NEWS

Maria Eugénia Macedo honored in a leading Chemical Engineering journal

June 30, 2023

Maria Eugénia Macedo, professor of FEUP and member of ALiCE and LSRE-LCM, will celebrate next year 40 years since her PhD. To mark the date, and in recognition of the scientific contributions to the advancement of the field of thermodynamics, the prestigious Journal of Chemical & Engineering Data (JCED), of the American Chemical Society, will dedicate a special edition, scheduled to be published in the summer of 2024.

The Journal of Chemical & Engineering Data has been publishing several special editions dedicated to relevant topics in the field of Chemical Engineering, as well as honouring researchers who have made important contributions throughout their scientific careers. Maria Eugénia Macedo’s scientific research has significantly impacted the understanding and advancement of experimental measurement and thermodynamic modelling of thermophysical properties and phase equilibrium.

Submission of manuscripts for this next issue is open until December 1, 2023, focusing on the area of measurement/modelling of thermophysical properties and phase equilibrium.

Seminar “Heterogeneous Photocatalysis for Solar Fuels” by Dr Valérie Keller

June 21, 2023

The LSRE-LCM is pleased to invite all its members to attend a seminar on “Heterogeneous Photocatalysis for Solar Fuels” by Dr Valérie Keller. The seminar will take place on June 23, 2023, from 2:15 pm to 3:00 pm, in room E107. The abstract for the seminar can be accessed here. This is a valuable opportunity for all LSRE-LCM members to gain insights into cutting-edge research and engage in meaningful discussions with a renowned expert in the field of photocatalysis.

Dr Valérie Keller, from ICPEES - Institute of Chemistry and Processes for Energy, Environment and Health, is the head of the Team “Photocatalysis and Photoconversion”. Dr Keller’s main research activities concern photocatalysis, specifically the synthesis of nanomaterials for environmental, energy and health applications. Her extensive contributions to the field include over 125 publications in peer-reviewed journals, more than 100 oral communications at international conferences, and the authorship of 16 patents. In recognition of her outstanding work, she was awarded the 1st Price of the Strategic Reflection by the French prime Minister in 2013.

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