Dr. Josep Cornellà - Heinz Maier-Leibnitz Prizewinner 2021

Organic Molecular Chemistry, Max-Planck-Institut für Kohlenforschung, Mülheim/Ruhr

Dr. Josep Cornellà

Dr. Josep Cornellà

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Josep Cornellà’s research focus is the development and implementation of practical and efficient methods for organic synthesis based on sustainable and cheap catalysts that are also relevant to industrial use – in active ingredient research, for instance. A research group leader at the Max-Planck-Institut für Kohlenforschung in Mülheim, Josep Cornellà’s findings have appeared in many high-ranking publications and he secured an ERC Starting Grant in 2019. After completing his studies and a obtaining doctorate in chemistry in Barcelona and London, research stays as a Marie Curie Postdoctoral Research Fellow took him to Tarragona in Spain and to the Scripps Research Institute in La Jolla, California.



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