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I was born in Valdavida (Castilla-León), Spain, but I moved to Avilés (Asturias). This town has had an important historical contribution to the former European (Spanish) settlements in North America as it is Saint Augustine of Florida founded in1565 by D. Pedro Menéndez de Avilés. Avilés is near to Oviedo (the capital) where the main Campus of the University (of Oviedo) is located and where I used to study Chemistry.
I received my B.Sc. in Chemistry, M.Sc. in Organic Chemistry, and Ph.D. in Physical Chemistry (Department of Physical Chemistry and Analythic) at the University of Oviedo. The main topic of my Ph.D. was Theoretical (QM) and experimental (X-ray for solid state and NMR for solution) descriptions of organophosphorus, organolithium, and transition oganometal compounds; my supervisor during this time was Prof. Santiago García-Granda. In between the times of my M.Sc. and Ph.D., I was a chemist at the Dept. of Biological Sciences, University of Anchorage, Alaska, research associate and assistant professor at the Dept. of Chemical Physics and Analythic, University of Oviedo, Spain, and an assistant professor at the University of Almeria, Spain.
I first came to ISU in 1995 to visit M.S. Gordon's group for one month. Since his areas of research and techniques were (and are) very attractive to me, I decided to apply for a Fellowship from the Spanish Government in order to join the Group. And here I am!
Non-chemistry... I like play raquetball (Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday evenings) with Yuri Alexeev and, from time to time, Mike Pak. In other words, Spain vs. USSR. No other country has joined the league yet! Why???
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