Antonio M. Echavarren receives an ERC Advanced Grant

‘Advancing Gold Catalysis’ secures 5 years of innovative research

Antonio M. Echavarren, group leader and vice-director for academic affairs at ICIQ, was  awarded with one of these very prestigious grants. The ERC grant involves a €2.5 million budget to spend over 5 years of research.

‘This is one of the greatest satisfactions in my scientific career.’ -said Prof. Echavarren. ‘It is a recognition of both my personal efforts and the efforts of my current and former research groups formed by very talented and enthusiastic young researchers.’

Antonio M. Echavarren has established himself as a reference in gold catalysis. His research group has become a pioneer team in the advancement of this research line. Echavarren has played a major role in the development of gold homogeneous catalysis and this European award recognises it.

‘This ERC Advance Grant allows us to explore new areas of gold chemistry and to develop new reactions and catalysts that will lead to more ambitious synthetic targets, both in terms of molecular complexity and applications in materials chemistry’.