We are delighted to announce the appointment of Jairton Dupont as NJC‘s Associate Editor for the Americas. He is a professor of the Institute of Chemistry at the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS) located in Porte Alegra in Brazil’s southernmost state. He replaces Prof. Michael Scott (formerly at the University of Florida and now at NSF).
Jaïrton has close ties to France and the UK (NJC‘s two “homes”), having received his Ph.D. degree from the Université Louis Pasteur of Strasbourg (France). After a period as a post-doc at the University of Oxford (UK), he joined the UFRGS, taking up his current position in 1992. His research interests are mainly centered on ionic liquids with special emphasis in catalysis, nanomaterials and alternative energies. Jaïrton has authored well over 200 scientific works, including an organometallic chemistry textbook.
Among his various distinctions, Jaïrton is a member of the Brazilian Academy of Sciences and he has received many awards such as the Humboldt Research Award, the Conrado Wessel Award, the TWAS Award and the Brazilian Gran Cruz. He has returned to the “Old World” on numerous occasions, including as an invited professor at ULP, the University of Nuremberg-Erlangen (Germany) and Universidad de Alcala de Henares and Rovira i Virgili (Spain). Click here to see his CV (in Portuguese).
Jaïrton’s commitment to excellence in scientific publishing is based on the following: “The worldwide dissemination of scientific achievements relies mostly on periodicals and therefore reputable professional journals are the most significant platform tool in this process. New Journal of Chemistry is certainly one of the platforms for the dissemination of the most important scientific global achievements in chemistry in their whole diversity.”
I extend a warm welcome to Jaïrton on behalf of the NJC Editorial Board, the editors of NJC, RSC Publishing and the CNRS.
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