Brent Nannenga, Associate Professor of Chemical Engineering in the School for Engineering Matter, Transport and Energy at Arizona State University and a member of The Biodesign Institute’s Center for Applied Structural Discovery, visited us to present the last advances on the use of microcrystal electron diffraction. We are hopeful this will initiate a fruitful collaboration between both groups.
Germán Sastre, tenured scientist at the Instituto de Tecnología Química (ITQ), visited us to discuss on the computational approach to the analysis and understanding of host-guest interactions in soft and hard matter. Thanks for the visit!
Funimat was very actively present at the meeting with the organization of the symposium in Porous Materials (Carlos), oral lectures (Elena, Natalia & María), poster presentations (Belén, Carmen & Ana) and general organization (Violeta, Clara & Sonia). It was great to meet all colleagues in person again!
Javier Castells and Javier López (aka ‘Los Javis’) have been awarded APOST Fellowships from the Generalitat Valenciana to continue their academic careers at the University of Birmingham (UK) and the University of Kyoto (Japan). Congratulations!
Víctor Rubio Giménez has been awarded a fellowship of the CDIGenT program of the Generalitat Valenciana’s GenT Plan for the return to centres in the Valencian Community of talented researchers who have already gained international experience after his postdoctoral stage at KU Leuven. Congratulations Víctor!
Carl Brozek, tenured Associate Professor at the University of Oregon, visited us to reinforce the links between our groups, share time with all team members and present the last advances of his team on understanding conductivity and dynamic bonding in nanoscale MOFs. Thanks a lot for the visit, Carl!
Congratulations to José after his succesful PhD Thesis defense. The jury was formed by Prof. Natalie Steanou (France), David Fairén Jiménez (UK) and Ismael Mingarro (Spain). José has done an excellent job approaching the interface of crystalline engineering and biology for the biodesign of. All the best for your professional future!
Javier Castells obtained the 2021 award by the Valencia territorial section of the Real Sociedad Española de Química for the best doctoral thesis: «Photoactivity and Chemical Reactivity in Titanium(IV)-Organic Frameworks”. The prize is endowed with 1,200 euros. Congratulations Javi!
Natalia has received the 2022 the Innova award from the SusChem-Spain Sustainable Chemistry Technology Platform for researchers under the age of 40, for her work on a new class of sustainable P(V) reagents developed at the Scripps Research Institute, in collaboration with Bristol Myers Squibb. This recognition adds up to the the Robert Robinson Award from the Organic Division of the RSC and the the Green Chemistry Challenge Award from the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Congratulations Natalia!
Congratulations to Dr. Lerma-Berlanga after his succesful PhD Thesis defense. The jury was formed by Prof. Daniel Maspoch (ICN2), Beatriz Pelaz (CIQUS) and Carl Brozek (USA). Belén has done an amazing job during her stay at the group exploring the chemical complexity of zirconium and titanium porous crystals. All the best for your future endeavors!