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 "Ramon y Cajal" 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. I am currently a Lecturer at the Organic and Inorganic Department.
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 Ramón y Cajal 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.
Silvia Gómez Coca obtained her bachelor’s degree in Chemistry (2007) from University of Alicante, and the Master’s degree (2010) and the PhD (2013) in Chemistry at the Inorganic Chemistry Department of the Universitat de Barcelona, under the supervision of Prof. Eliseo Ruiz. Since the PhD she has always combined computational and experimental chemistry. After her PhD, she spent more than three years abroad as a postdoctoral researcher: 16 months (2015-2016) in the group of Prof. Kim Dunbar at Texas A&M University (USA), and 26 months (2016-2018) in the group of Dr. Edina Rosta at King’s College London (UK). She performed a couple of months postdoctoral research stay at King’s College London (UK) in the group of Dr. Ismael Diez-Perez (2018). At the end of 2018 she returned to the University of Barcelona with a Beatriu de Pinós postdoctoral fellowship (2018-2021) and she is now Lecturer at the Inorganic and Prganic Department. Her main research interests include the fields of molecular magnetism, supramolecular chemistry, molecular electronics and biocatalysis, and she uses inorganic, coordination and computational chemistry as tools to unanswered questions in these fields..