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Prof. Guillem Aromí

LabMolDesign Leader. Full Professor of the Department of Inorganic and Organic Chemistry, Universitat de Barcelona.

Director of the Institute. of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology (IN2UB) since 2018. 

Founder of GMMF (2010-2023)


Dr Aromí is one the few chemists who pioneered the design and synthesis of molecules to exploit their electronic spin to realize qubits and qugates for quantum computing. To pursue these goals, he uses his training as coordination and supramolecular synthetic chemist and his expertise on molecular magnetism and molecular functional properties. In addition, Dr Aromí has built a network of collaborators from areas of expertise that are crucial to face this transformativechallenge, including physicists, spectroscopists, theoreticians or quantum engineers. With this aim, Dr. Aromí has led work packages within numerous international consortia (eg. QUANTERA or FET-OPEN). He published the first Ln-based molecular quantum gates and is among the first chemists in the world to produce molecular systems able to realize complicated quantum algorithms such as error correction protocols or the ability to exploit six qubits.


- Degrees of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering at the University of Barcelona (UB) and EHICS (Strasbourg, France), respectively (1993).

- PhD in Chemistry at Indiana University (1999, USA); Christou Group.


- Marie Curie Fellow at Leiden University (Holland, 2002); Reedijk Group.

- EPSRC Fellow at Manchester University (UK, 2003); Winpenny Group.

- Ramón y Cajal Fellow (2003-2007)

- Associate Professor of Chemistry at UB (2007-2018)

- Full Professor of Chemistry at UB (2018-present).


193 Papers in Indexed Journals (of which 11 reviews). H-index 49 and >9,400citations (WoS). 5 book chapters. 3 outreach articles.

Of these, 17 papers with more than 100 citations. The review “Synthesis of 3d metallic single-molecule magnets” Struct. Bonding 2006, 122, 1-67, is with 904 citations, the second most cited paper in the history of the journal.

Please, check out the review “Design of magnetic coordination complexes for quantum computing” Chem. Soc. Rev. 2012, 41, 537-546; a pioneering account onthe design of molecules for quantum computing based on the electronic spin.


Prof. Aromí has raised as individual PI more than 4.3 MEUR from the EU, Spanish and Catalan grants. Below are the most recent or important projects.

- PID2022-137764OB-I00 Ministerio de Ciencia e Innovación (2023-2027) 331.500 EUR.

- TED2021-129214B-I00. Ministerio de Ciencia e Innovación (2022-2024) 287.500 EUR.

- PDC2022-133184-I00. Ministerio de Ciencia e Innovación (2022-2024) 

115.000 EUR.

- NextGenerationEU (PRTR-C17.I1). European Union through Ministerio de Ciencia e Innovación and Generalitat de Catalunya (2021-2025) 186.933 EUR.

- FET-OPEN (FATMOLS) H2020 (2020-2023). WP1: 227.000 EUR

- ICREA Academia 2018, Generalitat de Catalunya. (2019-2023) 200.000 EUR.

- ERC-2010-StG-258060. European Research Council (2011-2016) 1.500.000 EUR.


- 2008, 2013 and 2018 ICREA Academia Prize. A five-year award for excellence in university research; a total of 15 YEARS AWARDED (200000 EUR + 200000 EUR + 250000 EUR). Generalitat de Catalunya.

- RSEF Award, Best Scientific Outreach Article/ Spanish Royal Society of Physics/ Spain (2017).

- Research Intensification Prize/ University of Barcelona - Generalitat de Catalunya/ Spain (2008 – 2011).

- Bernice Eastwood Covalt Memorial Scholarship/ Indiana University/ USA (1998).

- William H. Nebergall Memorial Award/ Indiana University/ USA (1997).


- Science Coordinator of Agència de Gestió d'Ajuts Universitaris i de Recerca,AGAUR (2021 – present).

- Delegate of the Catalan Chemical Society (SCQ) at the Inorganic Chemistry Division of the EuChemS (2020 – present).

- Director of the Institute of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology of the University of Barcelona, IN2UB (2018 – present).

- Director of the Group of Magnetism and Functional Molecules (GMMF)/ UB/ Spain (2009 – 2023).

Director of the Lab of Molecular Design (LabMolDesign)/ UB/ Spain (2023 – present).


78 Oral contributions to the major international and national congresses of my area (56 invited)/ eg. ICCC, ICMM, ECMM, ACA, etc./ Japan, UK, India, USA, Spain, Italy, France, Canada, Colombia, China, etc.)

35 Invited Seminars at Universities Worldwide/eg. Melbourne, Chicago, Berkeley, Paris, Manchester, Lyon, etc.

Invited as visiting scholar to various universities (Leiden University, Holland; Monash University, Australia; Bordeaux University, France; University of California Berkeley, USA).

Chaired several international or national conferences (MOLMAT2012, EMRS symposium in 2014 and 2015, GE3C symposium 2020 or 1st Inorganic Chemistry Meeting of the Catalan Society of Chemistry 2023).

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