The Técnico alumnus and Invited Full Professor at the IST Department of Chemical Engineering (DEQ), Nuno Maulide, is among the 12 Portuguese people distinguished by the “Nascer do Sol” newspaper, for outstanding performance in 2021, in their respective areas, both at national and international level.
In 2021, the Técnico alumnus launched the book “Como Se Transforma Ar em Pão” (“How to Turn Air into Bread?”), which has been a sales success. He was also elected permanent member of the Austrian Academy of Sciences, and has become the youngest permanent member and the only foreigner elected for the Austrian Academy of Sciences.
Nuno Maulide is Full Professor of Organic Synthesis at the University of Vienna, and he is currently Head of the Institute of Organic Chemistry, University of Vienna. In 2019, at the age of 39, he was named Austria’s Scientist of the Year and in 2018 he was awarded the Ignaz L. Lieben Award of the Austrian Academy of Sciences.
Nuno Maulide received his degree in Chemistry from Técnico. In 2004, he completed his Master’s degree (Summa cum Laude) at the Ècole Polytechnique. He pursued a PhD at the Catholic University of Leuven, in Belgium, and a postdoc at Stanford University.
In 2009, he was appointed Research group leader at the Max- Planck-Institut für Kohlenforschung, in Germany. He was the first Portuguese to receive the “Bayer Early Excellence in Science Award 2012” in the field of Chemistry. He has been a lecturer and researcher in Organic Chemistry at the University of Vienna since 2013. Over these 8 years in the Austrian capital Nuno Maulide has been awarded numerous distinctions.