Ricardo Ferraz is a professor at Escola Superior de Tecnologias de Saúde do Instituto Politécnico do Porto. He graduated in Chemistry in 2002 and received his Master degree in 2006 at Faculdade de Ciências da Universidade do Porto. He has worked under the supervision of Paula Gomes devoted to the study of the stereochemistry of imidazolidin-4-one ring closure in primaquine derivatives.
He finished his PhD in Sustainable Chemistry at Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia da Universidade Nova de Lisboa under the Supervision of Cristina Prudêncio, João Paulo Noronha and Zeljko Petrovski. His thesis is "Development of Novel Active Pharmaceutical Ionic Liquids and Salts Based on Antibiotics and Anti-fungal Drugs".
- Synthesis and physico-chemical caracterization of ionic liquids
- API-ILs: active pharmaceutic ingredients-derived ionic liquids
- Development of novel ionic liquids as anti-infective agents