Assistant Professor, Department of Chemistry
Technical University of Lisbon, Portugal
Alexander Kirillov is an Assistant Professor of Chemistry at the Instituto Superior Técnico, Technical University of Lisbon (IST/UTL), Portugal. He graduated in Chemical Engineering (2001) from the Belarusian State Technological University, Belarus and earned his PhD in Chemistry (11.2006) from the IST/UTL (with Prof. A.J.L. Pombeiro), where he continued as a Post-doctoral Fellow (2007) and Senior Researcher (2008−2011, “Science 2007" program), before taking the current position.
Main research focuses on Coordination Chemistry, Crystal Engineering and Oxidation Catalysis with an emphasis on the following topics: (i) design of functional multinuclear metal complexes, coordination polymers and metal-organic frameworks, (ii) catalytic oxidative functionalization of alkanes and other substrates into derivatives with industrial significance, and (iii) synthetic and catalytic processes in aqueous media, hydrosoluble bioactive materials.