Scholarships for 15 PhD projects supervised by LSRE-LCM researchers have been granted by FCT

July 28, 2022

LSRE-LCM congratulates the 15 researchers who were granted PhD scholarships in the 2022 National FCT call:

Ana Jorge Pereira - Supervisors: Alexandre Ferreira, Ana Mafalda Ribeiro, Alírio Rodrigues

Ana Rita Fernandes - Supervisors: Adrian Silva, Ana Rita Ribeiro, Miguel Madeira (LEPABE/FEUP)

Carla Santos - Supervisor: Vítor Vilar

Inês Rodrigues - Supervisors: Alexandre Ferreira, Vítor Vilar

Isabella Tomasi - Supervisors: Cidália Botelho, Sílvia Santos

Karoline Ferreira - Supervisors: Fernando Pereira, Lucília Ribeiro

Larissa Ghirro - Supervisors: Filomena Barreiro (CIMO/IPB), Madalena Dias, Arantzazu Santamaria-Echart (CIMO/IPB)

Luiza Sena - Supervisors: Vítor Vilar, António Ferreira (LEPABE/FEUP)

Lisbeth Sanchez - Supervisor: Vítor Vilar, Manuel Andrés Rodrigo (UCLM-Spain)

Mariana Bessa - Supervisors: Ana Mafalda Ribeiro, Alexandre Ferreira, Alírio Rodrigues

Mariana Felgueiras -  Supervisors: Salomé Soares, Fernando Pereira

Paulo Marrocos de Oliveira - Supervisors: Vítor Vilar, Ricardo Santos

Pedro Ferreira - Supervisors: Fani Sousa (CICS/UBI), Cláudia Gomes Silva

Rita Barros - Supervisors: Joaquim Luís Faria, Cláudia Gomes Silva, Raquel Cristovão

Thais Berberich - Supervisors: Joaquim Luís Faria, Bruno Machado (CoLAB NET4CO2), Helder Gomes (CIMO/IPB)

7 FCT projects approved

July 27, 2022

FCT has announced the results for the Call for R&D Projects 2022.

Seven projects, led by LSRE-LCM researchers, with total funding of ca. 800 000€, have been approved.

4 Scientific research and development (IC&DT) projects

  • SuN2Fuel - Photo-assisted production of green ammonia-based fuels | Cláudia Silva (PI)
  • STAR - STereoselective environmental processes in Antibiotics: role for Resistance | Ana Rita Ribeiro (PI)
  • DRopH2O - Drinking water quality: early warning and removal of microcontaminants by innovative carbon-based materials| Ádrian Silva (PI)
  • Cork Supercap | Fernando Pereira (PI at LSRE-LCM)

3 Exploratory research projects (PeX)

  • Water harvesting – sustainable solution based on a gas-adsorption process using innovative 3D-printed hybrid materials | Maria João Regufe (PI)
  • CO2-to-CH4 - Cutting-edge solar-to-heat technology to foster photo-thermocatalytic CO2 methanation towards a climate-neutral economy | Tânia Silva (PI)
  • F-CAT - Catalytic tool for the defluorination of PFAS in drinking water into degradable organics | João Restivo (PI)

Congratulation to everyone!



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CM4Methane - Unravelling the role of conductive materials in the acceleration of methane production from waste in anaerobic digestion processes. Reference: PTDC/BTA-BTA/2249/2021. Funded by: FCT – Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia, . Starting Date: 2022/01/01. Duration: 36 months.
LigTech - Cutting-Edge PhotoElectroCatalytic Technology for Lignin Recovery. Reference: EXPL/EQU-EQU/0216/2021. Funded by: FCT – Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia, PeX - Projetos de investigação de caráter exploratório. Starting Date: 2022/01/01. Duration: 18 months.
SERPIC - Sustainable Electrochemical Reduction of contaminants of emerging concern and Pathogens in WWTP effluent for Irrigation of Crops. Reference: Aquatic/0002/2020. Funded by: FCT – Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia, ERA-NET - European Research Area networks. Starting Date: 2021/09/01. Duration: 36 months.
ClimActiC - Citizenship for Climate: Building Bridges between Citizenship and Science for Climate Adaptation. Reference: NORTE-01-0145-FEDER-000071. Funded by: Agência para o Desenvolvimento e Coesão, I.P., PORTUGAL2020 - PORTUGAL2020. Starting Date: 2021/07/01. Duration: 24 months.
Healthy Waters - Identification, Elimination, Social Awareness and Education of Water Chemical and Biological Micropollutants with Health and Environmental Implications. Reference: NORTE-01-0145-FEDER-000069. Funded by: CCDR-N - Comissão de Coordenação e Desenvolvimento Regional do Norte, P2020|Norte2020 - Projetos Integrados ICDT. Starting Date: 2021/04/01. Duration: 24 months.
BiCat4Energy - Carbon-based noble metal-free bifunctional electrocatalyst for renewable energy production: Improving the Unitized Regenerative Fuel Cell. Reference: PTDC/EQU-EQU/1707/2020. Funded by: FCT – Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia, . Starting Date: 2021/03/01. Duration: 36 months.
ENANTIOTOX - Enantioselective ecotoxicity and bioaccumulation of psychoactive substances. Reference: PTDC/CTA-AMB/6686/2020. Funded by: FCT – Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia, . Starting Date: 2021/03/01. Duration: 36 months.
Cat4GtL - Continous Catalytic reactor for the Gas-to-Liquid process using NETmix technology. Reference: POCI-01-0247-FEDER-069953. Funded by: ANI – Agência Nacional de Investigação, . Starting Date: 2020/09/01. 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.


Adriano Henrique
Upgrading of Total Isomerisation Processes with Metal-Organic Frameworks
Zhipeng Yu
Advanced Materials for Electrochemical Energy Conversion: From Self-Supported Catalytic Electrodes to Atomically Dispersed Catalysts
Joana de Matos Silva
Mixing and Controlled Combustion in NETmix
Ana Margarida Gorito Gonçalves
Micropollutants in aquaculture: constructed wetlands and advanced oxidation technologies as prospective treatments
Liliana Patrícia Lima Gonçalves
Bimetallic Catalysts supported on Carbon Materials with tailored surface properties