Feliu Maseras obtained his doctoral degree in Chemistry at the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB) in 1991.
He had a two-year postdoctoral stay sponsored by a European Union fellowship with Keiji Morokuma at the Institute for Molecular Science (Japan), and aftwerwards he worked two years as Research Associate (temporary chargé de recherche) with Odile Eisenstein in Montpellier (France). He has also made several stays as Emerson Center Visiting Fellow at the Emory University (Atlanta, United States).
He obtained a tenured position as Associate Professor at the UAB in 1998, where he worked with Agustí Lledós. He has ocuppied this position at UAB until his moving to ICIQ in 2004 as group leader.
Author of nearly two hundred publications in scientific journals, his articles have been cited more than 2,000 times in the last 10 years. He received in 2000 the Distinció per a la Promoció de la Recerca Universitària (categoria jove) (Distinction for the Promotion of University Research, junior category) granted by the Catalan regional government. He got an RSEQ Award (Real Sociedad Española de Química) in 2011 for his work in the field of Physical Chemistry.
Coeditor of the book Computational Modeling of Homogeneous Catalysis, published by Kluwer in 2002. His research has focused in the design and application of the quantum mechanics / molecular mechanics (QM/MM) methods to problems of practical interest, and the computational study of molecular systems containing transition metal atoms.
The Institute of Chemical Research of Catalonia (ICIQ) is committed to solve major social and economic challenges such as climate change and the sustainable supply of raw materials and renewable energies. Recognized with 2 Severo Ochoa Accreditations of Excellence, the Institute hosts 330 researchers organized in 15 research groups working on catalysis, renewable energies and computational chemistry. As January of 2023, ICIQ counts with 6 ICREA Professorships and 22 European Research Council grants, being an attractive research center in the chemical field.
Located in Tarragona, close to the most important chemical hub in Southern Europe, ICIQ fosters collaboration with industry, transferring the knowledge and technology generated at the institute to promote the generation of new patents and spin-offs. Another key pillar of ICIQ is preparing the future generation of scientists by offering high-quality training from engaging youngsters to postdoctoral researchers.
ICIQ is a CERCA center and a member of the Barcelona Institute of Science and Technology (BIST). For more information www.iciq.org
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