Prof. José G. Hernández

Associate Editor

Universidad de Antioquia


Scientific career

Since 2021 Professor at the Institute of Chemistry, Universidad de Antioquia, Colombia
2021 – 2022 Senior Research Associate at the Ruđer Bošković Institute, Croatia
2015 – 2020 Researcher and lecturer at the Institute of Organic Chemistry, RWTH Aachen University, Germany
2013 – 2015 Postdoctoral researcher at the Department of Chemistry, McGill University, Canada
2008 – 2012 PhD in Chemistry, Center for Research and Advanced Studies of the I.P.N. (CINVESTAV), Mexico
2007 – 2008 Researcher at the Colombian Petroleum Institute/Industrial University of Santander, Colombia
2002 – 2007 Bachelor in Chemistry, Industrial University of Santander, Colombia


Research areas

Discovery, development and understanding of mechanochemical reactions biased by the effect of mechanical force:

  • Mechanochemical activation of organic and organometallic compounds
  • Metal- catalyzed, organocatalyzed, and enzymatic transformations by mechanochemistry
  • Prebiotic mechanochemistry and origin of life research


Thematic issues

Prof. Hernández is responsible together with Prof. Lars Borchardt for the thematic issue in the Beilstein Journal of Organic Chemistry:

Mechanochemistry III

Prof. Hernández edited the thematic issues:

Mechanochemistry II



Beilstein Talk video

Have a look at the video of his Beilstein Talk “Activation of C–H bonds by mechanochemistry”!


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