Luís S. Pais received the diploma and the PhD degrees in Chemical Engineering at the Faculty of Engineering of the University of Porto (FEUP), in 1991 and 1999, respectively. He received the first award CUF-FCT for the best PhD thesis in Chemical Engineering for the period 1999-2001. He is member of LSRE-LCM since 1999. Luís S. Pais became a Teacher Assistant at the School of Technology and Management (ESTiG) of the Polytechnic Institute of Bragança (IPB) in 1992 and Adjunct and Coordinator Professor in 2000 and 2005, respectively. At ESTiG, he was President of the Scientific Council (2000-2004) and Coordinator of the Chemical Technology Department (1998-2002 and 2004-2006). Currently, he is Vice-President of IPB for Academic Affairs and International Relations (since 2006).

RESEARCH INTERESTS

Separation and extraction processes
Chromatography
Simulated Moving Bed
Pharmaceutical and natural products
High added value products

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

R.S. Arafah, A.E Ribeiro, A.E. Rodrigues, L.S. Pais. Separation of nadolol stereoisomers using Chiralpak IA chiral stationary phase. Chirality, 28, 399-408, 2016 N.S. Graça, L.S. Pais, A.E. Rodrigues. Separation of Ternary Mixtures by Pseudo-Simulated Moving-Bed Chromatography: Separation Region Analysis. Chemical Engineering & Technology, 38, 2316-2326, 2015 P. Leblebici, M.E. Leblebici, F. Ferreira-da-Silva, A.E. Rodrigues, L.S. Pais. Separation of human immunoglobulin G subclasses on a protein A monolith column. Journal of Chromatography B, 962, 89-93, 2014 A.E. Ribeiro, A.E. Rodrigues, L.S. Pais. Separation of nadolol stereoisomers by chiral liquid chromatography at analytical and preparative scales. Chirality, 25, 197-205, 2013 N.S. Graça, L.S. Pais, V.M.T.M. Silva, A.E. Rodrigues. Thermal effects on the synthesis of acetals in a simulated moving bed adsorptive reactor. Chemical Engineering Journal, 207–208, 504-513, 2012 A.E. Ribeiro, P.S. Gomes, L.S. Pais, A.E. Rodrigues. Chiral separation of flurbiprofen enantiomers by preparative and simulated moving bed chromatography. Chirality, 23, 602-611, 2011 L.S. Pais, J.M. Loureiro, A.E. Rodrigues. Modeling Strategies for Enantiomers Separation by SMB Chromatography. AIChE Jounal, 44, 561-569, 1998 L.S. Pais, J.M. Loureiro, A.E. Rodrigues. Separation of 1,1'-bi-2-naphthol Enantiomers by Continuous Chromatography in Simulated Moving Bed. Chemical Engineering Science, 52, 245-257, 1997

SELECTED PROJECTS

Multicomponent Chiral Separations by Simulated Moving Bed Based-Processes. Reference: PTDC/EQU-EQU/119025/2010. Funded by: FCT – Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia, I&DT - Projectos de I&DT em Todos os Domínios Científicos. Starting Date: 2012/03/01. Duration: 36 months. Role: Coordinator AdTechP2 - Advanced Separation Technologies for the Protein Purification. Reference: PTDC/EQU-EQU/113310/2009. Funded by: FCT – Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia, I&DT - Projectos de I&DT em Todos os Domínios Científicos. Starting Date: 2011/03/01. Duration: 39 months. Role: Coordinator Design of Simulated Moving Bed Related Techniques for the Separation of High Added Value Products. Reference: POCI/EQU/59738/2004. Funded by: FCT – Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia, I&DT - Projectos de I&DT em Todos os Domínios Científicos. Starting Date: 2005/06/15. Duration: 36 months. Role: Coordinator Measurement of competitive adsorption isotherms for preparative chromatographic chiral separations. Reference: POCTI/EQU/38811/2001. Funded by: FCT – Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia, I&DT - Projectos de I&DT em Todos os Domínios Científicos. Starting Date: 2003/06/01. Duration: 36 months. Role: Coordinator ENANTIO-CHROM - Purification of Optical Isomers with Continuous Chromatography. Reference: BRE2-CT92-0337. Funded by: European Comission, ECC-BRITE. Starting Date: 1992/01/01. Duration: 36 months. Role: Researcher
Luís Pais
Professor Coordenador
pais@ipb.pt