Artur Silva

Artur M. S. Silva is a Full Professor of organic chemistry in the University of Aveiro. He studied chemistry at the University of Aveiro (Portugal), where he graduated in chemistry physics in 1987 and received his PhD in chemistry in 1993. He began his independent career at Aveiro University as an Assistant Professor in 1994. He was appointed to Associate Professor with tenure in 1998 and Full Professor in 2001. He published over 524 papers and 39 book chapters (h index 41). His research interests range over the chemistry of polyphenolic and nitrogen hetero cyclic compounds, with special emphasis on the development of new synthetic routes and also on organocatalytic and metal-catalysed transformations. However, the second line of his research is centred on the isolation and structural characterization of natural products from diverse terrestrial and marine sources.

He makes research in the Organic Chemistry, Natural Products and Food Stuffs research Unit (QOPNA), where he is the head of the Organic Chemistry and Natural Products research group. QOPNA is a Unit with three main areas: Biochemistry, Organic chemistry and Mass Spectrometry, that is well known for the research made.

He is Fellow of the European Academy of Sciences since January 2017.

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