2019 Corday-Morgan Prize Winner


Professor Igor Larrosa

Professor Igor Larrosa

The University of Manchester

 

Awarded for groundbreaking contributions to C-H activation and decarboxylative cross-couplings in organic chemistry.

 


About the Winner


Igor was born in Barcelona, Spain. He received his undergraduate education at the Universitat de Barcelona (1999) where he also underwent M.Sc. and Ph.D. studies with Felix Urpi and Pere Romea. A fellowship from Ministerio de Educacion y Ciencia (MEC) supported a three-month research visit to Professor Erick M. Carreira's laboratories at ETH Zurich, Switzerland. With a second fellowship from MEC in 2005 he started postdoctoral research in Professor Anthony G. M. Barrett's group at Imperial College London, UK, were he was appointed group leader. In September 2007, he started his independent career as a Lecturer in synthetic organic chemistry at Queen Mary University of London, where he was subsequently promoted to Senior Lecturer in 2011 and to Reader in Catalysis in 2012. 
In 2014 Igor moved to the University of Manchester to take up the position of Professor of Organic Chemistry. Igor's research interests are in the area of transition metal catalysis and its application to C-H and decarboxylative activation, with a particular emphasis on new methodology development based on mechanistic understanding. 
Igor received a European Research Council (ERC) Starting Grant in 2011 and currently holds an ERC Advanced Grant. He is a member of the advisory board of Chem. In 2019, Igor was selected for the UK Blavatnik Award for Young Scientists as a Chemistry finalist. 


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