(Chemical) Bonding is what makes life possible

Isabel Maria Figueiredo Ligeiro da Fonseca

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Research group
Materials for Sustainability and Wellness

Academic Staff

Researcher IDD-2513-2013
Ciência ID2C13-007E-3AF1
Associate Professor at Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia (FCT) of Universidade Nova de Lisboa (UNL) since 2012.
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). Invited Professor at Pennsylvania State University (USA) (1993-1996).
Participated as main researcher or as research member in 20 International and National projects.
Participated in 140 international and national conferences.
Published 153 papers in peer-reviewed international scientific journals of high scientific impact (H36) and 5 chapters in books.

Representative Publications

Porous carbon: A versatile material for catalysis
New and Advanced Porous Carbon Materials in Fine Chemical Synthesis. Emerging Precursors of Porous Carbons
Evaluation of the adsorption potential of biochars prepared from forest and agri-food wastes for the removal of fluoxetine
New adsorbents from maize cob wastes and anaerobic digestate for H2S removal from biogas
Development of a model for an industrial acetylene hydrogenation reactor using plant data - Part I
Glycerol conversion into biofuel additives by acetalization with pentanal over heteropolyacids immobilized on zeolites
Activation of co-pyrolysis chars from rice wastes to improve the removal of Cr3+ from simulated and real industrial wastewaters
Properties of κ-carrageenan aerogels prepared by using different dissolution media and its application as drug delivery systems