Research Profile

Enrique Gómez-Bengoa (Vitoria-Gasteiz, 1966) completed the B.Sc. in Chemistry in the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid (1989) and his PhD in the Department of Organic Chemistry at the same university, under the direction of Prof. Antonio M. Echavarren. Then, he carried out two post-doctoral stays, the first one in the University of Göttingen in Germany (1995) under the supervision of Prof. Ullrich Groth, and the second one at Boston College (Massachusetts, 1996/97), working in the laboratories of Prof. Amir Hoveyda. During these years, he worked in experimental synthetic organic chemistry, mostly related to organometallic catalysis. He returned to the University of the Basque Country in Donostia-San Sebastián in 1998 as an Assistant Professor, promoting to Associate Professor in 2008. He is currently specialized in theoretical organic chemistry, having published 60 articles on the mechanistic elucidation of different types of organic reactions. Prof. Gómez-Bengoa has succeeded in setting up and maintaining a large number of active fruitful collaborations with experimental groups in universities of Spain and other European countries, working in the fields of organocatalysis, radical chemistry and organometallic chemistry. A measure of his collaborative capacity is given by the fact that in the last two years he has completed and published ca. 20 combined experimental/theoretical works with 17 different groups.