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Bahian researcher wins Brazil's highest award for science and technology

Bahian researcher wins Brazil’s highest award for science and technology

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Chemist Gelson Bettencourt de Andrade was awarded the 34th edition of the Almirante Alvaro Alberto Prize for Science and Technology. The announcement was made last Friday (1) by the National Council for Scientific and Technological Development (CNPq) and the Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation (MCTI).

Jailson Andrade, Professor and Director of Graduate Studies at SENAI CIMATEC University Center, Professor Emeritus at the Federal University of Bahia (UFBA) and Research Productivity Scholar at CNPq, has received the most prestigious and endorsed award for graduate studies. Centro Universitário SENAI CIMATEC, Emeritus Professor at the Federal University of Bahia (UFBA) and CNPq Research Productivity Scientist.

Created in 1981, the award is a partnership between CNPq, MCTI and the Brazilian Navy and is awarded annually to one of the three main areas of knowledge, on a rotating basis. In 2022, the award covers the fields of exact sciences, earth and engineering. The other two fields are the humanities and social sciences, and the arts, arts and life sciences.

At SENAI CIMATEC, one of the projects developed by the Dean of Graduate Studies Jailson Andrade was the project to transform the university center into SENAI CIMATEC University. Currently, the university center offers nine undergraduate courses in engineering and one in architecture. In addition, there are three master’s courses and two doctoral courses. Graduation in medicine is among the potential new courses of the institution.

In addition to working at the SENAI CIMATEC University Centre, Professor Jailson Bittencourt de Andrade coordinates the INCT Program in Energy and Environment of the National Institutes of Science and Technology for the CNPq/MCTI Program and the Interdisciplinary Study of the Todos os Santos Bay – Kirimurê Project, a planned 30-year study who are currently in their fifteenth year uninterrupted.

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“Since 1988, CNPq has supported me with numerous individual and group research projects, and the INCT program has been the most relevant and broadly national in scope, including important research groups from the Northeast, Midwest, Southeast and South regions. Almirante Alvaro Alberto Prize”, in honor of Professor Gilson Andrade.

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