Professor de química a la Universitat de Girona, Girona

Estados Unidos, 1998

Miquel Costas graduated in Chemistry at the University of Girona (UdG) in 1994, where he also pursued PhD studies. Research work during the PhD involved scientific stays at Texas A&M under the supervision of late Prof Derek Barton (1996), and in Basel at the group of Prof. Andreas Zuberbüehler (1998). After defending the PhD dissertation, he moved to the group of Prof. Lawrence Que, Jr, at the University of Minnesota. In September 2002 he returned to Girona with a Ramon I Cajal Fellowship. In 2006 initiated his independent career. He is now professor of chemistry and a group leader of the bioinorganic and supramolecular research group (QBIS) at the Institute of Computational Chemistry and Catalysis (IQCC) in UdG. His research interests involve the fundamental understanding of the mechanisms of O2 activation and/or substrate oxidation taking place at transition metal ions that have biological relevance, specially Fe, Cu and Mn, and application of this knowledge to the development of bioinspired oxidation catalysts to carry out selective oxidation reactions under environmentally benign conditions. In 2008 and 2914 he was awarded with the ICREA Academia Award from the Generalitat de Catalunya and a Starting Grant from the European Research Council. He was recognized with the award or the Spanish Royal Society to excellence in research in 2013. He is being invited professor at Carneggie Mellon University and the University of Utrecht. In April 2016, scientific productions include over 100 publications in international journals, which have received 6000 citations.

La beca de Miquel

Estados Unidos, 1998

Estudios cursados con la beca


Tipo de estudio

Máster o equivalente

Universidad o centro de destino

University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN

Especialidad de los estudios cursados con la beca

Química general

Universidad de origen

Universitat de Girona

Especialidad de origen

Química general

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