Seminar: Mendeleev's Gift to Education (and to me)
Host: Ana Isabel Aguiar-Ricardo & José Moura
Short Bio of Sir Martyn Poliakoff (University of Nottingham, United Kingdom)
Sir Martyn Poliakoff is Professor of Chemistry in the University of Nottingham, renowned Fellow of the Royal Society (The UK’s Academy of Sciences) and of the Institution of Chemical Engineers (USA), of American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), of the Royal Academy of Engineering (Australia), Honorary Fellow of the Chinese Chemical Society, Associate Fellow and Honorary Member of Ethiopian Academy of Sciences, Foreign Member of Russian Academy of Sciences and Doctor Honoris Causa from Tallinn Technical University, Estonia. He has served the society as Foreign Secretary and one of the Vice-Presidents of the Royal Society, the UK and Commonwealth Academy of Sciences, from 2011-2016. He has contributed with more than 370 scientific articles in different fields of chemistry and chemical engineering, with more emphasis in multidisciplinary areas, Physical Chemistry, Inorganic Chemistry and Green and Sustainable Science Technology. He is recognized worldwide as a global leader in Green Chemistry with specific interest in the applications of supercritical fluids (SCFs). With the help of his colleagues, he made Periodic Table on-line videos (PTOV) about each of the 118 chemical elements attracting nearly 184 million views. Following his suggestion, the 150th anniversary of Mendeleev’s first publication of the Periodic Table, was declared the International Year of the Periodic Table (IYPT).