Alexander M. Kirillov

Instituto Superior Técnico, Portugal


Alexander M. Kirillov (born in 1979) is an Assistant Professor of chemistry at Instituto Superior Técnico, Universidade Técnica de Lisboa (IST/UTL), Portugal. He graduated in chemical engineering (2001) from the Belarusian State Technological University, Belarus, and earned his Ph.D. degree in chemistry (2006) from the IST/UTL (with Professor A. J. L. Pombeiro), where he continued as a Postdoctoral Fellow (2007) and Senior Researcher (2008–2011), before taking his current position. His main research focuses on coordination chemistry, crystal engineering, and homogeneous catalysis with an emphasis on the following topics: (i) self-assembly synthesis of functional multinuclear metal complexes, coordination polymers, or metal-organic frameworks, (ii) catalytic oxidative functionalization of alkanes and other substrates into derivatives with industrial significance, and (iii) synthetic and catalytic processes in aqueous media, hydrosoluble bioactive materials. Dr. Kirillov has authored about 100 peer-reviewed publications, including 75 research papers in ISI journals, 10 patents, several book chapters, and proceedings papers. He is Recipient of the UTL/Santander Totta 2011 Scientific Award and the UTL/Deloitte 2008 Young Investigator Award.

Biography Updated on 9 October 2012

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