Lucília S. Ribeiro graduated in Chemical Engineering at the Faculty of Engineering of the University of Porto (FEUP) in 2012. She received the Merit award for the highest classification from FEUP and the Engenheiro Cristiano Spratley award. The Master Thesis was about the development and evaluation of nanostructured catalysts for the selective oxidation of glycerol. During her graduation, she has participated on a research project for pre-graduated students on the theme of supercritical and solvent-free synthesis of decyl acetate by enzymatic catalysis. Between 2012 and 2013, she worked as researcher, also at FEUP, in the area of new functional textiles by incorporation of silica nanoparticles, nanoclays and carbon nanotubes. In 2013, Lucília S. Ribeiro started the Doctoral Program in Chemical and Biological Engineering in the Department of Chemical Engineering at FEUP with a Ph.D. grant financed by Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia (FCT). From September 2014 to February 2015 she was assistant professor (at 12.5%) of the subject Reaction Engineering I of the 3rd year of the Integrated Master in Chemical Engineering at FEUP, and from September 2015 to February 2017 she was tutorial assistant of the same subject for Erasmus students. In 2016, she has also co-supervised the dissertation of a student of the Integrated Master in Chemical Engineering, in the area of biomass valorization into value-added chemicals. In February 2017, she completed her Ph.D. degree in the area of catalytic conversion of biomass by hydrolytic hydrogenation, under the supervision of Dr. Manuel Fernando R. Pereira and Dr. José J. M. Órfão. Since March 2017 she is working as a post-doctoral researcher at the same institution (Associate Laboratory LSRE-LCM), in the area of synthesis of fine chemical products with high-value from the catalytic conversion lignocellulosic biomass.

Supervisors: Fernando Pereira, José Órfão


Chemical Engineering
Oxidation and hydrogenation processes
Preparation and characterization of catalysts and materials
Carbon materials
Heterogeneous catalysis
Valorization of biomass into platform chemicals


L.S. Ribeiro, J.J. Delgado, J.J.M. Órfão, M.F.R. Pereira. Influence of the Surface Chemistry of Multiwalled Carbon Nanotubes on the Selective Conversion of Cellulose into Sorbitol. ChemCatChem, 9, 888-896, 2017 L.S. Ribeiro, J.J. Delgado, J.J.M. Órfão, M.F.R. Pereira. Direct conversion of cellulose to sorbitol over ruthenium catalysts: Influence of the support. Catalysis Today, 279, 244-251, 2017 L.S. Ribeiro, J.J.M. Órfão, M.F.R. Pereira. Direct catalytic production of sorbitol from waste cellulosic materials. Bioresource Technology, 232, 152-158, 2017 L.S. Ribeiro, J.J. Delgado, J.J.M. Orfão, M.F.R. Pereira. A one-pot method for the enhanced production of xylitol directly from hemicellulose (corncob xylan). Rsc Advances, 6, 95320-95327, 2016 L.S. Ribeiro, J.J.M. Órfão, M.F.R. Pereira. Enhanced direct production of sorbitol by cellulose ball-milling. Green Chemistry, 17, 2973-2980, 2015


Novel Functional Textiles Obtained by the Incorporation of Silica Nanoparticles, Nanoclays and Carbon Nanotubes: Production, Characterization and Applications. Reference: PTDC/CTM/108820/2008. Funded by: FCT – Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia, I&DT - Projectos de I&DT em Todos os Domínios Científicos. Starting Date: 2010/06/01. Duration: 38 months.
Lucília Ribeiro
Postdoctoral Researcher