(Universidad de Oviedo, Spain)
Dr Garcia gained his B.Sc. in chemistry in 2000; followed by a M.Sc. in 2002 chemistry at Oviedo University (Spain). After a short internship at BASF (Ludwigshafen, Germany), he moved to Cambridge to carry out his graduate studies as a Cambridge European Trust and Newton Trust Scholar. In 2005 he was awarded a Junior Research Fellowship (JRF) at Wolfson College (Cambridge University). In September 2006, he was appointed as a College Lecturer in Inorganic Chemistry at Newnham and Trinity Colleges (Cambridge University). In March 2011, Dr Garcia moved to Nanyang Technological University as an Assistant Professor, where he developed different aspects of main group chemistry: (i) Main group Mechanochemistry, (ii) Novel Main Group Complexes frameworks and materials and (iii) main group mitochondrial delivery vectors. In January 2022, he moved back to his alma mater (i.e., University of Oviedo) as a Margarita Salas Senior researcher (funded by FiCYT). The Margarita Salas Senior programme is a new scheme from the Foundation for the Promotion in Asturias of Applied Scientific Research and Technology (FICYT) to attract highly qualified well-established researchers to R&D and Higher Education institutions in the Principality of Asturias (Spain).