Research Profile

Arkaitz Correa was born in Bilbao (1979). He studied Chemistry at the University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU) (1997-2002). Since 2001 he was involved in research tasks performing a three-month internship in the pharmaceutical company FAES FARMA S. A. and then joining the research group of Prof. Esther Domínguez at UPV/EHU. In 2003 he got his M.Sc (Organic Chemistry) and was granted with a PhD fellowship by the Basque Government. Along 2005, he was a 3-month PhD visiting student at the University of Groningen (The Netherlands) under the supervision of Prof. Ben L Feringa. On November 2006 he finished his PhD studies at the UPV/EHU under the guidance of Prof. Esther Domínguez. In January 2007 he joined the research group of Prof. Carsten Bolm at the RWTH Aachen University (Germany) as a postdoctoral researcher funded by the Basque Government for 2 years. Then, he moved to the ICIQ (Tarragona) to work under the supervision of Prof. Ruben Martin as postdoctoral researcher. In May 2010 he joined the group of Prof. J. M. Lassaletta to work in a collaborative project with Bayer CropScience at the CSIC (Seville). From april 2011 to march 2014, he went back to the ICIQ as a Juan de la Cierva associate researcher in the group of Prof. Ruben Martin. During these years, he worked in several topics such as hypervalent iodine chemistry, metal-catalyzed cross-couplings, C-H activation processes, carbon dioxide fixation and asymmetric catalysis. In April 2014, Arkaitz started his independent career at UPV/EHU as a Ramón y Cajal fellow and in december 2019 he was tenured to Permanent Senior Researcher. His research group is focused on the use of C-H functionalization as a sustainable tool for the late-stage modification of peptides and heterocyclic compounds. Recently, he has received the GEQO Young Scientist Award 2019 and the Thieme Chemistry Journal Award 2020.

Scientific Production:

  • H-index: 29
  • Average citations per item: 108
  • Total number of citations: 4230
  • Average citations per year: 282

(Source WOS, 03-04-2019)