After getting my MSc in Prof. John Spencer’s group at Victoria University of Wellington, I decided to move from New Zealand to the other side of the planet – to Tarragona, Spain – to do my PhD in the group of Prof. Ruben Martin. After working on understanding the mechanisms of nickel-catalysed reactions developed by the Martin group, I joined the Campos group as a postdoc in March 2020 to work on combining transition metals with heavier group 14 elements to obtain cooperative reactivity.
Juan José Moreno Díaz
I obtained my PhD in the group of Prof. Ernesto Carmona at the University of Seville, studying unusual organometallic reactivity by means of a combined experimental and computational approach. Then I joined the group of Prof. Charles Machan at the University of Virginia as a Research Associate, where I worked for two years on the development of earth-abundant CO2 reduction electrocatalysts. In 2021, I joined the Campos group as Personal Investigador Doctor (Junta de Andalucía).
After getting my MSc at Ecole Normale Supérieure (University Paris-Saclay) in 2016, I joined the Dean Toste Lab (UC Berkeley) for a predoctoral year working on late stage fluorination using Gold(III) for an application in Positron Emission Tomography. Then, in 2017, I decided to move back to France to pursue my PhD in Didier Bourissou’s group at the Laboratoire d’Hétérochimie Fondamentale et Appliquée (University Paul Sabatier – Toulouse). During those years I’ve been working on ambiphilic derivatives, mainly phosphine-boranes, and on their applications as ligands in order to achieve challenging or original transformations at gold. In 2021, I joined the Campos Group as a postdoc researcher working on the design of transition metal / main group element complexes as well as on the study of their reactivity.
Felipe de la Cruz
I studied chemistry at University of Extremadura where I got my bachelor thesis on the synthesis of new platinum and palladium complexes as potential chemotherapeutic agents. Then, I joined the group of Prof. Agustín Lara at University of Castilla-La Mancha where I completed my PhD thesis on the carbon dioxide utilisation for the synthesis of industrial valuable products. During my PhD, I also carried out a stay in the Green Chemistry Centre of Excellence at University of York under the supervision of Prof. Michael North, working on the synthesis of carbamates as a building blocks for the preparation of biobased polymers. In 2021, I have joined Dr. Jesús Campos group to work on the development of Frustrated Lewis Pairs based on transition metal and main group elements for the activation of small molecules.
Marina Pérez Jiménez (shared with Prof. Carmona)
Juan Miranda (Juanín)
Nereida Hidalgo Reinoso
Macarena González Alférez
Emmanuel Serrano Díez
Marta Fernández Buenestado
Enrique Soto Santiago
I studied my B.Sc. and M.Sc. at the Humboldt University of Berlin. After completing my Master’s thesis in the group of Prof. Christian Limberg on nickel siloxide complexes as molecular models for solid catalysts, I joined the Campos group in August 2021 to study the cooperative reactivity of transition metal/main group element systems.
Alejandra Pita Milleiro