Selected teaching experience on Bachelor, Master and PhD courses since 2011:

  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • General Chemistry
  • Homogeneous Catalysis
  • Green Chemistry
  • Nanomaterials
  • Industrial Catalysis
  • Activation of Small Molecules
  • Chemical Energy Storage

Research Interests:

  • Activation of small molecules
  • Homogeneous catalysis
  • Organometallics
  • Synthetic Methodology in Organic Chemistry
  • Hydrogen storage
  • Green chemistry
  • Nanoparticles
  • Ionic liquids

Selected Stations:

  • 2021-         Instituto Superior Técnico da Universidade de Lisboa, Lisbon, Portugal/PT         
  • 2018-2020 Roskilde University, Roskilde, Denmark/DK
  • 2010-2020 University of Cologne, Cologne, Germany/DE
  • 2010          Humboldt University Berlin, Berlin, DE
  • 2007-2010 Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, Porto Alegre, Brazil/BR
  • 2004-2007 RWTH Aachen, Aachen, DE
  • 2004-2007 Max-Planck-Institut für Kohlenforschung, Mülheim a. d. Ruhr, DE
  • 2002-2003  University of São Paulo, São Paulo, BR
  • 1999-2004  University of Wuppertal, Wuppertal, DE


  • 2021  Portuguese Habilitation in Chemistry (Título de Agregado), Instituto Superior Técnico, Portugal
  • 2015  German Habilitation, Privatdozent with Venia Legendi  (Dr. rer. nat. habil.) in Inorg. Chem., Univ. of Cologne, Germany
  • 2007  PhD (Dr. rer. nat.), RWTH Aachen and Max-Planck-Institut für Kohlenforschung, Germany
  • 2004  Diploma degree in Chemistry (Dipl.-Chem.), Bergische University Wuppertal, Germany

Selected Awards:

  • 2016          FRSC, Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC), London, UK
  • 2015          Heisenberg Fellow, DFG, Bonn, Germany
  • 2014          Ernst-Haage-Prize for Chemical Energy Conversion, Max-Planck-Institute for  Chemical Energy Conversion, DE
  • 2009          NRW Returnee Award, MIWF NRW, Germany
  • 2007          Humdboldt Fellow, Alexander-von-Humboldt Foundation, AvH, Germany



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