Manuel Nunes da Ponte
Professor of Physical Chemistry at NOVA University Lisbon, Portugal (https://www.fct.unl.pt/en).
Born in Goa, India, in 1949, with Portuguese nationality. PhD (1977) in Chemical Engineering from Técnico/ University of Lisbon. He was visiting student, Oxford University (1975-76), and visiting Associate Professor, Cornell University (1983/84).
His career developed at NOVA, at the School of Sciences and Engineering, but also at ITQB Antonio Xavier, NOVA’s largest research institute, where he was Director from 1999 to 2002. He coordinated the MIT-Portugal Doctoral Program on Bioengineering Systems (2005-2014). He was chairman of the EUREKA Initiative High Level Group during the 2008/09 Portuguese Chairmanship. He has recently launched the start-up Zeyton Nutraceuticals.
His research interests are focused on applications of Supercritical Carbon Dioxide and Ionic Liquids to separations and chemical reaction, namely, in recent times, to Carbon Dioxide chemical and electrochemical reduction to fuels. He published about 160 papers in refereed scientific journals (with about 3800 citations), and close to 70 papers in scientific proceedings or book chapters. He is the inventor of 6 patents and he presented 29 plenary and invited communications in international scientific symposia.
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