ICREA Academia

Montserrat Diéguez

ICREA Academia 2009 & 2015

Universitat Rovira i Virgili · Experimental Sciences & Mathematics

Prof. Montserrat Diéguez studied chemistry at the Rovira i Virgili University (URV) in Tarragona, where she received her Ph.D. in 1997. After she moved to the Yale University with Prof. R.H. Crabtree (USA). She returned to Tarragona and becoming part of the permanent staff of the URV in 2002. In 2011 she was promoted to full Professor in Inorganic Chemistry. She is the chair of InnCat research group at URV, succeeding the former chair, Prof. Claver. She has been involved in 60 research projects in the field of organometallic chemistry, steroselective synthesis, asymmetric catalysis and metalloenzymes. She is author of 145 articles and 13 books/book chapters with an H index of 40. She obtained the Distinction from the Generalitat de Catalunya for the promotion of University Research in 2004 and the Grant for Research Intensification from URV in 2008. She has received an ICREA Academia in 2009 and 2015 from the Catalan Institution for Research and Advanced Studies.

Research interests

My main research interests are focused on the sustainable design, synthesis and screening of highly active and selective chiral catalysts for reactions of interest in the biological, pharmaceutical and organic nanotechnological industry. Her areas of interest include organometallic chemistry, steroselective synthesis and asymmetric catalysis using combinatorial and biotechnological approaches.


Organometallics, Asymmetric Catalysis, Molecular, nano- and biocatalysis, combinatorial chemistry, Activation of small molecules