Salomé Soares graduated in Chemical Engineering by Porto Superior Institute of Engineering in 2003. In 2006 she received the Master diploma in Environmental Engineering at the Faculty of Engineering of University of Porto and obtained the PhD diploma in Chemical and Biological Engineering at the same Faculty in December 2010. From 2011 to 2016 she was a Postdoctoral researcher at Associate Laboratory LSRE/LCM host by FEUP. Since July 2016, she is an auxiliary researcher of LSRE/LCM. From September 2010 to February 2014 she was tutorial assistant of the subject Algebra of the Integrated Master in Chemical Engineering. Since 2014 she has been lecturing in the Integrated Master in Environmental Engineering at FEUP. During her PhD and Postdoctoral period she visited the Universities of Alicante and Cadiz (Spain) to perform characterization of catalysts. Her background is in the field of Chemical and Environmental Engineering, focused on heterogeneous catalysis. Her current research focus is the development of novel nanostructured materials in powder form, for different applications (air and water treatment, energy conversion) and also of structured catalysts in the monolith form. She co-authored more than 220 publications, including 75 ISI indexed papers, 1 book chapters, 1 book of abstracts, 1 international patent, and more than 145 communications in conference proceedings. She was guest-editor of 2 special issues. She received a Prize from Fundação Eng. António Almeida for the best doctoral thesis of 2010 due their originality, high scientific merit and socio-economic potential and in 2017 she was awarded by FEUP with the Scientific Recognition Prize, among other prizes. She has been a team member of several National and European projects. She is regularly involved in the supervision of MSc and PhD students and fellow researchers, and in the organization of scientific conferences and other events for diffusion of science to the society.

RESEARCH INTERESTS

Chemical and Environmental Engineering
Heterogeneous catalysis: environmental catalysis; air and water treatment; energy conversion
Preparation and characterization of catalysts and materials: Carbon materials and metal oxides; Nanostructured materials; Smart textiles

PATENTS

A.F.M.F. Ramôa, M.G.C.O.B.S.M. Pizarro, J.A. Morgado, S.O. Prozil, M.F.R. Pereira, O.S.G.P. Soares, P.S.F. Ramalho, C.A.M.P. Sá, V.L.G.P. Sá, S.G.C.S. Ventura, J.S. Abreu, Cork Yarn, Production Method and Uses. PCT/IB2017/050485, January 2017. EU Patent 3409830, August 2018. Portuguese Patent 109121, January 2016.

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

O.S.G.P. Soares, P.S.F. Ramalho, A. Fernandes, J.J.M. Órfão, M.F.R. Pereira. Catalytic bromate reduction in water: influence of carbon support. Journal of Environmental Chemical Engineering, 7, 103015, 2019 O.S.G.P. Soares, R.P. Rocha, J.J.M. Órfão, M.F.R. Pereira, J.L. Figueiredo. Mechanothermal Approach for N-, S-, P-, and B-Doping of Carbon Nanotubes: Methodology and Catalytic Performance in Wet Air Oxidation. Journal of Carbon Research, 5, 30, 2019 O.S.G.P. Soares, R.P. Rocha, J.J.M. Órfão, M.F.R. Pereira, J.L.Figueiredo. Ethyl and butyl acetate oxidation over manganese oxides. Chinese Journal of Catalysis, 39, 27-36, 2018 J. Restivo, O.S.G.P. Soares, J.J.M. Órfão, M.F.R. Pereira. Catalytic reduction of bromate over monometallic catalysts on different powder and structured supports. Chemical Engineering Journal, 309, 197–205, 2017 O.S.G.P. Soares, R. P. Rocha, A.G. Gonçalves, J.L. Figueiredo, J.J.M. Órfão, M.F.R. Pereira. Highly active N-doped carbon nanotubes prepared by an easy ball milling method for advanced oxidation processes. Applied Catalysis B: Environmental, 192, 296-303, 2016 O.S.G.P. Soares, C.M.A.S. Freitas, A.M. Fonseca, J.J.M Órfão, M.F.R. Pereira, I.C. Neves. Bromate reduction in water promoted by metal catalysts prepared over faujasite zeolite. Chemical Engineering Journal, 291, 199-205, 2016 I.M. Rocha, O.S.G. Soares, D.M. Fernandes, C. Freire, J.L. Figueiredo, M.F.R. Pereira. N-doped Carbon Nanotubes for the Oxygen Reduction Reaction in Alkaline Medium: Synergistic Relationship between Pyridinic and Quaternary Nitrogen. ChemistrySelect, 1, 2522-2530, 2016 O.S.G.P. Soares, R.P. Rocha, A.G. Gonçalves, J.L. Figueiredo, J.J.M. Órfão, M.F.R. Pereira. Easy method to prepare N-doped carbon nanotubes by ball milling. Carbon, 91, 114-121, 2015 O.S.G.P. Soares, A.G. Gonçalves, J.J. Delgado, J.J.M. Órfão, M.F.R. Pereira. Modification of carbon nanotubes by ball-milling to be used as ozonation catalysts. Catalysis Today, 249, 199-203, 2015 V.P. Santos, O. Soares, J.J.W. Bakker, M.F.R. Pereira, J.J.M. Orfao, J. Gascon, F. Kapteijn, J.L. Figueiredo. Structural and chemical disorder of cryptomelane promoted by alkali doping: Influence on catalytic properties. Journal of Catalysis, 293, 165-174, 2012 O.S.G.P. Soares, J.J.M. Órfão, M.F.R. Pereira. Nitrate reduction with hydrogen in the presence of physical mixtures with mono and bimetallic catalysts and ions in solution. Applied Catalysis B: Environmental, 102, 424-432, 2011

SELECTED PROJECTS

VOCAdvanced - Simultaneous Treatment of Gas and Liquid Effluents Containing Volatile Organic Compounds by Advanced Oxidation Processes. Reference: POCI-01-0145-FEDER-029642. Funded by: FCT – Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia, I&DT - Projectos de I&DT em Todos os Domínios Científicos. Starting Date: 2018/07/26. Duration: 36 months. Role: Coordinator InTreat - Simultaneous removal of organic and inorganic pollutants in water. Reference: POCI-01-0145-FEDER-031337. Funded by: FCT – Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia, P2020|COMPETE - Projetos em Todos os Domínios Científicos. Starting Date: 2018/07/01. Duration: 36 months. Role: Researcher TEXBOOST - TexBoost - Less Commodities more Specialities. Reference: POCI-01-0247-FEDER-024523. Funded by: ANI – Agência Nacional de Investigação, P2020|COMPETE - Programas Mobilizadores. Starting Date: 2017/06/01. Duration: 36 months. Role: Researcher UnirCell - Unitised regenerative fuel cell for efficient renewable energy supply: from materials to device. Reference: POCI-01-0145-FEDER-016422. Funded by: FCT – Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia, PAC - P2020|COMPETE -Programa de Ações Conjuntas. Starting Date: 2017/01/01. Duration: 36 months. Role: Researcher Cork-a-Tex Yarn - Yarn with high incorporation of cork. Reference: POCI-01-0247-FEDER-17714. Funded by: ANI – Agência Nacional de Investigação, P2020|COMPETE - Projetos em Copromoção. Starting Date: 2016/10/01. Duration: 19 months. Role: Researcher AIProcMat@N2020 - Advanced Industrial Processes and Materials for a Sustainable North Region of Portugal2020. Reference: NORTE-01-0145-FEDER-000006. Funded by: CCDR-N - Comissão de Coordenação e Desenvolvimento Regional do Norte, P2020|Norte2020 - Projetos Integrados ICDT. Starting Date: 2016/06/01. Duration: 36 months. Role: Researcher Cork-a-Tex - Textiles with high incorporation of cork. Reference: SI IDT - 38418/2012 F3. Funded by: ANI – Agência Nacional de Investigação, Projectos de I&DT em Co-Promoção. Starting Date: 2014/01/01. Duration: 18 months. FREECATS - Doped Carbon Nanostructures as Metal-free Catalysts. Reference: FP7 280658. Funded by: European Comission, 7.º Programa-Quadro de IDT. Starting Date: 2012/03/31. Duration: 36 months. Desulfurization of diesel using green heterogeneous oxidative catalytic processes. Reference: PTDC/EQU-EQU/121677/2010. Funded by: FCT – Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia, I&DT - Projectos de I&DT em Todos os Domínios Científicos. Starting Date: 2012/02/29. Duration: 36 months. Role: Researcher GASCLEAN - Development of a prototype for gaseous depollution of VOCs by adsorption/catalytic oxidation. Reference: SI IDT - 21616/2011. Funded by: Agência de Inovação, S.A., SI IDT - Sistema de Incentivos de I&DT - Projectos de I&DT em Co-Promoção. Starting Date: 2011/07/01. Duration: 30 months.
Salomé Soares
Investigador Auxiliar
salome.soares@fe.up.pt