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TEDxBarcelona - Miquel Costas - Back into the Iron Age for a Sustainable Future

Miquel Costas graduated in Chemistry at the University of Girona (UdG) in 1994, where he also pursued PhD studies. Research work during the PhD involved scientific stays at Texas A&M under the supervision of late Prof Derek Barton (1996), and in Basel at the group of Prof. Andreas Zuberb?ehler (1998). After defending the PhD dissertation, he moved to the group of Prof. Lawrence Que, Jr, at the University of Minnesota. In September 2002 he returned to Spain with a Ramon I Cajal Fellowship, and become professor of inorganic chemistry in the University of Girona in April 2003. He was visiting scientist at Carneggie Mellon University (2005) with Prof. Eckard M?nck. In 2005 he and Xavi Ribas funded the Qbis, research group. Research interests of QBIS involve bioinspired approaches for development of sustainable chemistry. In 2008 he was awarded with the ICREA Academia Award from the Generalitat de Catalunya, and in 2009 was granted a Starting Grant from the European Research Council.Summary of the talk: http://www.tedxbarcelona.com/past-events/evento-tedxbarcelona-science-2011/To learn more about TEDxBarcelona please visit: http://www.tedxbarcelona.comAbout TEDx: In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a programme of local, self-organised events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organised events are branded TEDx, where x=independently organised TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx programme, but individual TEDx events are self-organised.* (*Subject to certain rules and regulations)
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