The Real Sociedad Española de Química (RSEQ; Spanish Royal Society of Chemistry) recently honored Dr. Xavi Ribas co-founder of Gioxcat, for his outstanding research trajectory at the University of Girona (UdG).
Xavi Ribas was borned in Santa Coloma de Farners in 1974. He obtained his PhD in Chemistry at UdG in 2001, and carried out postdoctoral research at the Institut de Ciència de Materials de Barcelona (ICMAB; Institute of Materials Science of Barcelona)–Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (CSIC). He returned to the UdG in 2005, firstly as a research postdoctoral fellow, was subsequently became associate professor there (2006). He received an ICREA-Acadèmia Award in 2010 and 2015 and a ERC-StG project in 2011. Ribas and his group are interested in fundamental mechanistic studies on organometallic activation of C−X and C−H bonds with transition metals; the study of structural and functional models of Fe, Mn, and Cu nonheme oxygenases; and supramolecular nanocapsules for catalysis and host-guest chemistry.