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Conference speaker

João Coutinho


João Coutinho

Full Professor

University of Aveiro, Portugal

Talk title: DES – Do they exist? And why you should you be concerned about it...

João A. P. Coutinho is Full Professor at the Chemistry Department of University of Aveiro, Portugal where he is vice-director of CICECO, one of the leading European Laboratories in Materials Science.

He leads a multidisciplinary research team that focuses on the development of green solvents and novel separation processes for biorefinery and circular economy. Currently he strives to apply biobased solvents, DES and ionic liquids to these processes and attempts to better understand their physical-chemical behavior. He supervised over 50 MSc, 30 PhD thesis and 25 Post Doctoral Fellows, authored over 550-refereed papers (h-factor 77, > 22500 citations) and 7 patents.

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