Lucas Coêlho has a Bachelor and a Master degree in Pharmaceutical Science from the Federal University of Pernambuco (UFPE, 2010). After the Master, he has become Project Manager and, later on, Industrial Director of a Brazilian company that develops products and processes for sugar mill and water treatment industries.

In 2013, returned to academic studies at UFPE and in 2017 obtained his PhD degree in Chemical Engineering, in collaboration with LA LSRE-LCM. The research carried out at the LA LSRE-LCM was supervised by Prof. Alírio Rodrigues, Dr. Ana Mafalda Peixoto and Dr. Rui Faria and aimed the production and purification of added value compounds of industrial interest from waste materials.

Lucas also has a Specialization in Innovation Management and Technology Diffusion (UFPE, 2014) and always involved with themes related to research, development and Innovation.
He is passionate for people, technological innovation and business!


Chemical Reaction Engineering
Chromatographic Separation Processes
Simulated Moving Bed Technology
Adsorption based reactive-separation processes
Process modelling and simulation
Process Intensification


L.C.D. Coelho, N.M.L. Filho, R.P.V. Faria, A.M. Ribeiro, A.E. Rodrigues. Selection of a stationary phase for the chromatographic separation of organic acids obtained from bioglycerol oxidation. Adsorption, 23, 627-638, 2017 M.V.O. Cardoso, D.R.M. Moreira, G.B.O. Filho, S.M.T. Cavalcanti, L.C.D. Coelho, J.W.P. Espíndola, L.R. Gonzalez, M.M. Rabello, M.Z. Hernandes, P.M.P. Ferreira, C. Pessoa, C.A. Simone, E.T. Guimaraes, M.B.P. Soares, A.C.L. Leite. Design, synthesis and structureeactivity relationship of phthalimides endowed with dual antiproliferative and immunomodulatory activities. European Journal of Medicinal Chemistry, 96, 491-503, 2015 A.C.L. Leite , F.F. Barbosa, M.V.O. Cardoso, D.R.M. Moreira, L.C.D. Coelho, E.B. Silva, G.B.O. Filho, V.M.O. Souza, V.R.A. Pereira, L.C. Reis, P.M.P. Ferreira, C. Pessoa, A.G.A. Wanderley, F.V.B. Mota, T.G. Silva. Phthaloyl amino acids as anti-inflammatory and immunomodulatory prototypes. Medicinal Chemistry Research, 23, 1701-1708, 2014 L.C.D. Coelho, M.V.O. Cardoso, D.R.M. Moreira, P.A.T.M. Gomes, S.M.T. Cavalcanti, A.R. Oliveira, G.B.O. Filho, L.R.P. Siqueira, M.O. Barbosa, E.F.O. Borba, T.G. Silva, B. Kaskow, M. Karimi, L.J. Abrahamd, A.C.L. Leite.. Novel phthalimide derivatives with TNF-a and IL-1b expression inhibitory and apoptotic inducing properties. Medicinal Chemical Communications, 5, 758-765, 2014 M.Z. Hernandes, F.J.S. Pontes, L.C.D. Coelho, D.R.M. Moreira, V.R.A. Pereira, A.C.L. Leite.. Recent Insights on the Medicinal Chemistry of Metal-Based Compounds: Hints for the Successful Drug Design. Current Medicinal Chemistry, 17, 3739-3750, 2010 C. Pessoa, P.M.P. Ferreira, L.V.C. Lotufo, M.O. de Moraes, S.M.T. Cavalcanti, L.C.D. Coelho, M.Z. Hernandes, A.C.L. Leite, C.A. De Simone, V.M.A. Costa, V.M.O. Souza. Discovery of Phthalimides as Immunomodulatory and Antitumor Drug Prototypes. Chem.Med.Chem, 5, 523-528, 2010 A.C.L. Leite, D.R.M. Moreira, L.C.D. Coelho, D.J. Brondani. Synthesis of aryl-hydrazones via ultrasound irradiation in aqueous medium. Tetrahedron Letters, 49, 1538-1541, 2008
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