Nei Pereira Jr
Nei Pereira Jr is a Full Professor of the Biochemical Engineering Department of the School of Chemistry of the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ). He has the degrees of Chemical Engineer (UFRJ, 1977); MSc in Technology of Biochemical Processes (UFRJ, 1982) and PhD in Biotechnology (Manchester University, UK, 1991). Since 1991 he has leading R&D&I projects in the Laboratories of Bioprocess Development, where he has already supervised 110 theses (68 MSc and 42 PhD). Presently, he is supervising 03 MSc and 08 PhD students in the theme “Biotechnology of Lignocellulosic Materials”, whose involvement started in 1987. He has published more 200 articles and 09 patents. He also develops cooperative works with national and international teaching and research institutions, as well as with enterprises. He holds scholarships from the Brazilian Council for Research (CNPq) and from the Rio de Janeiro State Research Foundation (FAPERJ) in recognition to his contributions to the development of Science and Technology in Brazil. He was recently awarded with the following prizes: PETROBRAS Inventor 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009 and 2011; Diamond Thesis (2014), granted by the School of Chemistry by achieving the supervision of 100 theses in its Graduate Program on Technology of Chemical and Biochemical Processes, and the national prize of the Brazilian Association of the Chemical Industry (ABIQUIM) Outstanding Researcher 2006.