Leader of the Inorganic Biochemistry and NMR group at Instituto de Tecnologia Química e Biológica António Xavier, Universidade Nova de Lisboa. His work focuses on the research of the molecular mechanisms of biological electron transfer reactions. These reactions are at the core of fundamental processes relevant for contemporary societal challenges such as bioenergetics and its consequences for health and disease, and bioelectrochemical technologies and their potential for developing environmentally sustainable industrial activities.
Dr. Louro has more than 15 years of experience in successfully leading research projects funded by varied national and also international sources. The work performed has lead to the publication of more than 70 papers in refereed journals, book chapters and books. The merit of this work has been recognized by the invitation to lecture at more than 20 scientific conferences with international audience in addition to numerous seminars in prestigious universities across the world. His expertise has been sought by various prestigious journals and funding agencies to contribute as referee and scientific advisor.
Dr. Louro also has more than 10 years of teaching experience at the three levels of university education, both in the context of established curricular programs as well as by organizing internationally funded advanced courses that have gathered students and teachers from across Europe. In his research group Dr. Louro has also trained more than 10 graduate students and pos-docs as well as numerous undergrads.