chemical engineering research
João Coutinho won the Professor Almiro e Castro Award
The distinction, awarded to the researcher from the Department of Chemistry and CICECO from the Academy of Aveiro during the 12th International Chemical and Biological Engineering Conference (CHEMPOR 2014), held at the end of last week in Porto, honors the work that the researcher has conducted in recent years in areas which range from the purification of biomolecules, the characterization of biofuels passing by new technologies for oil recovery.
thermophysical properties research
Mara Freire receives the NETZSCH Young Scientist 2014 Award
The researcher Mara Freire was awarded the "ECTP-NETZSCH Young Scientist Award". The prize awarded during the 20th European Congress on Thermophysical Properties honors every three years a scientific research career of exceptional merit in the field of characterization of thermophysical properties.
João Tedim won the Young Researcher in Electrochemistry Award, 2013, awarded by the Portuguese Electrochemical Society.
The prize was delivered on June 30th, 2014, at the 19th Meeting of the Portuguese Electrochemical Society, held at UA and is a recognition by the relevance of his scientific publications in journals of recognized quality and the impact measured by citations made by the international scientific community.
João Tedim, 32 years old, is a CICECO DeMac researcher, with over 30 publications in international journals, several book chapters and patents in the area of functional coatings against corrosion. With a degree in Chemistry from the University of Porto, obtained the degree of Ph.D. in Physical Chemistry from the University of Leicester (UK) in 2009, having joined the UA since then to work with Mario GS Ferreira, professor of DeMac, and Mikhail Zheludkevich, both researchers also from CICECO.
Nuclear magnetic resonance research
Gonçalo Graça awarded with the Prize António Xavier
Gonçalo Graça was one of two winners of the António Xavier Award, awarded to the best PhD thesis in NMR. The award-winning doctoral thesis proposes some metabolic changes detected in amniotic fluid as potential biomarkers of preterm birth occurrence, preeclampsia and gestational diabetes.
With the thesis "Metabonomics of human amniotic fluid for prenatal diagnostics", Gonçalo Graça won the António Xavier Award, ex-aequo with Inês Nunes de Sousa. The thesis took place under the supervision of Ana Gil and co-supervision of Brian Goodfellow, Department of Chemistry Teachers and CICECO Researchers.
Mara Freire won the prize from European Research Council in the category of Starting Grant
The researcher Mara Freire, has just won one of the grants awarded by the European Research Council, the greatest at European level. The scientist at the Center for Research in Ceramics and Composites (CICECO) will receive about 1.4 million over the next five years to develop the project "IgYPurTech: A sustainable technology for the purification of antibodies." The scientist working in Aveiro intends to develop from antibodies extracted from egg yolk, cheaper biopharmaceutical products that are more effective than some of the existing antibiotics.