Eduardo Anaya

Academy Research Fellow
Academy Research Fellow
T107 Bioproducts and Biosystems

I received my PhD in 2016 from the Universidad Autonoma de Madrid (Spain) under the supervision of Prof. T. Torres, focusing on the synthesis of water-soluble optoelectronic materials, such as phthalocyanines, fullerenes and carbon nanotubes.

After a short postdoctoral position at the University of Birmingham (UK), I joined Aalto University (Finland) as MSCA fellow, focusing on the synthesis and conjugation of optoelectronic materials and biological scaffolds, such as proteins, DNA origami and cellulose derivatives.

I currently hold an Academy of Finland Research Fellowship (2021-2026) to develop further research in the optically active biohybrids field.

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Thieme Chemistry Journals Award 2023

The Thieme Chemistry Journals Award is presented every year to up-and-coming researchers worldwide who are in the early stages of their independent academic career as assistant or junior professors. The awardees are selected exclusively by the editorial board members of SYNTHESIS, SYNLETT, and SYNFACTS who constantly watch out for promising, young individuals working in chemical synthesis and catalysis or closely related areas of organic chemistry.
Award or honor granted for a specific work Department of Bioproducts and Biosystems Jan 2023

CHEM School Research Action of the Year 2022

The research act of the year is awarded to Eduardo Anaya-Plaza and Dr. Sandra Kaabel based on their successful transition from a senior postdoc to junior PI (Marie Curie PD, Academy of Finland Research Fellow).​ <br/><br/>The researchers have carried out excellent collaboration and a shared paper: A Greener Route to Blue: Solid-State Synthesis of Phthalocyanines in Angewandte Chemie - International Edition. 61, 42, 7 p., e202209033.​ <br/><br/>The excellence and impact of the paper has been immediately recognized by the community: the paper is in the top 5% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric and the paper was selected as a cover picture. ​The researchers have been invited to prepare a review to ChemPlusChem, and a highlight in Synthetic Letters​. Eduardo was also invited to submit Young Researcher profile in Angewandte Chemie International Edition (​). <br/><br/>Both have also actively contributed to the department level activities and course teaching, not to mention the extensive supervision tasks and building up international collaboration networks (e.g. with Technical University of München and University of Barcelona). Eduardo’s and Sandra’s cooperation is a true example of bottom-up research that stems from coffee room discussions, where a group of people with diverse backgrounds get together, discuss science, form a group, execute the work, and finally get exciting results.
Award or honor granted for a specific work Department of Bioproducts and Biosystems Dec 2022