Jailson de Andrade, Associate editor
Universidade Federal da Bahia, Brazil
Jailson Bittencourt de Andrade, is a full professor in the Department of General and Inorganic Chemistry, Institute of Chemistry, of the Universidade Federal da Bahia – UFBA and Member of the Brazilian Academy of Sciences. He is an undergraduate in Chemistry from UFBA in 1976 and finished his Master in Science in 1979. He received his PhD from the Pontificia Universidade do Rio de Janeiro (PUC-RJ) in 1986. He did post-doctoral studies in 1988 at the Brookhaven National Laboratory (NY-USA) and was Associate Researcher at Desert Research Institute (NV-USA) in 1991. Currently, he is the Chair of the National Institute for Science and Technology in Energy and Environment. His work in scientific research includes analytical, environmental and inorganic chemistry, with the following major interests: Development of new analytical methodologies for the determination of organic and inorganic chemical species in liquid phase, gas phase or associated to atmospheric aerosols; study of atmospheric chemical reactions of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons, aldehydes, alcohols, sulfur and nitrogen compounds, ozone, olefin and carboxylic acids; biofuels, kinetics of S(IV) oxidation; preparation and properties of double sulfites containing Cu(I) and other transition metals and separation sciences, with emphasis in GC/MS and LC – UV/VIS, Fluorescence or MS. He has published over 180 papers in numerous scientific journals. He received, in 1993, a medal “Pesquisador do Ano da UFBA” (UFBA’s Researcher of the Year), and was honored as Knight of the National Order of Scientific Merit, by the President of the Republic of Brazil (Commendateur in 1998 and Grã-Cruz in 2009) and he received the most important condecoration of the Brazilian Chemical Society, the Simão Mathias Medal, in 2007. In 2014, he was admitted as a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry. Currently he is an Associate Editor of the Annals of the Brazilian Academy of Science and Analytical Methods.