Maria Eugénia Macedo graduated in Chemical Engineering at the Faculty of Engineering of the University of Porto (FEUP) in 1978 and joined the Department of Chemical Engineering of FEUP as Teaching Assistant. In 1980 she started her post-graduate studies in the Department of Chemical Engineering from the Technical University of Denmark. In 1984, he obtained her Ph.D. degree, at FEUP, in the area of Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics. Since then, she pursued her teaching and research career at FEUP. In July 1999, she obtained the “Agregação” in Chemical Engineering, also at FEUP. She is Portuguese Delegate at the Working Party on Thermodynamics and Transport Properties of the European Federation of Chemical Engineering, since its creation in 2007, and she is the Chair of the International Steering Committee of the conferences European Symposium on Applied Thermodynamics since June 2011.

RESEARCH INTERESTS

Separation Processes and Applied Thermodynamics
Thermodynamics of solutions containing biomolecules
Novel Solvents: Supercritical fluids, Ionic liquids, Deep eutectic solvents
Modeling: Molecular Simulation, equations of state, excess Gibbs energy models

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

K. Wysoczanska, E.A. Macedo. Influence of the Molecular Weight of PEG on the Polymer/Salt Phase Diagrams of Aqueous Two-Phase Systems. Journal of Chemical & Engineering Data, 61 (12), 4229-4235, 2016 N. Calvar, Á. Domínguez, E.A. Macedo. Activity and Osmotic Coefficients of Binary Mixtures of NTf2–Ionic Liquids with a Primary Alcohol. Journal of Chemical & Engineering Data, 61, 4123–4130, 2016 E.J. González, S.B. Bottini, E.A. Macedo. Application of a group contribution equation of state to model the phase behavior of mixtures containing alkanes and ionic liquids. Fluid Phase Equilibria, 387, 32-37, 2015 A.P. Carneiro, O. Rodríguez, E.A. Macedo. Separation of carbohydrates and sugar alcohols from ionic liquids using antisolvents. Separation and Purification Technology, 132, 496-504, 2014 A.P. Carneiro, C. Held, O. Rodríguez, G. Sadowski, E.A. Macedo. Solubility of sugars and sugar alcohols in ionic liquids: Measurement and PC-SAFT modeling. Journal of Physical Chemistry B, 117, 9980-9995, 2013 F.M. Maia, O. Rodriguez, E.A. Macedo. Free Energy of Transfer of a Methylene Group in Biphasic Systems of Water and Ionic Liquids C(3)mpip NTf2 , C(3)mpyrr NTf2 , and C(4)mpyrr NTf2. Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research, 51, 8061-8068, 2012 F.M. Maia, O. Rodriguez, E.A. Macedo. Relative hydrophobicity of equilibrium phases in biphasic systems (ionic liquid plus water). Journal of Chemical Thermodynamics, 48, 221-228, 2012 N.M. Garrido, M. Jorge, A.J. Queimada, J.R.B. Gomes, I.G. Economou, E.A. MacEdo. Predicting hydration Gibbs energies of alkyl-aromatics using molecular simulation: A comparison of current force fields and the development of a new parameter set for accurate solvation data. Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics, 13, 17384-17394, 2011 H. Liu, C. M. Silva, E. A. Macedo. Unified Approach to the Self-Diffusion Coefficients of Dense Fluids Over Wide Ranges of Temperature and Pressure - Hard-Sphere, Square-Well, Lennard-Jones and Real Substances. Chemical Engineering Science, 53, 2403-2422, 1998 E. A. Macedo, P. Skovborg, P. Rasmussen. Calculation of Phase Equilibria for Solutions of Strong Electrolytes in Solvent-Water Mixtures. Chemical Engineering Science, 45, 875-882, 1990

SELECTED PROJECTS

Equilibria, Structure and Liquid-Liquid Interfacial Dynamics Involving Ionic Liquids. Reference: PTDC/EQU-FTT/104195/2008. Funded by: FCT – Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia, I&DT - Projectos de I&DT em Todos os Domínios Científicos. Starting Date: 2010/03/01. Duration: 37 months. Ionic Liquids as Solvents for Enzymatic Catalysis. Reference: E-27/09. Funded by: CRUP - Conselho de Reitores das Universidades Portuguesas, Acções Integradas Luso-Espanholas. Starting Date: 2009/01/01. Duration: 24 months. Role: Coordinator Influence of the Chemical Structure of Polymers in Protein Partitioning. Reference: POCI/EQU/60720/2004. Funded by: FCT – Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia, I&DT - Projectos de I&DT em Todos os Domínios Científicos. Starting Date: 2005/06/01. Duration: 36 months. Role: Coordinator Decyl Acetate Synthesis by Enzimatic Catalysis in Supercitical Media. Reference: POCI/EQU/56732/2004. Funded by: FCT – Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia, I&DT - Projectos de I&DT em Todos os Domínios Científicos. Starting Date: 2005/06/01. Duration: 42 months. Role: Coordinator
Eugénia Macedo
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eamacedo@fe.up.pt