Ricardo Simões received the Franzosini Award

During the 19th International Symposium on Solubility Phenomena and Related Equilibrium Processes, which took place the week of July 12-16 as a Virtual Conference hosted by Los Alamos National Laboratory, USA (July 12-16), Ricardo Simões was awarded the the Franzosini Award (https://iupac.org/what-we-do/awards/franzosini-award/), which was assigned by the Subcommittee on Solubility and IUPAC's Equilibrium Data (SSED).

This prize, awarded every 2 years, is in its 21st edition, and aims to recognize the contribution of young scientists in the area of ​​Solubility and Homogeneous Balance. It has been attributed to Ricardo for his work on the crystallization of organic compounds, and in particular for solubility studies on simvastatin, a pharmaceutical compound often used in the treatment of hyperlipidemias (Cryst. Growth Des. 2020, 21, 544-551). This work allowed to resolve discrepancies found in the solubility data in the literature for this compound and offered a molecular interpretation of the order of solubilities found in different solvents.

Congratulations to Ricardo Simões.

Published/edited: 23/07/2021