Alexander Kirillov, 38, is a Professor of Chemistry at the Instituto Superior Técnico, University of Lisbon (IST/ULisbon), Portugal. After graduating in Chemical Engineering (2001), he started (2002) a doctoral program and completed a PhD in Chemistry (2006) from the Technical University of Lisbon (TULisbon, IST), where he also was a Post-doctoral Fellow (2007) and Senior Researcher (2008-2011, “Science 2007" program).
He is recipient of the Santander Totta/TULisbon Scientific Award (2011) and the Deloitte/TULisbon Young Investigator Award (2008).
200 peer-reviewed publications, including:
180 research papers in journals (h index = 40),
15 patents and 8 invited book chapters;
90 conference abstracts.
His main research focuses on Catalysis, C−H Functionalization, Coordination Chemistry and Crystal Engineering with an emphasis on the following topics:
(i) Catalytic functionalization of alkanes and other substrates into derivatives with industrial significance (selective oxidation, carboxylation, green and sustainable protocols, prebiotic and environmental catalysis);
(ii) Synthetic and catalytic processes in aqueous media, water-soluble bioactive, catalytic, and drug-releasing materials;
(iii) Design of functional multinuclear metal complexes, coordination polymers, metal-organic frameworks and materials on their basis.