Current Members

Iñigo Iribarren, PhD student

Iñigo was born in Pamplona in 1994. He carried out his chemistry studies  at “Universidad Autónoma de Madrid” as well as his master studies in theoretical and computational chemistry. He spent three months at “Sorbonne Université” in Paris under the supervision of Dr. Julia Contreras developing a module for the Non-covalent interaction index software that separates an interaction into orbitalic contributions. He carried out my master thesis at “Instituto de Química Médica (CSIC, Madrid)” under the supervision of Prof. Ibon Alkorta. This master thesis was focused on studying dimers formed by two protonated monomers linked by hydrogen bonds and characterize those interactions (Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 2019,21, 5796-5802)”. Currently, Iñigo is at Trinity College Dublin doing his PhD under the supervision of Dr. Cristina Trujillo focused on weak interactions in organocatalysis.

Rica garcía. MSc Student

Rica was born in the Philippines in 1997. She completed her Bachelor of Science Degree in Single honours Chemistry at the National University of Ireland, Maynooth. She is currently pursuing an MSc under the supervision of Dr. Cristina Trujillo at Trinity College Dublin focused on halogen bonds within Organocatalysis.

Nika Melnyk. PhD Student

Nika was born in Ukraine in 1999. She accomplished her Bachelor of Science degree in chemical sciences with medicinal chemistry from the Technological University Dublin (TUD) where she carried out her thesis on the computational analysis of antimalarials containing an endoperoxide bond under the supervision of Dr. Sarah Rawe and Dr. Cristina Trujillo. Her thesis established an interest for computational chemistry and she is currently doing her PhD under the supervision of Dr. Cristina Trujillo focusing on the catalysis of organic reactions through non-covalent interactions in Trinity College Dublin.