelona, where I obtained my PhD in 2010 under the supervision of Prof. Santiago Alvarez and thanks to a FPU scholarship. Then, I spent four years as a postdoc in the CEMES-CNRS (Toulouse, France) working with Prof. Christian Joachim in the design and theoretical development of molecular machinery. During my stay in Toulouse I was awarded a Marie Curie fellowship under the Beatriu de Pinós program. In 2015 I moved to the Electronic Structure group of the University of Barcelona, where I am currently a Juan de la Cierva-Incorporación researcher. My research interests are twofold: the study of noncovalent interactions and their implications in materials and crystal design, and on the other hand, the design and conception of single-molecule devices such as switches and rotors with potential applications in nanotechnology.
Javier Tercero was born in Yverdon, Switzerland in 1972 and studied chemistry (1990) in the University of Barcelona where he obtained the PhD (2002) in the field of synthesis, characterization and study of magnetic properties in coordination compounds. Since 2003 he has occupied a position of assistant professor of inorganic chemistry in the University of Barcelona and parallel he is a high school teacher of physics and chemistry (1996). He is interested in the theoretical methods to study the properties of inorganic systems, mainly DFT calculations of magnetic properties in molecular systems.
I was born in 1992 in Santiago de Compostela (Galicia, Spain). I received my Chemistry degree in 2014 from the University of Santiago de Compostela and then moved to Barcelona to undertake a Master in Applied Materials Chemistry. At this point, I became a member of the Electronic Structure group and started to study highly anisotropic low-spin single-molecule magnets under the supervision of Prof. Eliseo Ruiz for my master's thesis. Currently, I’m pursuing my PhD following the same line of research.