Current Members

 

Max García-Melchor

Max García-Melchor

Group Leader

PhD in Chemistry (UAB)
MSc in Theoretical & Computational Chemistry (UAB)
BSc in Chemistry (UAB)


Max is an Ussher Assistant Professor in Chemical Energy Systems in the School of Chemistry of Trinity College Dublin, and Principal Investigator of the CCEM Group. Some of his hobbies are playing tennis, watching good films, and watching Barcelona soccer games.

Laia Vilella Arribas

Laia Vilella Arribas

Research Assistant & Project Manager

PhD in Chemistry (UAB)
MSc in Theoretical & Computational Chemistry (UAB)
BSc in Chemistry (UAB)


Laia has joined the CCEM group to help exploring new research horizons and to manage our research funded projects. Her position is being funded thanks to the generous financial support from Enterprise Ireland.

Joaquin Soriano

Joaquin Soriano

Postdoctoral Researcher

PhD in Chemistry (URV)
BSc in Chemistry (U. Valencia)


Joaquin is an EDGE-COFUND Marie Skłodowska-Curie postdoctoral fellow co-supervised with Prof. Wolfgang Schmitt. Joaquin's research focuses on designing low-cost materials for the electrocatalytic water oxidation.

Eric Mates

Eric Mates

PhD Student

BSc in Nanoscience (UAB)


Eric joined the CCEM Group in September 2017 as an Ussher PhD Scholar. His research focuses on using advanced DFT methods to understand and guide the design of novel catalytic materials for a wide range of applications related to sustainable energy.

Michael Craig

Michael Craig

PhD Student

BSc in Theoretical Physics (TCD)


Michael joined the CCEM Group in September 2018 as a PhD student. His doctoral research will be centred on employing DFT methods and machine learning algorithms to accelerate the discovery of catalytic materials for sustainable energy.

Arantxa Davó

Arantxa Davó

Visiting PhD Student

BSc in Chemistry (U. Alicante)
MSc in Materials Science (U. Alicante)


Arantxa is a visiting 4th year PhD student from the group of Prof. Agustín Bueno and Prof. Dolores Lozano (U. Alicante). Her research focuses on developing catalysts for sustainable energy and environmental protection. Arantxa has joined the CCEM group for six months to complement her experimental research with periodic-DFT calculations.

Kevin Brennan

Kevin Brennan

Undergraduate Student


Kevin is a 4th year student in the Chemistry with Molecular Modelling (CMM) degree in Trinity College Dublin. He joined the CCEM Group in June 2018 to work on applying periodic DFT methods to find reaction descriptors for various electrocatalytic reactions. In addition, Kevin will be conducting his final year undergraduate project in our group from September to December.

Alex Gilsanz

Alex Gilsanz

Undergraduate Student


Alex is a 4th year Chemistry student from the Universidad de Alcala (Madrid, Spain). He has joined the CCEM Group as an Erasmus student to carry out a research project from September to December. Alex will be applying DFT methods to explore the reaction mechanisms of enantioselective cross-coupling reactions.

Niamh Kearney

Niamh Kearney

Undergraduate Student


Niamh is a 4th year student in the Chemistry with Molecular Modelling (CMM) degree in Trinity College Dublin. She has joined the CCEM Group to conduct her final year undergraduate project on the modelling of the CO-PROX reaction on oxide surfaces. Niamh will be working with us from September to December.

 

Former Members

 

Pablo Gómez

Pablo Gómez

Visiting PhD Student
(2018)


Pablo joined the CCEM group in May 2018 as a visiting 3rd year PhD student from the group of Prof. Gregori Ujaque and Prof. Agustí Lledós (UAB). His research focused on developing linear scaling relationships for homogeneous catalysis.

Geoffrey Keating

Geoffrey Keating

Undergraduate Student
(2018)


Geoffrey joined the CCEM group in June 2018 as a 3rd year student in the Nanoscience, Physics & Chemistry of Advanced Materials (NPCAM) degree in Trinity College Dublin. He spent three months with us applying periodic-DFT methods to novel materials for the sustainable production of ammonia.

Romain Barda-Chatain

Romain Barda-Chatain

Undergraduate Student
(2018)


Romain joined the CCEM group in April 2018 as a 2nd year student from the Université Toulouse-III-Paul-Sabatier. His 3-month internship involved the use of DFT methods to rationally design novel molecular OER catalysts based on Earth-abundant elements.

Marconi P. de Frutos

Marconi P. de Frutos

Visiting PhD Student
(2017)


Marconi joined the CCEM group in September 2017 as a visiting 3rd-year PhD student from the experimental group of Prof. Pablo Espinet (UVa). He spent three months with us learning how to apply DFT methods to elucidate the reaction mechanisms of various transmetalation processes.

Shannon Ahern

Shannon Ahern

Undergraduate Student
(2017)


Shannon joined the CCEM group in September 2017 as a final year Chemistry student in Trinity College Dublin. Her project involved the computational investigation of novel Pd-catalysed C-C cross-coupling reactions.

Gabriel Coulter

Gabriel Coulter

Undergraduate Student
(2017)


Gabe joined the CCEM group in June 2017 as a final year student in the Nanoscience, Physics & Chemistry of Advanced Materials (NPCAM) degree in Trinity College Dublin. He spent with us three months working on the development of linear scaling relations for homogeneous catalysis.

Eoin Dolan

Eoin Dolan

Undergraduate Student
(2017)


Eoin joined the CCEM group in June 2017 as a final year student in the Nanoscience, Physics & Chemistry of Advanced Materials (NPCAM) degree in Trinity College Dublin. His undergraduate research project focused on developing linear scaling relations for homogeneous catalysis.

Łukasz Gryglicki

Łukasz Gryglicki

Undergraduate Student
(2017)


Łukasz joined the CCEM group in May 2017 as a final year student in the Chemical Technology Degree in Gdańsk University of Technology. He spent three months as an IAESTE research scholar working on the elucidation of reaction mechanisms of hydroboration and hydrosilylation reactions catalysed by first-row transition metal complexes.