NEWS

Filipa Casimiro PhD thesis defense

July 11, 2023

LSRE-LCM congratulates Filipa Casimiro for her PhD thesis defense on July 11, 2023.

Filipa finished the Doctoral Program in Chemical and Biological Engineering, with the PhD thesis entitled "Lignin from Pulp Mill Sulfite Liquors: Production of Vanillin and Syringaldehyde by an Integrated Process within the Biorefinery Concept" supervised by Professor Alírio Rodrigues and Doctor Carina Costa.

The staff and team of LSRE-LCM wish Filipa success in the new professional stage that will now begin!

Margarida Brito wins 2023 Young Research Award in Mixing

July 6, 2023

Margarida Brito, Researcher at LSRE-LCM, won the 2023 Young Researcher Award in Mixing of the European Federation of Chemical Engineering (EFCE). This award was announced during the Mixing 17 – 17th European Conference on Mixing, which took place in Porto from the 2nd to the 5th of July. The award recognises the quality of her PhD thesis, the impact on the field of Mixing through her publications in international journals, international activities and networks, and the industrial significance of her scientific activity.

Margarida concluded her PhD in 2021 at FEUP with the thesis entitled “Mixing Mechanisms in 2D Reactors”, supervised by Doctor Ricardo Santos, Professor José Carlos Lopes and Professor Cláudio Fonte (University of Manchester). This thesis consolidates the work on mesoreactores developed at LSRE-LCM over the last two decades, contributing to industrial solutions based on fundamental studies in mixing mechanisms.

More details about this award can be consulted at this link.

RECENT DEVELOPMENTS

PUBLICATIONS

J.L. Figueiredo. A Relevância da Indústria Química e o seu Contributo para a Sociedade. Princípia Editora, Lda., Cascais, 2022

APPROVED PROJECTS

ERA-ARE - A new ERA for Environmental Risk Assessment: Chirality as a tool towards environmentally safe pharmaceuticals. Reference: ERC - 101039270. Funded by: European Comission, Horizon Europe | ERC | STARTING GRANTS. Starting Date: 2023/03/01. Duration: 60 months.
F-CAT - A catalytic tool for the defluorination of PFAS in drinking water into degradable organics. Reference: 2022.03874.PTDC. Funded by: FCT – Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia, . Starting Date: 2023/03/01. Duration: 18 months.
STAR - STereoselective environmental processes in Antibiotics: role for Resistance. Reference: 2022.02842.PTDC. Funded by: FCT – Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia, . Starting Date: 2023/03/01. Duration: 36 months.
DRopH2O - Drinking water quality: early warning and removal of microcontaminants by innovative carbon-based materials. Reference: 2022.08738.PTDC. Funded by: FCT – Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia, . Starting Date: 2023/03/01. Duration: 36 months.
SuN2Fuel - Photo-assisted production of green ammonia-based fuels. Reference: 2022.04682.PTDC. Funded by: FCT – Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia, . Starting Date: 2023/03/01. Duration: 36 months.
CO2-to-CH4 - Cutting-edge solar-to-heat technology to foster photo-thermocatalytic CO2 methanation towards a climate-neutral economy. Reference: 2022.01176.PTDC. Funded by: FCT – Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia, . Starting Date: 2023/03/01. Duration: 18 months.
H2O-3DCapture - Water harvesting – sustainable solution based on a gas-adsorption process using innovative 3D-printed hybrid materials. Reference: 2022.01973.PTDC. Funded by: FCT – Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia, . Starting Date: 2023/03/01. Duration: 18 months.

THESIS DEFENSES

André Tiago Torres Pinto
Optimised 2D Carbon Materials Activated by Artificial Light and Electrical Current for Catalytic Water and Wastewater Treatment
Larissa Oliveira Paulista
Solar-Driven Thermo-Photocatalytic CO2 Valorisation into Value-Added Fuels
Isabel Sousa Fernandes
Multiphase Flow in NETmix: mixing studies and applications
Rute Agostinha Gomes Seabra
Separation of light hydrocarbons by Simulated Moving Bed
Rafael Gomes Morais
Noble-metal free carbon-based materials for energy conversion
Pedro Henrique Presumido
Membrane Processes for Tertiary Treatment of Urban Wastewaters: Photocatalytic Membrane Reactor and Ozone Membrane Reactor