Department: Organic Chemistry


Area: Organic Chemistry

Research group: Synthesis Stereoselectiva with Organometalic Compounds of Group IV


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Doctor by the Universidad de Oviedo with the thesis New coinage metal-catalyzed transformations via carbene intermediates c-h bond functionalization of metallocenes and carbocyclization reactions 2018. Supervised by Dr. Luis Ángel López García, Dr. Alfredo Ballesteros Gimeno.

Enol López was graduated in Chemistry from the University of Oviedo in 2013. From 2014-2018 he carried out her Ph.D. studies at the same university, under the supervision of Prof. L. A. López and A. Ballesteros with the predoctoral grant ‘Severo Ochoa’. In 2018 he received the PhD degree in organic chemistry, which was awarded with the Doctorate Award. He carried out an international stay at Cambridge University, working in flow chemistry under the supervisión of Prof. Steven V. Ley. Then, he carried out a postdoctoral stay at Gakushuin University with Prof. T. Akiyama, working in the development of new methodologies catalyzed by chiral phosphorics acids. In 2019, he carried out another postdoctoral stay at Janssen-Cilag in collaboration with University of Castilla-La Mancha, developing new methodologies of organozinc reagents under continuous flow under the supervision of Jesús Alcázar. He also developed new electrosynthetic methodologies and transition-metal catalyzed transformations oriented to medchem. Next, we was in charge of a drug discovery program in a start-up lead by M. Barbacid, supervising 1 PhD and 1 MsC and obtaining new drug candidates that can inhibit RAF-1 kinase. In 2022, he obtained a position as Associate Professor at University of Valladolid. He has co-authored 2 book chapters in prestigious collections (Flow and Microreactor Technology in Medicinal Chemistry and Topics in Medicinal Chemistry) and more than 20 scientific publications in high standard international journals 13 Q1 (62%)), being the corresponding author in 2 of them. Among these publications, they are worth to be mentioned: Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. (1), Chem. Commun. (3), Adv. Synth. Catal. (2), Chem. Eur. J. (2). He is currently Spanish Delegate in European Young Chemistry Network (EYCN) and he received various awards and distintions: PhD Lilly Award in 2017, Extraordinary PhD award (2020) and San Alberto Magno Award (2020). He was also finalist in Suschem-JIQ awards in 2018 and 2022 in PreDoc and Innova Categories, respectively.