Dr. Kiwoong Kim from the Korea Research Institute of Chemical Technology (KRICT) visited the Associate Laboratory LSRE-LCM guided by Professor Alírio Rodrigues, Dr. Alexandre Ferreira and Dr. Ana Mafalda Ribeiro. This visit took place between 9th to 12th of July, for the kick-off meeting of the new project, and discussion the ongoing and future work.
The collaboration between LA LSRE- LCM and KRICT dates back to 2009. This collaboration was first settled under the framework of the FP7 European Project – MACADEMIA (2009-2013). Since then the partnership was maintained, and the groups of Prof. Jong-San Chang and Prof. Alírio Rodrigues have co-authored many scientific manuscripts together and one patent.
In 2018 this bilateral collaboration achieved a new level with the participation of LA LSRE-LCM in a project funded by both KRICT and NST for 3 years (2018-2020). The Memorandum of Agreement between both institutions was signed in February.
Eliana Sousa da Silva was prized with a Best Poster Award, attributed by the International Scientific Committee of the 8th International Symposium on Carbon for Catalysis, CarboCat–VIII, held in Porto – Portugal from 26 to 29 June.
The award comprises a certificate and a monetary prize, kindly sponsored by Catalysts (MDPI).
The work presented at this conference, entitled "Tuning the properties of g-C3N4 for enhanced photocatalytic production of H2 from water" is a result of a joint collaboration with researchers from several institutions, namely Professor Manuel Prieto (CQFM-IN and IBB, Instituto Superior Técnico Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal), Professor Ana Coutinho (CQFM-IN and IBB, Instituto Superior Técnico, and Faculty of Sciences, Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal), Doctor Claudia H. Sawnson (Institut für Chemie, Otto-von-Guericke Universität Magdeburg, Germany), Doctor Cláudia G. Silva (LSRE-LCM) and Professor Joaquim L. Faria (LSRE-LCM).
Eliana Sousa da Silva is currently a Post-Doctoral Researcher at LSRE-LCM, working under the guidance of Professor Joaquim L. Faria in the field of photocatalytic water splitting to produce solar fuels, namely hydrogen.
LA LSRE-LCM congratulates Eliana for the award received at CarboCat-VIII!