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Luciana Mazur PhD Thesis Defense

July 28, 2017

On July 28, 2017 Luciana finished her Doctoral Program in Environmental Engineering, with the PhD thesis entitled Brown marine macroalgae as a natural cation exchanger for toxic metal ions separation and recovery from water, supervised by Doctor Vítor Vilar.

LSRE-LCM congratulates Luciana Prazeres Mazur for her PhD thesis defense approved by the jury.

We are extremely proud and wish the best luck for the beginning of the new professional stage. LSRE-LCM will always be open to receive Luciana again!

LSRE-LCM Team wins the Second Prize at Business Ignition Programme (BIP)

July 28, 2017

On July 28th, the idea AWASer – Advanced Water Analysis Services proposed by the LSRE-LCM team, whose members are the researchers João Sousa (Granted Researcher), Marta Oliveira Barbosa (PhD Student), Ana Rita Ribeiro (Post-doctoral Researcher), Adrián Silva (Associate Researcher) and Fernando Pereira (Associate Professor), was awarded with the second prize of the first edition of Business Ignition Programme (BIP). The objective of BIP organized by U.Porto Inovação, CIIMAR and INESC TEC was to provide participants with relevant skills in order to respond to market challenges and opportunities. During the 3 intense months, 10 BIP teams worked to create value propositions for their projects with the support of mentors, methodologies and resources that helped them transform innovative technologies into profitable business models.

The teams involved in this first edition of BIP presented publically their final Pitch and AWASer received the second prize: mentoring services and a business trip to the DLD Tel Aviv Innovation Festival 2017. AWASer is a service developed by the LSRE-LCM team for public and private entities with the need to monitor water quality, providing an effective solution for water sampling in hard-to-reach areas.

BIP is a project funded by Northern 2020, Portugal 2020 and European Union and this first edition was supported by SONAE, Amadeu Dias Foundation and Santander Universities.

LSRE-LCM congratulates his researchers team for the recognition received at BIP and also all the other teams that have successfully overcome this challenge!

More information at official BIP website: https://bip.up.pt/2017/08/02/bip-final-pitch-day-28th-july-2017-photo-gallery/
Or at Notícias UP: https://noticias.up.pt/bioaqua-solutions-e-a-ideia-vencedora-do-business-ignition-programme/

RECENT DEVELOPMENTS

PUBLICATIONS

P.D. Vaidya, Y-J. Wu, A.E. Rodrigues. Kinetics of Ethanol Steam Reforming for Hydrogen Production. In Ethanol - Science and Engineering, Ch. 13, pp. 341-354, A. Basile, A. Iulianelli, F. Dalena, T.N. Veziroğlu (Eds), Elsevier, 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
J. Matos, R.P.V. Faria, I.B.R. Nogueira, J.M. Loureiro, A.M. Ribeiro. Optimization strategies for chiral separation by true moving bed chromatography using Particles Swarm Optimization (PSO) and new Parallel PSO variant. Computers and Chemical Engineering, 123, 344-356, 2019
M.J. Regufe, A.F.P. Ferreira, J.M. Loureiro, A. Rodrigues, A.M. Ribeiro. Electrical conductive 3D-printed monolith adsorbent for CO2 capture. Microporous and Mesoporous Materials, 278, 403-413, 2019
B.A. Marinho, R.O. Cristóvão, R.A.R. Boaventura, V.J.P. Vilar. As(III) and Cr(VI) oxyanion removal from water by advanced oxidation/reduction processes - a review. Environmental Science and Pollution Research, 26, 2203-2227, 2019
C. Filote, I. Volf, S.C.R. Santos, C.M.S. Botelho. Bioadsorptive removal of Pb(II) from aqueous solution by the biorefinery waste of Fucus spiralis. Science of the Total Environment, 648, 1201-1209, 2019
M.A. Sultan, S.L. Pardilho, M. Brito, C.P. Fonte, M.M. Dias, J.C.B. Lopes, R.J. Santos. 3D Mixing Dynamics in T-Jet Mixers. Chemical Engineering & Technology, 42, 119-128, 2019
J.C.G. Sousa, A.R. Ribeiro, M.O. Barbosa, C. Ribeiro, M.E. Tiritan, M.F.R. Pereira, A.M.T. Silva. Monitoring of the 17 EU Watch List contaminants of emerging concern in the Ave and the Sousa Rivers. Science of the Total Environment, 649, 1083-1095, 2019
J.B. Costa, M.J. Lima, M.J. Sampaio, M.C. Neves, J.L. Faria, S. Morales-Torres, A.P.M. Tavares, C.G. Silva. Enhanced biocatalytic sustainability of laccase by immobilization on functionalized carbon nanotubes/polysulfone membranes. Chemical Engineering Journal, 355, 974-985, 2019

APPROVED PROJECTS

Valor Natural - Valorização de Recursos Naturais através da Extração de Ingredientes de Elevado Valor Acrescentado para Aplicações na Indústria Alimentar. 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.
LED-NETmix - LED-NETmix: um fotoreator inovador para a intensificação de processos em síntese química. Reference: POCI-01-0145-FEDER-031398. Funded by: FCT – Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia, P2020|COMPETE - Projetos em Todos os Domínios Científicos. Starting Date: 2018/07/26. Duration: 36 months.
InSpeCt - Identifying and interrupting micropollutants of EU concern by using Smart Carbon materials. Reference: NORTE-01-0145-FEDER-031049. Funded by: FCT – Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia, P2020|COMPETE - Projetos em Todos os Domínios Científicos. Starting Date: 2018/07/01. Duration: 36 months.
SiMoBedMethaSep - Leito móvel simulado em fase gasosa para separação de metano e azoto. Reference: NORTE-01-0145-FEDER-029384. Funded by: FCT – Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia, P2020|COMPETE - Projetos em Todos os Domínios Científicos. Starting Date: 2018/06/04. Duration: 36 months.

THESIS DEFENSES

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
Raquel Oliveira Rodrigues
Magnetic carbon nanostructures and study of their transport in microfluidic devices for hyperthermia
Pedro Sousa Ferreira Gomes
Proteins Separation by Expanded Bed Chromatography Technology
Maria Margarida Linhares de Andrade Rocha e Silva
Nitrogen-Doped Graphene as Metal Free Carbon-Nanocatalysts
Rui Sérgio da Silva Ribeiro
Synthesis of Hybrid Magnetic Carbon Nanocomposites for Catalytic Wet Peroxide Oxidation
Idelfonso Bessa dos Reis Nogueira
Optimization and Control of TMB, SMB and SMBR units