Dr. Pérez-Temprano will join ICIQ next Autumn through the ICIQ’s Starting Career Programme (ICIQ-SCP), a programme aimed at attracting new talent and help young researchers to start their independent careers.
“I’m really excited with this great opportunity. After my postdoc in Melanie Sanford’s lab at University of Michigan, I cannot imagine a better place to start my independent career. ICIQ is a really creative and dynamic environment and one of the world-leading centers in chemical research” -says Dr. Pérez-Temprano
At ICIQ, her group will focus on the fundamental understanding of relevant organometallic processes in the context of bimetallic catalysis and C-H activation using first row metals. The long term goal is to provide critical information for the rational design and development of novel catalytic transformations.
Mónica H. Pérez-Temprano graduated in Chemistry from the Universidad de Valladolid in 2005. In 2011 she obtained her PhD at the Institute CINQUIMA (Universidad de Valladolid), where she worked under the supervision of Prof. Pablo Espinet and Prof. Juan A. Casares on experimental approaches to reaction mechanisms of Pd-catalyzed processes. During 2009, she joined the laboratory of Prof. Lutz Gade at the University of Heidelberg as a PhD visiting student. After her PhD she moved to the University of Michigan to work with Prof. Melanie S. Sanford on the synthesis and reactivity of high-valent organopalladium complexes. During her stay at the University of Michigan, she received a two-years postdoctoral fellowship from the Ramón Areces Foundation.