António Varandas received a Diploma in chemical engineering from the University of Porto, Porto, Portugal in 1971, and a Ph.D. degree in theoretical chemistry from the University of Sussex, Falmer, East Sussex, in 1976. After graduation in Porto, he joined the staff at the Department of Chemistry of the University of Coimbra, Coimbra, Portugal as Assistant Professor, where he occupies since 1988 a position of Full Professor. His research interests are in theoretical chemistry, covering topics from potential energy surfaces to non-adiabatic effects in ro-vibrational spectroscopy and reaction dynamics, some having implications in combustion processes and ozone chemistry at the middle atmosphere. He has published over 300 papers, and coauthored a monograph on Molecular Potential Energy Functions.
Biography Updated on 8 December 2010