Mª Cristina García Yebra


Dr. Mª Cristina García Yebra was born in Alcalá de Henares (Madrid) in 1970 and completed her studies in Chemistry in 1994 at the University of Alcalá. In 1998 she obtained her Ph.D. in Chemistry under the supervision of Dr. Carmen López Mardomingo and Mariano Fajardo at the same University. Between 1998-99 she worked in Prof. Esteruelas’ group at the University of Zaragoza as a postdoctoral fellow. In 1999 she moved to Heidelberg (Germany) where she received first an Alexander von Humboldt and later a European Marie Curie Fellowship to work with Prof. Günter Helmchen in the Organish-Chemisches Institut at the University of Heidelberg. In 2003 she returned to Spain to work with Prof. Antonio Echavarren at the University Autónoma in Madrid, and in September 2004 she moved to Prof. Esteruelas’ group in Zaragoza on a research contract from the Spanish Ministry of Science and Education’s “Ramón y Cajal” programme. In October 2009 she was awarded a permanent position as a researcher (PCDi) at the University of Zaragoza. Her main research interest is centred on the synthesis, reactivity and catalytic applications of ruthenium and osmium complexes. She enjoys travelling, meeting new people and, above all, spending time with her family.