Dr David Cantillo

The University of Queensland

David Cantillo studied chemistry at the University of Extremadura, Spain. In 2011, he obtained his PhD under the supervision of Prof. Jose Luis Jimenez at the same university. His PhD work focused on the experimental and theoretical study of 1,3-dipolar cycloadditions of mesoionic compounds. Then, he moved to the University of Graz as a postdoctoral researcher within the group of Prof. C. Oliver Kappe, where he gained experience in flow chemistry. In 2018, he started his independent academic career at the University of Graz as an Assistant Professor and became an Area Leader at the Research Center Pharmaceutical Engineering GmbH. David has joined the University of Queensland in 2023.

His research group focuses on synthetic organic electrochemistry. In particular, the group explores the use of electrical current to develop novel synthetic methodologies and more sustainable routes for the synthesis of medicines, as well as process scale up using continuous flow technology.