Jesús San Jose Orduna

Jesús San Jose Orduna was born and raised near Barcelona, Spain. He obtained his B.Sc. and M.Sc. in organic chemistry at the University of Barcelona (UB). Shortly afterwards, he joined the Pérez-Temprano group at the Institute of Chemical Research of Catalonia (ICIQ) in Tarragona, Spain. His thesis consisted in the fundamental understanding of cobalt-catalyzed C–H transformations, to develop more efficient catalytic processes through detection and isolation of widely proposed, yet elusive, reaction intermediates. He also did a short stay in the Macgregor group (Edinburgh, Scotland), to learn the intricacies of computational chemistry. Early 2020, he defended his doctoral thesis, which has been recognized with the Summa Cum Laude mark, the 2019 CAS Future Leaders award, the EuChems European Young Chemists’ Award 2020 (Finalist) and the Josep Castells award (Best PhD Thesis of Catalonia). Late 2020, he did a short stay as a Project Researcher at the ICIQ in the Martin group, developing nickel-catalyzed C–C bond-forming reactions in collaboration with Firmenich S.A. Currently, he is working as a Postdoctoral Researcher at the Noël Research Group, developing photochemical transformations in flow, in collaboration with an industrial partner.


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