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Jairton DuPont


Jairton DuPont

Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil

Jairton Dupont was born in the state of Rio Grande do Sul (Brazil). He gained his PhD in Chemistry from the Université Louis Pasteur, Strasbourg (1988), and after postdoctoral research assistant at the Dyson Perrins Laboratory of the University of Oxford, he was appointed Professor of chemistry at the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul (Brazil).

From 2014 to 2017 he was appointed as an EPSRC/GSK Chair in Sustainable Chemistry in the School of Chemistry at the University of Nottingham. His research interests are mainly centered on ionic liquids with special emphasis in catalysis, nanomaterials and alternative energies.