Microwave and Sustainable Organic Chemistry Division,
Universidad de Castilla la Mancha. IRICA
Av. Camilo José Cela, 10 – 13071 Ciudad Real, Spain. Telephone: 0034 926295300
Office. Ext 96764
Lab. Ext 96362
Antonio M Rodríguez was born in Ciudad Real in 1986. In 2009, he 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. He also initiated his work on the field of Computational Chemistry. 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 October 2014, he successfully defended his PhD viva titled “Microchips in Organic Chemistry: NMR Microcoils for Reaction Monitorization and Computational Chemistry for Microwave-Assisted reactions” under the supervision of Dra. María Victoria Gómez Almagro and Dra. Pilar Prieto Núñez-Polo.
From 2015 to 2017, he has been post-doc fellow at Università di Napoli Federico II under 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, he joined the MSOC-Nanochemistry Group as a post-doc researcher under the supervision of Prof. Ester Vázquez.