Abeer Al Mohtar. Completed her PhD Degree in Nanotechnology and Optics from the University of Technology of Troyes, France in 2015, her Master of Sciences in Physics, from the American University of Beirut, Lebanon in 2011. Currently, she is a CEEC Junior Researcher at CERENA, Universidade de Lisboa Instituto Superior Técnico. She participated as researcher in 3 international projects. During her professional activities she interacted with 64 collaborator(s) in co-authorship of scientific works. She published 15 articles in Q1 specialized journals (of which 11 as first author/first coauthor, 4 as corresponding author), 1 Q2 journal, 2 conference proceedings, 1 book chapter. She is the co-inventor of 3 patents (1 international, 1 national, 1 filled). She disseminated her work via oral presentations in 14 conferences (of which 11 international and 3 national) and via poster presentations in 5 international conferences. She was invited to be the speaker/instructor of 3 seminars in Portugal, Germany and Lebanon, 2 international workshops, 1 training session, 1 oral presentation in an international conference. She received 3 awards and/or honors. She works in the area of: Indoor air quality, Carbon capture, Gas separation processes, Quantum Chemical Calculations, Finite Element Method calculations.

Identificação pessoal

Nome completo
Abeer Al Mohtar

Nomes de citação

  • Al Mohtar, Abeer
  • Mohtar, Abeer Al

Identificadores de autor

Ciência ID

Endereços de correio eletrónico

  • abeer.mohtar@tecnico.ulisboa.pt (Profissional)


  • (+351) 2184163974 (Profissional)


  • Centro de Recursos Naturais e Ambiente, Instituto Superior Técnico, Universidade de Lisboa, 1049-001, Lisboa, Lisboa, Portugal (Profissional)

Domínios de atuação

  • Ciências da Engenharia e Tecnologias - Engenharia Química


Idioma Conversação Leitura Escrita Compreensão Peer-review
Inglês Utilizador proficiente (C2)
Português Utilizador proficiente (C2)
Francês Utilizador proficiente (C2)
Árabe (Idioma materno)
Grau Classificação
Nanotechnology and Optics (Doutoramento)
Université de Technologie de Troyes, França
"Localized Surface Plasmon and Phonon Polaritons Investigated by Mid-infrared Spectroscopy and Near-field Nanoscopy" (TESE/DISSERTAÇÃO)
not applicable
Physics (Mestrado)
American University of Beirut, Líbano
"Development and Characterization of WO3 Thin Films" (TESE/DISSERTAÇÃO)
Physics (Licenciatura)
Université Libanaise, Líbano
"Ground Penetrating Radar" (TESE/DISSERTAÇÃO)
Percurso profissional


Categoria Profissional
Instituição de acolhimento
2023/03/01 - Atual Investigador Contratado (Investigação) Universidade de Lisboa Centro de Recursos Naturais e Ambiente, Portugal
Universidade de Lisboa Instituto Superior Técnico, Portugal
2018/09/01 - Atual Investigador (Investigação) Universidade de Lisboa Centro de Recursos Naturais e Ambiente, Portugal
Universidade de Lisboa Instituto Superior Técnico, Portugal
2016/09/01 - 2017/08/31 Investigador Contratado (Investigação) Université de Paris, França
Université de Paris UFR des Sciences Fondamentales et Biomédicales, França
2015/09/01 - 2016/08/31 Investigador Contratado (Investigação) ESPCI Paris, França
Institut Langevin, França
2010/03/01 - 2011/09/01 Assistente de Investigação (carreira) (Investigação) American University of Beirut, Líbano
American University of Beirut, Líbano

Docência no Ensino Superior

Categoria Profissional
Instituição de acolhimento
2024/02/15 - Atual Professor Auxiliar Convidado (Docente Universitário) Universidade de Lisboa Instituto Superior Técnico, Portugal
2015/09/01 - 2017/08/31 Leitor (Docente Universitário) Université de Paris, França
Université de Paris UFR des Sciences Fondamentales et Biomédicales, França
2014/09/01 - 2015/08/31 Leitor (Docente Universitário) Université de Technologie de Troyes, França
Université de Technologie de Troyes, França


Categoria Profissional
Instituição de acolhimento
2011/11/01 - 2015/06/08 PhD candidate Université de Technologie de Troyes, França
2009/03/01 - 2011/09/01 Laboratory instructor, Phys101L, Phys205L, Phys210L, Phys211L American University of Beirut, Líbano
American University of Beirut, Líbano


Designação Financiadores
2013/09 - 2014/02 Nanoscopie de champ proche infrarouge: mesure d'amplitude et de phase
Internal project budget 1500 euros
Investigador responsável
Université de Technologie de Troyes, França


Designação Financiadores
2022/11/01 - Atual Carbon dioxide capture with pillared clays in PSA processes
Core Project 2B
Universidade de Lisboa Centro de Recursos Naturais e Ambiente, Portugal
Global Cement and Concrete Research Network
Em curso
Bolseiro de Pós-Doutoramento
Universidade de Lisboa Centro de Recursos Naturais e Ambiente, Portugal
European Commission
Em curso
2015 - 2017 QUANTItative scanning probe microscopy techniques for HEAT transfer management in nanomaterials and nanodevices
Bolseiro de Pós-Doutoramento
European Commission


Artigo em conferência
  1. Adrien Lalisse; Al Mohtar, Abeer; Fabio Valentino; Guillaume Baffou; Rémi Carminati; Jérôme Plain; Gilles Tessier. "Plasmonic nanostructures: thermal modeling, characterization, and imaging". 2018.
  2. Al Mohtar, Abeer; A. Bruyant; S. Kostcheev; J. Vaillant; A. Khoury; M. Kazan. "Measurement of phonon damping by nanostructures". 2014.
Artigo em revista
  1. Abeer Al Mohtar; Maria Inês Severino; Pierre Tignol; Luigi Ranza; Artur Neves; Farid Nouar; Vanessa Pimenta; et al. "Iron(III) based Metal-Organic Frameworks in cellulose acetate film preservation: Fundamental aspects and first application". Journal of Cultural Heritage (2024): https://doi.org/10.1016/j.culher.2023.11.013.
  2. Cátia Freitas; Maria Inês Severino; Abeer Al Mohtar; Oleksii Kolmykov; Vanessa Pimenta; Farid Nouar; Christian Serre; Moises Pinto. "Metal–Organic Frameworks Polyurethane Composite Foams for the Capture of Volatile Organic Compounds". ACS Materials Letters (2024): https://doi.org/10.1021/acsmaterialslett.3c01273.
  3. João Tingelinhas; Carolina Saragoça; Abeer Al Mohtar; Margarida Mateus; Moisés L. Pinto. "Pillared Clays as Cost-Effective Adsorbents for Carbon Capture by Pressure Swing Adsorption Processes in the Cement Industry". Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research (2023): https://doi.org/10.1021/acs.iecr.2c04209.
  4. Maria Inês Severino; Abeer Al Mohtar; Carla Vieira Soares; Cátia Freitas; Nicolas Sadovnik; Shyamapada Nandi; Georges Mouchaham; et al. "MOFs with Open Metal(III) Sites for the Environmental Capture of Polar Volatile Organic Compounds". Angewandte Chemie International Edition 62 6 (2023): http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/anie.202211583.
  5. Maria Ines Severino Neves; Abeer Mohtar; Carla Vieira Soares; Oleksii Kolmykov; Catia Freitas; Iurii Dovgaliuk; Charlotte Martineau Corcos; et al. "When Hydrophobicity Meets Strong Interactions to Capture Highly Polar Volative Organic Compounds". Journal of Materials Chemistry A (2023): http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/d2ta09252b.
  6. Tignol, P.; Pimenta, V.; Dupont, A.-L.; Carvalho, S.; Mohtar, A.A.; Inês Severino, M.; Nouar, F.; et al. "A Versatile Shaping Method of Very-High Loading Porous Solids Paper Adsorbent Composites". Small Methods (2023): http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-85177756068&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
  7. Subharanjan Biswas; Mohamed Haouas; Cátia Freitas; Carla Vieira Soares; Abeer Al Mohtar; Ali Saad; Heng Zhao; et al. "Engineering of Metal–Organic Frameworks/Gelatin Hydrogel Composites Mediated by the Coacervation Process for the Capture of Acetic Acid". Chemistry of Materials (2022): https://doi.org/10.1021/acs.chemmater.2c02704.
  8. Abeer Al Mohtar; Moisés L. Pinto. "Water Effect on CO2 Adsorption Kinetics in Amine-Functionalized Silicas Assessed Using the Density Functional Theory". The Journal of Physical Chemistry C (2022): https://doi.org/10.1021/acs.jpcc.1c10716.
  9. Al Mohtar, Abeer; Pinto, Moisés L.; Neves, Artur; Nunes, Sofia; Zappi, Daniele; Varani, Gabriele; Ramos, Ana Maria; et al. Autor correspondente: Al Mohtar, Abeer. "Decision making based on hybrid modeling approach applied to cellulose acetate based historical films conservation". Scientific Reports 11 1 (2021): http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/s41598-021-95373-0.
  10. Al Mohtar, Abeer; Nunes, Sofia; Silva, Joana; Ramos, Ana Maria; Lopes, João; Pinto, Moisés L.. Autor correspondente: Al Mohtar, Abeer. "First-Principles Model to Evaluate Quantitatively the Long-Life Behavior of Cellulose Acetate Polymers". ACS Omega 6 12 (2021): 8028-8037. http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/acsomega.0c05438.
  11. Lalisse, Adrien; Mohtar, Abeer Al; Nguyen, Minh Chau; Carminati, Rémi; Plain, Jérôme; Tessier, Gilles. "Quantitative Temperature Measurements in Gold Nanorods Using Digital Holography". ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces 13 8 (2021): 10313-10320. http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/acsami.0c22420.
  12. Al Mohtar, A.; Tessier, G.; Ritasalo, R.; Matvejeff, M.; Stormonth-Darling, J.; Dobson, P.S.; Chapuis, P.O.; Gomès, S.; Roger, J.P.. "Thickness-dependent thermal properties of amorphous insulating thin films measured by photoreflectance microscopy". Thin Solid Films 642 (2017): 157-162. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.tsf.2017.09.037.
  13. Al Mohtar, Abeer; Kazan, Michel; Taliercio, Thierry; Cerutti, Laurent; Blaize, Sylvain; Bruyant, Aurélien. "Direct measurement of the effective infrared dielectric response of a highly doped semiconductor metamaterial". Nanotechnology 28 12 (2017): 125701. http://dx.doi.org/10.1088/1361-6528/aa5ddf.
    Acesso aberto • 10.1088/1361-6528/aa5ddf
  14. Al Mohtar, Abeer; Kassem, Wassim; Tabbal, Malek; Roumie, Mohamad. "Formation of WO3 by remote plasma assisted oxidation of tungsten thin films". Surface and Coatings Technology 307 (2016): 583-589. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.surfcoat.2016.09.046.
  15. Mohtar, A Al; Bruyant, A; Kostcheev, S; Vaillant, J; Khoury, A; Kazan, M. "Measurement of phonon damping by nanostructures". IOP Conference Series: Materials Science and Engineering 68 (2014): 012001. http://dx.doi.org/10.1088/1757-899x/68/1/012001.
  16. Al Mohtar, A.; Vaillant, J.; Sedaghat, Z.; Kazan, M.; Joly, L.; Stoeffler, C.; Cousin, J.; Khoury, A.; Bruyant, A.. "Generalized lock-in detection for interferometry: application to phase sensitive spectroscopy and near-field nanoscopy". Optics Express 22 18 (2014): 22232. http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/oe.22.022232.
Capítulo de livro
  1. Bruyant, Aurélien; Vaillant, Julien; Wu, Tzu-Heng; Zhu, Yunlong; Huang, Yi; Al Mohtar, Abeer. "Interferometry Using Generalized Lock-in Amplifier (G-LIA): A Versatile Approach for Phase-Sensitive Sensing and Imaging". In Optical Interferometry. InTech, 2017.
Poster em conferência
  1. João Tingelinhas; Carolina Saragoça; Al Mohtar, Abeer; Margarida Mateus; Moisés L. Pinto. Autor correspondente: Al Mohtar, Abeer. "CO2 capture from cement industry by PSA processes with pillared clays as adsorbent". Trabalho apresentado em Innovandi Spring Week, 2022.
  2. Al Mohtar, Abeer; Pinto, Moisés; Oleksii, Kolmykov; Farid Nouar; Christian Serre. "New Generation of Robust MOFs for Cultural Heritage Preservation". Trabalho apresentado em Euromof 2019, 2019.
  3. Al Mohtar, Abeer; Tessier, Gilles; Ritasalo, R.; Roger, Jean Paul. "Thickness-dependent thermal properties of amorphous alumina using photoreflectance microscopy.". Trabalho apresentado em Nanoscale and Microscale Heat Transfer V Eurotherm Seminar No 108, 2016.
  4. Al Mohtar, Abeer; Vaillant, J.; Kazan, Michel; Taliercio, Thierry; Bruyant, Aurélien. "Phase-sensitive Near-field Optical Nanoscopy Detecting Localized Surface Plasmon in Highly Doped Semiconductor Nanostructures.". Trabalho apresentado em Near-field Optics 13, 2014.
  5. Al Mohtar, Abeer; Sedaghat, Z.; Vaillant, J.; Kazan, Michel; Bruyant, Aurélien. "Développement d'un outil de spectroscopie á très haute résolution spatiale et spectrale résolu en polarisation.". Trabalho apresentado em Le Forum des microscopies à sonde locale, 2012.
  6. Al Mohtar, Abeer; Kassem, Wassim; Kazan, Michel; Tabbal, Malek. "Synthesis of WO3 by Microwave Plasma Assisted Oxidation of tungsten Thin Films.". Trabalho apresentado em Mediterranean Conference on Innovative Materials and Applications, 2011.
Tese / Dissertação
  1. Al Mohtar, Abeer. "Localized surface plasmon and phonon polaritons investigated by mid-infrared spectroscopy and near-field nanoscopy". Doutoramento, 2015.
  2. "Synthesis of tungsten trioxide by microwave plasma assisted oxidation of tungsten thin films". Mestrado, American University of Beirut, 2011. http://hdl.handle.net/10938/8687..

Propriedade Intelectual

  1. Maria Inês Severino ; Christian Serre; Farid Nour; Pinto, Moisés; Al Mohtar, Abeer; Freitas, Cátia. 2021. "Metal Organic Frameworks for the Selective Capture of Volatile Organic Compounds Comprising Carboxylic Acid Functional Group(s)".
  2. Aurélien Bruyant; Julien Vaillant; Al Mohtar, Abeer. 2016. "Electronic method for extracting the amplitude and phase of a signal in a synchronous detector and application thereof in interferometric circuits".
  3. Julien Vaillant; Aurélien Bruyant; Al Mohtar, Abeer. 2015. "Procede electronique d'extraction de l'amplitude et de la phase d'un signal dans une detection synchrone et montage interferometrique pour la mise en oeuvre du procede".


Outra produção
  1. A Green One-Pot Preparation Method for Very High Porous Solids Loading Paper Composites. 2023. Tignol, P.; Pimenta, V.; Dupont, A.-L.; Carvalho, S.; Al Mohtar, A.; Severino, M.I.; Nouar, F.; et al. http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-85170295362&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
  2. Iron(Iii) Based Metal-Organic Frameworks in Movie Film Preservation: Fundamental Aspects and Application. 2023. Mohtar, A.A.; Severino, M.I.; Tignol, P.; Ranza, L.; Neves, A.; Nouar, F.; Pimenta, V.; et al. http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-85166612502&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
  3. A scalable robust microporous Al-MOF for post-combustion carbon capture. 2023. Chen, B.; Fan, D.; Pinto, R.V.; Dovgaliuk, I.; Nandi, S.; Chakraborty, D.; García-Moncada, N.; et al. http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-85179758523&partnerID=MN8TOARS.

Apresentação oral de trabalho

Título da apresentação Nome do evento
Anfitrião (Local do evento)
2023/09/14 Pillared Clays as Cost-Effective Adsorbent for CO2 Capture in the Cement Industry 14th International Chemical and Biological Engineering Conference (CHEMPOR)
(Bragança, Portugal)
2023/02/23 The NEMOSINE Project. CERENA's Seminar Series ‘Forward past, what’s next?’
CERENA (Lisbon, Portugal)
2022/11/17 Cultural Heritage Preservation: Metal-Organic Frameworks as Performant Adsorbents and Multiscale Modeling Seminar
State Academy of Fine Arts Stuttgart (Stuttgart, Alemanha)
2022/11/14 Pharmaceutical cocrystals: Design approaches. XXVI Encontro Galego-Portugués de Química
2022/06/29 Density Functional Theory for assessment of kinetic reaction behaviour of polymers and hybrid materials CHEMEET 2022
Politécnico de Leiria (Leiria, Portugal)
2022/06/01 Predictive Tool Based on Hybrid Modeling for an Optimized Preservation of Cellulose-Acetate Movie Films European Materials Research Society (E-MRS)
2022/05/25 Sensors and wireless solutions for CH preservation NEMOSINE open workshop
AIMPLAS (Valencia, Espanha)
2021/12/02 Incorporation of MOF particles in polyurethane foams for VOC’s adsorption in cellulose acetate cultural heritage CollectionCare Conference
2021/12 Multi-scale hybrid model to predict degradation kinetics of cellulose acetate films. CollectionCare Conference
2021/11 The NEMOSINE solution: The future of media storage. AMIA Annual Conference
(Estados Unidos)
2021/03/19 Hybrid Model to Evaluate Precisely Long-Life Behavior of Cellulose Acetate Movie Films 6th Seminar | Spring 2020-2021
American University of Beirut - Physics Department (Beirut, Líbano)
2021/03 First-Principles Model to Evaluate Quantitatively Long-Life Behavior of Cellulose Acetate Polymers. 14º Encontro de Química Física
Portuguese Chemical Society (SPQ) (Portugal)
2017/01/19 Thickness-dependent thermal properties of amourphous insulating thin films using photoreflectance microscopy Journée Thématique de la Société Française de Thermique
2014/06 Characterization of Phonon Behavior in Nanostructures 20th Annual LAAS conference jointly organized by LAAS, EDST-LU and CNRS
2014/05/26 Measurement of phonon damping by nanostructures. European Materials Research Society (E-MRS)
2013/09/13 Optimized phase-sensitive near-field nanoscopy using a modified lock-in detection. FRONTIERS IN OPTICAL IMAGING. IOS TOPICAL MEETING

Organização de evento

Nome do evento
Tipo de evento (Tipo de participação)
Instituição / Organização
2019/07/10 - 2019/07/12 18th month meeting of the NEMOSINE project (17 partner organizations, 45 participantes) (2019/07/10 - 2019/07/12)
Encontro (Coorganizador)
Universidade de Lisboa Instituto Superior Técnico, Portugal

Participação em evento

Descrição da atividade
Tipo de evento
Nome do evento
Instituição / Organização
2022/06/27 - 2022/06/29 Session Chair of "Organic and Physical Chemistry"
International Chemistry Conference
Instituto Politécnico de Leiria, Portugal
2022/05/16 - 2022/05/18 Demonstração do protótipo de armazenamento NEMOSINE, que é a solução tecnológica para detetar, prever e retardar a degradação de filmes com interesse cultural.
Encontro com a Ciência e Tecnologia em Portugal 2022
Associação para a Inovação e Desenvolvimento da FCT, Portugal
2021/10/18 - 2021/10/18 Training session. Title: Multi-Scale Hybrid Modeling to Predict Degradation Kinetics of Cellulose Acetate Based Movie Films.
Oficina (workshop)
NEMOSINE project

Membro de associação

Nome da associação Tipo de participação
2020/01 - Atual Portuguese Chemical Society

Membro de comissão

Descrição da atividade
Tipo de participação
Instituição / Organização
2023/03/01 - Atual Executive committee member
Universidade de Lisboa Centro de Recursos Naturais e Ambiente, Portugal
2022 - Atual Scientific Council member
Universidade de Lisboa Centro de Recursos Naturais e Ambiente, Portugal
2013 - 2014 Scientific Council - PhD students representative
Université de Technologie de Troyes, França

Revisão ad hoc de artigos em revista

Nome da revista (ISSN) Editora
2023/01 - 2023/05 Heritage (2571-9408 ) Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute (MDPI)
2023/01 - 2023/05 Sustainability ( 2071-1050 ) Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute (MDPI)
2022/01 - 2022/12 Journal of Applied Physics (1089-7550 ) AIP Publishing


Tópico Nome do aluno
2022/07/01 - 2022/07/31 Biogas gas upgrading by adsorbent materials Ilan REGENT
2016/09/01 - 2017/01/01 Holographic microscopy of plasmonic nanoparticules Zhor Khadir
2016/06/01 - 2016/07/05 Measurement of thermal properties of thin-films at the micrometer scale by photoreflectance and thermoreflectance. Runhe Fang


Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia, Portugal
2011 Scholarship for Ph.D study
CNOUS, França
2009 Full-time graduate assistantship award
American University of Beirut, Líbano