Erick Leite Bastos
Erick Bastos, Ph.D., was born in São Paulo, Brazil. After completing his bachelor's degree in chemistry, he became fascinated with chemiluminescence and devoted the following years to the synthesis and physical–organic chemical studies of chemiluminescent substrates for biological applications. Following post-doctoral work on the development of sustainable surfactant ionic liquids, he became an adjunct professor at the Universidade Federal do ABC. In 2011, he moved to the Instituto de Química of the Universidade de São Paulo where he is an associate professor. His research is in the field of physical organic chemistry and photochemistry of natural pigments.