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Nery Andrés Villegas Escobar

Profesor Asistente

Universidad de Concepción

Concepción, Chile

Líneas de Investigación


Chemical Theory & Computation; Low Valent Main Group Chemistry; Chemical Reactivity; Reaction Mechanisms; Catalysis; Theory of Chemical Reactions.

Educación

  •  BSc Chemistry, PONTIFICIA UNIVERSIDAD CATOLICA DE CHILE. Chile, 2015
  •  PhD Chemistry, PONTIFICIA UNIVERSIDAD CATOLICA DE CHILE. Chile, 2020

Experiencia Académica

  •   Bachelor Tesist Full Time

    PONTIFICIA UNIVERSIDAD CATOLICA DE CHILE

    Facultad de Química y de Farmacia

    Santiago, Chile

    2014 - 2014

  •   Graduaste Tesist Full Time

    PONTIFICIA UNIVERSIDAD CATOLICA DE CHILE

    Facultad de Química y de Farmacia

    Santiago, Chile

    2016 - 2020

  •   Research Scholar Full Time

    UNIVERSITY OF GEORGIA

    Chemistry

    Athens, Estados Unidos

    2018 - 2018

  •   Research Scholar Full Time

    UNIVERSITY OF GEORGIA

    Chemistry

    Athens, Chile

    2019 - 2019

  •   Postdoctoral Research Assistant Part Time

    UNIVERSIDAD BERNARDO O'HIGGINS

    Centro Integrativo de Biología y Química Aplicada

    Santiago, Chile

    2020 - 2022

  •   Profesor Asistente Full Time

    UNIVERSIDAD DE CONCEPCION

    Facultad de Ciencias Químicas

    Concepción, Chile

    2022 - A la fecha

Experiencia Profesional

  •   Researcher Full Time

    Sherwin Wiliams Chile S.A.

    Santiago, Chile

    2010 - 2011

  •   Teacher Assistant · Organic Chemistry Lab for Engineering Sciences Part Time

    Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile

    Santiago, Chile

    2014 - 2014

  •   Tutor · General Chemistry Part Time

    Universidad San Sebastián

    Santiago, Chile

    2012 - 2012

  •   Teacher Assistant · Inorganic Chemistry Part Time

    Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile

    Santiago, Chile

    2013 - 2013

  •   Teacher Assistant · Organic Chemistry Lab Part Time

    Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile

    Santiago, Chile

    2014 - 2014

  •   Tutor · General Chemistry Part Time

    Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile

    Santiago, Chile

    2015 - 2018

  •   Teacher Assistant Ad Honorem · Computational Chemistry Part Time

    Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile

    Santiago, Chile

    2017 - 2017

  •   Teacher Assistant · Introduction to Quantum Chemistry Part Time

    Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile

    Santiago, Chile

    2015 - 2018

  •   Teacher · General Chemistry Part Time

    Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile

    Santiago, Chile

    2018 - 2019

  •   Teacher Assistant Ad Honorem · Advanced Physical Chemistry - PhD Program in Chemistry Part Time

    Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile

    Santiago, Chile

    2017 - 2017

  •   Associate Teacher · Diploma Course in Chemistry Part Time

    Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile

    Santiago, Chile

    2016 - 2016

  •   Associate Teacher · Diploma Course in Chemistry Part Time

    Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile

    Santiago, Chile

    2018 - 2018

Difusión y Transferencia


ORAL PRESENTATIONS

(1) Villegas-Escobar, N.; Schaefer III, H. F. and Toro-Labbé, A.
“sigma-Bond Metathesis and Hydroboration of Carbon Dioxide by Hydride Group 14 Catalysts”,
XLIV Congress of Theoretical Chemists of Latin Expression (QUITEL)
8–12 October, 2018, Santiago, Chile.

POSTER PRESENATATIONS

(1) Villegas-Escobar, N.; Miranda, S.; Díaz, S. and Toro-Labbé, A.
“Efecto del Sustituyente en un Grupo de Reacciones de Diels-Alder”.
XXX Jornadas de Química, Sociedad Chilena de Química,
12–15 November 2013, Pucón , Chile.

(2) Villegas-Escobar, N.; Miranda, S.; Díaz, S. and Toro-Labbé, A.
“The Effect of the Substituent in Diels-Alder Reactions”,
Workshop Universidad Catœlica de Chile/University of California Davis,
7–9 July 2014, PUC, Santiago de Chile.

(3) Villegas-Escobar, N.; Miranda, S.; Díaz, S. and Toro-Labbé, A.
“The Effect of Substituents on the Energy Barrier in Diels-Alder Reactions. Revisited”,
World Association of Theoretical and Computational Chemists (WATOC),
5–10 October 2014, Santiago de Chile.

(8) Villegas-Escobar, N.; Vilhelmsen, M. H.; Gutiérrez-Oliva, S.; Hashmi, A. S. K. and Toro-Labbé, A.
“Double Gold Activation of 1-Ethynyl-2-(Phenylethynyl)Benzene Toward 5-exo-dig and 6-endo-dig Cyclization Reactions”,
XLII Congress of Theoretical Chemists of Latin Expression (QUITEL),
20–25 November 2016, Montevideo, Uruguay.

(9) Villegas-Escobar, N.; Stefan Vogt-Geisse; Gutiérrez-Oliva, S. and Toro-Labbé, A.
“Symmetry Adapted Reaction Electronic Flux in Cycloaddition Reactions”,
XLII Congress of Theoretical Chemists of Latin Expression (QUITEL),
20–25 November 2016, Montevideo, Uruguay.

(10) Villegas-Escobar, N.; Vilhelmsen, M. H.; Gutiérrez-Oliva, S.; Hashmi, A. S. K. and Toro-Labbé, A.
“Double Gold Activation of 1-Ethynyl-2-(Phenylethynyl)Benzene Toward 5-exo-dig and 6-endo-dig Cyclization Reactions”,
XLIII Congress of Theoretical Chemists of Latin Expression (QUITEL),
3–7 July, 2017, Paris, France.

(11) Villegas-Escobar, N.; Schaefer III, H. F. and Toro-Labbé, A.
“CO2 Transformation by Main Group Catalysts”,
X Jornadas Chilenas de Catálisis y Adsorción 2018,
28–30 November, 2018, Talca, Chile.

COLLABORATORS
National
1. Prof. Alejandro Toro-Labbé, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile.
2. Dra. Soledad Gutiérrez-Oliva, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile.
3. Dra. Bárbara Herrera, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile.
4. Dr. Ricardo A. Matute (SR), Universidad Bernardo O’Higgins.
5. Dra. Daniela E. Ortega, Universidad Bernardo O’Higgins.
6. Dr. Diego Cortés-Arriagada, Universidad Tecnológica Metropolitana.
7. Dr. Stefan Vogt-Geisse, Universidad de Concepción.
8. Dr. Iván González, Universidad Central de Chile.
9. Dr. Jerónimo Maze, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile.

International
10. Prof. Henry F. Schaefer III, University of Georgia, USA.
11. Dr. Justin M. Turney, University of Georgia, USA.
12. Prof. Miquel Solà, Universitat de Girona, Spain.
13. Dr. Albert Poater, Universitat de Girona, Spain.
14. Prof. A. S. K. Hashmi, Heidelberg University, Germany
15. Prof. Luis Rincón, Universidad San Francisco de Quito, Ecuador.
16. Dr. José R. Mora, Universidad San Francisco de Quito, Ecuador.
17. Prof. Norberto Castellani, Universidad Nacional del Sur, Argentina.
18. Dr. Ricardo Ferullo, Universidad Nacional del Sur, Argentina.
19. Dra. Ana C. Rossi-Fernández, Universidad Nacional del Sur, Argentina.
20. Dr. Preston R. Hoobler, Covenant Collegue, USA.


Premios y Distinciones

  •   Honor Fellowship 2012

    PONTIFICIA UNIVERSIDAD CATOLICA DE CHILE

    Chile, 2012

    It is an award for academic excellence for undergraduate students who demonstrate excellent academic performance upon entering or during their stay at the University.

  •   Honor Fellowship 2013

    PONTIFICIA UNIVERSIDAD CATOLICA DE CHILE

    Chile, 2013

    It is an award for academic excellence for undergraduate students who demonstrate excellent academic performance upon entering or during their stay at the University.

  •   Honor Fellowship 2014

    PONTIFICIA UNIVERSIDAD CATOLICA DE CHILE

    Chile, 2014

    It is an award for academic excellence for undergraduate students who demonstrate excellent academic performance upon entering or during their stay at the University.

  •   English UC Award

    PONTIFICIA UNIVERSIDAD CATOLICA DE CHILE

    Chile, 2015

    Distinction given by the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile and the Instituto Chileno Británico to reward the improvement in the study of English and the academic performance. The award is an all-paid English course in London, United Kingdom.

  •   Summer Program CCQC

    UNIVERSITY OF GEORGIA

    Chile, 2015

    Fellowship to participate in a 10-week Summer Program in computational chemistry at the prestigious Center for Computational Quantum Chemistry (CCQC), University of Georgia, USA.

  •   Best Trajectory in Chemistry Award

    PONTIFICIA UNIVERSIDAD CATOLICA DE CHILE

    Chile, 2015

    Award given according to the academic excellence maintained through the Bachelor program in chemistry and also the total number of semesters under the program. This Award is given during the graduation ceremony.

  •   National Fellowship for PhD Studies CONICYT

    CONICYT

    Chile, 2016

    Beca Doctorado Nacional CONICYT, convocatoria 2016

  •   Best Student in the PhD Program 2016

    PONTIFICIA UNIVERSIDAD CATOLICA DE CHILE

    Chile, 2017

    Award given due to the obtained academic performance during the PhD program.

  •   Lindau Nobel Laureate Meetings Fellowship

    COUNCIL OF THE LINDAU NOBEL LAUREATE MEETINGS, GERMANY

    Alemania, 2017

    Fellowship to participate as young researcher to the Lindau Nobel Laureate Meetings, Lindau, Germany. Supported by the Arconic Foundation and co-funded by the OPEC Fund for International Development (OFID).

  •   "Becas Chile Pasantía Doctoral" CONICYT

    CONICYT

    Chile, 2019

    Fellowship to carry out an internship of 10 months at the University of Georgia, USA.

  •   Maximum Distinction PhD Chemistry

    PONTIFICIA UNIVERSIDAD CATOLICA DE CHILE

    Chile, 2020

    Distinction given by the Facultad de Quimica y de Farmacia for the obtention of the PhD degree with Honors.

  •   Excellence in Doctoral Thesis Award in Chemical, Physical, and Mathematical Sciences 2020

    PONTIFICIA UNIVERSIDAD CATOLICA DE CHILE

    Chile, 2020

    Best thesis and trajectory in Chemical, Physical, and Mathematical Sciences 2020. Graduation Ceremony.


 

Article (21)

Bulky and Electron-Deficient α-Iminocarboxamidato-Nickel(II) Complexes: A Study of the Steric and Electronic Effects on Ethylene Activation
Contrasting the Mechanism of H-2 Activation by Monomeric and Potassium-Stabilized Dimeric Al-I Complexes: Do Potassium Atoms Exert any Cooperative Effect?
Substituent Effects on Aluminyl Anions and Derived Systems: A High-Level Theory
The Keto-Enol Tautomerism of Biliverdin in Bacteriophytochrome: Could it Explain the Bathochromic Shift in the Pfr Form?(dagger)
Toward a Neutral Single-Component Amidinate Iodide Aluminum Catalyst for the CO2 Fixation into Cyclic Carbonates
Trapping an unusual pentacoordinate carbon atom in a neutral trialuminum complex
Formation of Formic Acid Derivatives through Activation and Hydroboration of CO2 by Low-Valent Group 14 (Si, Ge, Sn, Pb) Catalysts
Phenoxylation of Alkynes through Mono- and Dual Activation Using Group 11 (Cu, Ag, Au) Catalysts
Theoretical study of glycine amino acid adsorption on graphene oxide
Decomposition of the electronic activity in competing [5,6] and [6,6] cycloaddition reactions between C-60 and cyclopentadiene
Fe-doped graphene nanosheet as an adsorption platform of harmful gas molecules (CO, CO2, SO2 and H2S), and the co-adsorption in O-2 environments
Reaction Electronic Flux Perspective on the Mechanism of the Zimmerman Di-pi-methane Rearrangement
Substituent effects on the photophysical properties of amino-aurone-derivatives
A DFT analysis of the adsorption of nitrogen oxides on Fe-doped graphene, and the electric field induced desorption
A DFT study of hydrogen and methane activation by B(C6F5)(3)/P(t-Bu)(3) and Al(C6F5)(3)/P(t-Bu)(3) frustrated Lewis pairs
Adsorption/desorption process of formaldehyde onto iron doped graphene: a theoretical exploration from density functional theory calculations
Double Gold Activation of 1-Ethynyl-2-(Phenylethynyl)Benzene Toward 5-exo-dig and 6-endo-dig Cyclization Reactions
Radicals derived from acetaldehyde and vinyl alcohol
Why Low Valent Lead(II) Hydride Complex Would be a Better Catalyst for CO2 Activation than Its 14 Group Analogues?
Symmetry-adapted reaction electronic flux in cycloaddition reactions
Catalytic Mechanism of H-2 Activation by a Carbenoid Aluminum Complex

Proyecto (4)

Unveiling the mechanism of chemical reactions. More on the reaction force and the characterization of transition states
Chemical Processes and Catalysis
The Mechanim of Hydrogenation Reactions of Amino Acids Precursors in the Interstellar Medium
Toward a Theory of Chemical Reactions and Reaction Dynamics.
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Nery Villegas

Profesor Asistente

Universidad de Concepción

Universidad de Concepción

Concepción, Chile

6
Diego Cortés

Académico No Regular

Programa Institucional de Fomento a la Investigación, Desarrollo e Innovación

Universidad Tecnológica Metropolitana

Santiago, Chile

5
Alejandro Toro

PROFESOR TITULAR

Química Física

PONTIFICIA UNIVERSIDAD CATOLICA DE CHILE

Santiago, Chile

3
Maria Soledad Gutiérrez

Profesor Asociado

Química-Física

PONTIFICIA UNIVERSIDAD CATOLICA DE CHILE

Santiago, Chile

2
Patricia Perez

Full Professor

Ciencias Químicas

UNIVERSIDAD ANDRÉS BELLO

Santiago, Chile

2
Ricardo Matute

Associate Professor

Centro Integrativo de Biología y Química Aplicada (CIBQA)

Universidad Bernardo O'Higgins

Santiago , Chile

2
Daniela Ortega

Académica e investigadora

Ciencias Químicas y Bíologicas

Universidad Bernardo O'Higgins

Santiago, Chile

1
Sebastián Miranda

Profesor Asistente

Departamento de Ciencias Químicas

UNIVERSIDAD NACIONAL ANDRES BELLO

Santiago, Chile

1
Rocío Durán

Investigadora Asistente

Universidad de Talca

Talca, Chile

1
Bárbara Herrera

Profesor Asociado

PONTIFICIA UNIVERSIDAD CATÓLICA DE CHILE

Santiago, Chile

1
EDUARDO CHAMORRO

Director Programa de Doctorado en Fisicoquímica Molecular

Departamento de Ciencias Químicas

UNIVERSIDAD ANDRES BELLO

Santiago, Chile

1
César Zúñiga

Postdoctoral Researcher

Materials Chemistry

Universidad de Santiago de Chile

Santiago, Chile

1
Javier Martínez

Postdoctorado FONDECYT

Departamento de Química Inorgánica

Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile

Santiago, Chile

1
sebastian correa

Académico

Ciencias Químico Biológicas

Universidad Bernardo O'Higgins

Santiago, Chile

1
Karina Muñoz

Académica Investigadora

Centro Integrativo de Biología y Química Aplicada - CIBQA

Universidad Bernardo O'Higgins

Santiago, Chile