NEWS

LSRE-LCM Team wins the Second Prize at Business Ignition Programme (BIP)

July 28, 2017

On July 28th, the idea AWASer – Advanced Water Analysis Services proposed by the LSRE-LCM team, whose members are the researchers João Sousa (Granted Researcher), Marta Oliveira Barbosa (PhD Student), Ana Rita Ribeiro (Post-doctoral Researcher), Adrián Silva (Associate Researcher) and Fernando Pereira (Associate Professor), was awarded with the second prize of the first edition of Business Ignition Programme (BIP). The objective of BIP organized by U.Porto Inovação, CIIMAR and INESC TEC was to provide participants with relevant skills in order to respond to market challenges and opportunities. During the 3 intense months, 10 BIP teams worked to create value propositions for their projects with the support of mentors, methodologies and resources that helped them transform innovative technologies into profitable business models.

The teams involved in this first edition of BIP presented publically their final Pitch and AWASer received the second prize: mentoring services and a business trip to the DLD Tel Aviv Innovation Festival 2017. AWASer is a service developed by the LSRE-LCM team for public and private entities with the need to monitor water quality, providing an effective solution for water sampling in hard-to-reach areas.

BIP is a project funded by Northern 2020, Portugal 2020 and European Union and this first edition was supported by SONAE, Amadeu Dias Foundation and Santander Universities.

LSRE-LCM congratulates his researchers team for the recognition received at BIP and also all the other teams that have successfully overcome this challenge!

More information at official BIP website: https://bip.up.pt/2017/08/02/bip-final-pitch-day-28th-july-2017-photo-gallery/
Or at Notícias UP: https://noticias.up.pt/bioaqua-solutions-e-a-ideia-vencedora-do-business-ignition-programme/

Asma Sharkway received the Best Student Contribution prize

July 3-6, 2017

Asma Sharkway has received the Best Student Contribution Prize from the Scientific Committee of the 25th International Conference on Bioencapsulation held at La Chapelle sur Erdre (Nantes), France on July 3-6, 2017

The work presented at this conference Aroma encapsulation for antibacterial and eco-friendly textile finishing was part of Asma’s Master Thesis entitled Vanillin encapsulation for eco-friendly textile application and performed at LSRE-LCM under the supervision of Professors Alírio Rodrigues and Filomena Barreiro.

We congratulate Asma, who will soon join again LSRE-LCM as PhD Student with a scholarship from FCT/PDEQB.

RECENT DEVELOPMENTS

PUBLICATIONS

J.M. Munuera, J.I. Paredes, M. Enterría, A. Pagán, S. Villar-Rodil, M.F.R. Pereira, J.I. Martins, J.L. Figueiredo, J.L. Cenis, A. Martínez-Alonso, J.M.D. Tascón. Electrochemical exfoliation of graphite in aqueous sodium halide electrolytes towards low oxygen content graphene for energy and environmental applications. ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, 9, 24085-24099, 2017
M.J. Lima, A.M.T. Silva, C.G. Silva, J.L. Faria. Graphitic carbon nitride modified by thermal, chemical and mechanical processes as metal-free photocatalyst for the selective synthesis of benzaldehyde from benzyl alcohol. Journal of Catalysis, 353, 44-53, 2017
I.M. Rocha, O.S.G.P. Soares, J.L. Figueiredo, C. Freire, M.F.R. Pereira. Bifunctionality of the pyrone functional group in oxidized carbon nanotubes towards oxygen reduction reaction. Catalysis Science & Technology, 7, 1868-1879, 2017
I.B.R. Nogueira, A.M. Ribeiro, M.A.F. Martins, A.E. Rodrigues, H. Koivisto, J.M. Loureiro. Dynamics of a True Moving Bed separation process: Linear model identification and advanced process control. Journal of Chromatography A, 1504, 112-123, 2017
L.C.D. Coelho, N.M.L. Filho, R.P.V. Faria, A.M. Ribeiro, A.E. Rodrigues. Selection of a stationary phase for the chromatographic separation of organic acids obtained from bioglycerol oxidation. Adsorption, 23, 627-638, 2017
A. Sharkawy, I.P. Fernandes, M.F. Barreiro, A.E. Rodrigues, T. Shoeib. Aroma-Loaded Microcapsules with Antibacterial Activity for Eco- Friendly Textile Application: Synthesis, Characterization, Release, and Green Grafting. Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research, 56, 5516−5526, 2017
M.F. Costa, C.M. Fonte, M.M. Dias, J.C.B. Lopes. Heat Transfer Performance of NETmix — A Novel Micro-Meso Structured Mixer and Reactor. AIChE Journal, 63, 2496-2508, 2017
P.S.S. Porto, R.S. Souza, J.F.J.R. Pesqueira, R.A.R. Boaventura, V.J.P. Vilar. Mineral oil recovery from cork granules by a mechanical compression method: Compression cycles analysis. Journal of Cleaner Production, 147, 442-450, 2017
F.C. Moreira, R.A.R. Boaventura, E. Brillas, V.J.P. Vilar. Electrochemical advanced oxidation processes: A review on their application to synthetic and real wastewaters. Applied Catalysis B: Environmental, 202, 217-261, 2017

APPROVED PROJECTS

UnirCell - Unitised regenerative fuel cell for efficient renewable energy supply: from materials to device. Reference: POCI-01-0145-FEDER-016422. Funded by: FCT – Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia, PAC - P2020|COMPETE -Programa de Ações Conjuntas. Starting Date: 2016/10/01. Duration: 36 months.
Cork-a-Tex Yarn - Yarn with high incorporation of cork. Reference: POCI-01-0247-FEDER-17714. Funded by: Agência Nacional de Inovação S.A., P2020|COMPETE - Projetos em Copromoção. Starting Date: 2016/10/01. Duration: 19 months.
2Dmix - 2D Mixing Devices - Fundamental Study and Applications of the Inversion of the Turbulent Energy Cascade. Reference: PTDC/QEQ-FTT/0041/2014. Starting Date: 2016/07/01. Duration: 36 months.
AIProcMat@N2020 - Advanced Industrial Processes and Materials for a Sustainable North Region of Portugal2020. Reference: NORTE-01-0145-FEDER-000006. Funded by: CCDR-N - Comissão de Coordenação e Desenvolvimento Regional do Norte, P2020|Norte2020 - Projetos Integrados ICDT. Starting Date: 2016/06/01. Duration: 36 months.

THESIS DEFENSES

Mónia Andreia Rodrigues Martins
Studies for the Development of New Separation Processes with Terpenes and their Environmental Distribution
Maria Inês Ferreira da Mota
Fractionation and purification of syringaldehyde and vanilin from oxidation of lignin
Carina Andreia Esteves da Costa
Vanillin and Syringaldehyde from Side Streams of Pulp & Paper Industries and Biorefineries
Isabel Patrícia Martins Fernandes
Novos Materiais para Calçado Baseados em Poliuretanos e Poliureias
Lucília Graciosa de Sousa Ribeiro
Catalytic conversion of lignocellulosic biomass by hydrolytic hydrogenation
Yaidelin Josefina Alves Manrique
Supercritical Fluid Extraction and Fractionation of Bioactive Natural Products from Cork
Hugo Miguel Rodrigues Campelo
FluSHELL - A Tool for Thermal Modelling and Simulation of Windings for Large Shell-Type Power Transformers