Dr. Araceli González Campaña

araceli Araceli G. Campaña was born in Lucena (Córdoba, Spain). Following a degree in Chemistry at the Universidad de Granada, she stayed for a PhD with Prof. Juan M. Cuerva and Prof. J. Enrique Oltra (2004-2008) working on radical chemistry mediated by Ti(III) and its combination with other transition metals and with water. In 2009, she moved to Madrid to join the group of Prof. Diego J. Cárdenas at the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid where she carried out Density Functional Theory (DFT) -based calculations to explain synthetic mechanisms and experimental findings on organometallic reactions. In October 2009 she joined the group of Prof. David A. Leigh at the University of Edinburgh, to work on the design, synthesis and operation of new molecular machines involving dynamic covalent chemistry. In 2012, she was appointed as “Juan de la Cierva” postdoctoral researcher at the Universidad de Granada in the group of "Organic Chemistry and Molecular Electronics, FQM367".

From January 2015, she was appointed as “Ramón y Cajal” researcher at the Department of Organic Chemistry of the University of Granada. Recently, she received the ERC-Starting Grant awarded by the European Research Council to carry out the project “Design, synthesis, study and applications of distorted nanographenes”.


2015 ERC Starting Grant
2015 “Ramón y Cajal – research position”. Spanish Ministry of Economy.
2013 UGR Reintegration Fellowship. University of Granada.
2012 “Juan de la Cierva” reintegration fellowship. Spanish Ministry of Sciences and Innovation
2009 Ramón Areces Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship in Natural Sciences.
2008 Doctorate award of the year, UGR.
2007 “V Predoctoral Research Awards” Lilly Co. Finalist.
2005 FPU Predoctoral Fellowship. Spanish Ministry of Education
2003 Research fellowship for undergraduate students, UGR.


11/09/2016 6th EuCheMS Chemistry Congress. Invited Speaker.
22/07/2015 XXV Bienal RSEQ. A Coruña (Spain). Oral Communication.
05/07/2014 XXV Bienal Química Orgánica. Alicante (Spain). Invited Communication.
18/09/2013 XXIV Bienal RSEQ. Santander (Spain). Oral Communication.
29/08/2012 4th EuCheMS Chemistry Congress. Prague (Czech Republic). Oral Communication.
03/07/2011 6th International Symposium on Macrocyclic and Supramolecular Chemistry (ISMSC). Brighton (UK)..