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Margarida Brito wins 2023 Young Research Award in Mixing

July 6, 2023

Margarida Brito, Researcher at LSRE-LCM, won the 2023 Young Researcher Award in Mixing of the European Federation of Chemical Engineering (EFCE). This award was announced during the Mixing 17 – 17th European Conference on Mixing, which took place in Porto from the 2nd to the 5th of July. The award recognises the quality of her PhD thesis, the impact on the field of Mixing through her publications in international journals, international activities and networks, and the industrial significance of her scientific activity.

Margarida concluded her PhD in 2021 at FEUP with the thesis entitled “Mixing Mechanisms in 2D Reactors”, supervised by Doctor Ricardo Santos, Professor José Carlos Lopes and Professor Cláudio Fonte (University of Manchester). This thesis consolidates the work on mesoreactores developed at LSRE-LCM over the last two decades, contributing to industrial solutions based on fundamental studies in mixing mechanisms.

More details about this award can be consulted at this link.

Mixing 17 – 17th European Conference in Mixing

July 10, 2023

Organised by the European Federation of Chemical Engineering - Working Party on Mixing jointly with a team of researchers from the LSRE-LCM, FEUP, the 17th European Conference in Mixing, Mixing 17, took place from the 2nd to 5th July at Fundação Dr António Cupertino de Miranda.

Mixing 17 gathered more than 120 people with academic and industrial backgrounds who discussed the progress of mixing technology, research, and application in the process industries. The congress had 4 keynotes given by Harry Van den Akker (University of Limerick), Irina Ramos (AstraZeneca), Martina Micheletti (University College of London), and Bento Amaral (Universidade Católica Portuguesa), as well as 45 oral presentations and 40 posters.

Mixing awards were announced during the conference, where Alain Liné (Professor at INSA-Toulouse) was distinguished with the 2023 Alvin and Helen Nienow Lifetime Recognition Award and Margarida Brito (researcher at LSRE-LCM - FEUP) was awarded the 2023 EFCE Young Researcher Award in Mixing. The Young Programme closed Mixing 17. In this event the younger researchers had the opportunity to visit Colab Net4CO2 and the laboratories of LSRE-LCM at FEUP.

Mixing 18 will take place in 2026 at Limerick, Ireland.

RECENT DEVELOPMENTS

PUBLICATIONS

J.L. Figueiredo. A Relevância da Indústria Química e o seu Contributo para a Sociedade. Princípia Editora, Lda., Cascais, 2022

APPROVED PROJECTS

ERA-ARE - A new ERA for Environmental Risk Assessment: Chirality as a tool towards environmentally safe pharmaceuticals. Reference: ERC - 101039270. Funded by: European Comission, Horizon Europe | ERC | STARTING GRANTS. Starting Date: 2023/12/31. Duration: 60 months.
F-CAT - A catalytic tool for the defluorination of PFAS in drinking water into degradable organics. Reference: 2022.03874.PTDC. Funded by: FCT – Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia, . Starting Date: 2023/03/01. Duration: 18 months.
STAR - STereoselective environmental processes in Antibiotics: role for Resistance. Reference: 2022.02842.PTDC. Funded by: FCT – Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia, . Starting Date: 2023/03/01. Duration: 36 months.
DRopH2O - Drinking water quality: early warning and removal of microcontaminants by innovative carbon-based materials. Reference: 2022.08738.PTDC. Funded by: FCT – Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia, . Starting Date: 2023/03/01. Duration: 36 months.
SuN2Fuel - Photo-assisted production of green ammonia-based fuels. Reference: 2022.04682.PTDC. Funded by: FCT – Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia, . Starting Date: 2023/03/01. Duration: 36 months.
CO2-to-CH4 - Cutting-edge solar-to-heat technology to foster photo-thermocatalytic CO2 methanation towards a climate-neutral economy. Reference: 2022.01176.PTDC. Funded by: FCT – Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia, . Starting Date: 2023/03/01. Duration: 18 months.
H2O-3DCapture - Water harvesting – sustainable solution based on a gas-adsorption process using innovative 3D-printed hybrid materials. Reference: 2022.01973.PTDC. Funded by: FCT – Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia, . Starting Date: 2023/03/01. Duration: 18 months.

THESIS DEFENSES

Vinicius Viena Santana
Cyber-physical oriented chemical process for green and sustainable production
André Tiago Torres Pinto
Optimised 2D Carbon Materials Activated by Artificial Light and Electrical Current for Catalytic Water and Wastewater Treatment
Larissa Oliveira Paulista
Solar-Driven Thermo-Photocatalytic CO2 Valorisation into Value-Added Fuels
Isabel Sousa Fernandes
Multiphase Flow in NETmix: mixing studies and applications
Rute Agostinha Gomes Seabra
Separation of light hydrocarbons by Simulated Moving Bed
Rafael Gomes Morais
Noble-metal free carbon-based materials for energy conversion