Harrison-Meldola Prize 2009 Winner
University of Strathclyde
Recognised for her outstanding, original and innovative contributions to the synthetic and structural chemistry of the alkali metals and the development of new multimetallic methods for selective metallations.
About the winner
Originally from Gijón (Spain), Eva Hevia received her MSci degree in Chemistry from the Universidad de Oviedo (Spain) in 1998. She obtained her PhD degree from the same institution in 2002 under the supervision of Victor Riera and Julio Pérez exploring aspects of the organometallic chemistry of rhenium (I) carbonyl compounds.
In 2003 Eva moved to the University of Strathclyde (Glasgow) as a Marie Curie Fellow to work under the direction of Robert Mulvey in the area of main group organometallic chemistry. She returned to Universidad de Oviedo in March 2006 to hold a Ramon y Cajal Fellowship but resigned in November 2006 to take up a Royal Society University Research Fellowship and Lectureship at the University of Strathclyde.
Her interests cover both transition metal and main group metal coordination chemistry, but has recently specialised in the design and exploitation of novel organozinc reagents for synthesis, including homometallic and bimetallic systems combining zinc with an alkali-metal or magnesium within the same molecule.
Eva Hevia's homepage
The Department of Chemistry at WestCHEM, University of Strathclyde
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