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Commissioner for Information Systems

Josep Maria Poblet Rius

The Office of the Commissioner for Information Systems aims to promote the continuous improvement of the URV's schools, faculties and departments by defining medium-term objectives and creating strategic plans in collaboration with the Vice-Rectorates for Teaching and Research Staff, Science Policy and Interdisciplinary Projects, and Academic Policy and Quality.

Currículum Vitae

I was born in Valls in 1956 and I was awarded my Degree in Chemistry from the University of Barcelona (1979), where I also obtained my PhD (1983). After a postdoctoral stay at the University of Strasbourg I became a senior lecturer of Physical Chemistry at the URV (1986). I have been a full professor of Physical Chemistry since 2001. In 2004 I completed a two-month research stay at Emory University.

I am a member of the URV's Quantum Chemistry research group at the URV and was leader of the group from 2008 to 2022. I am the co-author of over 270 articles published in indexed international journals (h = 55) focused on the application of computational chemistry methods to various fields in chemistry and materials science.

In 2012 I received the Physical Chemistry award from the Spanish Royal Society of Chemistry. Two years later I was named a Distinguished Professor of the URV and the following year I was awarded the ICREA Academy Award for excellence in research. As a proud citizen of Valls, I was especially moved in 2015 to receive recognition as "Vallenc of the Year" along with Laia Vilà Nadal of the University of Glasgow.

I have twice been Head of the Department of Physical and Inorganic Chemistry (1997-2003 and 2011-17).