Mónia A. R. Martins was born in 1989 in Alfândega da Fé, Portugal. She obtained her MSc degree in Chemical Engineering in 2012 from Instituto Politécnico de Bragança, Portugal.

During her Bachelor and Master degrees, Martins received an Integration Research Grant from FCT and was also awarded with two merit scholarships and one best student award.

She conducted her MSc thesis at the Institute of Chemical Technology, Prague, investigating the topic “Measurement of densities and speeds of sound in aqueous solutions of salts containing amino acids”.

She completed her PhD in Chemical Engineering in 2017 at the University of Aveiro during which she spent six months at the Warsaw University of Technology and University of Campinas respectively.

Mónia A. R. Martins is currently working a Pos-doc at the Instituto Politécnico de Bragança, Portugal, studying the extraction, purification and bioavailability of nutraceuticals.

Supervisors: Simão Pinho


Terpenes extraction
Separation and purification using deep eutectic solvents or ionic liquids


M.A.R. Martins, L.P. Silva, O. Ferreira, B. Schröder, S.P. Pinho, J.A.P. Coutinho. Terpene solubility in water and their environmental distribution. Journal of Molecular Liquids, 241, 996-1002, 2017 P.V.A. Pontes, E.A. Crespo, M.A.R. Martins, L.P. Silva, C.M.S.S. Neves, G.J. Máximo, M. Dupas Hubinger, E.A.C. Batista, S.P. Pinho, J.A.P. Coutinho, C. Held. Measurement and PC-SAFT modeling of solid-liquid equilibrium of deep eutectic solvents of quaternary ammonium chlorides and carboxylic acids. Fluid Phase Equilibria, 448, 69-80, 2017 L. Fernandez, L.P. Silva, M.A. R. Martins, O. Ferreira, J. Ortega, S.P. Pinho, J.A.P. Coutinho. Indirect assessment of the fusion properties of choline chloride from solid-liquid equilibria data. Fluid Phase Equilibria, 48, 9-14, 2017 B. Schröder, M. Fulem, M.A.R. Martins. Vapor pressure predictions of multi-functional oxygen-containing organic compounds with COSMO-RS. Atmospheric Environment, 133, 135-144, 2016 B. Schröder, M.A.R. Martins, J.A.P. Coutinho, S.P. Pinho. Aqueous solubilities of five N-(diethylaminothiocarbonyl)benzimido derivatives at T=298.15. Chemosphere, 160, 45-53, 2016 M.A.R. Martins, C. Neves, K.A. Kurnia, P.J. Carvalho, M.A.A. Rocha, L. Santos, S.P. Pinho, M.G. Freire. Densities, viscosities and derived thermophysical properties of water-saturated imidazolium-based ionic liquids. Fluid Phase Equilibria, 407, 188-196, 2016 M.A.R. Martins, U. Domańska, B. Schröder, J.A.P. Coutinho, S.P. Pinho. Selection of Ionic Liquids to be used as Separation Agents for Terpenes and Terpenoids. ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering, 4, 548-556, 2016 M.A.R. Martins, J.A.P. Coutinho, S.P. Pinho, U. Domanska. Measurements of activity coefficients at infinite dilution of organic solutes and water on polar imidazolium-based ionic liquids. Journal of Chemical Thermodynamics, 91, 194-203, 2015 M.A.R. Martins, C.M.S.S. Neves, K.A. Kurnia, L.M.N.B.F. Santos, M.G. Freire, S.P. Pinho, J.A.P. Coutinho. Analysis of the isomerism effect on the mutual solubilities of bis(trifluoromethylsulfonyl)imide-based ionic liquids with water. Fluid Phase Equilibria, 381, 28-35, 2014 M.A.R. Martins, C.M.S.S. Neves, K.A. Kurnia, A. Luís, L.M.N.B.F. Santos, M.G. Freire, S.P. Pinho, J.A.P. Coutinho. Impact of the cation symmetry on the mutual solubilities between water and imidazolium-based ionic liquids. Fluid Phase Equilibria, 375, 161-167, 2014
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