Pic 1. Prof. Joao A. P. Coutinho explained the brief introduction about green chemistry

As a reputable university, UMY is keen to empower the staff and students to attain their education abroad. It supports each department willing to work collaboratively on research and initiate cooperation under the oversight of Cooperation and International Affairs. On 3 December, a public lecture has carried in the Seminar Room,  AR Fachruddin B 5th Floor. It well arranged by the Pharmacy School, which invited Prof. Joao A. P. Coutinho and Dr. Joana Luísa Pereira from Aveiro University, Portugal.

As a steady breakthrough in novel research, Prof. Joao overviewed the use of a green solvent in the field of chemistry. He is in charge of an interdisciplinary research team focusing on green solvent development and emerging methods of separation of biorefinery and circular economy. Prof Joao also focused the topic on the development of new materials and chemical processes, biodegradable polymer characterization, and biotechnology. In another session, Dr. Joana Luisa has explained the brief of Ecotoxicology and Environmental Risk Assessment in the biology field.

Pic 2. Dr. Joana Luisa presented the Ecotoxicology in the Biology field

Sabtanti Harimutri, Ph.D., Apt as the head of the School of Pharmacy, opened the public lecture with a welcoming remark. Following the event, the guests brought IRO to discuss further research collaboration with Eko Priyo Purnomo Ph.D., as the Executive Director of Cooperation and International Affairs. Based on this discussion, both parties agreed to continue the partnership by sending an MoU and MoA for both universities.

“Hopefully, after the agreement has accepted, we can also bring our staff to pursue their Ph.D. at your university. Besides, we also happy to host the Aveiro University professor if they come here in the coming year to charge the public lecture or join the research collaboration,” said Eko (Lia).

Pic 3. Aveiro University representatives at the International and Relations Office