The team of five LSRE-LCM researchers, João Sousa (PhD Student), Marta Barbosa (PhD Student), Ana Rita Ribeiro (Post-doctoral Researcher), Adrián Silva (Assistant Professor) and Fernando Pereira (Associate Professor) created the Waterfisher, a fishing water samples.
After applying for a National Patent through UP Inovation (Process number: Provisional Portuguese Patent n. 110349) and participating in the first edition of Business Ignition Programme in which the team awarded the second prize of BIP, the opportunity arises to promote the technology through a video made by the company Revisitar in partnership with UP Inovation.
With this promotional video, João Sousa, the main inventor, said that they can show the technology more clearly to potential investors, having already made contacts especially with international companies.
To remind: Water polution is global problem, and collecting water samples for analysis is not always easy. From LSRE-LCM/FEUP comes a cleaver and cost effective solution to improve water research. Waterfisher consists of a long-range surface water sampler, ideal for collecting samples in rivers, sea or other surface water compartments of difficult access.
See the video at official website of UP Inovation: https://upin.up.pt/pt-pt/tecnologias/waterfisher-surface-water-sampler
And at website #FEUPWord: https://web.fe.up.pt/~feupworld/#!/
Ariana Pintor, Postdoctoral Researcher at LSRE-LCM, won the National Women’s Chess Championship 2018, which took place in Braga this September. This is the first time she conquers this title, after placing second for three times in 2006, 2014 and 2017. Ariana had previously been nine-time girls National Chess Champion in several youth categories from 1998 to 2007, and had represented Portugal as a part of the women’s team in four Chess Olympiads from 2004 to 2010.
In parallel with her chess career, Ariana joined LSRE-LCM in 2010 for her Master’s thesis, and completed her PhD in Environmental Engineering in the same lab in 2014, with the thesis entitled “Use of cork byproducts as sorbents for oil and grease removal from industrial wastewaters” under the supervision of Professor Rui Boaventura, Professor Cidália Botelho and Doctor Vítor Vilar. Nowadays, she is part of the team as a Postdoctoral Researcher under the guidance of Professor Cidália Botelho under the topic “Cork granulates: Natural and innovative sorbents for micropollutants removal”, which aims to expand the scope of application of cork granulates for water decontamination.
Staff and team of LSRE-LCM congratulates Ariana Pintor!
The official website of Portuguese Chess Federation: http://www.fpx.pt/web/comunicacao/noticias/72-destaques/1744-ariana-pintor-sagra-se-campea-feminina-pela-primeira-vez