Xacobe completed his BSc in Chemistry at the University of Santiago de Compostela and his PhD at the University of Barcelona, working on enantioselective catalysis. As a post-doc, he worked on flow chemistry at the group of Miquel A. Pericas (at the Institute of Chemical Research of Catalonia -ICIQ) and, later, on C-H activation at the group of Igor Larrosa (first at QMUL and then at the University of Manchester). He came back to QMUL in 2016 to take a position of Lecturer in Organic Chemistry. His research interests are mainly centred on the organometallic chemistry of transition metals, in particular applied to homogeneous catalysis. He also teaches 1st and 2nd year organic chemistry courses at QMUL.
Jun got an MSc from the University of Copenhagen before joining us in September 2017. He works on the development of new Fe catalysts for reductive transformations of alkenes and alkynes.
Roxana is in the final year of her MSci at QMUL, working on her dissertation. She works on the development of Fe catalysts for reductive transformations of alkenes and alkynes.
Theo is in the final year of his BSc at QMUL, working on his dissertation. He works on the development of new methods for the hydroacylation of alkynes via umpolung of aldehydes.
Asmita worked for a few weeks with us, on the use of hydrazines as catalysts for umpolung of simple aldehydes. She then moved to do a MSc in research at UCL
Estelle worked with us for a few weeks, while enjoying the glorious London summer. She developed useful methods for the preparation of hydrazines. After, she went back to ESCOM (France) to finish her studies.