Inês M. Rocha received her Ph.D. in Physical-Chemistry from Faculty of Science of the University of Porto (FCUP) in 2013. She joined the Department of Chemical Engineering of Faculty of Engineering of University of Porto (FEUP) as a post-doctoral researcher in 2014. In 2015 she awarded a FCT post-doctoral grant, starting to work in collaboration with REQUIMTE/LAQV of Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry of FCUP. Her current work involves the development and testing of noble-metal free electrocatalysts based on carbon nanostructures for efficient energy conversion.

Supervisors: Fernando Pereira


Molecular simulation


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 M. Nunes, I.M. Rocha, D.M. Fernandes, A.S. Mestre, C.N. Moura, A.P. Carvalho, M.F.R. Pereira, C. Freire. Sucrose-derived activated carbons: Electron transfer properties and application as oxygen reduction electrocatalysts. RSC Advances, 5, 102919-102931, 2015


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.
Inês Rocha