M. Ángeles (Tati) Fernández-Ibáñez was born in Madrid. She received in 2006 her PhD at Universidad Autónoma de Madrid (UAM) Spain, under the supervision of Prof. José L. García Ruano and Prof. M. Carmen Maestro. During that period, she carried out a predoctoral stay in Boston College, USA, with Prof. Scott J. Miller. Subsequently, she joined as a postdoctoral researcher (2006-2009) the group of Prof. Ben. L. Feringa at the University of Groningen, The Netherlands. After one year in the Medicinal Chemistry Institute at CSIC in Madrid, she moved to the group of Prof. Juan Carlos Carretero at the UAM as Research Associate. In 2012 she was appointed Assistant Professor at the Department of Organic Chemistry at the UAM. In January 2015 she moved to the University of Amsterdam (UvA) as Assistant Professor (tenure-track) and in 2017 she was promoted to Associate Professor.

Awards and grants

2018         NWO ECHO grant (260k€)

2015         NWO LIFT grant 2015 (185k€)

2015         International Exchange Grant from the Royal Society, with Dr. B. Macia

2014         NWO Vidi grant 2014 (800k€)

2014         JSP Fellow – 49 th Bürgenstock Conference on Stereochemistry 2014

2012         Assistant Professor, Autonoma University (UAM), Madrid

2009         Juan de la Cierva Contract (Research Associate)

2006         Postdoctoral Fellowship (Spanish government)

2002         PhD Fellowship (Madrid Regional government)

2000         Master Fellowship    (Autonoma University)


  • Royal Dutch Chemical Association (KNCV)
  • Spanish Chemical Society (RSEQ)
  • Member, NWO-CW Sections 'Coordination Chemistry and Homogeneous Catalysis', 'Design and Synthesis' and 'Structure and Reactivity'

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