Ernesto Carmona

PhD degree, University of Seville, 1974, with Professor F. Gonzalez-García, did postdoctoral work at Imperial College London with (the late) Professor Sir Geoffrey Wilkinson (1974-1977). He then returned to Sevilla, to become full Professor in 1983.

Over the years, his research interests have concentrated in the activation of small, unsaturated molecules, like N2, CO, CO2, C2H4, etc. by compounds of several transition elements.

His research group has also studied the structural characteristics of metallocenes of some actinide and main group elements, as well as the activation of C-X bonds (X= H, C, O, etc.) by rhodium and iridium compounds stabilized by cyclopentadienyl or hydrotris(pyrazolyl)borate ancillary ligands.

More recently, efforts have been directed toward the study of zinc-zinc bonded compounds and molecules containing multiple molybdenum-molybdenum bonds.

He holds several named lectures: the Seaborg Lecture, University of California at Berkeley; the Pacific Nortwest Inorganic Chemistry Lecture, and the Arthur D. Little Lecture (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, M.I.T.).

He also holds the joined lectures established by the French (Catalan-Sabatier) and the German (Goldschmidt-Hermanos Elhuyar) Chemical Societies, together with the Spanish Chemical Society.