Dr Maria Paz Munoz-Herranz

Senior Lecturer in Synthetic Chemistry

Research Overview

Dr Muñoz is an organic chemist with particular interest in the discovery and development of new organic and organometallic reactions, the use of physical-organic-inorganic chemistry knowledge to study the mechanisms involved, in particular using isotopic labelling, kinetics, simulations and NMR techniques, and the application of the knowledge acquire to the synthesis of small organic and organometallic molecules with potential biological activity.

Her current research involves the discovery and development of novel transition metal-catalysed reactions of allenes, including novel gold-paltinum bimetallic catalytic strategies, the use of allenes as novel ligand frameworks, and the use of organometallic complexes as metalodrugs.

Paz is currently advertising a PhD studentship with October 2024 start to work on the development of new Pt-Au bimetalllic strategies for the synthesis of N-heterocyclic scaffolds for drug discovery. For more information and how to apply click here.

The studentship is available to UK students, but it might contribute to fees and stipends of a self-funded international candidate.

Informal enquiries about this studentship and other self-funded opportunities are welcome.