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Researchers


Ainara Nova
The CTCC of Oslo (UiO, Norway)

Together with Prof. Mats Tilset and me, Ainara is co-leading the Catalysis and Organometallic Chemistry group within the Center of Excellence for Theoretical and Computational Chemistry at the University of Oslo

The computational research of Ainara focuses on the Gold(III) Chemistry developed in collaboration with the experimental group of Prof. Tilset (UiO, Norway). She is also collaborating actively with the group of Prof. Nilay Hazari (Yale, USA) on Palladium- and Nickel- Catalyzed Cross-Coupling Reactions.

Starting in 2016, Ainara was awarded a FRIPRO Young Talent project funded with 700 000 EUR to foster her research on catalytic carbon dioxide recycling.


PhD Students


 

Lluís Artús
Dpt. of Chemistry (UiO, Norway)

After completing his MSc at the Institute of Chemical Research of Catalonia (ICIQ) under the supervision of Prof. Maseras, Lluís joined our team to start his computational project on metal-catalyzed carbon dioxide reduction under my co-supervision shared with Res. Nova and Prof. Tilset.

 

Volodymyr Levchenko
Dpt. of Chemistry (UiO, Norway)

Volodymyr is using both theory and experiment to develop new gold(III) complexes for catalytic applications within nanoporous materials under my co-supervision shared with Res. Nova and Prof. Tilset.

 

Jakob Wåhlander
Dpt. of Chemistry (UiO, Norway)

Jakob is working in the computational development of new organocatalysts for stereoselective Diels-Alder reactions under my co-supervision shared with Profs. Gundersen and Amedjkouh.

 

Laia Vilella
Dpt. of Chemistry (UAB, Spain)

Laia Vilella got her PhD degree under my co-supervision shared with Prof. Lledós (UAB). The computational work of her thesis was awarded the maximum qualification on December 11th 2015 at Bellaterra (Spain).

Laia is at Stanford University (USA) with a postdoctoral position in the group of Prof. Nørskov.

 


International MSc and PhD Exchanges for Training in Computational Chemistry


Julie Héron

Julie did part of his MSc on Computational Homogeneous Catalysis with us in the Summer of 2017.

She came from the Pierre and Marie Curie University.

Javier Grajeda

Javier started learning Computation Chemistry with us in the Fall of 2016.

He is a PhD student from the Miller group at UNC Chapel Hill working on gold(III) catalysis.

Patrick Melvin

Patrick learned Computation Chemistry with us in the summer of 2016.

He is a PhD student with Prof. Hazari at Yale working on Suzuki-Miyaura cross-couplings with poorly activated substrates.

He expects to obtain his PhD degree by the end of 2016.

Alexandra Strom

Alexandra learned Computation Chemistry with us in the summer of 2013.

She was then a PhD student with Prof. Hartwig at UC Berkeley working on Rh-catalyzed hydroamination reactions.

She is currently a postdoctoral associate with Prof. Jamison at the MIT.

Damian Hruszkewycz

Damian learned Computation Chemistry with us in the summer of 2012.

He was then a PhD student with Prof. Hazari at Yale working on Pd-catalyzed Suzuki-Miyaura cross-coupling reactions.

He recently joined the Process Chemistry Catalysis Group at the GSK company.