Concepción López was born in Barcelona, Spain, in 1957. She finished the B.S. degree in chemistry in 1980 and the M.S. degree from the University of Barcelona, Spain, in 1981, and four years later, she achieved the Ph.D. degree in chemistry from the same institution. During the period 1985-1986, she was an Assistant Professor at the University of Barcelona, and in 1986, she became an Associate Researcher at Emory University, Atlanta, USA. Finally, in 1988, she obtained a tenure track position at the Department of Inorganic Chemistry at the Universitat de Barcelona, and recently she has become a Full Professor of inorganic chemistry. She is mainly interested in the chemistry of ferrocene, the use of their derivatives as metalloligands, and palladium(II) and platinum(II) complexes; the design of new molecular machines (i.e., molecular switches) containing inorganic frameworks; and the study of the applications of new coordination and organometallic compounds in biomedicine (i.e., as inorganic pharmaceuticals or as sensors for biomolecules) and as precursors in organometallic and organic synthesis or in homogeneous catalysis. She is involved in three different Ph.D. programs with quality distinction, and she has been given several invited lectures in international meetings. She is also a referee of articles submitted to fifteen different journals.
Biography Updated on 28 April 2010