António Silva

Graduated in Biology and Geology (University of Aveiro, 2008) and holds a Master’s degree in Geomaterials and Geological Resources (Universities of Aveiro and Porto, 2010). The first year of his Master’s was completed at the Federal University of Ceará (Fortaleza, Brazil), where he was engaged in a geological mapping, mineral prospection and exploration project coordinated by the Geological Survey of Brazil. Later, he earned two scholarships to join R&D projects of marine and engineering geology at the Universities of Aveiro and Porto respectively. Since 2013, collaborates with the GeoBioTec R&D Unit and concluded his Ph.D. in Geosciences focusing the petrology, geochemistry and metamorphic evolution of a granulite-facies migmatitic terrain (Universities of Aveiro and Porto, 2017). From then on, he has been in charge of the ongoing geological, mineral processing and metallurgical investigations for the beneficiation and chemical conversion of the lithium-rich aplite-pegmatite ores hosted in the “ROMANO” concession, held by Lusorecursos Portugal Lithium S.A. So far, he has published 5 articles in scientific journals and 26 papers in conference proceedings.