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Professor Dr Vania Zuin


Visiting Professor

Dr Vania Zuin is a Professor at the Federal University of São Carlos (UFSCar, Brazil). Her background is Analytical Green Chemistry and Green Chemistry Education, with major interests in developing green analytical methodologies that are incipient to determine bioactive high-value organic substances extracted from Brazilian agro-industrial residues, particularly in separation science. Also, her research focuses on the development and dissemination of Green Chemistry educational material for Higher Education.

Vania is an assessor in the Coordination for the Improvement of Higher Education Personnel (CAPES) and the State of São Paulo Research Foundation (FAPESP). She is author of several publications of high impact in the areas of her expertise (papers, chapters and books) and has been invited to give several lectures in the academic and industrial sectors relating to Green Chemistry. She was responsible for the project and acted as Secretary General of the 4th International IUPAC Conference on Green Chemistry, held in Brazil (2012). Since 2012, she has been a member of the IUPAC Subcommittee on Green Chemistry.

Vania is member of the Brazilian Chemistry Society (SBQ) and, since 2012, the coordinator the Green Chemistry Section of the SBQ. She also collaborates with the Brazilian Network on Green Chemistry and has established a well-structured network between industries, governmental and non-governmental sectors to improve research and application of Green Chemistry knowledge in Brazil and abroad. As a participant of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation research network started in 2005 (AvH, Germany), she was elected vice-president of the Humboldt Kolleg in Brazil in 2013. Recent distinctions include the 52o National Literary Jabuti Bronze Award (Brazilian Chamber of Book) and the title of Honorary Visiting Fellow at the University of York (UK). She is currently a visiting academic at the Green Chemistry Centre of Excellence (University of York) working to improve green separation techniques, especially for the analysis of flavonoids coming from biomass residues involving industrial partners. More details can be seen on:

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