JOAQUIN GARCIA ALVAREZ
Joaquín García Álvarez studied chemistry at the University of Oviedo and received his PhD degree in 2005 under the supervision of Prof. José Gimeno and Dr. Victorio Cadierno studing the coordination of iminophosphorane ligands in arene-Ru(II) fragments. Then, he joined the group of Prof. Robert E. Mulvey at the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow (Scotland, United Kingdom) working for two years and a half in the field of main group chemistry (alkali-metal-mediated-metallation). In 2008, he returned to the University of Oviedo as a postdoctoral researcher, thanks to the award of a contract from the regional program "Clarin" of the Principado de Asturias. The current focuses of his research are: i) the study of metal-catalyzed (Ru, Cu, Pd, Au) and metal-mediated (Li, Mg) organic reactions using environmentally friendly solvents [water and Deep Eutectic Solvents (DESs)] as reaction media; and ii) the design of one-pot processes combining both metal- and bio-catalysis. This research has been recognized over the last years with the award of a postdoctoral contract "Juan de la Cierva" in 2009, and more recently (2012), with a postdoctoral contract "Ramón y Cajal". In 2017, he was promoted to an Assistant Profesor position. He has published a total of 51 scientific articles and is co-author of eight book chapters on Organometallic Chemistry and Catalysis in unconventional reaction media. In 2016, he received the Prize "GEQO-Young scientist Award".
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