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
On the January 14th, 2019 took place at Faculty of Engineering of University of Porto the FEUP's Day Celebrations.
This year's event aims, as in previous years, to reinforce the spirit of academic communit.
At the Ceremony of Awards, Professor Fernando Pereira (Dean of the Department of Chemical Engineering since December 5th, 2018) was awarded with the FEUP Scientific Excellence Award. This prize is awarded with the objective of recognizing the excellence research activities carried out in the last 5 years at LSRE-LCM.
Also awarded with the FEUP Scientific Recognition Awards were LSRE-LCM Professors Adrián Silva, Joaquim Faria, José Órfão, José Miguel Loureiro and Doctors Ana Mafalda Ribeiro, Salomé Soares, Sónia Carabineiro, Vítor Vilar. These prizes aimed to recognize the scientific merit of the year 2017 and encourage the results of the research activities into publications in international scientific journals, books, books chapters and patents.
Associate Laboratory LSRE-LCM congratulates Professor Fernando Pereira and also the others prizewinners of Scientific Recognition Awards of FEUP!
Other information about FEUP's Day 2019 at: https://paginas.fe.up.pt/~diafeup/2019/