M. Fernando R. Pereira is Full Professor at FEUP. He obtained his PhD in 1998 in Chemical Engineering from FEUP. R&D manager of CITEVE (1998–2000). In 2000 he returned to FEUP as an assistant professor and joined the LCM (later LSRE-LCM). Head of the Chemical Engineering Department since 2018, former director of the Integrated Master in Environmental Engineering (2013-19), President of the Carbon Group of SPQ since 2021, representative of Portugal in the International Association of the Catalysis Communities (IACS) Council since 2018 and in the European Carbon Association since 2019. He was awarded the “Medalha Vicente Seabra” in 2008 by SPQ, and “Prémio de Excelência Científica” in 2013 and 2018 by FEUP.
His main research interests are heterogeneous catalysis, carbon materials, environment, energy, biomass Conversion, chemical Reaction engineering, functional materials and smart textiles. In these areas, he has supervised 23 PhD theses (17 concluded), 87 master students and 11 postdoctoral researchers; participated in 12 international and 34 national projects, 21 out of which as PI at FEUP and 3 as co-PI; published 340 scientific papers, nº of citations is 19699, and the H-index is 70 (Scopus, 4/2022), 11 book chapters, more than 400 presentations in scientific meetings and 6 patents pending.