Adrián Silva wins Vicente de Seabra Medal 2016

March 1, 2017

On February 20th, the Jury of the 2016 Vicente de Seabra Medal gathered at Portuguese Chemical Society (SPQ) decided by unanimous vote to award Adrián Silva, Associate Researcher at the LSRE-LCM and Investigador Principal at FEUP.

This medal has the purpose to reward the quality, originality and importance of research works in Chemistry developed in Portugal by a researcher not older than 40 years. The Jury considered the quality, impact and quantity of scientific work performed, especially in the last five years.

At LSRE-LCM Adrián Silva expertise is focused on the preparation, characterization and application of nano- and macro-structured materials for separation and reaction engineering.

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Visit to the LSRE-LCM/IPB Pole

December 6-7, 2016

LSRE-LCM coordinator, Madalena Dias, visited the IPB Pole of LSRE-LCM.

Various on-going R&D projects were presented and discussed.

Also, Prof. Isabel Ferreira of CIMO kindly gave a tour of the new CIMO installations and some of the works in progress.



A.C.A. Veloso, L.M. Silva, N. Rodrigues, L.P.G. Rebello, L.G. Dias, J.A. Pereira, A.M. Peres. Perception of olive oils sensory defects using a potentiometric taste device. Talanta, 176, 610-618, 2018
E.S. Da Silva, N.M.M. Moura, M.G.P.M.S. Neves, A. Coutinho, M. Prieto, C.G. Silva, J.L. Faria. Novel hybrids of graphitic carbon nitride sensitized with free-base mesotetrakis(carboxyphenyl) porphyrins for efficient visible light photocatalytic hydrogen production. Applied Catalysis B: Environmental, 221, 56-69, 2018
A.E. Rodrigues, L.M. Madeira, Y-J. Wu, R. Faria. Sorption Enhanced Reaction Processes. World Scientific Publishing, 2017
S.G. Meirinho, L.G. Dias, A.M. Peres, L.R. Rodrigues. Electrochemical aptasensor for human osteopontin detection using a DNA aptamer selected by SELEX. Analytica Chimica Acta, 987, 25-37, 2017
A.P.C. Ribeiro, L.M.D.R.S. Martins, S.A.C. Carabineiro, J.L. Figueiredo, A.J.L. Pombeiro. Gold nanoparticles deposited on surface modified carbon materials as reusable catalysts for hydrocarboxylation of cyclohexane. Applied Catalysis A, General, 547, 124-131, 2017
J. Wang, L.M.D.R.S. Martins, A.P.C. Ribeiro, S.A.C. Carabineiro, J.L. Figueiredo, A.J.L. Pombeiro. Supported C-Scorpionate Vanadium(IV) Complexes as Reusable Catalysts for Xylene Oxidation. Chemistry - An Asian Journal, 12, 1915-1919, 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
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


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.


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Advanced Oxidation/Reduction Processes for As(III) and Cr(VI) Oxyanions Removal from Water
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Brown marine macroalgae as a natural cation exchanger for toxic metal ions separation and recovery from water
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