As a professor-researcher I work in three main areas of Theoretical and Computational Chemistry: (1) influence of electric fields on structure and reactivity of molecules, (2) weak bonding, and (3) electron density methodology. Computers, paper and pencil are my simple tools.
Together with Prof. Miquel SolÃ , I am the Group Leader of the Molecular Modeling and Quantum Mechanical Methology research group (http://iqc.udg.edu/m4) within the Institute of Computational Chemistry and Catalysis (http://iqc.udg.edu)
My interest has forked towards imaginative use of creativity too. Magic, lateral thinking, the GTD method - everything helps. Blogging, nanoblogging, social media and networks, blended imaginative creator - these may be my keywords.
I have served the University of Girona as vicerector for two different periods (1994-2002 and 2007-2009). I have also served the Departament of Chemistry in the 2003-2007 period.
Specialties: Quantum Chemistry, Computational Chemistry. Communication of Science, Public Awareness of Science, University 2.0
Areas of Expertise
Quantum Chemistry, Computational Chemistry, Science Communication, Science 2.0, Mathematical Magic and Mentalism
An idea worth spreading
I belong to a multinlingual area: Europe. Thus, I believe in the so-called pyramid of languages. In my case Catalan is on top (mother tongue), while Spanish and English are opportunity languages. This Tartaglia-like pyramind has a third row: French, Arabic, Russian, German, Italian and Mandarin Chinese.
I'm passionate about
Dealing with University affairs, e.g., teaching, research and service, reminds me of 3-ball cascade juggling. I could spend a lot of fun time there. I enjoy riding my Mountain Bike.
Talk to me about
Anything related to change and ideas inside science and outside it. From digital humanities to Social Networks in Higher Educations, from transversal educational curriculum to mathemagic. And MOOCs!
People don't know I'm good at
I am also an amateur magician who enjoys practising and conjuring mentalism and mathemagics.
My TED story
I have attented a few TEDx meetings other than ours: TEDxGirona, TEDxMadrid and TEDxBarcelonaScience twice. I really enjoyed them. I looked to organitze one in Girona on new ideas in Higher Education for a nonglobal universtity that does not resign to become gobal, for a University that is willing to extend to younger students and citizens. I am the licensee thus for TEDxUdG (held on May 10th, 2012), and also for TEDxYouth@UdG (held on saturday Nov 17th, 2012). Indeed we expect to have a new TEDxUdG venue in 24 May 2013. I attended TEDActive 2013 in Palm Springs. The TEDxUdG series of TEDx events was enhanced with TEDxUdGChange on April 3, 2013. On June 12 we showed TEDxUdGLive, simulcast from Edinburgh's TEDGlobal.