Maria João Regufe completed her MSc in Chemical Engineering at the Faculty of Engineering of the University of Porto (FEUP) in July 2014. During 9 months, she worked as a researcher in the field of Multifunctional Reactors and Process Intensification. She got her Ph.D. degree in Chemical and Biological Engineering from FEUP with the thesis entitled "CO2 capture from flue gases by Electric Swing Adsorption" in July 2019, under the supervision of Professor Ana Mafalda Ribeiro and co-supervision of Doctor Alexandre Ferreira and Emeritus Professor Alírio Rodrigues. She worked as a postdoctoral researcher at the LSRE-LCM in a European Project intituled Innovative Membrane Extraction of Lithium for Spent (LIMEX) until 2022. Since 2023, she is Junior Researcher, working in the field of Multifunctional materials to be applied in the adsorption separation processes. She is coordinator of an Exploratory research project funded by the FCT, entitled by “Water harvesting – sustainable solution based on a gas-adsorption process using innovative 3D-printed hybrid materials”.


Cyclic Adsorption/Reaction Processes
CO2 Capture/ H2O harvesting
Shaping adsorbent materials: Extrusion and 3D Printing
Recovery of critical materials
Process Engineering Systems


Regufe M.J., Ribeiro A.M., Ferreira A.F.P., Loureiro J.M.. Recycling of Lithium-Ion Batteries – Modeling Using Flat Sheet Supported Liquid Membranes. Chemical Engineering and Technology, 45, 595-600, 2022 Pereira A., Ferreira A.F.P., Rodrigues A., Ribeiro A.M., Regufe M.J.. Evaluation of the potential of a 3D-printed hybrid zeolite 13X/activated carbon material for CO2/N2 separation using electric swing adsorption. Chemical Engineering Journal, 450, 138197, 2022 M.J. Regufe, V.V. Santana, A.F.P. Ferreira, A.M. Ribeiro, J.M. Loureiro, I.B.R. Nogueira. A hybrid modeling framework for membrane separation processes: Application to lithium-ion recovery from batteries. Processes, 9, 1939, 2021 M.J. Regufe, V.V. Santana, M.M. Martins, A.F.P. Ferreira, J.M. Loureiro, A.E. Rodrigues, A.M. Ribeiro, I.B.R. Nogueira. Adsorption material composition and process optimization, a systematical approach based on Deep Learning. IFAC-PapersOnLine, 54, 43-48, 2021 M.J. Regufe, A.F.P. Ferreira, J.M. Loureiro, A. Rodrigues, A.M. Ribeiro. Electrical conductive 3D-printed monolith adsorbent for CO2 capture. Microporous and Mesoporous Materials, 278, 403-413, 2019
Maria João Regufe
Investigador Doutorado