Isabel Maria F.L. da Fonseca is Associate Professor at Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia (FCT) of Universidade Nova de Lisboa (UNL) since 2012. Obtained her PhD in Chemical Engineering (Heterogeneous Catalysis) from FCT-UNL (1983); Master in chemistry of the Catalytic Processes from Instituto Superior Técnico (1986); Graduated in Chemical Engineering from Instituto Superior Técnico (1982). She was Invited Professor at Pennsylvania State University (USA) (1993-1996). Supervised 2 PhD thesis and co-supervised 5 PhD thesis. Participated as PI or as research member in several International and National projects (20). Participated in 140 international and national conferences and received 2 awards. Supervised National (1) and International (6 from Brazil and Ukraine) post-doctoral students. Supervised and co-supervised several Chemical Engineering and Biochemistry Master thesis (54). Participated as main arguer in several (61) national and international PhD tribunals. Published 167 papers in peer-reviewed international scientific journals of high scientific impact and is co-author of 5 book chapters (H40). Participated in several national (7) and international (8) conferences as co-organizer or as member of the scientific committee. She was a member of the Executive Commission of the Chemistry Department and also of the Associated Laboratory (LAQVREQUIMTE, 2013-2017). She is the Erasmus Coordinator of the Chemistry Department since 2000.

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Nomes de citação

  • Fonseca, Isabel M.
  • I.F. Silva, I.Santos Silva, Isabel F.Silva, I.Santos Silva, I.S. Silva,

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Endereços de correio eletrónico

  • blo@fct.unl.pt (Profissional)


  • 212948385 Ext.: 10929 (Profissional)


  • Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia, Quinta da Torre, Dep. Química, 2829-516, Monte Caparica, Almada, Portugal (Profissional)

Domínios de atuação

  • Ciências da Engenharia e Tecnologias - Engenharia Química
  • Ciências da Engenharia e Tecnologias - Engenharia Química - Engenharia dos Processos Químicos


Idioma Conversação Leitura Escrita Compreensão Peer-review
Francês Utilizador independente (B1) Utilizador proficiente (C1) Utilizador independente (B1) Utilizador independente (B1)
Inglês Utilizador independente (B1) Utilizador proficiente (C1) Utilizador independente (B1) Utilizador independente (B1)
Grau Classificação
Chemical Engineering (Doutoramento)
Universidade Nova de Lisboa Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia, Portugal
"Oxidation and Hydrogenation of activated carbon catalysed by molybdenum,cobalt and nickel" (TESE/DISSERTAÇÃO)
Distinction with unanimously
Chemistry of the Catalytic Processes (Mestrado)
Universidade de Lisboa Instituto Superior Técnico, Portugal
"Catalytic gasification of carbon with CO2 ,using as catalyst MoO3 and K2CO3" (TESE/DISSERTAÇÃO)
Very Good
Chemical Engineering (Licenciatura)
Universidade de Lisboa Instituto Superior Técnico, Portugal
14 (0-20)
Percurso profissional

Docência no Ensino Superior

Categoria Profissional
Instituição de acolhimento
2012/06/20 - Atual Professor Associado (Docente Universitário) Universidade Nova de Lisboa Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia, Portugal
1993 - 2012 Professor Auxiliar (Docente Universitário) Universidade Nova de Lisboa Departamento de Química, Portugal
1986 - 1993 Assistente (Docente Universitário) Universidade Nova de Lisboa Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia, Portugal


Categoria Profissional
Instituição de acolhimento
1983 - 1986 Assistant (trainee) Universidade Nova de Lisboa Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia, Portugal


Designação Financiadores
2019 - 2023 Desenvolvimento de prototipo de reactor catalitico Net4GtL para produção continua de hidrocarbonetos liquidos a partir de gás de sintese (CO e H2) pela reaccção de Fisher Tropsh (FT) baseado num novo tipo de reactor (NETmix)
ANP nº50/2015
Galp Energia SGPS SA, Portugal
Em curso
2019 - 2021 Nanoporous carbon-based structured composites derived from metal-organic frameworks (MOFs) - A new promising fine-tuned media for gas adsorption and separation applications
FCT/MEC project PTDC/CTM-CTM/30326/2017, 2019-2021,
Em curso
2016 - 2019 Dry reforming of natural gas using bimetallic catalysts in micro channel reactors in order to monitor the CO2 reservoir
project nºEQ19555 (Petrogal Brasil and ANP , Brasil)
Galp Energia SGPS SA
Em curso
2015 - 2019 Biorefinery for the Production of Low- and High-Grade Activated Carbon from forestry wastes, maize residues and biogas digestate
EU project ERANET LAC/0004/2014
2010 - 2013 Fullerene-based systems for oxidative inactivation of airborne microbial pathogens
NANO_GUARD Project N°269138 MC-IRSES International Research Staff Exchange Schem
Universidade Nova de Lisboa Departamento de Química, Portugal
2010 - 2013 Increased Lifetime Safety and Reliability of Conventional and Nuclear Power Generation Plants
Universidade Nova de Lisboa Departamento de Química, Portugal
2009 - 2012 Preparation of polymeric materials with catalytic activity to biodiesel.Vegetable oil methanolysis
Universidade Nova de Lisboa Departamento de Química, Portugal
2008 - 2011 Molecular mobility, phase transitions and stability of pharmaceutical under nanoconfinement
Universidade Nova de Lisboa Departamento de Química, Portugal
2008 - 2011 Encapsulated flavinium cations
2008 - 2010 Application of carbon TiO2 composites to the removal of organic pollutants from waste waters
Universidade Nova de Lisboa Departamento de Química, Portugal
2002 - 2005 New approach to waste recovery into selective adsorbents of heavy metals
Proj. NATO Science for Peace Program nº 977984, 2002.
Universidade Nova de Lisboa Departamento de Química, Portugal
2002 - 2005 Transterification of vegetable oils. Application to biodiesel production
2001 - 2003 Catalytic Depolymerization of waste plastic residues of general use
POCTI /EQU/37946/2001.
2000 - 2003 Development of catalytic polymeric membranes to the epoxidation of terpenics olefins
Universidade Nova de Lisboa Departamento de Química, Portugal
2000 - 2003 ANGuard:Adsorbed Natural Gas System with Guard-Bed Device.
EU ENK6-CT2000-00053.
2000 - 2003 Intercalation as a new approach for obtaining highly efficient pi adsorbents and supports catalysts
Proj. INTAS_00-00750/2000.
1999 - 2002 Development of adsorbents to remove heavy metals from industrial effluents
Proyecto CYTED V.6
1999 - 2002 Integrated process of recovering and reutilization of heavy metals
1996 - 1999 Theoretical and experimental study of organic compounds adsorption ,on chemical modified activated carbon
1997 - 1998 Novel Method for Plasma Torch Generation of Nanotubes and Catalysis”, NATO Collaborative Link, com o Department of Chemical Engineering, Pennsylvania State University,USA
NATO colaborative Link proj. Nº 97301, 1997.
1997 - 1998 Novel Method for Plasma Torch Generation of Nanotubes and Catalysis”, NATO Collaborative Link, com o Department of Chemical Engineering, Pennsylvania State University,USA
NATO colaborative Link proj. Nº 97301, 1997.
1995 - 1998 Hydration of alfa pinene in the presence of microporous catalysts. Application to membrane reactors
PRAXIS XXI nº3/3.3/CEG/2597/95.
1994 - 1997 Development of technologies to control the pollutants emissions resulting of coal combustion in a fluidized bed
Praxis XXI/3/3.1/ENR/18/94.


Artigo em conferência
  1. Dias, D.; Miguel, M.; Lapa, N.; Bernardo, M.; Matos, I.; Fonseca, I.; Pinto, F.. "Efficient activated carbons from chars of the co-pyrolysis of rice wastes". 2018.
  2. Dias, D.; Ribeiro, W.; Lapa, N.; Bernardo, M.; Matos, I.; Fonseca, I.; Pinto, F.. "Chars from co-gasification of rice wastes as Cr(III) removal agents". 2018.
  3. Couto, O.M.; Matos, I.; Fonseca, I.M.; Arroyo, P.A.; Silva, E.A.; Barros, M.A.S.D.. "Effect of solution ph and influence of water hardness on caffeine adsorption onto activated carbons". 2014.
  4. Couto, O.M.; Matos, I.A.M.N.; Fonseca, I.M.F.L.; Silva, E.A.; Arroyo, P.A.; Barros, M.A.S.D.. "Effect of solution pH and influence of water hardness on caffeine adsorption". 2014.
  5. Silva, I.F.; Ume, J.I.; Scaroni, A.W.; Radovic, L.R.. "Effects of surface chemistry of activated carbon on the adsorption of aromatics containing electron-withdrawing and electron-donating functional groups". 1996.
  6. Silva, Isabel F.; Fernandes, F.B.; Lobo, L.S.. "Kinetics of the hydrogenation of carbon catalysed by Mo, by Ni, and by their mixture". 1991.
  7. Silva, Isabel F.; Fernandes, F.B.; Lobo, L.S.. "In situ x-ray diffraction studies of carbon oxydation catalysed by Mo, Co, Ni and their mixtures". 1991.
Artigo em revista
  1. Castanheiro, J.E.; Vital, J.; Fonseca, I.M.; Ramos, A.M.. "Acetalization of glycerol with hexanal in the presence of SBA-15 with sulfonic acid groups". Catalysis Today 384-386 (2022): 2-11. http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-85115428689&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
  2. Mokhati, A.; Benturki, O.; Bernardo, M.; Kecira, Z.; Matos, I.; Lapa, N.; Ventura, M.; et al. "Nanoporous carbons prepared from argan nutshells as potential removal agents of diclofenac and paroxetine". Journal of Molecular Liquids 326 (2021): 115368. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.molliq.2021.115368.
    Publicado • 10.1016/j.molliq.2021.115368
  3. Dias, Rita; Sousa, Diogo; Bernardo, Maria; Matos, Inês; Fonseca, Isabel; Cardoso, Vitor Vale; Carneiro, Rui Neves; et al. "Study of the Potential of Water Treatment Sludges in the Removal of Emerging Pollutants". Molecules 26 4 (2021): 1010. http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/molecules26041010.
    Publicado • 10.3390/molecules26041010
  4. Inocêncio, S.; Cordeiro, T.; Matos, I.; Danède, F.; Sotomayor, J.C.; Fonseca, I.M.; Correia, N.T.; Corvo, M.C.; Dionísio, M.. "Ibuprofen incorporated into unmodified and modified mesoporous silica: From matrix synthesis to drug release". Microporous and Mesoporous Materials 310 (2021): http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-85091193939&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
  5. D'Orey, P.; Cordeiro, T.; Lourenço, M.A.O.; Matos, I.; Danède, F.; Sotomayor, J.C.; Fonseca, I.M.; et al. "How Molecular Mobility, Physical State, and Drug Distribution Influence the Naproxen Release Profile from Different Mesoporous Silica Matrices". Molecular Pharmaceutics (2021): http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-85100231814&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
  6. Dias, D.; Don, D.; Jandosov, J.; Bernardo, M.; Pinto, F.; Fonseca, I.; Sanches, A.; et al. "Highly efficient porous carbons for the removal of W(VI) oxyanion from wastewaters". Journal of Hazardous Materials 412 (2021): http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-85100053694&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
  7. Dias, D.; Bernardo, M.; Pinto, F.; Fonseca, I.; Lapa, N.. "Cr(III) dynamic removal in a fixed-bed column by using a co-gasification char". International Journal of Environmental Science and Technology (2021): http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-85117004669&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
  8. Bernardo, M.; Lapa, N.; Fonseca, I.; Esteves, I.A.A.C.. "Biomass Valorization to Produce Porous Carbons: Applications in CO2 Capture and Biogas Upgrading to Biomethane—A Mini-Review". Frontiers in Energy Research 9 (2021): http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-85103763789&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
  9. Pérez-Mayoral, Elena; Matos, Ines; Bernardo, María; Ventura, Marcia; Fonseca, Isabel M.. "Carbon-Based Materials for the Development of Highly Dispersed Metal Catalysts: Towards Highly Performant Catalysts for Fine Chemical Synthesis". Catalysts 10 12 (2020): 1407. http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/catal10121407.
    Publicado • 10.3390/catal10121407
  10. FONSECA,I.M.. "Porous carbons derived from hydrothermally treated biogas digestate". Waste Management (2020): http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.wasman.2020.02.011.
  11. Rijo, B.; Lemos, F.; Fonseca, I.; Vilelas, A.. "Development of a model for an industrial acetylene hydrogenation reactor using plant data – Part I". Chemical Engineering Journal 379 (2020): http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-85070234193&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
  12. Ferreira, R.C.; Dias, D.; Fonseca, I.; Bernardo, M.; Willimann Pimenta, J.L.C.; Lapa, N.; de Barros, M.A.S.D.. "Multi-component adsorption study by using bone char: modelling and removal mechanisms". Environmental Technology (United Kingdom) (2020): http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-85089505816&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
  13. Agostinho, D.A.S.; Paninho, A.I.; Cordeiro, T.; Nunes, A.V.M.; Fonseca, I.M.; Pereira, C.; Matias, A.; Ventura, M.G.. "Properties of ¿-carrageenan aerogels prepared by using different dissolution media and its application as drug delivery systems". Materials Chemistry and Physics 253 (2020): http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-85086426308&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
  14. Dias, D.; Bernardo, M.; Matos, I.; Fonseca, I.; Pinto, F.; Lapa, N.. "Activation of co-pyrolysis chars from rice wastes to improve the removal of Cr3+ from simulated and real industrial wastewaters". Journal of Cleaner Production 267 (2020): http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-85084942295&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
  15. Rodrigues, A.R.F.; Maia, M.R.G.; Cabrita, A.R.J.; Oliveira, H.M.; Bernardo, M.; Lapa, N.; Fonseca, I.; et al. "Assessment of potato peel and agro-forestry biochars supplementation on in vitro ruminal fermentation". PeerJ 8 (2020): http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-85095759660&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
  16. Ventura, M.G.; Pullert, T.; Risso, R.; Matos, I.; Fonseca, I.; Vital, J.M.. "Composite catalytic materials based on k-carrageenan and CaO used on the transesterification of soybean oil for the process of biodiesel obtention". Catalysis Today (2020): http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-85096187171&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
  17. Pérez-Mayoral, E.; Matos, I.; Bernardo, M.; Fonseca, I.M.. "New and advanced porous carbon materials in fine chemical synthesis. Emerging precursors of porous carbons". Catalysts 9 2 (2019): http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-85062485547&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
  18. Surra, E.; Costa Nogueira, M.; Bernardo, M.; Lapa, N.; Esteves, I.; Fonseca, I.. "New adsorbents from maize cob wastes and anaerobic digestate for H2S removal from biogas". Waste Management 94 (2019): 136-145. http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-85066323227&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
  19. Surra, E.; Bernardo, M.; Lapa, N.; Esteves, I.A.A.C.; Fonseca, I.; Mota, J.P.B.. "Biomethane production through anaerobic co-digestion with Maize Cob Waste based on a biorefinery concept: A review". Journal of Environmental Management 249 (2019): http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-85070520552&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
  20. Castanheiro, J.E.; Vital, J.; Fonseca, I.M.; Ramos, A.M.. "Glycerol conversion into biofuel additives by acetalization with pentanal over heteropolyacids immobilized on zeolites". Catalysis Today (2019): http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-85064201392&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
  21. Godino-Ojer, M.; Matos, I.; Bernardo, M.; Carvalho, R.; G.P. Soares, O.S.; Durán-Valle, C.; Fonseca, I.M.; Mayoral, E.P.. "Acidic porous carbons involved in the green and selective synthesis of benzodiazepines". Catalysis Today (2019): http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-85076198674&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
  22. Fernandes, M.J.; Moreira, M.M.; Paíga, P.; Dias, D.; Bernardo, M.; Carvalho, M.; Lapa, N.; et al. "Evaluation of the adsorption potential of biochars prepared from forest and agri-food wastes for the removal of fluoxetine". Bioresource Technology 292 (2019): http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-85070871345&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
  23. Godinho, D.; Nogueira, M.; Bernardo, M.; Dias, D.; Lapa, N.; Fonseca, I.; Pinto, F.. "Recovery of Cr(III) by using chars from the co-gasification of agriculture and forestry wastes". Environmental Science and Pollution Research 26 22 (2019): 22723-22735. http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-85067054849&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
  24. Godino-Ojer, M.; Blazquez-García, R.; Matos, I.; Bernardo, M.; Fonseca, I.M.; Pérez Mayoral, E.. "Porous carbons-derived from vegetal biomass in the synthesis of quinoxalines. Mechanistic insights". Catalysis Today (2019): http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-85067422779&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
  25. Madureira, J.; Melo, R.; Verde, S.C.; Matos, I.; Bernardo, M.; Noronha, J.P.; Margaça, F.M.A.; Fonseca, I.M.. "Recovery of phenolic compounds from multi-component solution by a synthesized activated carbon using resorcinol and formaldehyde". Water Science and Technology 77 2 (2018): 456-466. http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-85041836623&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
  26. Risso, R.; Ferraz, P.; Meireles, S.; Fonseca, I.; Vital, J.. "Highly active Cao catalysts from waste shells of egg, oyster and clam for biodiesel production". Applied Catalysis A: General 567 (2018): 56-64. http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-85053459321&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
  27. Dias, D.; Bernardo, M.; Lapa, N.; Pinto, F.; Matos, I.; Fonseca, I.. "Activated carbons from the Co-pyrolysis of rice wastes for Cr(III) removal". Chemical Engineering Transactions 65 (2018): 601-606. http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-85049311571&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
  28. Surra, E.; Bernardo, M.; Lapa, N.; Esteves, I.A.A.C.; Fonseca, I.; Mota, J.P.. "Enhanced biogas production through anaerobic co-Digestion of OFMSW with maize cob waste pre-Treated with hydrogen peroxide". Chemical Engineering Transactions 65 (2018): 121-126. http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-85049325908&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
  29. Godino-Ojer, M.; Milla-Diez, L.; Matos, I.; Durán-Valle, C.J.; Bernardo, M.; Fonseca, I.M.; Pérez Mayoral, E.. "Enhanced Catalytic Properties of Carbon supported Zirconia and Sulfated Zirconia for the Green Synthesis of Benzodiazepines". ChemCatChem 10 22 (2018): 5215-5223. http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-85055945150&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
  30. Dias, D.; Lapa, N.; Bernardo, M.; Ribeiro, W.; Matos, I.; Fonseca, I.; Pinto, F.. "Cr(III) removal from synthetic and industrial wastewaters by using co-gasification chars of rice waste streams". Bioresource Technology 266 (2018): 139-150. http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-85049103447&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
  31. Conceicao, D. S.; Graca, C. A. L.; Ferreira, D. P.; Ferraria, A. M.; Fonseca, I. M.; do Rego, A. M. B.; Teixeira, Acsc; Ferreira, L. F.. "Photochemical insights of TiO2 decorated mesoporous SBA-15 materials and their influence on the photodegradation of organic contaminants". Microporous and Mesoporous Materials 253 (2017): 203-214. http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/gateway/Gateway.cgi?GWVersion=2&SrcAuth=ORCID&SrcApp=OrcidOrg&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=WOS_CPL&KeyUT=WOS:000409286200025&KeyUID=WOS:000409286200025.
  32. Matos, I.; Bernardo, M.; Fonseca, I.. "Porous carbon: A versatile material for catalysis". Catalysis Today 285 (2017): 194-203. http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-85011022909&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
  33. Godinho, D.; Dias, D.; Bernardo, M.; Lapa, N.; Fonseca, I.; Lopes, H.; Pinto, F.. "Adding value to gasification and co-pyrolysis chars as removal agents of Cr3+". Journal of Hazardous Materials 321 (2017): 173-182. http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/gateway/Gateway.cgi?GWVersion=2&SrcAuth=ORCID&SrcApp=OrcidOrg&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=WOS_CPL&KeyUT=WOS:000388777300019&KeyUID=WOS:000388777300019.
  34. Surra, E.; Bernardo, M.; Lapa, N.; Esteves, I.; Fonseca, I.; Mota, J.P.. "Maize cob waste pre-treatments to enhance biogas production through co-anaerobic digestion with OFMSW". Waste Management (2017): http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-85034598353&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
  35. Dias, D.; Lapa, N.; Bernardo, M.; Godinho, D.; Fonseca, I.; Miranda, M.; Pinto, F.; Lemos, F.. "Properties of chars from the gasification and pyrolysis of rice waste streams towards their valorisation as adsorbent materials". Waste Management 65 (2017): 186-194. http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-85017196750&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
  36. Cordeiro, T.; Castineira, C.; Mendes, D.; Danède, F.; Sotomayor, J.; Fonseca, I.M.; Gomes Da Silva, M.; et al. "Stabilizing Unstable Amorphous Menthol through Inclusion in Mesoporous Silica Hosts". Molecular Pharmaceutics 14 9 (2017): 3164-3177. http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-85028893083&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
  37. Castanheiro, J.E.; Fonseca, I.M.; Ramos, A.M.; Vital, J.. "Tungstophosphoric acid immobilised in SBA-15 as an efficient heterogeneous acid catalyst for the conversion of terpenes and free fatty acids". Microporous and Mesoporous Materials 249 (2017): 16-24. http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-85018286177&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
  38. Bernardo, M.M.S.; Madeira, C.A.C.; dos Santos Nunes, N.C.L.; Dias, D.A.C.M.; Godinho, D.M.B.; de Jesus Pinto, M.F.; do Nascimento Matos, I.A.M.; Carvalho, A.P.B.; de Figueiredo Ligeiro Fonseca, I.M.. "Study of the removal mechanism of aquatic emergent pollutants by new bio-based chars". Environmental Science and Pollution Research 24 28 (2017): 22698-22708. http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-85027519613&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
  39. Mestre, A. S.; Nabico, A.; Figueiredo, P. L.; Pinto, M. L.; Santos, Mscs; Fonseca, I. M.. "Enhanced clofibric acid removal by activated carbons: Water hardness as a key parameter". Chemical Engineering Journal 286 (2016): 538-548. http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/gateway/Gateway.cgi?GWVersion=2&SrcAuth=ORCID&SrcApp=OrcidOrg&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=WOS_CPL&KeyUT=WOS:000366790000059&KeyUID=WOS:000366790000059.
  40. Bernardo, M.; Rodrigues, S.; Lapa, N.; Matos, I.; Lemos, F.; Batista, M. K. S.; Carvalho, A. P.; Fonseca, I.. "High efficacy on diclofenac removal by activated carbon produced from potato peel waste". International Journal of Environmental Science and Technology 13 8 (2016): 1989-2000. http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/gateway/Gateway.cgi?GWVersion=2&SrcAuth=ORCID&SrcApp=OrcidOrg&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=WOS_CPL&KeyUT=WOS:000379709700010&KeyUID=WOS:000379709700010.
  41. Cordeiro, T.; Santos, A. F. M.; Nunes, G.; Cunha, G.; Sotomayor, J. C.; Fonseca, I. M.; Danede, F.; et al. "Accessing the Physical State and Molecular Mobility of Naproxen Confined to Nanoporous Silica Matrixes". Journal of Physical Chemistry C 120 26 (2016): 14390-14401. http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/gateway/Gateway.cgi?GWVersion=2&SrcAuth=ORCID&SrcApp=OrcidOrg&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=WOS_CPL&KeyUT=WOS:000379457000057&KeyUID=WOS:000379457000057.
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2017 - Atual Stabilization strategies of pharmaceuticals of improved bioavailability: correlation between the mobility and the release mechanisms(2017-2020)
Coorientador de Teresa Margarida Lopes Martins Cordeiro
2015 - Atual COMBAT - Graphene Composites for Sodium Ion Batteries; O aluno desistiu do doutoramento em 2019 devido a problemas de saúde
Coorientador de Paulo José Vitorino Duarte Neves
Química Sustentável (Doutoramento)
Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Portugal
2015 - 2018 Dynamic simulation of acetylene hydrogenation
Coorientador de Bruna Alexandra Canuto Rijo Rijo
2014 - 2018 Catalytic alkylation of isobutanes with a mixture of butylenes”
2012 - 2013 Adsorption of Ibuprofen , paracetamol and caffeine on activated carbons obtained from solid residues
Orientador de Osório Couto Junior
2009 - 2010 PMMA depolymerization using as catalysts mixed oxides
Coorientador de Genaro Clericuzi,
2007 - 2010 Waste recovery into activated carbon for water purification from heavy metals
Orientador de Olena Lygina
1988 - 2001 Conversion of NO, NO2 , N2O and CO2, adsorption/dessorption of SO2 using binary mixtures of catalysts supported on activated carbon


2018 Prémio InovAção Valorpneu
Valorpneu - Sociedade de Gestão de Pneus, Lda., Portugal

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2004 Prize to the Innovation in Environmental Catalysis and Green Chemistry