Board of Trustees
Ronaldo Aloise Pilli Versão em português
Vice-president - Board of Trustees
Professor Pilli got his BSc degree in Chemistry from the University of Campinas (UNICAMP), in 1976, and his PhD degree, in 1981, from the same institution. After a postdoctoral stint at the University of Califórnia, Berkeley (1982-84), he started indepedent research in Campinas on the stereoselective synthesis of natural products and pharmaceutical active ingredients. He was a visiting scholar at Georg-August Universität, Göttingen, Germany (1994) and at Warwick University, UK (2005).
Holds a full professorship at Institute of Chemistry, UNICAMP and a research fellowship (level 1A) from Brazilian National Research Council (CNPq)
He was awarded the Silver Jubilee Award from International Foundation for Science, Sweden (1999), the National Order of Scientific Merit (2006), the Zeferino Vaz Award for Academic Recognition from UNICAMP in 2008, the Simão Mathias Medal, from Brazilian Chemical Society (2012), the Brazilian Medicinal Chemistry Symposium Award (2014) and the 3rd Iberoamerican Symposium Award, in 2016.
Professor Pilli is a fellow of the Brazilian Chemical Society, of the São Paulo Academy of Science, of the Brazilian Academy of Science and of the Royal Society of Chemistry.
He has been a member of the scientific and technological board of Rhodia, of the Chemistry panel at the Brazilian National Research Council (CNPq) and has acted as associate editor of the Journal of the Brazilian Chemical Society, as a member of the editorial board of Química Nova, as a counselor of the Brazilian Chemical Society and as a member of the Chemistry panel at FAPESP.
He has served as Head of the Institute of Chemistry, UNICAMP (2006-2009) and as UNICAMP’s Research Provost from 2009-2013.
His current research interests are on the total synthesis and biological evaluation of natural products and analogues as well as scientifc outreach programs.