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Mercedes Alonso Giner

Professor, 10%ZAP

  • Pleinlaan 2

    1050 Brussels


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  • Modelling the structure, properties, reactivity and reaction mechanisms of organic and organometallic compounds of biological and technological interest via the application of quantum chemistry methods.

  • Development, implementation and application of aromaticity indices for quantifying Hückel and Möbius aromaticity.

  • Design of molecular switches based on topology and/or aromaticity changes in expanded porphyrins for nanoelectronic applications.

  • Understanding the nature and origin of noncovalent interactions involving aromatic and aliphatic groups and their application in organic chemistry, materials science, and molecular biology.

  • Structure, chemical bonding and reactivity of main-group metal complexes.

  • Application of neural networks in Chemistry for establishing structure-activity relationships.

Education/Academic qualification

Ph.D. in Chemistry, Complutense University

Award Date: 1 Jul 2008

Master in Chemistry, Complutense University

Award Date: 1 Jul 2005

Pedagogical Aptitude Certificate (CAP), Instituto de Ciencias de la Educación

Award Date: 1 Mar 2003

Bachelor in Chemistry, Complutense University

Award Date: 1 Sep 2002

PhD Courses (210 h), University of Girona

Jan 2004Feb 2004

External positions

10% Professorship (10% Zelfstanding Academisch Personeel), Vrije Universiteit Brussel

Jan 2016 → …

Postdoctoral researcher in the Quantum Chemistry Group (ALGC) of the Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB), initially funded by the Marie Curie Research Training Network (FP7) and, at present, funded by the Research Foundation-Flanders (FWO), Vrije Universiteit Brussel

Sep 2011 → …

Engaged by the Vice-presidency for Organization and Scientific Culture for the management and coordination of the project Movilab, a very important civic participation project whose budget amounted to 400.000 € in two years, CSIC

Jan 2010Aug 2011

Postdoctoral researcher in the group Peptides and arenes, Instituto de Química Orgánica General, CSIC

Sep 2008Dec 2009

PhD Student in the group Peptides and arenes (supervisor: Dr. Bernardo Herradón), Instituto de Química Orgánica General, CSIC

Oct 2002Aug 2008

Bachelor student in the group of Prof. Nazario Martín in the Faculty of Chemistry, Complutense University

Oct 2001Jun 2002


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