Miquel Solà was born in Fonteta, Catalonia, Spain, in 1964. He received his chemistry diploma at the Autonomous University of Barcelona in 1986 and his Ph.D. degree at the same University in 1991, both with academic honors. His doctoral research on the carbonic anhydrase enzymatic catalysis under the direction of Juan Bertràn and AgustÍ Lledós was awarded with the Catalan Saint Albert prize. After several months in a consultant private company, in 1993, he moved to the University of Girona as an Assistant Researcher. In 1994, he did postdoctoral research in Amsterdam with Evert Jan Baerends and, in 1995, in Calgary with Tom Ziegler. He was appointed Assistant Professor at the University of Girona, in 1997. In 2001, he was awarded with the Generalitat de Catalunya Distinction for the Promotion of University Research. Since 2003, he has been a Full Professor at the University of Girona. His research interests have been mainly focused on theoretical studies of organic and organometallic reaction mechanisms, the use of quantum molecular similarity measures, the development conceptual density functional theory, and the analysis of electron delocalization and aromaticity. He is coauthor of more than 200 scientific papers, and he is Member of the editorial board of International Journal of Chemical Modeling, Advances in Physical Chemistry, Research Letters in Physical Chemistry, and Educació QuÍmica (EduQ). He is Member of the Catalan, Spanish, and American Chemical Societies. He has been married to Carme Roca since 1992 and had a son in 1997.
Biography Updated on 23 January 2011