Bofill Villà, Josep Maria

Full Professor

Research Area:
Nanomaterials for emergent technologies

Department of Inorganic and Organic Chemistry

Faculty of Chemistry

University of Barcelona

c/Martí i Franquès, 1

+34 93 402 1196

Josep Maria Bofill Villà was born in Barcelona in 1959. Studied Chemistry at Universitat de Barcelona, (BsC 1982) and obtained his PhD with Prof. Santiago Olivella Nello. Afterwards he completed a post-doctoral at the University of Arkansas, with Prof. Peter Pulay ( where he developed new algorithms and codes for molecular electronic structures calculations (CASUNO and analytical gradient development). He came back in 1989 to the Universitat de Barcelona as a Associated Professor, where he developed a research in theoretical and computational chemistry and teaching tasks. In 1998 he was a visiting professor in the King College of London in the group of Professor M. A. Robb. In 2006 he got his habilitation in Organic Chemsitry and in 2007 became Full Porfessor in Theoretical Organic Chemistry. He is working in theoretical and computational chemistry developing new methodology (otimization algorithms, integration of reaction paths, optimal control, reaction path Hamiltonian, and Bohm formulation of quantum theory) and application in organic and organometallic chemistry.