EDUCATION: Marina V. Kirillova, 37, is a Researcher within the "FCT Investigator 2013" programme (Starting Grant) at the Centro de Química Estrutural, Instituto Superior Técnico, University of Lisbon (IST/ULisbon). She graduated with honours in Chemical Engineering (2001) from the Belarusian State Technological University, Belarus, and earned a PhD degree in Chemistry (2007) from the Technical University of Lisbon (TULisbon/IST), Portugal, where she continued as a post-doctoral fellow (2008-2013), before taking the current position.
PUBLICATION RECORD: M. V. Kirillova (co)authored 70 peer-reviewed publications, including 52 research papers in ISI journals, 13 patents, 3 book chapters and 2 proceedings papers; over 40 conference abstracts. The research papers received over 2100 citations (h index = 30).
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AWARDS: M. V. Kirillova is the recipient of the L'ORÉAL PORTUGAL AWARD FOR WOMEN IN SCIENCE [2008; joint initiative of L'ORÉAL, UNESCO and FCT, distinguishing young women scientists], as well as of the YOUNG INVESTIGATOR AWARD from the Technical University of Lisbon / Delloitte [2009; the highest ranked researcher within the area of Chemistry based on scientific productivity and impact factor criteria].
EXPERTISE AND RESEARCH INTERESTS: Her main research focuses on Catalysis, Coordination and Green Chemistry, and includes the following topics: mild oxidative functionalization of alkanes into derivatives with industrial significance through environmental catalysis; gas-phase reactions; homogeneous, biphasic and aqueous phase catalysis; kinetic studies and reaction mechanisms; synthesis and catalytic application of new biomimetic transition metal complexes, coordination polymers and metal-organic frameworks.
MAIN SCIENTIFIC ACHIEVEMENTS: M. V. Kirillova developed and patented a number of highly active catalytic systems, alkane oxidation and hydrocarboxylation protocols thereof, some of them are the most efficient so far reported in the field of mild functionalization of alkanes.
Last updated: Oct. 2016