LSRE-LCM congratulates Professor José Luís Figueiredo for his new book entitled “Catálise@FEUP” (in portuguese), just published by FEUP Publications in the Series “FEUP History”.
Catalysis played an essential role in the development of the chemical industry throughout the 20th century. The use of catalysts provides for more efficient synthesis routes in terms of atom economy and minimization of wastes (one of the 12 Principles of Green Chemistry). Catalysts are also expected to play a major role in the transition to a sustainable economy based on the use of renewable energy and raw materials. In Portugal, this important subject was absent from the syllabus of Chemical Engineering before the 1970’s.
In 1975, after obtaining his PhD in the UK (Imperial College, London), the author created a research line in catalysis at FEUP, which was at the origin of the Laboratory of Catalysis and Materials (LCM), a research group that is currently incorporated into the Associate Laboratory LSRE-LCM.
The book Catalysis@FEUP describes the 45-year journey of this research group, highlighting the advanced training and research activities it promoted in the field of catalysis, and their impact and relevance in the national context.
The book can be downloaded (open access) from the link:
Full Book Reference:
José Luís Figueiredo, Catálise@FEUP. FEUP Publications, 2020, Porto, Portugal. eBook ISBN: 978-972-752-268-2. DOI: 10.24840/978-972-752-2.
Ana Rita Lado Ribeiro, Researcher at the LSRE-LCM was recently appointed as Associate Editor of Chemical Engineering Journal Advances (CEJ Advances), a new online only, open access, peer reviewed journal published by Elsevier.
Chemical Engineering Journal Advances focuses upon three aspects of chemical engineering: chemical reaction engineering, environmental chemical engineering, and materials synthesis and processing.
As a partner title of the Elsevier flagship Chemical & Environmental Engineering journals (Chemical Engineering Journal, Desalination, Journal of Hazardous Materials, Journal of Membrane Science and Separation & Purification Technology), the Editors of CEJ Advances will work closely with the wider Editorial teams to provide the same high quality and timely review to authors.