It is a great pleasure to announce that Prof. Ruben Martín, ICIQ Group Leader, has been awarded with the 2016 «Marcial Moreno Lectureship» Prize by the Catalan Section of the Spanish Royal Society of Chemistry (STC-RSEQ). The «Marcial Moreno Lectureship» Prize recognises the work of outstanding young researchers in chemistry.
Rubén Martín received his PhD in 2003 under the supervision of Prof. Antoni Riera (University of Barcelona). After two postdoctoral positions at Max-Planck Institut für Kohlenforschung with Prof. Alois Fürstner (2004-2005) and Massachusetts Institute of Technology with Prof. Stephen L. Buchwald (2005-2008), he joined ICIQ as a group leader. In 2013 he was promoted to associate professor and subsequently to ICREA Research Professor. He has published over 65 publications and his current research interests concern the discovery of synthetically useful organometallic methodologies. While at ICIQ, he has received several awards like the RSEQ Young Investigator Award (2010), Thieme Chemistry Journal Award (2011), Eli Lilly Young Investigator Award (2011) and the RSEQ Excellent Research Award (2015). He has also been awarded with an ERC-Starting Grant (2012) and a ERC-Proof of Concept Grant (2016).