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Eva Raluy Gonzalez

Senior Teaching and Research Technician

Responsibilities

Support the Technical Manager by organizing the day-to-day work of the technical staff.

Technical support activities at the level of a specialist. Instrumentation including High-Pressure Liquid Chromatography (HPLC) and Gas Chromatography (GC). Perform associated maintenance and upkeep tasks.

Oversight of the Permit to Work system.

Responsible for producing training supplements at several levels: students, technicians, and researchers. Including introduction to topics related to specialised equipment.

Setting up and carrying out practicals in Chemistry and Food Chemistry, and demonstrating relevant instrumentation for students (GC and Atomic Absorption Spectroscopy).

Act as Safety Lab Coordinator for research labs.

Create new TechNotes, Risk Assessments (COSHH-RA) and Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) for modules and instruments and/or update the existing one.

Professional experience

Lab Technician for Science Department. Oxford Sixth Form College.

Research Laboratory Technician. Group of Prof. Paolo Melchiorre. Intitut Català d'Investigació Química (ICIQ), Tarragona, Spain. Research Laboratory Technician. Group of Prof. Javier de Mendoza. Intitut Català d'Investigació Química (ICIQ), Tarragona, Spain. CNRS Posdoctoral Researcher. Laboratoire Hétérochimie Fondamentale et Appliquée (LHFA). Université Paul Sabatier. Toulouse, France.

Education and professional membership

PhD degree. Excellent Cum Laude. Universitat Rovira i Virgili. Tarragona, Spain.

Postgraduate diploma work. (Diploma d'Estudis Avançats). Tarragona, Spain. Degree in Chemistry. Universitat Rovira i Virgili. Tarragona, Spain. RSci - Registered Scientist. CAP - Curs Aptitut Pedagogica ("Pedagogical Aptitude Course" in Experimental Sciences). Universitat de Lleida.

Member of the RSEQ (Real Sociedad Española de Química). Member of the RSC (Royal Society of Chemistry).

Areas of Interest

Technical work in a wide range of laboratory settings.

Teaching experience at the university level in Chemistry and Food Chemistry. Organic and inorganic synthesis. Synthesis of nanoparticles. Enantioselective transformations with palladium, nickel and copper catalysts, photoredox catalysis and photoorganocatalysis. High Throughput Experimentation (HTE). Technical Knowledge: standard (glove box, vacuum line and Schlenk tube) for handling air sensitive materials. NMR (1D and 2D) on Varian and Bruker instruments. Skilled in routine use and maintenance of GC, GC-MS, UV-VIS, IR, HPLC, UPC2, UHPLC-SQD2.

Familiarity across wide range of HPLC and GC platforms (Agilent, Thermo-Fisher, Waters). Languages: Spanish (mother tongue), Catalan (mother tongue), English (fluent), French (basic). Awards/ honours: Lump Sum Award. Rewarding Excellence. University of Reading. Reading, UK 2020. PhD degree. Excellent Cum Laude. Universitat Rovira i Virgili. Tarragona, Spain 2009. Erasmus. Department of Organic Chemistry, University of Geneva, Switzerland. Host professor: Prof. Dr. Alexandre Alexakis, 2007. Short-term stay grant: COST-STSM-D-40-03036. Department of Organic Chemistry. University of Geneva. Switzerland. Host professor: Alexandre Alexakis, 2007.

Contact

e.raluy@reading.ac.uk