LAQV REQUIMTE

(Chemical) Bonding is what makes life possible

Svetlozar Velizarov

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Research group
Bio(chemical) Process Engineering

Position
Researcher

Researcher IDA-2753-2009
Ciência ID5B13-FFD4-20E2
Born and educated in Bulgaria. Holds PhD degrees in Chemistry (Lomonosov Moscow State University, 1993) and in Chemical Engineering (New University of Lisbon, 2003). Has research experience in Bulgaria, Germany, Denmark and since 1999 in Portugal. In 2002, was appointed as a full-time Invited Professor at FCT/UNL to teach courses for (Bio)Chemical Engineering students. Since 2004 is LAQV Researcher. Has so far published 102 peer-reviewed articles (Scopus), 32 of them during the last 5 years. H-index=31. Has supervised 3 post-docs, 7 PhD students and more than 20 Master students. He is in the "World's Top 2 % Scientists" ranking list of Stanford University for career-long impact. Current research is focused on developing clean and sustainable (mainly membrane-based) processes and technologies for various applications.

Representative Publications

Membrane assisted recovery and purification of bio-based succinic acid for improved process sustainability
10.1016/j.memsci.2015.12.018
Transport of arsenate through anion-exchange membranes in Donnan dialysis
10.1016/j.memsci.2012.09.012
Membranes for zinc-air batteries: Recent progress, challenges and perspectives
10.1016/j.jpowsour.2020.228689
New insights into the definition of membrane cleaning strategies to diminish the fouling impact in ion exchange membrane separation processes
10.1016/j.seppur.2021.119445
Overview of Membrane Science and Technology in Portugal
10.3390/membranes12020197