Martín Fañanás Mastral
Graduated in Chemistry from the University of Oviedo in 2002. He performed his PhD studies at the same university under the supervision of Prof. José Barluenga and Prof. Fernando Aznar, working on the development of cascade reactions of Fischer carbene complexes and their application in organic synthesis. In 2004 he performed a short research stay in the group of Prof. Steven V. Ley at the University of Cambridge, where he worked on the total synthesis of Bengazole A.
In 2009 he joined the group of Prof. Ben L. Feringa at the University of Groningen (The Netherlands) as postdoctoral researcher. There he worked on the development of enantioselective catalytic allylic substitution reactions, cross-coupling of organolithium reagents and catalytic oxidation processes.
In 2014 he moved to the Centro Singular de Investigación en Química Biológica y Materiales Moleculares (CiQUS), at the University of Santiago de Compostela, as Ramón y Cajal researcher. In 2020 he was promoted to Associate Professor in Organic Chemistry.
Awards and Fellowships
- ERC Consolidator Grant 2019
- RSEQ-Lilly Young Researcher Award, 2018
- RSEQ/Sigma-Aldrich Young Investigator Award of the Spanish Royal Society of Chemistry, 2016
- Thieme Chemistry Journal Award, 2015
- Ramón y Cajal Contract from the Spanish Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness (MINECO), 2014
- Poster Prize at the 4th CaRLa Winter School from CaRLa (University of Heidelberg/BASF), Germany, 2011
- Postdoctoral fellowship from the Spanish Ministry of Science and Innovation (MICINN), 2009
- FPU pre-doctoral fellowship from the Spanish Ministry of Education, Culture and Sport, 2003