Silvio Silvério Da Silva

Universidade de São Paulo, Brazil


Silvio Silvério Da Silva completed his Doctorate degree in biochemical and pharmaceutical technology from the University of São Paulo (USP) and Gesellschaft Fuer Biotechnologishe Forshung GBF, Germany in 1994. Presently, he serves as a Professor/Researcher in the Department of Biotechnology of the Engineering School of Lorena, USP Campus, Scientific Visitor at the Federal University of Juiz de Fora, Brazil, Collaborating Professor in the Doctoral Program of the Universidad Autonoma de Tamaulipas, Mexico, and Evaluator SINAES/MEC of Higher Education Institutions and Courses for Graduation. Professor Silva offers the consulting services to various ad hoc institutions and biotechnological industries. Professor Silva is an expert reviewer of 22 scientific journals of high impact factor. He has published 122 papers in peer-reviewed international journals and presented more than 455 papers in conference proceedings largely international. He has also14 book chapters to his credit. He has recorded two patents on technological processes for xylitol production. Professor Silva has guided 15 doctoral students, 25 M.S. dissertations, and 50 scientific initiation students in the areas of applied microbiology, biochemical engineering, and food science and technology. He has successfully completed 19 research projects funded by Brazilian Government and private funding agencies. Currently, he leads two major scientific thematic projects funded by FAPESP and Bioenergy Program involving three local universities and Colorado State University, USA. Earlier, he has also served as a Deputy Director of Engineering School of Lorena (EEL). He has received 22 awards for best teacher and researcher from various scientific and academic institutions. His area of research is microbiotechnology harnessing the potential of lignocellulosic feedstock for the production of xylitol, ethanol, and biomolecules.

Biography Updated on 10 April 2012

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