Prof. Dr. José Maria Lassaletta

39José María Lassaletta
José María Lassaletta was born in 1961 in Barcelona, Spain. He received his B.S. (chemistry) from the University of Seville, where he also obtained his Ph.D. in 1990 under the supervision of Prof. M. Gómez-Guillén. After two years of postdoctoral research at the “Instituto de la Grasa y sus Derivados” (CSIC, Seville,) he joined the research group of Prof. Richard R. Schmidt in Konstanz (Germany). Back in Spain in 1995 he worked as a postdoctoral research fellow at the Instituto de Investigaciones Químicas (CSIC-USe) in Seville, where he was promoted to “Científico Titular” (Tenured Scientist) in 1996 and to “Investigador Cientifico” (Research Scientist) in 2005. His current research interests include asymmetric synthesis with emphasis in asymmetric catalysis, development of new synthetic methodologies, and the chemistry and applications of new types of N-heterocyclic carbenes.