Dr Jordi Burés gained his undergraduate degree in Chemistry at the University of Barcelona in 2003. He pursued his MRes and PhD studies in the group of Professor Jaume Vilarrasa. In 2010 he was awarded a postdoctoral fellowship to join the group of Professor Donna Blackmond at The Scripps Research Institute in California. In 2013 Dr Burés became a Junior Research Fellow at Imperial College London and in 2016 he took up his present position as a Lecturer in Organic Chemistry at The University of Manchester. In 2018 he was awarded the Thieme Chemistry Journals Award and in 2019 the Young Researcher Award from the Spanish Royal Society of Chemistry (RSEQ).
His main research interests are:
the improvement of reaction monitoring tools and data analysis
the understanding of reaction mechanisms
the use of mechanistic understanding to improve and develop new reactions
National and international collaborations with outstanding organic synthetic groups are an important part of Dr Burés’ research portfolio. The publications made through these collaborations are excellent examples of the power of reaction monitoring and mechanistic understanding to guide the development of synthetic methodologies.