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Francisca Moreira wins 2016 Best AOPs PhD Thesis

March 8, 2017

Francisca Moreira has received the 2016 best PhD thesis prize for her PhD thesis entitled Electrochemical Advanced Oxidation Processes:  Application to the Degradation of Synthetic and Real Wastewaters, supervised by Vítor Vilar (FEUP) and co-supervised by Rui Boaventura (FEUP) and Enric Brillas Coso (University of Barcelona).

This prize is awarded by the EU PhD School on AOPs to the candidate with the higher Impact Factor (IF) calculated as the average value of the 3 publications with the higher IF, where the candidate is first author.

Francisca is currently a Postdoctoral Researcher at LSRE-LCM working on treatment of leachates from solid waste landfills and intensification of chemical and electrochemical advanced oxidation processes.

Natalia Rey wins AULA HUNOSA Prize

March 4, 2017

Natalia Rey was awarded with the Aula Hunosa prize for the best PhD thesis of 2016. 

Her PhD thesis entitled Synthesis of Carbon Xerogels of Microwave-Induced. Design of Porous Materials à la Carte was developed at the Carbon Institute (Instituto del Carbón, Oviedo, Spain) belonging to the Spanish National Scientific Research Council (Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas, Spain) and intended to create new materials that combined their application and the reduction of costs. With this research work she has already registered a patent and obtained scientific recognition.

Since June 2016 Natalia Rey is Postdoctoral Researcher in the field of biomass-derived carbon materials applied to catalysis at LSRE-LCM.

More information at http://www.lne.es/cuencas/2017/03/04/carbon-disenar-materiales-innovadores-recibe/2067293.html

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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
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F.S. Oliveira, A. Ribeiro, L. Barros, R. Calhelha, J.C.M. Barreira, B.D. Junior, R.M.V. Abreu, M.F. Barreiro, I.C.F.R. Ferreira. Evaluation of Arenaria montana L. hydroethanolic extract as a chemopreventive food ingredient: A case study focusing a dairy product (yogurt). Jornal of Functional Foods, 38, 214-220, 2017
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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

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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: ANI – Agência Nacional de Investigação, 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. Funded by: FCT – Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia, P2020|COMPETE - Projetos em Todos os Domínios Científicos. 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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The NETmix® Tecnhnology, Applied to Gas Hydrates Production: A Potential Solution to CCS
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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