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Diego Ropero Hinojosa

Diego Ropero Hinojosa

Diego Ropero Hinojosa
– ESR 11 –

Home institution:

Technical University of Chemnitz
Chemistry Department
Straße der Nationen 62
09111 Chemnitz, Germany

ESR project:

Synthesis of n-type and p-type polymers for thermoelectric applications


Diego Ropero Hinojosa earned his bachelor’s degree in chemistry at the University of Zaragoza in 2019, followed by his master’s degree in Molecular Chemistry and Homogeneous Catalysis in 2021. During his career, he has been involved in different internships and collaborations within the academia (Organometallic Platinium Research Group CSIC, UNIZAR, Zaragoza, Spain) as well as in the industry (SABIC Innovative Plastics, Cartagena, Spain). During his bachelor’s and master’s degree final project he worked on the preparation of new organometallic NHC-Rhodium carbene complexes and their applications in catalytic hydroacyloxilation and hydrosilylation reactions of alkynes supervised by Dr. Ricardo Castarlenas.

Current research

Diego is currently part of the HORATES network working in the design of n-type organic thermoelectric conjugated polymers under the direct supervision of Prof. Dr. Michael Sommer at TU Chemnitz (Chemnitz, Germany) and with the co-supervision of Prof. Dr. Christian Müller at Chalmers University (Gothenburg, Sweden).