PhD Students

Lupita Ortiz Aldaco (M.Sc.)

I was born in 1992 and raised in Penjamo, Guanajuato and lived there until I began my undergraduate studies in Chemistry at the University of Guanajuato. During my B.Sc. studies, I got attracted to the area of Theoretical Physical Chemistry, where I did my thesis under  the supervision of Dr. J. Oscar C. Jimenez-Halla working on the project entitled “Stability of Aromatic Icosahedral closo-carboranes”. This work not only allowed me to get my degree in Chemistry but also gave me the opportunity to show a part of my results obtained in the XIII Mexican Meeting of Theoretical Physical Chemistry 2014. Later, I obtained my Master degree in 2017. My theoretical and experimental thesis was made on polymer science under supervision of Dr. Jose E. Baez. Now, I continue my PhD studies.

Main supervisor of thesis: Dr. Jose Eduardo Baez Garcia

M.Sc. thesis: Ring-Opening Polymerization of L-lactide Using Bismuth Compounds as Catalysts. Theoretical and Experimental Study of the Initiation Stage (in spanish)

                      Co-Supervisor of Thesis: Dr. Jose Eduardo Baez Garcia

B.Sc. thesis: Conformational Study of Substituted closo-Carboranes and Addition Reactions Between (1,2-dehydro-carborane) and Small Molecules Containing Several Functional Groups (in spanish)

Kevin Arturo Juarez Ornelas (M.Sc.)
Main Supervisor of Thesis: Dr. Cesar Rogelio Solorio Alvarado
Daniel Eduardo Trujillo González (M.Sc.)

I was born in Bogotá, Colombia, in 1993. I got my B.Sc. degree as environmental engineer by Santo Tomas University (2016). In 2017, I went to IPN (National Polytechnique Institute, Mexico city) where I obtained my M.Sc. degree (2019). My work is focused on theoretical chemistry. Now, I have begun my PhD at the University of Guanajuato under the supervision of Dr. Oscar Jimenez-Halla and Dr. Gerardo Gonzalez-Garcia and Prof. Dr. Miquel Solà (University of Girona, Catalonia).

Co-supervisors of thesis: Prof. Dr. Miquel Solà i Puig (Universitat de Girona)

                                                Dr. Gerardo González García

Anderson Alvarez Quesada (M.Sc.)​​

I was born in Cascajal-Bolívar, Colombia in 1993 where I had my primary and secondary education. After that, I went to Cartagena-Colombia in 2010 where I did my B.Sc. studies in Chemistry. I obtained my degree from University of Cartagena in 2016 with the thesis entitled “synthesis and characterization of ferrites of niobium-molybdenum and ferrous molybdate supported by carbon aerogels for the thiophene hydrodesulfurization”. I did my M.Sc. in Chemistry at University of Guanajuato (2018-2020). Currently I am working in my project of Ph.D. thesis about applications of oligoboranes under supervision of Dr. Gerardo Gonzalez-Garcia and Dr. J. Oscar C. Jimenez-Halla.

Main Supervisor of thesis: Dr. Gerardo González García


M.Sc. thesis: Synthesis and Characterization of Oligoboranes.

Master Students

Darien Isaac Martínez Valencia (Ch.E.)​​

I was born (1997) in Tapachula, Chiapas, a small town in southern Mexico, near of Guatemala border. I studied Chemical Engineering in the Technology Institute of Tapachula. During my career, I had the opportunity to get involved in some summer research stays. The one I had in 2019, where I met Dr. Oscar Jiménez Halla and University of Guanajuato, paved my way for the field of computational chemistry. I was awarded twice in national writing contests (2018 by Fondo de Cultura Economica and 2020 by University of Veracruz – International University Book Fair). One of my life goals is to be a professional popularizer of science.

Leonardo Israel Lugo Fuentes (B.Sc.)

I was born in 1997 in San Francisco del Rincon, Guanajuato. When I was in high school, I had participated in many chemistry contests and lectures. This prompted me to study chemistry at the University of Guanajuato and move to Guanajuato city. Since I enrolled into the first courses, I met Dr. Jimenez-Halla who teaches in Differential and Integral Calculus and he brought my attention to computational chemistry. Then, I decided to work with him. Dr. Jimenez-Halla taught me the basics of computational chemistry and I loved it. Nowadays, I am in the last year of my career working on a project involving gold complexes in collaboration with Dr. Rong Shang (Hiroshima University). During my free time, I love to play guitar and keyboards as well as reading and videogames.

Co-supervisor of thesis: Dr. Rong Shang (University of Hiroshima)

B.Sc. thesis: Computational Study of Dimetallene Reactions, R-M=M-R (M = Al or Ga), with Iminoboranes and Reactivity with Gold(I) Complexes.

Undergraduated Students

Jorge Isaac Diaz Hernandez​​

I was born on December 8, 1996 in San Francisco del Rincon, Guanajuato. During my high school, I was attracted by exact sciences in a way that I participated in Chemistry Olympiads. In my last year, I decided to study Chemistry at the University of Guanajuato. I love to play guitar and I consider myself an enthusiast of comics, programming codes and computation. Therefore, I wanted to explore the area of computational chemistry, where I have learned a lot from Dr. Jimenez-Halla. I am currently working on topics related to scandium clustering. Moreover, I did a summer research stay at the group of Prof. Dr. Gabriel Merino (CINVESTAV, Merida) which strengthened my knowledge when collaborating in the bilatu program developed at the Merino Lab.

Co-supervisor of thesis: Dr. Jose Luis Cabellos Quiroz (Department in Physics Research, UNISON)

B.Sc. thesis: Theoretical Study of the Electronic Structure and Reactivity of Scandium Clusters using GUGLOSAC.

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