Alexander Kirillov, 40, is a Professor of Chemistry at the Instituto Superior Técnico, University of Lisbon (IST/ULisbon), Portugal. After graduating in Chemical Engineering (2001), he started (2002) a doctoral program and completed a PhD in Chemistry (2006) from the Technical University of Lisbon (TULisbon, IST), where he also was a post-doctoral fellow (2007) and senior researcher (2008-2011, 'Science 2007' PT Govt. program). He has been an invited/visiting professor & researcher at universities in Brazil, Russia, China and France, and is involved in various international research projects.

Research Highlights
Author of 250+ peer-reviewed publications, including:
-220 research papers (h index = 50),
-15 patents & 8 book chapters;

-100 Conference Abstracts;
-50 Invited Talks & Lectures at International Conferences/Universities;
-25 Students/Researchers supervised/co-supervised (postdocs, PhD, MSc, BSc);
-15 Fellowships & Awards;
-10 Projects & Grants as PI (Principal Investigator or Co-PI) & 15 Projects as Co-I;
-500 New Crystal Structures Published (Cambridge Structural Database, incl. 300 Coordination Polymers/MOFs);
-Reviewer for 80 Journals & Evaluator for 5 Science Agencies.

Current Research & Expertise
Current research focuses on Functional MaterialsCatalysisC-H Functionalization & Crystal Engineering with an emphasis on the following topics:
(i) Design of functional coordination polymers, metal-organic frameworks (MOFs) and advanced nano(bio)materials on their basis;
(ii) Synthetic and catalytic processes in aqueous medium; bioactive, catalytic, antimicrobial and drug-releasing nanomaterials;
(iii) Catalytic functionalization of hydrocarbons and renewable feedstocks into derivatives with industrial significance (reaction mechanisms, kinetics, oxidation, carboxylation, green protocols, sustainable and bioinspired catalysis).

Selected Prizes & Awards
-CGD Bank / ULisbon 2018 Scientific Prize - Honorary Mention (one of the most productive and highly cited researchers of the University of Lisbon in areas of Chem. & Chem. Eng.);
-Excellent Professor - 5 Diplomas of Pedagogical Excellence (2013-2019), IST-ULisbon;
-Santander Totta Bank / TULisbon 2011 Scientific Prize (the most productive and highly cited researcher of the Technical University of Lisbon in areas of Chem. & Chem. Eng.);
-Deloitte / TULisbon 2008 Young Investigator Award (highly productive young researcher of TULisbon).

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