Dr Aurora J. Cruz-Cabeza


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After obtaining a BSc in Chemistry from the University of Jaén (2002), I earned a Masters Degree in Heterogeneous Catalysis from the University of Córdoba (2004).  

During my Masters Degree, I spent some months at the Royal Institution in London, where I learnt about various molecular simulations techniques. I then moved to Cambridge where I gained a PhD in Physical Chemistry (2008) under the supervision of Dr Graeme Day and Prof. Bill Jones. Following my PhD, I worked as a researcher in several pharmaceutical companies (Pfizer and Roche), the University of Amsterdam and the Cambridge Crystallographic Data Centre.

Since 2016, I am a Lecturer at the School of Chemical Engineering and Analytical Sciences, the University of Manchester. 

Areas of expertise

  • TP Chemical technology - Process Chemistry, Crystallisation, Nucleation, Crystal Growth
  • QD Chemistry - Physical Chemistry, Crystallography, Crystal Structure Prediction, Molecular Simulations

Education / academic qualifications

  • 2008 - Doctor of Philosophy, Physical Chemistry, LocalizedString(id=76163161, text={en_GB=University of Cambridge}) (2004 - 2008)
  • 2004 - Master of Chemistry, Heterogeneous Catalysis, LocalizedString(id=76149959, text={en_GB=Universidad de Cordoba}) (2002 - 2004)
  • 2003 - PGCE in Education, LocalizedString(id=76149959, text={en_GB=Universidad de Cordoba}) (2002 - 2003)
  • 2002 - Bachelor of Science, Chemistry, LocalizedString(id=76163668, text={en_GB=University of Jaen}) (1998 - 2002)

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