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Luciana Mazur PhD Thesis Defense

July 28, 2017

On July 28, 2017 Luciana finished her Doctoral Program in Environmental Engineering, with the PhD thesis entitled Brown marine macroalgae as a natural cation exchanger for toxic metal ions separation and recovery from water, supervised by Doctor Vítor Vilar.

LSRE-LCM congratulates Luciana Prazeres Mazur for her PhD thesis defense approved by the jury.

We are extremely proud and wish the best luck for the beginning of the new professional stage. LSRE-LCM will always be open to receive Luciana again!

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/

RECENT DEVELOPMENTS

PUBLICATIONS

J.L. Figueiredo. Nanostructured porous carbons for electrochemical energy conversion and storage. Surface and Coatings Technology, 350, 307-312, 2018
A.M.A. Pintor, B.R.C. Vieira, S.C.R. Santos, R.A.R. Boaventura, C.M.S. Botelho. Arsenate and arsenite adsorption onto iron-coated cork granulates. Science of the Total Environment, 642, 1075-1089, 2018
L.S. Ribeiro, J.J.M. Órfão, M.F.R. Pereira. Insights into the effect of the catalytic functions on selective production of ethylene glycol from lignocellulosic biomass over carbon supported ruthenium and tungsten catalysts. Bioresource Technology, 263, 402-409, 2018
I.B.R. Nogueira, A.M. Ribeiro, R. Requião, K.V. Pontes, H. Koivisto, A.E. Rodrigues, J.M. Loureiro. A quasi-virtual online analyser based on an artificial neural networks and offline measurements to predict purities of raffinate/extract in simulated moving bed processes. Applied Soft Computing Journal, 67, 29-47, 2018
M. Pedrosa, L.M. Pastrana-Martínez, M.F.R. Pereira, J.L. Faria, J.L. Figueiredo, A.M.T. Silva. N/S-doped graphene derivatives and TiO2 for catalytic ozonation and photocatalysis of water pollutants. Chemical Engineering Journal, 348, 222-897, 2018
B.A. Marinho, R.O. Cristóvão, R. Djellabi, A. Caseiro, S.M. Miranda, J.M. Loureiro, R.A.R. Boaventura, M.M. Dias, J.C.B. Lopes, V.J.P. Vilar. Strategies to reduce mass and photons transfer limitations in heterogeneous photocatalytic processes: Hexavalent chromium reduction studies. Journal of Environmental Management, 217, 555-567, 2018
M.S.C.A. Brito, L.P. Esteves, C.P. Fonte, M.M. Dias, J.C.B. Lopes, R.J. Santos. Mixing of fluids with dissimilar viscosities in Confined Impinging Jets. Chemical Engineering Research and Design, 134, 392-404, 2018
J. Pereira, P. Costa, M.C. Coimbra, A.E. Rodrigues. The trail of perfumes. AIChE Journal, 64, 2890-2897, 2018
L.C.D. Coelho, N.M.L. Filho, R.P.V. Faria, A.F.P. Ferreira, A.M. Ribeiro, A.E. Rodrigues. Separation of tartronic and glyceric acids by simulated moving bed chromatography. Journal of Chromatography A, 1563, 62-70, 2018

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: 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.

THESIS DEFENSES

Rui Sérgio da Silva Ribeiro
Synthesis of Hybrid Magnetic Carbon Nanocomposites for Catalytic Wet Peroxide Oxidation
Idelfonso Bessa dos Reis Nogueira
Optimization and Control of TMB, SMB and SMBR units
Raquel Pinto Rocha
Carbon Catalysts for Liquid Phase Reactions
Marcelo Filipe dos Santos Costa
The NETmix® Tecnhnology, Applied to Gas Hydrates Production: A Potential Solution to CCS