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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

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
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
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

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

Marcelo Filipe dos Santos Costa
The NETmix® Tecnhnology, Applied to Gas Hydrates Production: A Potential Solution to CCS
Belisa Alcantara Marinho
Advanced Oxidation/Reduction Processes for As(III) and Cr(VI) Oxyanions Removal from Water
Luciana Prazeres Mazur
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