NEWS

Margarida Brito PhD thesis defense

February 26, 2021

LSRE-LCM congratulates Margarida Sarmento Cunha Abrunhosa de Brito for her PhD thesis defense approved by the jury.

On February 26th, 2021 Margarida finished the Doctoral Program in Chemical and Biological Engineering, with the PhD thesis entitled "Mixing Mechanisms in 2D Reactors" supervised by Associate researcher Ricardo Santos, Professor José Carlos Lopes and Dr. Cláudio Fonte from the University of Manchester.

The staff and team of LSRE-LCM wish Margarida success for the new professional stage that will begin!

Highly Cited Researchers at LSRE-LCM

February 12, 2021

Eight members of the LSRE-LCM staff are included in a list of the most cited scientists in the world released by Stanford University, assessing scientists for career-long citation impact until the end of 2019. This list contains a large database created by experts from that University and is based on data from Scopus that ranks journals and article citations up to 2019 for scientists from several research fields.

Professors José Luís Figueiredo and Alírio E. Rodrigues are the most cited researchers from the University of Porto and are ranked in the top 20 at the national level.

Other LSRE-LCM members included in the list are: José J.M. Órfão, M. Fernando R. Pereira, Eugénia A. Macedo, Adrián M.T. Silva, Vítor J.P. Vilar and Rui A.R. Boaventura. Two other LSRE-LCM members, Joaquim Luis Faria e Cláudia Gomes Silva,  feature in the single calendar year 2019 list.

These accomplishments show the high level of research and the quality of individual researchers at LSRE-LCM.

Congratulations to all!

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RECENT DEVELOPMENTS

PUBLICATIONS

R.P. Rocha, O.S.G.P. Soares, J.J.M.Orfão, M.F.R. Pereira, J.L. Figueiredo. Heteroatom (N, S) Co-Doped CNTs in the Phenol Oxidation by Catalytic Wet Air Oxidation. Catalysts, 11, 578, 2021
A.M. Gorito, J.F.J.R. Pesqueira, N.F.F. Moreira, A.R. Ribeiro, M.F.R. Pereira, O.C. Nunes C.M.R. Almeida, A.M.T. Silva. Ozone-based water treatment (O3, O3/UV, O3/H2O2) for removal of organic micropollutants, bacteria inactivation and regrowth prevention. Journal of Environmental Chemical Engineering, 9, 105315, 2021
A.I. Gomes, B.M. Souza-Chavez, M. Park, T.F.C.V. Silva, R.A.R. Boaventura, V.J.P. Vilar. How does the pre-treatment of landfill leachate impact the performance of O3 and O3/UVC processes?. Chemosphere, 278, 130389, 2021
L.S. Ribeiro, J.J. de Melo Orfão, M.F.R. Pereira. Direct catalytic conversion of agro-forestry biomass wastes into ethylene glycol over CNT supported Ru and W catalysts. Industrial Crops and Products, 166, 113461, 2021
G.D. Sorita, A. Santamaria-Echart, A.M. Gozzo, O.H. Gonçalves, F.V. Leimann, E. Bona, Y. Manrique, I.P.M. Fernandes, I.C.F.R. Ferreira, M.F. Barreiro. Lipid composition optimization in spray congealing technique and testing with curcumin-loaded microparticles. Advanced Powder Technology, 32, 1710-1722, 2021
P. Velho, X. Liang, E.A. Macedo, E. Gomez, F.M. Kontogeorgis. Towards a predictive Cubic Plus Association equation of state. Fluid Phase Equilibria, 540, 113045, 2021
V.V. Santana, M.A.F. Martins, J.M. Loureira, A.M. Ribeiro, A.E. Rodrigues, I.B.R. Nogueira. Optimal fragrances formulation using a deep learning neural network architecture: A novel systematic approach. Computers & Chemical Engineering, 150, 107344, 2021
A. Ribeiro, Y.A. Manrique, F. Barreiro, J.C.B. Lopes, M.M. Dias. Continuous Production of Hydroxyapatite Pickering Emulsions using a Mesostructured Reactor. Colloids and Surfaces A: Physicochemical and Engineering Aspects, 91, 126365, 2021
P. Zhang, P. Li, A.E. Rodrigues. Modeling Riemann–Liouville fractional differential equations for diffusion and reaction in fractal porous media. Journal of Mathematical Chemistry volume, 59, 459–475, 2021

APPROVED PROJECTS

ENANTIOTOX - Ecotoxicidade e bioacumulação enantiosseletiva de substâncias psicoativas. Reference: PTDC/CTA-AMB/6686/2020. Funded by: FCT – Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia, . Starting Date: 2021/03/01. Duration: 36 months.
BIOma - BIOeconomy integrated solutions for Mobilization of the Agrofood chain. Reference: POCI-01-0247-FEDER-046112. Funded by: ANI – Agência Nacional de Investigação, . Starting Date: 2020/07/01. Duration: 36 months.
NanoCatRed - Novel metallic NANOparticles on NANOstructured supports for oxyanion CATalytic REDuction in water. Reference: NORTE-01-0247-FEDER-045925. Funded by: ANI – Agência Nacional de Investigação, P2020|COMPETE - Projetos em Copromoção. Starting Date: 2020/06/01. Duration: 36 months.
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.

THESIS DEFENSES

Inalmar Dantas Barbosa Segundo
Multistage treatment system for leachates from industrial hazardous and non-hazardous waste landfills
Marta Sofia Oliveira Barbosa
Multi-layer carbon cartridges for determination of EU multi-class organic micropollutants
Márcia Patrícia Cardoso da Silva
Water Harvesting by Adsorption Based Processes on MOFs
Margarida Sarmento Cunha Abrunhosa de Brito
Mixing Mechanisms in 2D Reactors
Ana Isabel de Emílio Gomes
Treatment train for mature urban landfill leachate
Karen Giovanna Bastidas Gómez
Remediation of emergent contaminants using Metal Organic Frameworks immobilized onto Fique fibers
Ana Raquel Almeida Fernandes
Design of optical semiconductors optimized for photocatalytic organic synthesis
Kamila Wysoczanska
Solubility and partitioning of biomolecules. Experimental studies and modeling