André Ricardo Fajardo

Federal University of Pelotas (UFPel)




B.S. in Chemistry (2007), M.Sc. (2009) and Ph.D. (2013) degrees in Chemistry at Maringá State University (Brazil). Ph.D. with a sandwich period at CERMAV (Grenoble-France, 2012-2013). Professor at Federal University of Pelotas (Brazil) since 2014. He is the Coordinator of the Post-Graduation Program in Chemistry of UFPel (since 2017) and the Director of the South Division of the Brazilian Polymer Society (2019-2021). Research-leader in the Laboratory of Technology and Development of Composites and Polymeric Materials (LaCoPol). More than 60 peer-revised published papers, 6 book chapters, more than 1600 citations (Web of Science) and H-index of 24. Research topics: Polymer chemistry, polymeric biomaterials, polymeric composites, natural polymers, hydrogels, absorbent materials, controlled releasing systems and heterogeneous catalysts.