Armando Silvestre (born 1968), Associate Professor, University of Aveiro, Department of Chemistry and CICECO Aveiro Institute of Materials. PhD (1994) and Habilitation (2008) in Chemistry.
He is currently the leader of CICECO Group 4. Biorefineries, Biobased Materials and Recycling
Armando has a large experience in coordination and participation in National and EU Projects (34 projects, 9.6 M€ of funding for University of Aveiro).
Armando published 19 book chapters, 4 patents, 253 papers, H-index 44, +6500 citations: ORCID.
He is member of the Editorial board of Industrial Crops and Products (Elsevier); Materials (MDPI), International Journal of Molecular Sciences (MDPI), and MROC-Mini Reviews in Organic Chemistry (Bentham).
Large experience in PostDoctoral (12 of which 5 in progress) PhD (21 of which 11 in progress) and MSc (45) students supervising, and in teaching and BSc, MSc and PhD level.
His research interests are focused on the Biorefinery concept development namely through the sustainable extraction and upgrading of added-value compounds from biomass addressing mainly bioactive compounds through the use benign solvents(using ionic liquids, deep eutectic solvents and supercritical CO2); new biobased polymers derived from 2,5-furandicarboxylic acid and new functional (nano)composite materials and biomaterials based on biopolymers and cellulose (nano)fibers.