Salomé Soares graduated in Chemical Engineering by Porto Superior Institute of Engineering in 2003. In 2006 she received the Master diploma in Environmental Engineering at the Faculty of Engineering of University of Porto and obtained the PhD diploma in Chemical and Biological Engineering at the same Faculty in December 2010. She received a Prize from Fundação Eng. António Almeida for the best doctoral thesis of 2010 due their originality, high scientific merit and socio-economic potential. From 2011 to 2016 she was a Postdoctoral researcher at Associate Laboratory LSRE/LCM host by FEUP. Since July 2016, she is an associate researcher of LSRE/LCM. From September 2010 to February 2014 she was tutorial assistant of the subject Algebra of the Integrated Master in Chemical Engineering. Since 2014 is assistant professor (at 25%) of the Integrated Master in Environmental Engineering at FEUP teaching 2nd and 3rd year students.

RESEARCH INTERESTS

Chemical and Environmental Engineering
Heterogeneous catalysis: Environmental catalysis; Advanced Oxidation Processes
Preparation and characterization of catalysts and materials: Carbon materials and metal oxides; Nanostructured materials

PATENTS

A.F.M.F. Ramôa, M.G.C.O.B.S.M. Pizarro, J.A. Morgado, S.O. Prozil, M.F.R. Pereira, O.S.G.P. Soares, P.S.F. Ramalho, C.A.M.P. Sá, V.L.G.P. Sá, S.G.C.S. Ventura, J.S. Abreu, Fio com Cortiça Incorporada, Método de Obtenção e seus Usos. Portuguese Patent 109121, January 2016.

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

J. Restivo, O.S.G.P. Soares, J.J.M. Órfão, M.F.R. Pereira. Catalytic reduction of bromate over monometallic catalysts on different powder and structured supports. Chemical Engineering Journal, 309, 197–205, 2017 O.S.G.P. Soares, R. P. Rocha, A.G. Gonçalves, J.L. Figueiredo, J.J.M. Órfão, M.F.R. Pereira. Highly active N-doped carbon nanotubes prepared by an easy ball milling method for advanced oxidation processes. Applied Catalysis B: Environmental, 192, 296-303, 2016 O.S.G.P. Soares, C.M.A.S. Freitas, A.M. Fonseca, J.J.M Órfão, M.F.R. Pereira, I.C. Neves. Bromate reduction in water promoted by metal catalysts prepared over faujasite zeolite. Chemical Engineering Journal, 291, 199-205, 2016 R.P. Rocha, O.S.G.P. Soares, J.L. Figueiredo, M.F.R. Pereira. Tuning CNT Properties for Metal-Free Environmental Catalytic Applications. C -Journal of Carbon Research, 2, 17, 2016 I.M. Rocha, O.S.G. Soares, D.M. Fernandes, C. Freire, J.L. Figueiredo, M.F.R. Pereira. N-doped Carbon Nanotubes for the Oxygen Reduction Reaction in Alkaline Medium: Synergistic Relationship between Pyridinic and Quaternary Nitrogen. ChemistrySelect, 1, 2522-2530, 2016 O.S.G.P. Soares, R.P. Rocha, A.G. Gonçalves, J.L. Figueiredo, J.J.M. Órfão, M.F.R. Pereira. Easy method to prepare N-doped carbon nanotubes by ball milling. Carbon, 91, 114-121, 2015 O.S.G.P. Soares, A.G. Gonçalves, J.J. Delgado, J.J.M. Órfão, M.F.R. Pereira. Modification of carbon nanotubes by ball-milling to be used as ozonation catalysts. Catalysis Today, 249, 199-203, 2015 V.P. Santos, O. Soares, J.J.W. Bakker, M.F.R. Pereira, J.J.M. Orfao, J. Gascon, F. Kapteijn, J.L. Figueiredo. Structural and chemical disorder of cryptomelane promoted by alkali doping: Influence on catalytic properties. Journal of Catalysis, 293, 165-174, 2012 O.S.G.P. Soares, J.J.M. Órfão, M.F.R. Pereira. Nitrate reduction with hydrogen in the presence of physical mixtures with mono and bimetallic catalysts and ions in solution. Applied Catalysis B: Environmental, 102, 424-432, 2011 O.S.G.P. Soares, J.J.M. Órfão, M.F.R. Pereira. Pd-Cu and Pt-Cu catalysts supported on carbon nanotubes for nitrate reduction in water. Industrial and Engineering Chemistry Research, 49, 7183-7192, 2010

SELECTED 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. Role: Researcher 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. Role: Researcher Cork-a-Tex - Textiles with high incorporation of cork. Reference: SI IDT - 38418/2012 F3. Funded by: ANI – Agência Nacional de Investigação, Projectos de I&DT em Co-Promoção. Starting Date: 2014/01/01. Duration: 18 months. FOTOTEXT - New strategy to light responsive smart textiles. Reference: PTDC/CTM-POL/0813/2012. Funded by: FCT – Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia, I&DT - Projectos de I&DT em Todos os Domínios Científicos. Starting Date: 2013/06/01. Duration: 28 months. FREECATS - Doped Carbon Nanostructures as Metal-free Catalysts. Reference: FP7 280658. Funded by: European Comission, 7.º Programa-Quadro de IDT. Starting Date: 2012/03/31. Duration: 36 months. GASCLEAN - Development of a prototype for gaseous depollution of VOCs by adsorption/catalytic oxidation. Reference: SI IDT - 21616/2011. Funded by: Agência de Inovação, S.A., SI IDT - Sistema de Incentivos de I&DT - Projectos de I&DT em Co-Promoção. Starting Date: 2011/07/01. Duration: 30 months.
Salomé Soares
Investigador Auxiliar
salome.soares@fe.up.pt