Dr. Miquel Sola i Puig
Miquel Solà (1964) obtained his PhD at the Autonomous University of Barcelona in 1991 with academic honours. His doctoral research under the supervision of Profs. Joan Bertran and Agustí Lledós was awarded with the Doctoral Extraordinary Award and the Catalan Saint Albert Prize. After several months in a consultant private company, in 1993 he moved to the University of Girona (UdG) as assistant researcher. In 1994 he did postdoctoral research in Amsterdam with Evert Jan Baerends and in 1995 in Calgary with Tom Ziegler. He was appointed assistant professor of the UdG in 1997. In 2001, he was awarded with the Catalan Distinction for the Promotion of University Research (young scientist category). Since 2003, he holds a permanent position as full professor in the UdG. He is coauthor of about 330 scientific papers and 30 book chapters that have received about 9000 citations. He has an index h of 50 and he has supervised 14 doctoral Theses, four of which have received a Doctoral Extraordinary Award of the UdG. He has been awarded two times with the ICREA Academia Prize (2009 and 2014). In 2013 he received the Physical Chemistry RSEQ 2013 prize, awarded by the Spanish Royal Society of Chemistry.
His research interests have been mainly focused on theoretical studies of organic and organometallic reaction mechanisms with special emphasis on fullerenes and their reactivity, on the use of quantum molecular similarity measures, the development conceptual density functional theory, and the analysis of electron delocalization and aromaticity.
Full list of papers: http://scholar.google.com/citations?user=wwh9fP4AAAAJ&hl=en
http://www.researchgate.net/profile/Miquel_Sola/ Research Gate
Take a look to the blog dedicated to Chemistry: http://catquimica.cat