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PDI-Titular d'Universitat
Department: Organic Chemistry
Departament de Química Orgànica Facultat de Química UV Dr. Moliner 50 46100 Burjassot
(9635) 44507

Carlos Vila received his degree in chemistry (2005, Extraordinary Award for the Best Mark UVEG and National Award from Spanish Education Ministry in 2005 ) and his Ph.D. (2010, Excellent Cum Laude) from Valencia University. In 2010, he joined the group of Prof. Rueping at RWTH Aachen University, Germany, for two years and 2 months as a postdoctoral researcher where he focused on photoredox catalysis and activation of allylic alcohols. In 2012, he started a two-year postdoctoral stay with Prof. Feringa (Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2016) at Groningen University as a Marie Curie Fellow, working on cross-coupling reactions and asymmetric catalysis. In 2014, he returned to Valencia University as a "Juan de la Cierva" researcher. In 2017, he was appointed as a ‘Ramón y Cajal’ researcher at the Organic Chemistry Department of the University of Valencia.In March 2023, he was promoted to Associate Professor at the same department. His research focuses on the development of new methodologies for the sustainable synthesis of organic compounds, especially heterocyclic compounds, through the use of asymmetric catalysis, organocatalysis and/or photocatalysis.

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