Lucília S. Ribeiro graduated in Chemical Engineering at the Faculty of Engineering of the University of Porto (FEUP) in 2012 and received the Merit award for the highest classification from FEUP and the Engenheiro Cristiano Spratley award. 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. 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. Lucília S. Ribeiro was distinguished with the Portuguese Young Chemists Award for the best Ph.D. thesis (Young Chemists Group, Portuguese Chemical Society) and also with the Best Ph.D. Thesis in Catalysis – Ramôa Ribeiro Award (Division of Catalysis and Porous Materials, Portuguese Chemical Society). 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

RESEARCH INTERESTS

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

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

L.S. Ribeiro, J.J.M. Órfão, M.F.R. Pereira. Insights into the effect of the catalytic functions on selective production of ethylene glycol from lignocellulosic biomass over carbon supported ruthenium and tungsten catalysts. Bioresource Technology, 263, 402-409, 2018 L.S. Ribeiro, J. Órfão, J.J.M. Órfão, M.F.R. Pereira. Hydrolytic hydrogenation of cellulose to ethylene glycol over carbon nanotubes supported Ru–W bimetallic catalysts. Cellulose, 25, 2259-2272, 2018 L.S. Ribeiro, J.J.M. Órfão, M.F.R. Pereira. Simultaneous catalytic conversion of cellulose and corncob xylan under temperature programming for enhanced sorbitol and xylitol production. Bioresource Technology, 244, 1173-1177, 2017 L.S. Ribeiro, J.J. Delgado, J.J.M. Órfão, M.F.R. Pereira. Carbon supported Ru-Ni bimetallic catalysts for the enhanced one-pot conversion of cellulose to sorbitol. Applied Catalysis B-Environmental, 217, 265-274, 2017 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

SELECTED PROJECTS

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. 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
lucilia@fe.up.pt