NEWS

Lucília Ribeiro wins the Portuguese Young Chemists Award - PYCA 2018

May 18, 2018

Lucília Ribeiro has received the Portuguese Young Chemists Award - PYCA 2018 for her PhD thesis entitled Catalytic conversion of lignocellulosic biomass by hydrolytic hydrogenation, supervised by Fernando Pereira, co-supervised by José Órfão and developed at Associate Laboratory LSRE-LCM.

The Portuguese Young Chemists Award (PYCA) attributed by the Group of Young Chemists (GQJ) of the Portuguese Chemical Society (SPQ) aims to promote excellence in Chemistry developed by young researchers, with particular focus on the scientific impact on the Society. The prize is awarded every two years, to recent doctors with less than 35 years and laureates the work done during their PhD. It is opened to Portuguese or foreigner young researchers that received his/her PhD degree in any field of the chemical sciences from a Portuguese University between January 2016 and December 2017.

This 5th edition of the Award PYCA 2018 comprises a monetary prize and a certificate, kindly sponsored by ChemPubSoc Europe (Wiley-VCH) and a scientific book, kindly sponsored by Gradiva Editora. It was delivered to Lucília Ribeiro at the 6th Portuguese Young Chemists Meeting (6th PYCheM), held in Setúbal on May 15-18, 2018.

Lucilia is currently a Postdoctoral Researcher at LSRE-LCM working on the area of synthesis of fine chemical products with high-value from the catalytic conversion lignocellulosic biomass.

LA LSRE-LCM congratulates Lucília for this important scientific recognition for her research work!

More information at: http://www.spq.pt/news/617

Visit of Science and Technology Commission of Shanghai Municipality

May 7, 2018

On 7th May 2018, Mr. Gan Pin, Ms. Song Yang, Ms. Zhong Qian, Mr. Yan Ming and Mr. Fu Zhigang from the Science and Technology Commission of Shanghai Municipality visited the Associate Laboratory LSRE-LCM guided by Professor Alírio Rodrigues, Dr. Ana Mafalda Ribeiro and Dr. Alexandre Ferreira.

During the visit, collaborations for the development of green technologies were discussed.

LSRE-LCM thanks to the Shanghai Municipality Commission the visit and hopes that it can start a collaboration soon!

RECENT DEVELOPMENTS

PUBLICATIONS

M.J. Regufe, A.M. Ribeiro, A.F.P. Ferreira, A. Rodrigues. CO2 Storage on Zeolites and Other Adsorbents. In Nanoporous Materials for Gas Storage - Green Energy and Technology, pp. 359-381, K. Kaneko, F. Rodríguez-Reinoso (Eds), Springer, Singapore, 2019
G. Ruphuy, J.C. Lopes, M.M. Dias, M.F. Barreiro. New insights into nano-hydroxyapatite/Chitosan (n-HAp/CS) hybrid materials for bone tissue regeneration. In Materials for Biomedical Engineering: Nanobiomaterials in Tissue Engineering, Ch. 11, A.M. Holban, A. Grumezescu,, Academic Press - Elsevier, 2019
O. Rodríguez, E. Gómez, N. Calvar, E.A. Macedo. Equilibrium in Electrolyte Systems. In Thermodynamics of Phase Equilibria in Food Engineering, Ch. 13, pp. 529-562, C.G. Pereira, Academic Press - Elsevier, 2019
J.C.A. Espíndola, R.O. Cristóvão, A. Mendes, R.A.R. Boaventura, V.J.P. Vilar. Photocatalytic membrane reactor performance towards oxytetracycline removal from synthetic and real matrices: Suspended vs immobilized TiO2-P25. Chemical Engineering Journal, 378, 122114, 2019
A.M. Gorito, M.O. Barbosa, C.M.R. Almeida, M.F.R. Pereira, A.M.T. Silva, A.R.L. Ribeiro. Quenchers in advanced oxidation technologies for analysis of micropollutants by liquid chromatography coupled to mass spectrometry: Sodium sulphite or catalase?. Science of The Total Environment, 692, 995-1004, 2019
R.S. Arafah, A.E Ribeiro, A.E. Rodrigues, L.S. Pais. Improving the performance of nadolol stereoisomers’ preparative separation using Chiralpak IA by SMB chromatography. Chirality, 31, 62-71, 2019
N.F.F. Moreira, M.J. Sampaio, A.R. Ribeiro, C.G. Silva, J.L. Faria, A.M.T. Silva. Metal-free g-C3N4 photocatalysis of organic micropollutants in urban wastewater under visible light. Applied Catalysis B, 248, 184-192, 2019
M.I.F. Mota, S. Barbosa, P.C.R. Pinto, A.M. Ribeiro, A. Ferreira, J.M. Loureiro, A.E. Rodrigues. Adsorption of vanillic and syringic acids onto a macroporous polymeric resin and recovery with ethanol:water (90:10 %V/V) solution. Separation and Purification Technology, 217, 108-117, 2019
N. Rey-Raap, M. Enterria, J.I. Martins, M.F.R. Pereira, J.L. Figueiredo. Influence of multiwalled carbon nanotubes as additives in biomass-derived carbons for supercapacitor applications. ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, 11, 6066-6077, 2019

APPROVED PROJECTS

VERPRAZ - Valorização Energética e tratamento de Resíduos da Produção do azeite. Reference: NORTE-01-0247-FEDER-39789. Funded by: ANI – Agência Nacional de Investigação, P2020|COMPETE - Projetos em Copromoção. Starting Date: 2019/11/01. Duration: 36 months.
LIMEX - Innovative Membrane Extraction of Lithiumfor Spent. Reference: ERA-MIN/0004/2018. Funded by: FCT – Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia, ERA-NET - European Research Area networks. Starting Date: 2019/09/01. Duration: 36 months.
0725_NOR_WATER_1_P - Poluentes emergentes nas águas da Galiza-Norte de Portugal: novas ferramentas para gestão de risco. Reference: 0725_NOR_WATER_1_P. Funded by: Autoridade de Gestão do Programa Operacional de Cooperação Transfronteiriça Espanha-Portugal, Programa Operacional de Cooperação Transfronteiriça Espanha-Portugal. Starting Date: 2019/04/01. Duration: 33 months.
Valor Natural - Natural Resources through the Extraction of High Added Value Ingredients for Applications in the Food Industry. Reference: NORTE-01-0247-FEDER-024479. Funded by: ANI – Agência Nacional de Investigação, P2020|COMPETE - Programas Mobilizadores. Starting Date: 2018/09/01. Duration: 36 months.

THESIS DEFENSES

Francesco Biancullo
Lab to Pilot-Scale Photocatalytic Treatment of Antibiotics, Antibiotic Resistant Bacteria and Antibiotic Resistance Genes
Dânia Sofia Martins Constantino
Process Intensification for Butyl Acrylate Synthesis based on Sorption-Enhanced Reaction and Pervaporation-based Hybrid Processes
Vanessa Filomena Duarte Martins
Light Olefin/Paraffin Separation By Cyclic Adsorption Processes
Marta Filipa Ferreira Pedrosa
Graphene-Based Catalytic Membranes for Water Treatment
Shi Qian
New Processes and Adsorbents for p-Xylene production
Batuira Martins da Costa Filho
Intensification of Heterogeneous Photocatalytic Processes using the NETmix mili-photoreactor for VOCs Oxidation at Gas Phase
Maria João Barbosa Regufe
CO₂ Capture from Flue Gases by Electric Swing Adsorption
Maria José Bastos Pires de Lima
Selective photocatalytic conversions integrated on a continuous-flow microfluidic process