LSRE-LCM congratulates Maria José Bastos Pires de Lima for her PhD thesis defense on February 6th, 2019 at FEUP.
Maria José Lima finished her Doctoral Program in Chemical and Biological Engineering, with the PhD thesis entitled "Selective photocatalytic conversions integrated on a continuous-flow microfluidic process" supervised by Associate Professor Joaquim Faria and co-supervised by Assistant Researcher Cláudia Silva and Assistant Professor Adrián Silva.
The staff and team of LA LSRE-LCM wish Maria José success for the beginning of the new professional stage!
This year is “The International Year of the Periodic Table of Chemical Elements”, 150 years after its initial formation by the Russian physicist Dmitri Mendeleiev, by decision of UNESCO.
The first action pointed out the official international opening of the celebrations, it happened in emblematic Portuguese cities as Porto, Lisboa, Coimbra, Braga, Aveiro, Vila Real, Évora, Tomar, Funchal (Madeira), Covilhã, Faro e Castelo Branco. In Porto it took place at Praça Almeida Garrett, in front of City Hall of Porto on January 29th, with the "construction" of a "Human Periodic Table". The initiative involved 1200 students from 16 schools in the Porto region and aimed to raise awareness among students and general public for the importance of this icon of Chemistry.
Members of LSRE-LCM and LEPABE of Faculty of Engineering of U.Porto (FEUP) have joined to Faculty of Sciences (FCUP) and Institute of Engineering of Porto (ISEP) to promote and participate in a series of commemorative activities always with the support and coordination of Portuguese Society of Chemistry.
To remember the 118 Chemical Elements of the Periodic Table listening the song created by AsapSCIENCE.com https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=184&v=rz4Dd1I_fX0
More information about the first commemorative event at: https://noticias.up.pt/multimedia/u-porto-junta-alunos-do-secundario-em-tabela-periodica-humana-video/ and https://www.iypt2019.pt/agenda/event/410
National press divulgation: https://www.publico.pt/2019/01/29/ciencia/noticia/tabela-periodica-saltou-rua-vai-estar-ai-ano-1859897