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Dr Ramon Rios  

Associate Professor in Organic Chemistry

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Dr Ramon Rios is Associate Professor in Organic Chemistry within Chemistry at the University of Southampton.

“You must always push the limits, because if you never fail, you will never succeed” “Do. Or do not. There is no try”




Ramon Rios was born in 1974 in Barcelona. In 1996 he got his Bachelor Degree from University of Barcelona. In 2000 he obtained his PhD degree under the supervisión of Prof. Albert Moyano working in the study of the Pauson Khand reaction with electron deficient enynes. After several postdoc and research stages with Prof. Greg C. Fu (MIT, BOSTON, 1999), Prof. Patrick Walsh (University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, 2001), Prof. Benjamin List (Max Plank, Muelheim an der Ruhr, 2004-2006), Prof. Armando Córdova (University of Stockholm, Stockholm, 2006-2007) and Prof. Jose Mª Alvarez-Pez (University of Granada, Granada, 2007); and an industrial experience (J.C. Uriach S. A., Barcelona, 2002-2004). He was awarded with an ICREA Junior Academia in 2008. He began his independent career as a ICREA Researcher in 2008 in University of Barcelona. In august 2012 he became Reader in Organic Chemistry in the University of Southampton. He have been visiting Professor in Nagoya Institute of Technology (Japan) and Sungkyunkwan (SKKU) University (South Korea). He is author more than 125 papers, 15 chapters in chemical books, and 1 patent. He has edited a book about the Pauson-Khand reaction, and one about Organocatalysis. In total he has more than 5500 citations and Idh = 44. He was also editor of Asymmetric Organocatalysis (Ed. Versitas) and is actually editor of Scientific Reports and Frontiers in Chemistry.

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Research interests

Our research group is interested in the development of new green procedures and in the development of new highly enantioselective methodologies for the synthesis of complex scaffolds and his application in total synthesis.

Research group

Organic Chemistry: Synthesis, Catalysis and Flow

Research project(s)

Rios: Asymmetric Synthesis of Natural Products and Pharmaceuticals

Rios: Design of new catalysts

Rios: Synthesis of Fluorinated Compounds

Rios: Asymmetric Organocatalytic methodologies

Rios: Organocascade Reactions

Rios: Synergistic catalysis

Design of Heterogenous Organocatalysts

Editor of Scientific Reports

Editor of Frontiers in Chemistry

Project Coordinator (CHEM3012, CHEM6089 and CHEM 6090)

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Lecturing CHEM1007, CHEM 6108, CHEM 6027 and CHEM 2005.


Dr Ramon Rios
Chemistry University of Southampton Highfield Southampton SO17 1BJ

Room Number: 30/4028

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