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Miquel Costas Salgueiro

ICREA Academia 2008, 2013 & 2018

Universitat de Girona · Experimental Sciences & Mathematics

Miquel Costas  Salgueiro

Graduated in Chemistry at the University of Girona (UdG) in 1994, where I also pursued PhD studies in the group of Professor Llobet with a PhD grant from the Generalitat de Catalunya. Research work during my PhD involved scientific stays at Texas A&M (Prof D. Barton lab, June-December 1996), and in Basel (Prof. A. Zuberbüehler lab, April-May 1998). After defending my PhD dissertation (February 1999), moved to the group of Prof. L. Que,  at the University of Minnesota. My work in Mpls was funded by a Postdoctoral Grant from Fundació La Caixa. In 2002 I returned to Girona with a Ramon I Cajal Fellowship, and become Professor of Inorganic Chemistry in April 2003 and Full Professor (Catedrático) in November 2022. 

I became an independent group leader in January 2005. Since then, I am group leader at the IQCC (Bioinorganic and Supramolecular Chemistry Group, QBIS,

Current research work (since 2019) is supported by an ERC AdvGrant. 


Research interests

My research interest aims at the study of new molecules that have relevance in the fields of Bionorganic and/or Supramolecular Chemistry, to explore the chemistry of these molecules in challenging reactions, and to convert some of these molecules in useful tools for technological applications. I am also interested in bioinspired oxidation catalysis, developing small molecule transition metal catalysts as minimalistic models for oxygenase enzymes, for enantioselective transformations in strong C-H bonds.  


Bioinorganic Chemistry, Catalysis, Oxidation, Supramolecular Chemistry, Inorganic Chemistry

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