BF Machado graduated in Chemical Engineering from the Polytechnic Institute of Bragança in 2004 and completed his PhD degree in Chemical and Biological Engineering from the University of Porto in 2009 with the thesis entitled “Novel catalytic systems for the selective hydrogenation of α,β-unsaturated aldehydes”. He then worked as a post-doctoral researcher at the same institution (Associate Laboratory LSRE-LCM) before moving to Toulouse (France) in 2011, where he worked at Laboratoire de Chimie de Coordination with Professor Philippe Serp for nearly 6 years on different academic and industrial projects. Since obtaining his PhD degree, BF Machado authored and co-authored 26 articles in international peer reviewed journals with over 1 000 citations (corresponding to an h-index of 15), authored a book on nanocarbons, published 4 book chapters and attended multiple national and international conferences, where his work was presented. Of these articles, 13 were published in major multidisciplinary scientific journals with an impact factor higher than 6. In addition to the publication of articles, BF Machado is also involved in the peer review process for multiple international journals from the major publishers (RSC Publishing, Elsevier, Springer Verlag, Wiley, and ACS) in the domain of nanomaterials science and heterogeneous catalysis. Since his graduation, BF Machado was involved in the supervision of 2 initiation to research students, 1 Masters student, 2 PhD students and several short duration students from international collaborations. He has participated as team member in research projects in both Portugal and France, and has helped in the organization of science dissemination activities such as conferences and science fairs. BF Machado is an associate researcher (FCT 2015 Investigator Programme) at LSRE-LCM since December of 2016 in the field of nanotechnology and heterogeneous catalysis, where he is developing novel multifunctional doped carbon nanomaterials for advanced catalytic applications.


CVD synthesis of nanostructured carbon materials (Nanotubes, Nanofibers, and Graphene)
Surface chemistry modification and doping of nanostructured carbon materials
Heterogeneous catalysis


A.D. Purceno, B.F. Machado, A.P.C. Teixeira, T. Medeiros, A. Benyounes, J. Beausoleil, H.C. Menezes, Z.L. Cardeal, R.M. Lago, P. Serp. Magnetic amphiphilic hybrid carbon nanotubes containing N-doped and undoped sections: Powerful tensioactive nanostructures. Nanoscale, 7, 294-300, 2015 B.F. Machado, P. Serp. Nanostructured carbon materials for catalysis. Royal Society of Chemistry, 2015 B.F. Machado, M. Oubenali, R. Axet, T. NGuyen, M. Tunckol, M. Girleanu, O. Ersen, I. Gerber, P. Serp. Understanding the surface chemistry of carbon nanotubes: Toward a rational design of Ru nanocatalysts. Journal of Catalysis, 309, 185-198, 2014 B.F. Machado, A. Marchionni, R.R. Bacsa, M. Bellini, J. Beausoleil, W. Oberhauser, F. Vizza, P. Serp. Synergistic effect between few layer graphene and carbon nanotube supports for Palladium catalyzed electrochemical oxidation of alcohols. Journal of Energy Chemistry, 22, 296-304, 2013 B.F. Machado, P. Serp. Graphene-based materials for catalysis. Catalysis Science & Technology, 2, 54-75, 2012 M. Oubenali, G. Vanucci, B. MacHado, M. Kacimi, M. Ziyad, J. Faria, A. Raspolli-Galetti, P. Serp. Hydrogenation of p-chloronitrobenzene over nanostructured-carbon-supported ruthenium catalysts. ChemSusChem, 4, 950-956, 2011 B.F. Machado, H.T. Gomes, P. Serp, P. Kalck, J.L. Faria. Liquid-Phase Hydrogenation of Unsaturated Aldehydes: Enhancing Selectivity of Multiwalled Carbon Nanotube-Supported Catalysts by Thermal Activation. ChemCatChem, 2, 190-197, 2010 R.R. Bacsa, J. Dexpert-Ghys, M. Verelst, A. Falqui, B.F. Machado, W.S. Bacsa, P. Chen, S.M. Zakeeruddin, M. Graetzel, P. Serp. Synthesis and Structure-Property Correlation in Shape-Controlled ZnO Nanoparticles prepared by Chemical Vapour Synthesis and their Application in Dye Sensitized Solar Cells. Advanced Functional Materials, 19, 875-886, 2009 A. Solhy, B.F. Machado, J. Beausoleil, Y. Kihn, F. Gonçalves, M.F.R. Pereira, J.J.M. Órfão, J.L. Figueiredo, J.L. Faria, P. Serp. MWCNT activation and its influence on the catalytic performance of Pt/MWCNT catalysts for selective hydrogenation. Carbon, 46, 1194-1207, 2008
Bruno Machado
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