Abril Carolina Castro Aguilera

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Visiting address Sem Sælands vei 26 None 0371 OSLO
Postal address Postboks 1033 0315 OSLO

Academic interests

  • Computational NMR Spectroscopy of transition-metal complexes.
  • ab-initio Molecular Dynamic Simulations.
  • Two- and four-component relativistic quantum methods.
  • DFT Molecular modeling.


  • 2019-Present: MSCA Postdoctoral Researcher at the Hylleraas Centre for Quantum Molecular Sciences, University of Oslo, Norway.
  • 2018-2019: Postdoctoral Researcher at the Universidad de Guanajuato, Mexico.
  • 2013-2017: PhD degree in Chemistry at the Institut de Química Computacional i Catàlisi, Universitat de Girona, Spain.
  • 2010-2012: Master of Science degree in Chemistry, Universidad de Guanajuato, Mexico.
  • 2005-2010: Degree in Chemistry, Universidad de Guanajuato, Mexico.


  • National Chemistry Prize awarded by the Mexican Society of Thermodynamics and Center for Research and Advanced Studies (CINVESTAV) for the 'Best Master thesis in the area of thermodynamics', Mexico, 2013.


  • A. C. Castro, H. Fliegl, M. Cascella, T. Helgaker, M. Repisky, S. Komorovsky, M. A. Medrano, A. G. Quiroga, M. Swart, Four-component relativistic 31P‑NMR calculations for trans-platinum(II) complexes: Importance of the solvent and dynamics in spectral simulations. Dalton Trans., 2019. DOI: 10.1039/C9DT00570.
  • A. C. Castro, M. Swart, C. Fonseca-Guerra, Influence of Substituents and Environment on NMR Shielding Constants of Supramolecular Complexes based on A-T and A-U Base Pairs. Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 2017, 19, 13496-13502. [cover: PCCP, 2017, 19, 14188.] 
  • Liu, D. Moreno, E. Osorio, A. C. Castro, S. Pan, P. K. Chattaraj, T. Heine, G. Merino, Structure and bonding of IrB12: converting a rigid boron B12 platelet to a Wankel motor. RSC Adv., 2016, 6, 27177-27182.
  • P. Chakraborty, J. Adhikary, S. Samanta, D. Escudero, A. C. Castro, M. Swart, S. Ghosh, A. Bauzá, A. Frontera, E. Zangrando, D. Das, Combined Experimental and Theoretical Investigation of Ligand and Anion Controlled Complex Formation with Unprecedented Structural Features and Photoluminescence Properties of Zinc(II) Complexes. Cryst. Growth Des., 2014, 14(8), 4111- 4123.
  • A. C. Castro, E. Osorio, J. L. Cabellos, E. Cerpa, E. Matito, M. Solà, M. Swart, G. Merino, Exploring the Potential Energy Surface of E2P4 clusters (E = Group 13 Element): The quest of inverse carbon-free sandwiches. Chem. Eur. J., 2014, 20, 4583- 4590. [cover: Chem. Eur. J. 16/2014]
  • A. C. Castro, M. P. Johansson, G. Merino, M. Swart, Chemical bonding in Supermolecular Flowers. Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 2012, 14, 14905- 14910.
  • A. C. Castro, G. Martínez-Guajardo, T. Johnson, J. M. Ugalde, Y. Wu, J. M. Mercero, T. Heine, K. J. Donald, G. Merino, CBe5E- (E= Al, Ga, In, Tl): Planar Pentacoordinate Carbon in Heptaatomic Clusters. Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 2012, 14, 14764- 14768.
  • A. C. Castro, M. Audiffred, J. M. Mercero, J. M. Ugalde, M. A. Mendez-Rojas, G. Merino, Planar tetracoordinate carbon in CE4-2 (E= Al-Tl) clusters. Chem. Phys. Lett., 2012, 519-520, 29-33.
  • A. C. Castro, E. Osorio, O. Jiménez-Halla, E. Matito, W. Tiznado, G. Merino, Scalar and Spin-Orbit Relativistic Corrections to the NICS and the Induced Magnetic Field: The case of the E122- Spherenes (E= Ge, Sn, Pb). J. Chem. Theory Comput., 2010, 6 (9), 2701–2705.


Tags: Computational Chemistry
Published Mar. 28, 2019 12:12 PM - Last modified Apr. 12, 2019 3:38 PM