Jacob obtained his Masters Degree in Chemistry with Industrial Experience in 2014 at the University of Bristol, UK. His undergraduate thesis project was carried out under the excellent supervision of Dr. Daniele Leonori and encouraged by this experience, joined Dr. Leonori as he began his independent career at the University of Manchester. His studies targeted the generation of nitrogen centred radicals under mild, metal free conditions promoted by visible light. In 2018, after successfully defending his thesis, he started a postdoctorate position in the group of Prof. Ruben Martin at ICIQ, Tarragona. Following the groups’ main research line, he has been investigating novel synthetic methodology possibilities in CO2 valorisation. Outside the lab, he can most often be found in the beautiful mountains surrounding Tarragona, climbing, running or hiking. He feels very lucky for the opportunity to carry out his research at such a high level institute and that just happens to be situated in such a fantastic location.
The decision to move to Tarragona came right at the end of my PhD studies, a busy time to be applying for postdoctorate positions and writing grant applications! My better