Aromaticity: Concepts and Applications

Chemistry Workshop


A comprehensive series of lectures of the science of aromaticity, as well as its evolution, from benzene to atomic clusters


Dates: November 27 - 30

Time: 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.



In Aromaticity: Concepts and Applications course a comprehensive exploration of the evolution and critical aspects of aromaticity will be delivered.

This course will provide:

  • a historical overview of aromaticity
  • the origin of the aromaticity phenomenon
  • the different rules of aromaticity as well as their connections and generalizations.
  • the geometrical, electronic, magnetic, and thermodynamic characteristics of aromatic compounds and their reactivity properties.
  • the several indicators of aromaticity based on geometric, energetic, magnetic, and electronic criteria of properties of aromatic compounds.
  • the different most common types of aromaticity.
  • the existence of sigma, pi, delta, and phi aromaticity


    Perfect for graduate students, researchers, and academics interested in aromaticity, organic chemistry, organometallic chemistry, and computational chemistry, the Aromaticity: Concepts and Applications will be designed to help to introduce researchers working in organic, inorganic, and physical chemistry to this controversial concept.




Miquel Solà obtained his PhD at the Autonomous University of Barcelona in 1991 with academic honours. His doctoral research under the supervision of Profs. Juan Bertran and Agustí Lledós was awarded with the Saint Albert Prize. After several months in a consultant private company (Better consultants), in 1993 he moved to the University of Girona (UdG) as assistant researcher. In 1994 he did postdoctoral research in Amsterdam with Prof. Evert Jan Baerends and in 1995 in Calgary with Prof. Tom Ziegler. He was appointed assistant professor of the UdG in 1997. In 2001, he got the Distinction for the Promotion of University Research (young scientist category). Since 2003, he holds a permanent position as full professor in the UdG. He was awarded with the ICREA Academia Prize two times, in 2009 and 2014. In 2013 he got the Physical Chemistry prize awarded by the Spanish Royal Society of Chemistry. And in 2019, he received the recognition of Honorary member of the Polish Chemical Society “in appreciation of his brilliant achievements and outstanding support for Polish chemistry and Polish Chemical Society”. He is coauthor of about 500 scientific papers (h = 70), 42 book chapters, one book, and he has supervised 23 doctoral PhD thesis.



Professor Miquel Solà

University of Girona

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27 - 30 Nov, 2023
02:00 PM - 04:00 PM
KAUST, Building 9, Level 4, Room 4225