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Mirtha Alejandra de Oliveira Lourenço is a European Research Area Postdoctoral Fellow (ERA-PF) funded under the Marie Sklodowska-Curie Actions (MSCA)-PF 2021 call. She started this position in March 2023 at the University of Aveiro/CICECO, where she is developing sustainable porous silicas for optimal CO2 uptake from biogas. She holds a degree in Chemistry and a Master's in Chemistry in the field of Chemical and Industrial Processes from the University of Coimbra. In 2016, she obtained her Ph.D. in Materials Science and Engineering at the University of Aveiro (UA). During this period, under the supervision of P. Ferreira and J.R.B. Gomes, she focused her research activity on the development of new functionalized periodic mesoporous organosilica (PMO) for different adsorption and catalysis applications combining computational and experimental methods. In 2018, she started to work as a postdoctoral researcher in the group of Prof. C.F. Pirri at Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia (IIT) - Center for Sustainable Future Technologies (CSFT, Italy). Here, she developed new carbon based-materials for environmental applications, such as gas adsorption/separation and catalytic CO2 reduction. From May 2021 to May 2022, she was a Researcher at the CICECO - Aveiro Institute of Materials focusing on the synthesis and structural elucidation of functionalized porous silicas towards CO2 adsorption-separation under the EU-funded NMR4CO2 project, led by L. Mafra. In November 2021, she was awarded a Junior researcher grant by FCT (Portuguese Foundation for Science and Technology) to valorize biomass waste for biogas upgrading. In March 2022, she was awarded the ERA-PF grant. MAOL was involved in the European COST action HINT as a research member, which was important to initiate European networking. Up to now, she was awarded 8 prizes. For instance, in 2018, she was awarded the three best Ph.D. theses prize in the Best Doctoral Thesis Award in Catalysis - Ramôa Ribeiro with an invitation to represent Portugal in the EFCATS Young Scientist Contest, being a member of the winning team for the best project and in 2022 she was awarded the CICECO Young Researcher Award. Despite her youth, she has been established as an independent researcher (h-index= 15 and >550 citations from Scopus). She is the author of 36 ISI papers, 17 as 1st author and 9 as corresponding author in high-impact journals (e.g., Carbon and Chemical Engineering Journal), and 2 book chapters. Her work was also presented through several oral and poster communications at National/International conferences. She was part of the organization committee of 2 conferences and her studies were disseminated on European COST Actions, where she participated as a research member. Currently, she is collaborating with researchers from 10 different institutions around 7 countries and she is co-supervisor of 2 Ph.D. and 1 MSc Erasmus student.
Identification

Personal identification

Full name
Mirtha Alejandra Oliveira Lourenço

Citation names

  • Lourenço, M.A.O.

Author identifiers

Ciência ID
DA14-BB1E-087F
ORCID iD
0000-0003-0260-3422
Researcher Id
I-4186-2015

Email addresses

  • mirtha@ua.pt (Professional)

Addresses

  • CICECO, Campus Universitário de Santiago, Universidade de Aveiro, 3810-193, Aveiro, Aveiro, Portugal (Professional)

Websites

Knowledge fields

  • Engineering and Technology - Nano-technology - Nano-materials
  • Exact Sciences - Chemical Sciences
  • Exact Sciences - Chemical Sciences
  • Engineering and Technology - Environmental Engineering - Environmental Engineering
  • Exact Sciences - Computer and Information Sciences - Computer Sciences
  • Engineering and Technology - Materials Engineering

Languages

Language Speaking Reading Writing Listening Peer-review
Portuguese (Mother tongue)
Spanish; Castilian Advanced (C1) Advanced (C1) Advanced (C1) Advanced (C1) Advanced (C1)
English Advanced (C1) Advanced (C1) Advanced (C1) Advanced (C1) Advanced (C1)
Italian Beginner (A1) Intermediate (B1) Beginner (A1) Intermediate (B1) Elementary (A2)
Education
Degree Classification
2012/11/01 - 2016/12/19
Concluded
Materials Science and Engeneering (Doutoramento)
Universidade de Aveiro CICECO, Portugal
"Tuning functionalized periodic mesoporous organosilicas for CO2/CH4 separation" (THESIS/DISSERTATION)
Approved
2009/09/05 - 2010/09/06
Concluded
Chemistry (Mestrado)
Major in Chemical and Industrial Processes
Universidade de Coimbra Centro de Química de Coimbra, Portugal
"Design and synthesis of amino acid derivatives of 3-vinyl-1H-indole, via catalytic hydroformylation for the development of potential sweeteners. Molecular modeling of the ligands and rhodium catalysts." (THESIS/DISSERTATION)
17
2005/10 - 2009/07/20
Concluded
Chemistry (Licenciatura)
Universidade de Coimbra Centro de Química de Coimbra, Portugal
"Synthesis of dyes and application in solar cells" (THESIS/DISSERTATION)
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Affiliation

Science

Category
Host institution
Employer
2023/03/01 - Current Principal Investigator (Research) Universidade de Aveiro, Portugal
Universidade de Aveiro CICECO, Portugal
2022/05/15 - 2023/02/28 Principal Investigator (Research) Universidade de Aveiro, Portugal
Universidade de Aveiro CICECO, Portugal
2021/05/15 - 2022/05/14 Contracted Researcher (Research) Universidade de Aveiro CICECO, Portugal
Universidade de Aveiro CICECO, Portugal
2020/11/01 - 2021/03/30 Contracted Researcher (Research) Istituto Italiano di Technologia - Center for Sustainable Future Technologies, Italy
Istituto Italiano di Technologia - Center for Sustainable Future Technologies, Italy
2018/11/16 - 2020/10/31 Contracted Researcher (Research) Istituto Italiano di Technologia - Center for Sustainable Future Technologies, Italy
Istituto Italiano di Technologia - Center for Sustainable Future Technologies, Italy
2017/05/01 - 2018/11/15 Postdoc (Research) Universidade de Aveiro CICECO, Portugal
Universidade de Aveiro CICECO, Portugal
2016/11/01 - 2017/04/30 Postdoc (Research) Universidade de Aveiro CICECO, Portugal
Universidade de Aveiro CICECO, Portugal
Projects

Grant

Designation Funders
2023/03 - Current Exploring at the atomic-level solid-gas interactions in polysaccharide-based materials for CO2 capture combining computational and NMR methods
2022.15931.CPCA
Principal investigator
Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia
Ongoing
2021/05/15 - Current Unveiling CO2 chemisorption mechanisms in solid adsorbents via surface-enhanced ex(in)-situ NMR
Researcher
Universidade de Aveiro, Portugal
European Research Council
Ongoing
2022 - 2028 Biomass waste valorization for biogas upgrading
2021.01158.CEECIND
Principal investigator
Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia, Portugal
Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia
Ongoing
2023/03/01 - 2025/02/28 Rationale design of sustainable porous organosilicas for optimal CO2 uptake from biogas (GRACE)
AMD-101090287-1
Principal investigator
Universidade de Aveiro CICECO, Portugal
EU Framework Programme for Research and Innovation Marie Sklodowska-Curie Actions
Ongoing
2022/02/16 - 2022/07/16 Towards an atomic-level understanding of the interaction of CO2 molecules with functional groups in polysaccharides
CPCA/A0/432327/2021
Principal investigator
Universidade de Aveiro CICECO, Portugal
Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia
Ongoing
2017/05/01 - 2018/11/15 SGH - SMART GREEN HOMES project
SGH/CICECO-UA/163-01/2017
Post-doc Fellow
Universidade de Aveiro CICECO, Portugal
Universidade de Aveiro CICECO
Concluded
2016/11/01 - 2017/04/30 Synthesis and characterization of periodic mesoporous organosilicas (PMO) for gas adsorption / separation
BI/UI89/5389/2016
Research Fellow
Universidade de Aveiro CICECO, Portugal
Universidade de Aveiro CICECO
Concluded
2012/11/01 - 2016/10/31 TUNING FUNCTIONALIZED PERIODIC MESOPOROUS ORGANOSILICAS FOR CO2/CH4 SEPARATION
info:eu-repo/grantAgreement/FCT/SFRH/SFRH2%FBD2%F808832%F2011/PT
PhD Student Fellow
Universidade de Aveiro CICECO, Portugal
Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia
Concluded
2010/03/01 - 2012/10/31 Intelligent Design of Mesoporous Organosilicas for Adsorptive Separation Processes
Research Fellow
Universidade de Aveiro CICECO, Portugal
Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia
2009/01/01 - 2009/12/31 Synthesis of Sweeteners and Evaluation of their Physical Properties by Thermal Methods
BII/2008
Integration into Research Grant Fellow
Universidade de Coimbra Centro de Química de Coimbra, Portugal
Associação para a Inovação e Desenvolvimento da FCT
Concluded

Contract

Designation Funders
2018/11/16 - 2021/03/31 Novel carbon-based materials for environmental applications
IIT/2018
Researcher
Istituto Italiano di Technologia - Center for Sustainable Future Technologies, Italy
Istituto Italiano di Technologia - Center for Sustainable Future Technologies
Ongoing

Other

Designation Funders
2018/07/26 - 2021/07/25 Imidazole pyrene porphyrin- and phthalocyanine-carbon nanostructure materials assembled through supramolecular interactions for energy- and electronic-transference in photovoltaic solar cells integrated in smart devices
PTDC/QUI-QOR/31770/2017
Researcher collaborator in the project team
Universidade de Aveiro Departamento de Química, Portugal
Associação para a Inovação e Desenvolvimento da FCT
Ongoing
2020/06/01 - 2021/03/31 OCEAN- Oxalic acid from CO2 using Eletrochemistry at demonstratioN scale
Researcher
Istituto Italiano di Technologia - Center for Sustainable Future Technologies, Italy
Commission Européenne Représentation au Luxembourg
Ongoing
2020/06 - 2021 SATURNO- Scarti organici e Anidride carbonica Trasformati in carbURanti, fertilizzanti e prodotti chimici; applicazione concreta dell’ecoNOmia circolare
Researcher
Istituto Italiano di Technologia - Center for Sustainable Future Technologies, Italy
Ongoing
Outputs

Publications

Book chapter
  1. Lourenço, M.A.O.; Gomes, J.R.B.; Ferreira, P.. "Gas-Organic and Gas-Inorganic Interfacial Effects in Gas/Adsorbent Interactions: The Case of CO2/CH4 Separation". In Hybrid Organic-Inorganic Interfaces, edited by Delville, M.-H.; Taubert, A., 413-458. Weinheim, Germany: Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, 2017.
    Published • 10.1002/9783527807130.ch9
  2. Ferreira, P.; Bispo, C.; Lourenço, M.A.O.; Gomes, J.R.B.; Bion, N.; Vigier, K.O.; Jérôme, F.. "Making periodic mesoporous organosilicas functional materials". In Comprehensive guide for mesoporous materials, edited by Aliofkhazraei, M., 261-295. New York, United States: Nova Science Publishers, 2015.
    Published
Conference poster
  1. Lourenço, M.A.O.; I. Correia; M. Ilkaeva; Rui Novais; Nuno P.F. Gonçalves; Mafra, Luís. Corresponding author: Lourenço, M.A.O.. "3D-printed N-doped biochar/inorganic polymer composites as a promising sorbent for CO2/N2 gas separation". Paper presented in 1st Mediterranean Conference on Porous Materials (MEDPore2023), 2023.
  2. Daniel Pereira; F.rancisco Vicente; Ricardo Vieira; Sardo, Mariana; Marina Ilkaeva; Lourenço, M.A.O.; Marín-Montesinos, Ildefonso; Mafra, Luís. Corresponding author: Marín-Montesinos, Ildefonso. "Valorization of crab shells as potential sorbent materials for CO2 capture". Paper presented in Jornadas CICECO 2022- Hand in Hand with Society, 2023.
  3. Francisco Vicente; Lourenço, Mirtha; Marín-Montesinos, Ildefonso; Marina llkaeva; Daniel Pereira; Sardo, Mariana; Mafra, Luís. Corresponding author: Francisco Vicente. "Tailoring the crab shell properties for CO2 adsorption¿". Paper presented in Jornadas CICECO 2022 - Hand in Hand with Society, 2022.
  4. Catarina Moreira; Geraldine Sequera; Tiago Moreira; Marina Ilkaeva; Érica Sousa; Diogo Pereira; Sardo, Mariana; Calisto, Vânia; Lourenço, Mirtha A.O.. Corresponding author: Catarina Moreira. "Development of periodic mesoporous organosilicas for hormone capture". Paper presented in Jornadas do CICECO 2022, 2022.
  5. Maruccia, E.; Lourenço, M.A.O.; Priamushko, T.; Bartoli, M.; Bocchini, S.; Kleitz, F.; Gerbaldi, C.. "Nitrogen-containing ordered mesoporous carbons applied as CO2 adsorbents and anode materials in energy storage devices". Paper presented in XXVII Congresso Nazionale della Società Chimica Italiana - LA CHIMICA GUIDA LO SVILUPPO SOSTENIBILE, Rome, Italy, Online, 2021.
  6. Maruccia, E.; Lourenço, M.A.O.; Priamushko, T.; Bartoli, M.; Bocchini, S.; Kleitz, F.; Gerbaldi, C.. "Design of nitrogen-containing carbonaceous adsorbents for CO2 capture and energy storage applications". Paper presented in 72nd Annual Meeting of the International Society of Electrochemistry (ISE), Jeju Island, Korea/Online, 2021.
  7. Maruccia, E.; Lourenço, M.A.O.; Bocchini, S.; Gerbaldi, C.. "Sustainable nitrogen/carbon precursors for the synthesis of N-containing ordered mesoporous carbons conceived for CO2 capture". Paper presented in 25th Annual Green Chemistry & Engineering Conference, USA, Virtual conference, 2021.
  8. Maruccia, E.; Lourenço, M.A.O.; Jagdale, P.; Bocchini, S.; Gerbaldi, C.. "Tuning mesoporous carbon materials with nitrogen content for CO2 up-take". Paper presented in Merck Young Chemists' Symposium 2019, Società Chimica Italiana (MYCS2019), Rimini, Italy, 2019.
  9. Maruccia, E.; Lourenço, M.A.O.; Bocchini, S.; Gerbaldi, C.. "Design of nitrogen containing mesoporous carbon materials for CO2 up-take and sustainable electrochemistry". Paper presented in Giornate dell’Elettrochimica Italian (GEI2019), Padova, Italy, 2019.
  10. Leite, C.; Coppola, F.; Monteiro, R.; Russo, T.; Polese, G.; Lourenço, M.A.O.; Ferreira, P.; Pereira, E.; Freitas, R.. "Toxic impacts of Rutile (TiO2 NPs) in Mytilus galloprovincialis exposed to warming conditions". Paper presented in SEB’s 2019 Annual Meeting, Sevilhe, Spain, 2019.
  11. Silva, M.R.F.; Lourenço, M.A.O.; Tobaldi, D.M.; Seabra, P.; Ferreira, P.. "Carbon-modified titanium oxide materials for improved water and air quality". Paper presented in Materiais 2019, Lisboa, Portugal, 2019.
  12. Silva, M.R.F.; Lourenço, M.A.O.; Tobaldi, D.M.; Seabra, P.; Ferreira, P.. "The benefit of carbon nanostructures addition to titanium oxide for benzene photocatalytic degradation in air". Paper presented in MULTICOMP COST Action, Aveiro Spring meeting, Aveiro, Portugal, 2019.
  13. Lourenço, M.A.O.; Martis, A.; Bocchini, S.; Pirri, C.F.; Giordani, S.. "Tuning carbon nano onions for CO2 capture". Paper presented in MULTICOMP COST Action, Aveiro Spring meeting, Aveiro, Portugal, 2019.
  14. Silva, M.R.F.; Tobaldi, D.M.; Seabra, P.; Ferreira, P.. "Titanium oxide-based materials for photo-catalysis of dyes and benzene". Paper presented in 13th International Chemical and Biological Engineering Conference (CHEMPOR 2018), Aveiro, Portugal, 2018.
  15. Silva, M.R.F.; Lourenço, M.A.O.; Tobaldi, D.M.; Ferreira, P.; Seabra, P.. "Use of meso-porous materials for adsorption and photo-catalysis of organic volatile compounds". Paper presented in Jornadas CICECO 2018: Living science together, Aveiro, Portugal, 2018.
  16. Lourenço, M.A.O.; Ferreira, P.; Gomes, J.R.B.. "Evaluation of periodic mesoporous phenylenesilica for flue gas adsorption/separation - A DFT study". Paper presented in Jornadas CICECO 2018: Living science together, Aveiro, Portugal, 2018.
  17. Lourenço, M.A.O.; Pinto, M.L.; Pires, J.; Gomes, J.R.B.; Ferreira, P.. "Cooking periodic mesoporous phenylene- and biphenylene-silicas for CO2/CH4 separation". Paper presented in 5th International Conference on Multifunctional, Hybrid and Nanomaterials, Lisboa, Portugal, 2017.
  18. Lourenço, M.A.O.; Siquet, C.; Sardo, M.; Mafra, L.; Pires, J.; Jorge, M.; Pinto, M.L.; Ferreira, P.; Gomes, J.R.B.. "Design of amine modified-periodic mesoporous organosilicas for CO2/CH4 separation: Experimental and computational studies". Paper presented in 13th CICECO Meeting: Energy – trends and future challenges Aveiro, Portugal, 2016.
  19. Lourenço, M.A.O.; Siquet, C.; Sardo, M.; Mafra, L.; Pires, J.; Jorge, M.; Pinto, M.L.; Ferreira, P.; Gomes, J.R.B.. "Designing PMOs for biogas upgrading: a computational and experimental approach". Paper presented in Research day, Aveiro, Portugal, 2016.
  20. Lourenço, M.A.O.; Siquet, C.; Sardo, M.; Mafra, L.; Pires, J.; Jorge, M.; Pinto, M.L.; Ferreira, P.; Gomes, J.R.B.. "Designing PMOs for biogas upgrading: a computational and experimental approach". Paper presented in Encontro Ciência 2016, Lisboa, Portugal, 2016.
  21. Lourenço, M.A.O.; Siquet, C.; Sardo, M.; Mafra, L.; Pires, J.; Jorge, M.; Pinto, M.L.; Ferreira, P.; Gomes, J.R.B.. "Tuning functionalized periodic mesoporous phenylene-silica for CO2/CH4 separation: DFT calculations and gas adsorption measurements". Paper presented in HINT training school, Functional hybrid materials: structure elucidation from molecular to macroscopic level - a workshop and training school, Stockholm, Sweden, 2016.
  22. Lourenço, M.A.O.; Siegel, R.; Sardo, M.; Ferreira, M.J.G.; Mafra, L.; Siquet, C.; Santos, J.; et al. "Novel amine functionalized mesoporous phenylene-silicas for CO2/CH4 separation". Paper presented in HINT Training School, Bottom-up approaches of hybrid materials: preparation and design, Jožef Stefan Institute, Ljubljana, Slovenia, 2015.
  23. Lourenço, M.A.O.; Siquet, C.; Santos, J.; Jorge, M.; Gomes, J.R.B.; Ferreira, P.. "Impact of amine functionalization of periodic mesoporous phenylene-silica in the CO2/CH4 separation". Paper presented in 12th CICECO Meeting: Nanotechnology ... from the lab to the industry, Aveiro, Portugal, 2015.
  24. Lourenço, M.A.O.; Siquet, C.; Santos, J.; Jorge, M.; Gomes, J.R.B.; Ferreira, P.. "Influence of amine modification of periodic mesoporous phenylene-silica on the CO2/CH4 separation". Paper presented in HYMA2015, 4th International Conference on Multifunctional, Hybrid and Nanomaterials, Stiges, Spain, 2015.
  25. Lourenço, M.A.O.; Carneiro, L.; Mayoral, A.; Diaz, I.; Silva, A.R.; Ferreira, P.. "Highly efficient and reusable chiral periodic mesoporous copper(II) bis(oxazoline) phenylene-silica catalyst". Paper presented in Research day, Aveiro, Portugal, 2014.
  26. Lourenço, M.A.O.; Siquet, C.; Santos, J.; Jorge, M.; Gomes, J.R.B.; Ferreira, P.. "Tuning the pore size of amine functionalized periodic mesoporous benzenesilicas with cationic surfactants for CO2/CH4 separation". Paper presented in COST CM1101 Workshop, 20th International Symposium on Surfactants in Solution (SIS), Coimbra, Portugal, 2014.
  27. Lourenço, M.A.O.; Siegel, R.; Sardo, M.; Ferreira, M.J.G.; Mafra, L.; Gomes, J.R.B.; Ferreira, P.. "New Amine Mesoporous Organosilicas for CO2 adsorption". Paper presented in International Symposium Nanoporous Materials – 7, Niagara Falls, Canada, 2014.
  28. Silva, A.R.; Lourenço, M.A.O.; Carneiro, L.; Ferreira, P.. "A novel chiral periodic mesoporous bis(oxazoline)-phenylenesilica as an highly efficient and reusable asymmetric heterogeneous catalyst". Paper presented in EuropaCat XI - 20 years of European Catalysis... and beyond, Lyon, France, 2013.
  29. Lourenço, M.A.O.; Ferreira, P.; Gomes, J.R.B.. "Synthesis of functionalized periodic mesoporous organosilicas: Experimental and computational studies". Paper presented in 13th Encontro Nacional da Sociedade Portuguesa de Química, 2013.
  30. Lourenço, M.A.O.; Siegel, R.; Mafra, L.; Ferreira, P.. "N-monoalkylation of amine functionalized periodic mesoporous phenylene-silica". Paper presented in 10th CICECO Meeting, 2013.
  31. Lourenço, M.A.O.; Siegel, R.; Sardo, M.; Mafra, L.; Ferreira, P.. "New functional periodic mesoporous benzene-silicas". Paper presented in 3rd International Conference on Multifunctional, Hybrid and Nanomaterials, Sorrento, Italy, 2013.
  32. Lourenço, M.A.O.; Siegel, R.; Mafra, L.; Ferreira, P.. "Microwave assisted N-alkylation of amine functionalized crystal-like mesoporous benzenosilica". Paper presented in Junior Euromat 2012, Lausanne, Switzerland, 2012.
  33. Lourenço, M.A.O.; Bispo, C.; Siegel, R.; Ferreira, P.. "Synthesis of amine functionalized crystal - like mesoporous benzenosilicas with different pore sizes". Paper presented in 9th CICECO Meeting, 2012.
  34. Lourenço, M.A.O.; Bispo, C.; Siegel, R.; Mafra, L.; Ferreira, P.. "Microstructural characterization of periodic mesoporous benzenesilica functionalized with amino groups". Paper presented in 2nd Joint Congress of the Portuguese and Spanish Microscopy Societies, 2011.
  35. Neves, A.C.B.; Lourenço, M.A.O.; Abreu, A.R.; Peixoto, A.F.; Rosado, M.T.S.; Abreu, P.E.; Eusébio, M.E.S.; Pereira, M.M.. "Evaluation of 2,2’-bis-BINOL – phosphorous rhodium complexes for asymetric catalysis by PM6 semiempirical calculations". Paper presented in 12th SPQ National Meeting, Braga, Portugal, 2011.
  36. Abreu, A.R.; Peixoto, A.F.; Lourenço, M.A.O.; Almeida, A.R.; Pereira, M.M.. "Synthesis of hard and soft bis- and tris-BINOL based ditopic ligands. Evaluation in homogeneous catalysis". Paper presented in 7th European Symposium on Organic Chemistry, Crete, Greece, 2011.
  37. Abreu, A.R.; Peixoto, A.F.; Lourenço, M.A.O.; Almeida, A.R.; Pereira, M.M.; Bayón, J.C.. "Binol as a versatile building block for the preparation of hard and soft ligands. Evaluation in homogeneous catalysis". Paper presented in 2nd Iberoamerican Symposium on Organic Chemistry, Santiago de Compostela, Spain, 2010.
  38. Lourenço, M.A.O.; Abreu, A.R.; Pereira, M.M.; Eusébio, M.E.S.; Rosado, M.T.S.. "Design and synthesis of potential indol based sweeteners sequential hydroformylation Strecker reaction for the synthesis of triptophan derivatives". Paper presented in 17th International Symposium on Homogeneous Catalysis, Poznan, Poland, 2010.
  39. Abreu, A.R.; Lourenço, M.A.O.; Pereira, M.M.; Bayón, J.C.. "Binol a versatil chiral building block: synthesis of bis-BINOL ligands and screening in asymmetric catalysis". Paper presented in 8th National Meeting on Organic Chemistry, 2009.
Journal article
  1. Lourenço, Mirtha A.O.; Frade, Tânia; Bordonhos, Marta; Castellino, Micaela; Pinto, Moisés L.; Bocchini, Sergio. "N-doped sponge-like biochar: A promising CO2 sorbent for CO2/CH4 and CO2/N2 gas separation". Chemical Engineering Journal 470 (2023): 144005. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.cej.2023.144005.
    Published • 10.1016/j.cej.2023.144005
  2. Maruccia, E.; Piovano, A.; Lourenço, M.A.O.; Priamushko, T.; Cavallo, M.; Bocchini, S.; Bonino, F.; et al. "Revealing the competitive effect of N2 and H2O towards CO2 adsorption in N-rich ordered mesoporous carbons". Materials Today Sustainability 21 (2023): 100270. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.mtsust.2022.100270.
    10.1016/j.mtsust.2022.100270
  3. Bordonhos, Marta; Galvão, Tiago L. P.; Gomes, José R. B.; Gouveia, José D.; Jorge, Miguel; Lourenço, Mirtha A. O.; Pereira, José M.; et al. "Multiscale Computational Approaches toward the Understanding of Materials". Advanced Theory and Simulations (2022): 2200628. http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/adts.202200628.
    Published • 10.1002/adts.202200628
  4. Gonçalves, Nuno P.F.; Lourenço, Mirtha A.O.; Baleuri, Simone R.; Bianco, Stefano; Jagdale, Pravin; Calza, Paola. Corresponding author: Lourenço, Mirtha A.O.. "Biochar waste-based ZnO materials as highly efficient photocatalysts for water treatment". Journal of Environmental Chemical Engineering 10 2 (2022): 107256. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jece.2022.107256.
    10.1016/j.jece.2022.107256
  5. Maruccia, E.; Lourenço, M.A.O.; Priamushko, T.; Bartoli, M.; Bocchini, S.; Pirri, F.C.; Saracco, G.; Kleitz, F.; Gerbaldi, C.. "Nanocast nitrogen-containing ordered mesoporous carbons from glucosamine for selective CO2 capture". Materials Today Sustainability 17 (2022): 100089. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.mtsust.2021.100089.
    10.1016/j.mtsust.2021.100089
  6. Lourenço, Mirtha A.O.; Fontana, Marco; Jagdale, Pravin; Pirri, Candido Fabrizio; Bocchini, Sergio. Corresponding author: Lourenço, Mirtha A.O.. "Improved CO2 adsorption properties through amine functionalization of multi-walled carbon nanotubes". Chemical Engineering Journal 414 (2021): 128763. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.cej.2021.128763.
    10.1016/j.cej.2021.128763
  7. Lourenço, Mirtha A. O.; Zeng, Juqin; Jagdale, Pravin; Castellino, Micaela; Sacco, Adriano; Farkhondehfal, M. Amin; Pirri, Candido F.. Corresponding author: Lourenço, Mirtha A. O.. "Biochar/Zinc Oxide Composites as Effective Catalysts for Electrochemical CO2 Reduction". ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering 9 15 (2021): 5445-5453. http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/acssuschemeng.1c00837.
    Published • 10.1021/acssuschemeng.1c00837
  8. Zeng, Juqin; Jagdale, Pravin; Lourenço, Mirtha A. O.; Farkhondehfal, M. Amin; Sassone, Daniele; Bartoli, Mattia; Pirri, Candido Fabrizio. "Biochar-Supported BiOx for Effective Electrosynthesis of Formic Acid from Carbon Dioxide Reduction". Crystals 11 4 (2021): 363. http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/cryst11040363.
    10.3390/cryst11040363
  9. Lourenço, Mirtha A.O.; Ferreira, Paula; Gomes, José R.B.. "CO2 and CH4 adsorption on periodic mesoporous organosilica: A DFT study". Materials Today Communications (2021): 102088. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.mtcomm.2021.102088.
    Published • 10.1016/j.mtcomm.2021.102088
  10. Bordonhos, Marta; Lourenço, Mirtha; Gomes, José R.B.; Ferreira, Paula; Pinto, Moisés L.. "Exploring periodic mesoporous organosilicas for ethane–ethylene adsorption–separation". Microporous and Mesoporous Materials (2021): 110975. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.micromeso.2021.110975.
    10.1016/j.micromeso.2021.110975
  11. d’Orey, Piedade; Cordeiro, Teresa; Lourenço, Mirtha A. O.; Matos, Inês; Danède, Florence; Sotomayor, João C.; Fonseca, Isabel 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://dx.doi.org/10.1021/acs.molpharmaceut.0c00908.
    Published • 10.1021/acs.molpharmaceut.0c00908
  12. Zhiltsova., Tatiana; Martins, Nelson; Silva, Mariana R. F.; Silva, Carla F. Da; Lourenço, Mirtha A. O.; Tobaldi, David M.; Covita, Daniel; Seabra, Maria Paula; Ferreira, Paula. "Experimental and Computational Analysis of NOx Photocatalytic Abatement Using Carbon-Modified TiO2 Materials". Catalysts 10 12 (2020): 1366. http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/catal10121366.
    Published • 10.3390/catal10121366
  13. Leite, Carla; Coppola, Francesca; Monteiro, Rui; Russo, Tania; Polese, Gianluca; Silva, Mariana R.F.; Lourenço, Mirtha A.O.; et al. "Toxic impacts of rutile titanium dioxide in Mytilus galloprovincialis exposed to warming conditions". Chemosphere 252 (2020): 126563. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.chemosphere.2020.126563.
    Published • 10.1016/j.chemosphere.2020.126563
  14. Leite, Carla; Coppola, Francesca; Monteiro, Rui; Russo, Tania; Polese, Gianluca; Lourenço, Mirtha A.O.; Silva, Mariana R.F.; et al. "Biochemical and histopathological impacts of rutile and anatase (TiO2 forms) in Mytilus galloprovincialis". Science of The Total Environment 719 (2020): 134886. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2019.134886.
    Published • 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2019.134886
  15. Silva, Mariana R.F.; Lourenço, Mirtha A.O.; Tobaldi, David Maria; da Silva, Carla F.; Seabra, Maria Paula; Ferreira, Paula. "Carbon-modified titanium oxide materials for photocatalytic water and air decontamination". Chemical Engineering Journal 387 (2020): 124099. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.cej.2020.124099.
    Published • 10.1016/j.cej.2020.124099
  16. Jaria, Guilaine; Lourenço, Mirtha A.O.; Silva, Carla Patrícia; Ferreira, Paula; Otero, Marta; Calisto, Vânia; Esteves, Valdemar I.. "Effect of the surface functionalization of a waste-derived activated carbon on pharmaceuticals' adsorption from water". Journal of Molecular Liquids 299 (2020): 112098. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.molliq.2019.112098.
    10.1016/j.molliq.2019.112098
  17. Lourenço, M.A.O.; Nunes, C.; Gomes, J.R.B.; Pires, J.; Pinto, M.L.; Ferreira, P.. "Pyrolyzed chitosan-based materials for CO2/CH4 separation". Chemical Engineering Journal 362 (2019): 364-374. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.cej.2018.12.180.
    Published • 10.1016/j.cej.2018.12.180
  18. Lourenço, M.A.O.; Ferreira, P.; Gomes, J.R.B.. "Flue gas adsorption on periodic mesoporous phenylene-silica: a DFT approach". Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics 20 24 (2018): 16686-16694. http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/c8cp02589d.
    Published • 10.1039/c8cp02589d
  19. Lourenço, M.A.O.; Pinto, M.L.; Pires, J.; Gomes, J.R.B.; Ferreira, P.. "Carbonization of periodic mesoporous phenylene- and biphenylene-silicas for CO2/CH4 separation". Carbon 119 (2017): 267-277. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.carbon.2017.04.029.
    Published • 10.1016/j.carbon.2017.04.029
  20. Figueira, P.; Lourenço, M.A.O.; Pereira, E.; Gomes, J.R.B.; Ferreira, P.; Lopes, C.B.. "Periodic mesoporous organosilica with low thiol density - A safer material to trap Hg(II) from water". Journal of Environmental Chemical Engineering 5 5 (2017): 5043-5053. http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-85029924699&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
    Published • 10.1016/j.jece.2017.09.032
  21. Lourenço, M.A.O.; Ferreira, P.; Ferreira, M.J.G.; Sardo, M.; Mafra, L.; Gomes, J.R.B.. "Microwave-assisted N,N-dialkylation of amine-functionalized periodic mesoporous phenylene-silica: An easy and fast way to design materials". Microporous and Mesoporous Materials 249 (2017): 10-15. http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-85018309306&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
    Published • 10.1016/j.micromeso.2017.04.016
  22. Kunkel, C.; Viñes, F.; Lourenço, M.A.O.; Ferreira, P.; Gomes, J.R.B.; Illas, F.. "Selectivity for CO2 over CH4 on a functionalized periodic mesoporous phenylene-silica explained by transition state theory". Chemical Physics Letters 671 (2017): 161-164. http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-85010304098&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
    Published • 10.1016/j.cplett.2017.01.033
  23. Lourenço, M.A.O.; Figueira, P.; Pereira, E.; Gomes, J.R.B.; Lopes, C.B.; Ferreira, P.. "Simple, mono and bifunctional periodic mesoporous organosilicas for removal of priority hazardous substances from water: The case of mercury(II)". Chemical Engineering Journal 322 (2017): 263-274. http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-85017451315&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
    Published • 10.1016/j.cej.2017.04.005
  24. Carneiro, L.; Silva, A.R.; Lourenço, M.A.O.; Mayoral, A.; Diaz, I.; Ferreira, P.. "Chiral Copper(II) Bis(oxazoline) Complexes Directly Coordinated to Amine-Functionalized Phenylene/Biphenylene Periodic Mesoporous Organosilicas as Heterogeneous Catalysts". European Journal of Inorganic Chemistry 2016 3 (2016): 413-421. http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-84955699112&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
    Published • 10.1002/ejic.201501196
  25. Lourenço, M.A.O.; Siquet, C.; Sardo, M.; Mafra, L.; Pires, J.; Jorge, M.; Pinto, M.L.; Ferreira, P.; Gomes, J.R.B.. "Interaction of CO2 and CH4 with Functionalized Periodic Mesoporous Phenylene-Silica: Periodic DFT Calculations and Gas Adsorption Measurements". Journal of Physical Chemistry C 120 7 (2016): 3863-3875. http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-84959274216&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
    Published • 10.1021/acs.jpcc.5b11844
  26. Lourenço, M.A.O.; Siquet, C.; Santos, J.; Jorge, M.; Gomes, J.R.B.; Ferreira, P.. "Insights into CO2 and CH4 Adsorption by Pristine and Aromatic Amine-Modified Periodic Mesoporous Phenylene-Silicas". Journal of Physical Chemistry C 120 26 (2016): 14236-14245. http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-84978079800&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
    Published • 10.1021/acs.jpcc.6b04605
  27. Lourenço, M.A.O.; Gomes, J.R.B.; Ferreira, P.. "Optimization of the time and temperature of the microwave-assisted amination of phenylene-PMO". RSC Advances 5 12 (2015): 9208-9216. http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-84921282857&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
    Published • 10.1039/c4ra12364f
  28. Lourenço, M.A.O.; Mayoral, A.; Díaz, I.; Silva, A.R.; Ferreira, P.. "Amino-modified periodic mesoporous biphenylene-silica". Microporous and Mesoporous Materials 217 (2015): 167-172. http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-84938124895&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
    Published • 10.1016/j.micromeso.2015.06.026
  29. Lourenço, M.A.O.; Silva, R.M.; Silva, R.F.; Pinna, N.; Pronier, S.; Pires, J.; Gomes, J.R.B.; Pinto, M.L.; Ferreira, P.. "Turning periodic mesoporous organosilicas selective to CO2/CH4 separation: Deposition of aluminium oxide by atomic layer deposition". Journal of Materials Chemistry A 3 45 (2015): 22860-22867. http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-84946903169&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
    Published • 10.1039/c5ta05964j
  30. Gomes, A.C.; Lourenço, M.A.O.; Bruno, S.M.; Ferreira, P.; Valente, A.A.; Pillinger, M.; Gonçalves, I.S.. "Post-synthetic modification of crystal-like periodic mesoporous phenylene-silica with ferrocenyl groups". Journal of Organometallic Chemistry 751 (2014): 501-507. http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-84893793123&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
    Published • 10.1016/j.jorganchem.2013.10.022
  31. Lourenço, M.A.O.; Carneiro, L.; Mayoral, A.; Diaz, I.; Silva, A.R.; Ferreira, P.. "Chiral periodic mesoporous copper(II) bis(oxazoline) phenylene.silica: A highly efficient and reusable asymmetric heterogeneous catalyst". Journal of Catalysis 320 1 (2014): 63-69. http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-84925397177&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
    Published • 10.1016/j.jcat.2014.09.017
  32. Lourenço, M.A.O.; Siegel, R.; Mafra, L.; Ferreira, P.. "Microwave assisted N-alkylation of amine functionalized crystal-like mesoporous phenylene-silica". Dalton Transactions 42 16 (2013): 5631-5634. http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-84877029009&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
    Published • 10.1039/c3dt32011a
  33. Abreu, A.R.; Peixoto, A.F.; Almeida, A.R.; Lourenço, M.A.O.; Neves, A.C.B.; Bayón, J.C.; Pereira, M.M.. "Synthesis of chiral bis-MOP-type diphosphines. Chelating effect in nickel-catalyzed phosphination". Chemistry Letters 42 1 (2013): 37-39. http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-84871808231&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
    Published • 10.1246/cl.2013.37
  34. Carrilho, R.M.B.; Neves, A.C.B.; Lourenço, M.A.O.; Abreu, A.R.; Rosado, M.T.S.; Abreu, P.E.; Eusébio, M.E.S.; et al. "Rhodium/tris-binaphthyl chiral monophosphite complexes: Efficient catalysts for the hydroformylation of disubstituted aryl olefins". Journal of Organometallic Chemistry 698 (2012): 28-34. http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-83555164592&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
    Published • 10.1016/j.jorganchem.2011.10.007
  35. Pinto, S.M.A.; Lourenço, M.A.O.; Calvete, M.J.F.; Abreu, A.R.; Rosado, M.T.S.; Burrows, H.D.; Pereira, M.M.. "Synthesis of new metalloporphyrin triads: Efficient and versatile tripod optical sensor for the detection of amines". Inorganic Chemistry 50 17 (2011): 7916-7918. http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-80052227064&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
    Published • 10.1021/ic200727f
  36. Abreu, A.R.; Lourenço, M.; Peral, D.; Rosado, M.T.S.; Eusébio, M.E.S.; Palacios, S.; Bayón, J.C.; Pereira, M.M.. "Enantioselective ethylation of aromatic aldehydes catalysed by titanium(IV)-bis-BINOLate-2',2¿-propylether complexes: An inside view of the catalytic active species". Journal of Molecular Catalysis A: Chemical 325 1-2 (2010): 91-97. http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-77954177639&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
    Published • 10.1016/j.molcata.2010.04.003
Journal issue
  1. Lourenço, M.A.O.; Sacco, Adriano; Zeng, Juqin. "Special Issue: Organic-Inorganic Hybrid Materials for Environmental Catalysis". Catalysts (2021): https://www.mdpi.com/journal/catalysts/special_issues/Hybrid_cata.
    Invited editor
Newsletter article
  1. Lourenço, M.A.O.; Ferreira, P.; Gomes, J.R.B.. "Desenho de organossílicas mesoporosas periódicas como adsorventes na purificação de Biogás", Boletim da Química, 2019, https://www.spq.pt/magazines/BSPQuimica/686.
  2. Lourenço, M.A.O.. "Sucesso de participação portuguesa no EFCATS Young Scientist Contest", Boletim da Química, 2018, https://www.spq.pt/magazines/BSPQuimica/685/article/30002150/pdf.
Thesis / Dissertation
  1. Lourenço, Mirtha. "Tuning functionalized periodic mesoporous organosilicas for CO2/CH4 separation". PhD, Universidade de Aveiro CICECO, 2016.
  2. Lourenço, Mirtha. "Design and synthesis of amino acid derivatives of 3-vinyl-1H-indole, via catalytic hydroformylation for the development of potential sweeteners. Molecular modeling of the ligands and rhodium catalysts.". Master, Universidade de Coimbra Centro de Química de Coimbra, 2010.
  3. Lourenço, M.A.O.. "Synthesis of dyes and application in solar cells". Degree, Universidade de Coimbra Centro de Química de Coimbra, 2009.

Other

Invention
  1. Design of inorganic porous materials with high adsorption capacity for CO2 uptake under the “Saturno” project. The developed materials are able to adsorb a high amount of CO2 at relatively high temperatures (300 °C) and are selective. These materials have been attracted attention for potential industrial applications. The product/ application patent is under appreciation by the IIT administration.. Environmental sector. 2021. Lourenço, M.A.O..
  2. Participation in industrial innovation: Design of photocatalytic oxidation system prototype for air purification systems during the Post-doc position at SMART GREEN HOMES Project (a partnership between Bosch Portugal and University of Aveiro). This prototype was selected by Bosch Portugal to be applied in the vent duct of the home gas water heaters.. Water heating. 2018. Lourenço, M.A.O..
Activities

Oral presentation

Presentation title Event name
Host (Event location)
2021/12 Carbon added titanium oxide for enhanced photo-degradation of organic polluted air and wastewaters Virtual XI National Meeting on Catalysis and Porous Materials & II Meeting of the Carbon Group
Sociedade Portuguesa de Química (Aveiro, Portugal)
2021/09 Nitrogen-containing mesoporous carbons via nanocasting for CO2 capture and energy storage applications Euromat 2021
Federation of European Materials Society, ASMET, and The Austrian Society for Metallurgy and Materials (Virtual meeting)
2021/03 Exploring Periodic Mesoporous Organosilicas for Ethane–Ethylene Adsorption–Separation 14º Encontro de Química Física
Sociedade Portuguesa de Química (online, Portugal)
2020/01/23 Simulation of photodegradation of nitric oxides at indoor levels using CFD TEchMA2020 – 3rd International Conference on Technologies for the Wellbeing and Sustainable Manufacturing Solutions
Centre for Mechanical Technology and Automation (TEMA) of the University of Aveiro (Aveiro, Portugal)
2019/05 Upcycling industrial wastes through the production of modified activated carbons to remove pharmaceuticals from water 4th Green and Sustainable Chemistry Conference 2019
(Dresden, Germany)
2018/09 Titanium oxide meso-porous materials with carbon for photo-catalysis of dyes Bucharest Autumn Meeting
MultiComp COST Action (Bucharest, Romania)
2018/06 Flue gas adsorption on periodic mesoporous phenylene-silica: A DFT approach XIII Encontro Nacional de Química-Física e II Simpósio de Química Computacional
Sociedade Portuguesa de Química (Faro, Portugal)
2017/07 Pyrolysis of periodic mesoporous phenylene- and biphenylene- silicas: a strategy to enhance CO2 adsorption/separation capacity MultiComp Tallinn meeting and Baltic Polymer Symposium
MultiComp Cost Action (Tallinn, Estonia)
2017/04 Tuning functionalized periodic mesoporous phenylene-silicas for CO2/CH4 separation Materiais2017
Sociedade Portuguesa de Materiais (Aveiro, Portugal)
2016/10 Experimental and computational studies in the CO2/CH4 separation: The case of amine modified periodic mesoporous organosilicas HINT General Scientific Workshop and Review Meeting
HINT COST ACTION MP1202 (Aveiro, Portugal)
2016/06 Tuning periodic mesoporous organosilicas for CO2/CH4 separation: Experimental and Computational studies XII Encontro Nacional de Química-Física e I Simpósio de Química Computacional
Sociedade Portuguesa de Química (Évora, Portugal)
2016/06 Tuning functionalized periodic mesoporous phenylene-silica for CO2/CH4 separation: DFT calculation and gas adsorption measurements CASE2016, Computational Approaches to Sciences & Engineering
(Aveiro, Portugal)
2015/10 Preparation of aluminium oxide – periodic mesoporous organosilicas composites by ALD for CO2/CH4 separation HINT General Scientific Workshop and Review Meeting
HINT COST ACTION MP1202 (Milan, Italy)
2015/07 Turning periodic mesoporous organosilicas selective to CO2/CH4 separation: Controlled deposition of aluminum oxide by ALD XXIV Encontro Nacional da Sociedade Portuguesa de Química
Sociedade Portuguesa de Química (Coimbra, Portugal)
2014/11 Microstructural study of the use of Atomic Layer Deposition to prepare aluminum-modified periodic mesoporous phenylene-silica composite INCOMAM’14, International Conference on Microscopy and Microanalysis, XLVIII Congress of the Portuguese Microscopy Society
Sociedade Portuguesa de Microscopia (Porto, Portugal)
2014/09 Influence of the wall nature in the amine-modified periodic mesoporous phenylene-silica in the CO2 and CH4 separation Scientific Workshop on Applications of Hybrid Materials Interfaces
HINT COST ACTION MP1202 (Istanbul, Turkey)
2012/07 Controlled N-monoalkylation of amine functionalized crystal-like mesoporous benzenosilica 35th British Zeolite Association Meeting
(Chester, United Kingdom)
2010/11 BINOL based ligands. Synthesis and evaluation in homogeneous catalysis XVI Encontro Luso-Galego de Química
(Aveiro, Portugal)
2010/05 Synthesis of titanium-bis-BINOLate-2,2´-propylether complexes and their evaluation in asymmetric alkylation of aldehydes. Studies of catalytic active species in solution BIT's 1st Annual World Congress of Catalytic Asymmetric Synthesis
(Beijing, China)

Supervision

Thesis Title
Role
Degree Subject (Type)
Institution / Organization
2023/02 - Current Impressão 3D de adsorventes à base de biocarvão para captura de CO2
Supervisor
BSc degree in Biotechnology (Degree)
Universidade de Aveiro, Portugal
2022/10/01 - Current Valorização de resíduos: adsorventes à base de biocarvão para a captura de CO2
Supervisor
Mestrado Integrado em Engenharia Química (Master)
Universidade de Aveiro, Portugal
2022/03/01 - Current Synthesis, modification and characterization of porous adsorbent materials for CO2 capture
Co-supervisor of Tiago Morais
Química (PhD)
Universidade de Aveiro, Portugal
2022/03 - Current Desenvolvimento de materiais porosos para a captura de fármacos em sistemas de tratamento de água
Supervisor of Karla Sequera
Química (Degree)
Universidade de Aveiro, Portugal
2022/03 - Current Desenvolvimento de materiais porosos para a captura de fármacos em sistemas de tratamento de água
Supervisor of Ana Moreira
Biotecnologia (Degree)
Universidade de Aveiro, Portugal
2022/03 - Current Desenvolvimento de materiais porosos para a captura de fármacos em sistemas de tratamento de água
Supervisor of Bruno Castro
Bioquímica (Degree)
Universidade de Aveiro, Portugal
2022/01 - Current Transformação de resíduos de marisco em adsorventes de CO2
Co-supervisor
Bioquímica (Scientific initiation)
Universidade de Aveiro, Portugal

Event organisation

Event name
Type of event (Role)
Institution / Organization
2021/07/26 - 2021/09/30 Organization of commemorative activities of CICECO's 20th anniversary in collaboration with CAD to raise the awareness of pollution concerns: 1) "There is art in cleaning up our local beach!" at Barra local beach, and at Fábrica Ciência Viva: 2) cleaning up walk "Tem Arte despoluir a rua, passo a passo!"; 3) painting workshop "Pelo Ambiente, com rigor, coração e arte!", with the local Pais em Rede association; and 4) construction of collective sculpture with the trash collected in the cleaning walk activities: "Artistas(s) pelo Ambiente". (2021/09/22 - 2021/09/24)
Other (Member of the Organising Committee)
Universidade de Aveiro CICECO, Portugal
2021/09/01 - 2021/09/24 Organization of the Specko activities at the European Research Night (ENR) organized at Fábrica Ciência Viva, Aveiro, Portugal. (2021/09/24 - 2021/09/24)
Exhibition (Member of the Organising Committee)
Universidade de Aveiro CICECO, Portugal

Ciência Viva, Portugal
2018/10/22 - 2018/10/26 Computer modeling of phase diagrams using PANDAT software (PANDAT course 2018) https://sites.google.com/view/short-course-pandat/ (2018/10/22 - 2018/10/26)
Other (Co-organisor)
Universidade de Aveiro CICECO, Portugal
2015/06/25 - 2015/06/26 Computational Approaches to Materials Design (CAMD 2015) http://sweet.ua.pt/jrgomes/CAMD2015/ (2015/06/25 - 2015/06/26)
Conference (Member of the Organising Committee)
Universidade de Aveiro CICECO, Portugal

Event participation

Activity description
Type of event
Event name
Institution / Organization
2018/10/11 - 2018/10/13 Participation in the Techdays Aveiro 2018: Welcome to the Future. Here, the I&D of the project SMART GREEN HOME (a co-promotion project between Bosch Termotecnologia S.A. and the University of Aveiro) was disseminated to the general community (families, schools, academics, industries, etc) in a showcase perspective.
Exhibition
Techdays: Welcome to the Future.
2018/01/24 - 2018/01/24 Participation in the 2º Smart Green Homes Open Campus. Here, it was promoted and disseminated the results of the Smart Green Homes Project (SGH) to the general academic community.
Symposium
2º Smart Green Homes Open Campus
Universidade de Aveiro, Portugal

Association member

Society Organization name Role
2015/01 - Current ASSOCIAÇÃO DE SOLIDARIEDADE SOCIAL, CULTURAL, RECREATIVA E DESPORTIVA DO CASELHO DO GUARDÃO Associated member
2009/05/13 - Current Sociedade Portuguesa de Qúimica Associated member

Evaluation committee

Activity description
Role
Institution / Organization Funding entity
2021/01 - 2022/01 Vogal 2nd effective jury member of PhD research grants, to be selected under the project European research Council – Grant agreement N.º 865974 (Unveiling CO2 chemisorption mechanisms in solid adsorbents via surface-enhanced ex(in)-situ NMR), University of Aveiro, Aveiro (Portugal), PI: Dr. Luís Mafra. https://euraxess.ec.europa.eu/jobs/715306 and https://euraxess.ec.europa.eu/jobs/742006
Evaluator
Universidade de Aveiro, Portugal European Research Council

Interview (newspaper / magazine)

Activity description Newspaper / Forum
2018/08/24 Vaguense Mirtha Lourenço premiada no EFCATS Young Scientist Contest Secção: Ciência e Inovação Jornal O Ponto - Edição 12 de Setembro 2018
2018/07/24 Jovem investigadora da UA fez parte de equipa premiada em desafio europeu de catálise Jornal da Universidade de Aveiro
2016/06/17 Estudo sobre separação de CO2 na produção de biogás premiado Jornal da Universidade de Aveiro

Journal scientific committee

Journal title (ISSN) Publisher
2022/01/19 - 2023/02/26 Chemical Engineering Journal (1385-8947) Elsevier
2021/11 - 2021/12/09 Journal of Molecular Graphics and Modelling (1093-3263) Elsevier
2021/06 - 2021/07/13 Process Safety and Environmental Protection (0957-5820) Elsevier
2021/03 - 2021/03/30 Fuel (0016-2361) Elsevier
2020/12 - 2021/01 Journal of Molecular Liquids Elsevier
2020/06 - 2020/06 Chemical Engeneering Journal Elsevier
2018/12/11 - 2018/12/17 Materials (ISSN 1996-1944) MPDI
2018/04/10 - 2018/04/28 Catalysts (2073-4344) MPDI
2017/07/11 - 2017/09/06 Journal of Molecular Liquids (0167-7322) Elsevier

Mentoring / Tutoring

Topic Student name
2021/04 - Current Tuning and unraveling the cellulose membranes properties for enhanced CO2 uptake Daniel Pereira
2019 - Current Elisa Maruccia
2017/02/01 - Current Mariana Silva
2020 - 2021 Chemistry - Simone Rubat Baleuri
2018/01 - 2018/11/15 Guilaine Jaria
2017 - 2018/11/15 Fernando Sá
2018 - 2018 Rui Pinho
2018 - 2018 Manon Wilhelm
Distinctions

Award

2022 Seal of Excellence from European Commission
European Commission, Belgium
2022 CICECO Young Researcher Award
Universidade de Aveiro CICECO, Portugal
2021 Winner team of the Blue Bio Value Ideation (BBVI) contest
Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian, Portugal

Oceano Azul Foundation, Portugal
2019 Best Poster Prize - Giornate dell’Elettrochimica Italiane (GEI2019)
2018 Three Best Theses prize in the Best Doctoral Thesis Award in Catalysis – Ramôa Ribeiro
Division of Catalysis and Porous Materials of Portuguese Chemistry Society, Portugal
2018 Project Prize Winners - The EFCATS Young Generation Catalysis Challenge
European Federation of Catalysis Societies, France
2016 Best Poster Prize (HINT – Hybrid Interfaces COST ACTION MP1202, Stockholm, Sweden, May 2016)
International Sol-Gel Society (ISGS), Australia
2010 Top 5 Posters
2nd Ibero American Symposium of Organic Chemistry, Spain

Other distinction

2020 Selection of one Young Researcher for Future Application to the Ibero-American FISOCAT JUNIOR 2020 Prize