Marta Pedrosa integrated the LSRE-LCM in 2014 as a research fellow of the NEPCAT project, under the supervision of Professor Adrián Silva. She was awarded a FCT PhD grant for the development of graphene-based catalytic membranes for water treatment, in 2015. A period of 3.5 months was spent working at the National Center for Scientific Research – Demokritos (Athens, Greece) to study gas and vapor permeability of fabricated graphene oxide (GO) membranes. So far, she authored ten articles, four of them in first author and partook in seven oral presentations and seven posters, while best poster and best oral presentation awards were attained in 2016 and 2017. At the moment, she is working with Professor Adrián M.T. Silva on the development of GO membranes for catalytic water treatment.


Graphene-based materials
Advanced oxidation technologies
Carbon materials characterization
Water/wastewater treatment


M. Pedrosa, M.J. Sampaio, T. Horvat, O.C. Nunes, G. Dražić, A.E. Rodrigues, J.L. Figueiredo, C.G. Silva, A.M.T. Silva, J.L.Faria. Visible-light-induced self-cleaning functional fabrics using graphene oxide/carbon nitride materials. Applied Surface Science, 497, 143757, 2019 M. Pedrosa, G. Drazic, P.B. Tavares, J.L. Figueiredo, A.M.T. Silva. Metal-free graphene-based catalytic membrane for degradation of organic contaminants by persulfate activation. Chemical Engineering Journal, 369, 223-232, 2019 M. Pedrosa, L.M. Pastrana-Martínez, M.F.R. Pereira, J.L. Faria, J.L. Figueiredo, A.M.T. Silva. N/S-doped graphene derivatives and TiO2 for catalytic ozonation and photocatalysis of water pollutants. Chemical Engineering Journal, 348, 888-897, 2018 C. Athanasekou, M. Pedrosa, T. Tsoufis, L.M. Pastrana-Martínez, G. Romanos, E. Favvas, F. Katsaros, A. Mitropoulos, V. Psycharis, A.M.T. Silva. Comparison of self-standing and supported graphene oxide membranes prepared by simple filtration: Gas and vapor separation, pore structure and stability. Journal of Membrane Science, 522, 303-315, 2017


InSpeCt - Identifying and interrupting micropollutants of EU concern by using Smart Carbon materials. Reference: NORTE-01-0145-FEDER-031049. 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. 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. NEPCAT - New equipment involving integrated catalytic processes for treatment of organic pollutants and disinfection of water. Reference: SI IDT - 38900/2012 F3. Funded by: ANI – Agência Nacional de Investigação, Projectos de I&DT em Co-Promoção. Starting Date: 2014/01/01. Duration: 18 months.
Marta Pedrosa
Investigador Doutorado