Rafael Chinchilla

A brief academical summary

I was born in Alicante (Southeast of Spain) and I studied chemistry at the University of Alicante where I achieved my BSc (1985). After graduated, I got the MSc (1987) and PhD (1990) degrees working in the Department of Organic Chemistry of that university. Then I had the opportunity of spending postdoctoral stays in France at the University of Aix-Marseille III (1990) and in Sweden at the Department of Organic Chemistry of the University of Uppsala (1991-1992) working with Prof. Jan-E. Bäckvall.

When I came back to the University of Alicante I got a research grant as a Research Associate in the Department of Organic Chemistry. Since then I have been working on different research topics in this department and also in the Institute of Organic Synthesis. I became appointed Associate Professor in 1997 and Full Professor in 2012.

As a summary of my scientific production until now, just to say than I am co-author of more than 100 research articles, reviews and book chapters, as well as four patents.

My scientific interests include asymmetric organocatalyzed reactions, palladium-catalyzed transformations and the development of new environmentally friendly synthetic methodologies.

I do not have too much time to exercise personal interests, but I enjoy the world of technology, reading old terror tales and listening classical pop/rock music.

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Department of Organic Chemistry

University of Alicante

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03080 Alicante