Nuria Lopez

Name Nuria Lopez
Work Groups Work Group 4 - Theory
Laboratory Theoretical heterogeneous Catalysis Group
Organisation ICIQ - Institute of Chemical research of Catalonia
Website http://www.iciq.es/portal/350/default.aspx
Areas of Research .
Research Keywords .Heterogeneous Catalysis, simulations, materials structures with catalytic and energy applications, multiscale modelling, biomass, hydrogen storage, nanotechnology

Areas of Future Interest .

Brief CV
Areas of expertise: Heterogeneous Catalysis, simulations, materials structures with catalytic and energy applications, multiscale modelling.

Short CV:

Núria López (Barcelona, 1972) graduated in Chemistry with honours at the University of Barcelona, Spain (1995) and got her PhD degree in Theoretical Chemistry “cum laude” at the same university (1999), in the group of Prof. F. Illas. She then moved to the Center for Atomic-scale Materials Physics for her post-doc in the group of Prof. Jens K. Nørskov (Denmark).
In 2001 she moved back to the University of Barcelona as a Ramón y Cajal fellow. In 2004 she was appointed Distinguished Professor by the DURSI in the Junior category (under 41 years old).
In November 2005 she took a position at ICIQ, where she currently leads a research group with focus on the theoretical research heterogeneous catalysis. She is also a part-time professor at the Department of Physical Chemistry of the URV. Prof. López has co-authored over 70 scientific publications.
In September 2010 her "Tenure Track" period was sucessfully evaluated by an experts committee and she became a "Senior Group Leader" at ICIQ.
Prof. López was awarded an ERC Starting Grant in 2010 to carry out the 5-year project “Bio2chem-d: Biomass to chemicals: Catalysis design from first principles for a sustainable chemical industry", which is funded by the European Research Council.