Armando Pombeiro, IST-DEQ professor and CQE researcher, was recently elected Fellow of the European Academy of Sciences (EurASc). “I feel deeply honoured to have been chosen as a Fellow of the European Academy of Sciences. It encourages me to continue doing research with the support of my research group, to which I extent my particular thanks and this distinction”. This is the first time that Técnico is represented in the prestigious fellowship of the European Academy of Sciences.
The election of professor Armando Pombeiro was approved by the General Board, which is composed of Presidium members and Heads of Divisions. EurASc is completely independent of any national entity, in its membership, election processes, deliberations and actions.
According to professor Armando Pombeiro, his election was due to “the authorship of vast innovative work, high national and international recognition, and the ability to cooperate with European research institutions”. “It is possible that the contribution of my research (i.e., of my research group) was also recognised, namely the development of inter- and transdisciplinary research in Chemistry towards sustainability and internationalisation”, explains the Técnico professor.
As Fellow of the European Academy of Sciences, professor Armando Pombeiro will have to “take advantage of my expertise and my colleagues in advising other European bodies for the betterment of European research, technological application and social development”, says professor Armando Pombeiro, who recalled the experience acquired in Lisbon Academy of Sciences, European Science Foundation (ESF) and European Academies’ Science Advisory Council (EASAC).
The European Academy of Sciences is a fully independent international association of distinguished scholars that aims to recognise and elect to its membership the best European scientists with a vision for Europe as a whole, transcending national borders, and with the aims of strengthening European science and scientific cooperation. Another objective is to take advantage of the expertise of its members in advising other European bodies for the betterment of European research, technological application and social development.