Francides Gomes da Silva Júnior, DSc
Forestry Engineer – University of Brasília (1990), MSc in Wood Science and Technology from University of São Paulo / Institute of Technological Research of the State of São Paulo – IPT (1994), PhD in Chemical Engineering from the State University of Campinas (1997). From 1994 to 1998, he worked at Votorantim Celulose e Papel (now Suzano) where he performed several activities, from operation and control of the fiber line, design and implementation of wood quality program for industrial use, pulp production, process and product development and technical support to the commercial area (internal and external market). Professor at the University of São Paulo (1998). Between 2000 and 2001 he attended a postdoctoral program at the Institute of Paper Science and Technology of the Georgia Institute of Technology (Atlanta, USA) in the area of simulation of modified pulping process. In 2013, he carried out a postdoctoral program at the Forest Biomaterials Department of North Carolina State University (Raleigh, USA) in the area of mathematical modeling of pulping and biorefinery processes. In the period between 2003 and 2009 He has experience in Forest Resources, Forest Engineering and Forest Products Technology, Innovation and Intellectual Property with emphasis on pulp, paper and biorefinery technology., working mainly on the following topics: pulp, pulping, bleaching, wood quality and biorefinery. Member of the editorial board of 17 national and international journals. Member of the Brazilian Technical Association of Pulp and Paper – ABTCP, Technical Association of Pulp and Paper Industry – TAPPI and American Chemical Society – ACS.