Dr. Cristina Trujillo

Dr. Cristina Trujillo obtained her Ph.D. in Theoretical and Computational Chemistry in 2008 at the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid (Spain). During the period 2008-2016, she held several Postdoctoral positions in Spain (CSIC), Prague (Academy of Sciences), and Ireland (Trinity College Dublin). From 2016 until 2018 she worked in TCD as a Research Fellow with Prof. Connon. Next, she worked as an Assistant Lecturer in TU-Dublin in the School of Chemical & Pharmaceutical Sciences. She has been awarded the very competitive SFI-Starting Investigator Research Grant (SIRG, 2018) and L’Oreal-Unesco Women in Science UK and Ireland Fellowship -Highly Commended (2019).

She joined the School of Chemistry (TCD) in February 2019 as an SFI-SIRG Research Fellow. She has expertise in highly fundamental topics within Computational Organic Chemistry such as asymmetric catalysis, computationally-led catalysis design, mechanisms of reaction, and non-covalent interactions. Her research interests are focused on the asymmetric catalysis field, with particular emphasis on the application of computational techniques in the design of organocatalysts along with prediction and control of catalytic processes, with a direct impact on the development of products with different applications.

Her research work has resulted in 74 publications (38 of them as senior author) in high impact international journals, with 1030 citations and an h-index of 19 (Scopus-2020).