Adrián Silva wins Vicente de Seabra Medal 2016

March 1, 2017

On February 20th, the Jury of the 2016 Vicente de Seabra Medal gathered at Portuguese Chemical Society (SPQ) decided by unanimous vote to award Adrián Silva, Associate Researcher at the LSRE-LCM and Investigador Principal at FEUP.

This medal has the purpose to reward the quality, originality and importance of research works in Chemistry developed in Portugal by a researcher not older than 40 years. The Jury considered the quality, impact and quantity of scientific work performed, especially in the last five years.

At LSRE-LCM Adrián Silva expertise is focused on the preparation, characterization and application of nano- and macro-structured materials for separation and reaction engineering.

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Visit to the LSRE-LCM/IPB Pole

December 6-7, 2016

LSRE-LCM coordinator, Madalena Dias, visited the IPB Pole of LSRE-LCM.

Various on-going R&D projects were presented and discussed.

Also, Prof. Isabel Ferreira of CIMO kindly gave a tour of the new CIMO installations and some of the works in progress.



A.C.G. Moreira, Y.A. Manrique, I.M. Martins, I.P. Fernandes, A.E. Rodrigues, J.C.B. Lopes, M.M. Dias. Continuous Production of Melamine-Formaldehyde Microcapsules Using a Mesostructured Reactor. Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research, 59, 18510−18519, 2020
I.D.B. Segundo, F.C. Moreira, T.F.C.V. Silva, A.D. Webler, R.A.R. Boaventura, V.J.P. Vilar. Development of a treatment train for the remediation of a hazardous industrial waste landfill leachate: A big challenge. Science of The Total Environment, 741, 140165, 2020
A. Zanias, Z. Frontistis, J. Vakros, O.S. Arvaniti, R.S. Ribeiro, A.M.T. Silva, J.L. Faria, H.T. Gomes, D. Mantzavinos. Degradation of methylparaben by sonocatalysis using a Co–Fe magnetic carbon xerogel. Ultrasonics Sonochemistry, 64, 105045, 2020
A. Sharkawy, Ma.F. Barreiro, A.E. Rodrigues. Chitosan-based Pickering emulsions and their applications: A review. Carbohydrate Polymers, 250, 116885, 2020
P. Velho, P.F. Requejo, E. Gómez, E.A. Macedo. Novel ethyl lactate based ATPS for the purification of rutin and quercetin. Separation and Purification Technology, 252, 117447, 2020
A.G. Rios, A.M. Ribeiro, A.E. Rodrigues, A.F.P. Ferreira. Bovine serum albumin and myoglobin separation by size exclusion SMB. Journal of Chromatography A, 1628, 461431, 2020
A.S.G.G. Santos, C. A. Orge, O.S.G.P. Soares, M.F.R. Pereira. 4-Nitrobenzaldehyde removal by catalytic ozonation in the presence of CNT. Journal of Water Process Engineering, 38, 101573, 2020
R.A. Fernandes, M.J. Sampaio, G. Martins, G. Dražić, J.L. Faria, C.G. Silva. Efficient removal of parabens from real water matrices by a highly stable metal-free photocatalyst. Science of The Total Environment, 716, 135346, 2020
P. Carmo, A.M. Ribeiro, A.E. Rodrigues, A. Ferreira. Recovery of vinyl chloride from by‐streams of polyvinyl chloride production by TPSA in a multitubular adsorber. AICHE Journal, 66, e16899, 2020


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.
LIMEX - Innovative Membrane Extraction of Lithium for Spent Lithium-Ion Battery Recycling. Reference: ERA-MIN/0004/2018. Funded by: FCT – Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia, ERA-NET - European Research Area networks. Starting Date: 2019/09/01. Duration: 36 months.
Valor Natural - Natural Resources through the Extraction of High Added Value Ingredients for Applications in the Food Industry. 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.


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