Dr. Antonio M. Rodríguez García

Antonio M. Rodríguez García

In 2009, Antonio graduated Valedictorian of the year in Chemistry (B.Sc. eq. in Chemistry) at University of Castilla La Mancha (UCLM). He held the FPU fellowship from the MEC, developing his skills at PhD level in microwave-assisted chemistry systems in order to monitor different chemical reactions by nanoliter NMR-spectroscopy. During his PhD, Antonio stayed at the Universidad de Zaragoza in the group of Catálisis Heterogénea en síntesis orgánicas selectivas under the supervision of Dr. Jose Ignacio García Laureiro undergoing a thoughtful and deep analysis of computational methods for asymmetric syntheses. He also developed his skills in the field of Synthetic Organic Chemistry, in the University of Durham under the supervision of Prof. Ian R. Baxendale. In 2014, he successfully defended his PhD in a combined thesis between flow chemistry and computational studies of organometallic reactions. From 2015 to 2017, he was a post-doc fellow at Università di Napoli Federico IIunder the supervision of Prof. Michele Pavone & Prof. Ana B. Muñoz García. His research was focused on the interplay between experimental and theoretical chemistry. Among his interests are the studies of hybrids organic/inorganic systems towards challenging conversion and/or storage of energy, and the behavior of nanomaterials through non-covalent interactions.

Nowadays, Antonio M. Rodríguez García is a Research Assistant Professor at the Instituto Regional de Investigaciones Científicas Aplicadas (IRICA) at the Universidad de Castilla La Mancha. He joined the European Young Chemists’ Network (EYCN) of the European Chemical Society (EuChemS) in 2018 as the Spanish representative. He has represented the Spanish chemists at EYCN since then on behalf of the Jóvenes Investigadores Químicos (JIQ) from the Real Sociedad Española de Química (RSEQ). He became the EYCN Chair in 2019. Nowadays, he works to empower and encourage the younger generations together with the 33 EYCN delegates, with committees coming from 27 different countries, representing 43000 young chemists.