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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".

InJanuary 2015 she was appointed as “Ramón y Cajal” researcher at the Department of Organic Chemistry of the University of Granada. In 2016 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. In 2019 she was promoted to Assistant Professor at the Department of Organic Chemistry of the University of Granada.


2023-2024 Member of the Advisory Board of Chemical Society Reviews
2022 Selected for the “Scientist and Innovative Women” (Científicas e Innovadoras) platform developed by the Ministerio de Ciencia e Innovación, Spanish Government
2020 Thieme Chemistry Journals Award 2020
2019 Premio “Jovenes Investigadores” - Real Sociedad Española de Química
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


17/10/2023 3rd Japanese-Spanish Symposium on Organic Synthesis (3rd JSSOS). Donostia-San Sebastián (Spain). Invited Speaker.
19/09/2023 SPRING International workshop on spin research in graphene nanostructures (SPRING23). Donostia-San Sebastián (Spain). Invited Speaker.
19/07/2023 5th International Symposium on the Synthesis and Application of Curved Organic π-Molecules and Materials (CURO-π5). Prague (Czech Republic). Contributed Speaker.
06/09/2022 13th Spanish-Italian Symposium on Organic Chemistry (SISOC-XIII). Tarragona (Spain). Invited Speaker.
05/07/2022 19th International Symposium on Novel Aromatic Compounds (ISNA 19). Warsaw (Poland). Invited Speaker.
05/11/2019 XVI Simposio Jóvenes Investigadores Químicos. Valencia (Spain). Invited Speaker.
29/05/2019 XXXVII Reunión Bienal de la RSEQ. San Sebastián (Spain). Invited Speaker.
11/09/2016 6th EuCheMS Chemistry Congress. Sevilla (Spain). 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)..