Dr. Paolo Melchiorre, Dr. Rubén Martín and Dr. José Ramón Galán-Macarós, ICIQ group leaders, have been awarded an Starting Independent Researcher Grant from the European Research Council.
This grant will allow Dr. Melchiorre to carry out the project “Exploring Chemical Reactivity with Organocatalysis” (ORGA-NAUT). Dr. Martín will develop the project “Chasing a Fundamental Challenge in Catalysis: A Combined Cleavage of Molecules” (FunCBonds) and Dr. Galán-Macarós will carry out the project “Building-up Chemical Complexity into Multifunctional Molecule-based Hybrid Materials” (CHEMCOMP).
ERC Starting Independent Researcher Grants (ERC Starting Grants) aim to support up-and-coming research leaders who are about to establish or consolidate a proper research team and to start conducting independent research in Europe. Funding for these grants is normally up to € 1.5 M per grant for a period of up to 5 years.