Group Leaders

F. Javier Adrio Sevilla

Javier Adrio completed his PhD thesis at the Department of Organic Chemistry of Universidad Autónoma de Madrid (UAM, Spain) in 2001 under the supervision of Prof. Juan Carlos Carretero. Then, he began working as Senior Researcher in the R+D department of Pharma Mar S.A. (2001-2003). During this period, he did a postdoctoral stay working on the synthesis of natural occurring marine cyclopeptides with Professor Madelleine M. Joullie [Pennsylvania University (Philadelphia, USA, 2002-2003)]. In Nov. 2003, he joined the Department of Organic Chemistry at the UAM as a Ramón y Cajal researcher, becoming assistant professor in 2008 and associate professor in 2010 and full professor in 2022. In Sept. 2022, he was appointed as Chairman of the Department of Organic Chemistry

His current research interests include development of new methodologies for efficient organic synthesis, metal-mediated reactions, asymmetric catalysis and stereoselective synthesis. 


Nuria Rodríguez Garrido


Nuria Rodríguez was born in 1978 in Valencia (Spain). She received her D. Chem. in 2006 from the Department of Organic Chemistry at the University of Valencia (Spain) under the guidance of Professors G. Asensio and M. Medio-Simón. After spending about five years with Professor L. J. Gooßen at the Technische University of Kaiserslautern (Germany), in 2011 she took up a Ramón y Cajal researcher position at Autonomous University of Madrid (Spain), where she remains active as Associate Professor. Her major research goals now are the direct and selective functionalization of inert carbon–hydrogen bonds.