I was born and raised in Cali, Colombia. In 2009, I started my
studies in chemistry at the Universidad del Valle (Univalle) in Cali and
during the last year of my bachelor degree (2014), I worked on the
synthesis of hydrazone compounds under the supervision of Prof. Dr.
Manuel N. Chaur.
In 2015, I moved to SÃ£o Carlos in Brazil to pursue my
master degee in chemistry, where I worked on the synthesis of curcumin and two of their
natural analogues under
continuous flow conditions with the research
team LQBO directed by Prof. Dr. Kleber T. de Oliveira at the
Universidade Federal de SÃ£o Carlos (UFSCar). Afterwards, I returned to Colombia in 2017 to join to the research group of Prof. Dr. Manuel N. Chaur at Univalle as fellow of the young researchers and innovators
program of the colombian administrative department of science, technology and
innovation (known as COLCIENCIAS) to work on the
synthesis of hydrazone compounds and the study of their responses to
external stimuli (UV light, metal ions).
In November of 2018, I
moved to Strasbourg in France to pursue my doctoral studies in organic
and supramolecular chemistry with the research team SAMS under the
supervision of Prof. Dr. Nicolas Giuseppone and Dr. Emilie Moulin at the
Institut Charles Sadron.
The aim of the research project in which I am working on is to synthesize and characterize a bistable rotaxane based on a
daisy chain structure, with the goal of integrate this stimuli
responsive molecule in polymer systems.