Armando Pombeiro#

Armando Pombeiro
Membership Number:6116
Membership type:ORDINARY
Main Country of Residence:PORTUGAL

Present and Previous Positions
  • 1989 - present Full Professor at the Instituto Superior Tecnico (IST) (Jubilado since 2019, 06)
  • 2021, 01 - present Distant Director (Head of Research Centre) at the Research Institute of Chemistry, RUDN University (Moscow)
  • 2014 - present Coordinator of the "Coordination Chemistry and Catalysis" research group at the IST
  • 2014 - present Founding Director of the PhD Program on “Catalysis and Sustainability” (CATSUS)
  • 2015 - 2019 President of the Centro de Quimica Estrutural (Chemistry Research Centre) of the IST
  • 2017 - 2019 Founding President of the College of Chemistry of the Universidade de Lisboa (University of Lisbon)
  • 2006 - 2012, and 1999 - 2000 Vice-President of the Class of Sciences of the Academy of Sciences of Lisbon
  • 2001 - 2005 Secretary-General of the Academy of Sciences of Lisbon
  • 2007 - 2014 Representative of the Academy of Sciences of Lisbon at ICSU (International Council for Science) and at the European Science Foundation (ESF)
  • 2004 Member of the Higher Council for Science, Technology and Innovation (Ministry of Science and Higher Education).

Fields of Scholarship
  • Self-assembly of polynuclear and supramolecular structures, including MOFs (metal-organic frameworks)
  • Crystal engineering of coordination compounds
  • Theoretical studies for interpretation of properties and reactivity at the molecular level
  • Bioactive molecules and selective chemosensors of biological ions
  • Molecular electrochemistry in activation by electron-transfer, mechanistic studies and establishment of redox potential-structure relationships
  • Coordination Chemistry and Catalysis
  • Catalysis and metal-mediated synthesis towards sustainability
  • Activation of small molecules by metal centres
  • Non-covalent interactions in synthesis
  • Alkane functionalization under mild conditions

Honours and Awards
    • 1988 Full Member (“Membro Efectivo”) of the Academy of Sciences of Lisbon
    • 1980 Corresponding Member (“Membro Correspondente”) of the Academy of Sciences of Lisbon
    • 2018 Inaugural SCF French-Portuguese Award (French Chemical Society)
    • 2018 Vanadis award (by the vanadium chemistry scientific community, international congresses on vanadium)
    • 2018 Scentific Prize of the University of Lisbon - Caixa Geral de Depósitos (the highest ranked researcher, under productivity and scientific impact factor criteria, in Chemistry and Chemical Engineering)
    • 2015 Portuguese Electrochemical Society Award
    • 2013 Madinabeitia-Lourenço (International Hispano-Portuguese) Prize (Royal Spanish Chem.Soc.)
    • 2012 Ferreira da Silva Prize (major prize by the Portuguese Chemical Society)
    • 2007 Inaugural Scientific Prize of the Technical University of Lisbon - Santander Totta (the highest ranked researcher within chemical, biological and materials sciences, based on productivity and impact factor criteria)
    • 2005 Stimulus for Excellence prize (Foundation for Science and Technology, FCT, Portugal)
    • 1990 J. Heyrovský Centennial Medal (J. Heyrovský Institute of Physical Chemistry, Prague)
    • 2019 Honorary Professor at Saint Petersburg State University (Institute of Chemistry)
    • 2007 Invited Chair Professor at the National Taiwan University of Science and Technology
    • 2019-2020 "Coordination Chemistry Reviews" Special Issue entitled “Coordination Compounds and Catalyis: a Special Issue in Honor of Prof. Armando J.L. Pombeiro” (virtual issue, 49 reviews)
    • 2018-2019 "Journal of Organometallic Chemistry" Special Issue entitled “Synthesis and Applications of Organometallic Compounds”, dedicated to Prof. Armando J.L. Pombeiro (virtual issue, 20 research papers and reviews)
    • 2014 Symposium “One Day on Organometallic Chemistry in honor of Armando J.L. Pombeiro”, University of Oviedo (organized by the Group of Organometallic Compounds and Catalysis (COMORCA) of this University and by the Specialized Group of Organometallic Chemistry of the Royal Spanish Chemical Society)

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