Biography

Carlos A. M. Afonso
Group leader

Carlos A. M. Afonso (born in 1962) is currently Full Professor at Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Lisbon. He received his Ph.D. in 1990 under the supervision of Professor Christopher Maycock, subsequently became Assistant Professor at New University of Lisbon and Associate Professor at the Instituto Superior Técnico in Lisbon (2004-2010), and took a postdoctoral fellow (1990) at the Imperial College of Science Technology and Medicine (W. B. Motherwell) and sabbatical leave (1997/1998) at University of Bath, UK (Jonathan Williams) and at the University of Toronto (Robert Batey). Is co-author of Chapter books (3), Editor book (1), Patents (3) and refereed publications (around 160). This research laboratory focuses on new catalyzed synthetic methodologies, green chemistry (reactions in water, ionic liquids, PEG, solvent free, catalyst reuse, membrane technology), synthetic valorisation of national natural resources, development of new materials (ionic liquids, two-photon probes), biotransformations.


Academic Degrees
2008 | Instituto Superior Técnico, Degree of Agregação ('comparable' to Habilitation).
1990 | Faculty of Science and Technology of the New Univ. of Lisbon (FCT-UNL), PhD in Org. Chem., supervision C. D. Maycock.
1984 | Faculty of Science and Technology of the University of Coimbra (1980-1984); Diploma in Industrial Chemistry.


Professional Experience
2010 to Present | Full Professor at Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Lisbon.
2004 to 2010 | Associate Professor (Org. Chem.), "Instituto Superior Técnico", Technical Univ. of Lisbon, Portugal.
1998 (6 months) | Sabbatical leave, Chem. Department, Univ. of Toronto, Canada (Prof. Robert Batey).
1997 (6 months) | Sabbatical leave, Chem. Department, Univ. of Bath, UK (Prof. Jonhatan Williams).
1995 to 2004 | Assistant Professor with permanent position (Org. Chem.), FCT-UNL.
1990 (1 year) | Post-doc, Chem. Department, Imperial College of Science Technology and Medicine, London (Prof. William B. Motherwell).
1990 to 1995 | Assistant Professor (Organic Chemistry), FCT-UNL.

 




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