Rui Fausto


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Rui Fausto is professor of chemistry and Director of the Laboratory for Molecular Cryospectroscopy and Biospectroscopy at the University of Coimbra, Portugal. His research interests range from spectroscopy and solid-state photochemistry to chemical imaging, theoretical and computational chemistry and hot-vibrational chemistry. He has published more than 300 scientific articles in peer-reviewed journals and he is Editor of several books, either dedicated to the general public or to professional chemists and physicists. He has been Editor of the Journal of Molecular Structure since 2009, and member of the Editorial Boards of several other international journals. Along his career, he has occupied many different positions in the administration and scientific boards of the University of Coimbra, including the presidency of the Academic Council and the vice-presidency of the Scientific and Directive boards of the Sciences Faculty, and the presidency of the Institute for Interdisciplinary Research and of the Chemistry Department. Professor Rui Fausto has served as University of Coimbra Senator and as President of the Physicochemical Division of the Portuguese Chemical Society. In 2004 and 2005 he was awarded the “Stimulus to the Excellence in Science Prize” of the Portuguese Science Foundation and Portuguese Ministry of Science and Technology. He is member of the European Academy of Arts, Sciences and Humanities (Paris), IUPAC, European Molecular Liquids Group and European Photochemistry Association. He is also member of the Honor Committee of the Portugal-Latvia Association, and the Coordinator for Education of the International Observatory of Human Rights.


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