Moisés Luzia Pinto
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Short CV

ORCID: 0000-0003-3061-9632

Researcher ID: B-4086-2009

Moisés Luzia Pinto (b. 1976) obtained the Ph.D. in Chemistry (Physical Chemistry), at the end of 2005, at the University of Lisbon. Developed Post-doctoral research at the Center of Chemistry and Biochemistry of the Faculty of Sciences of the University of Lisbon (CQB) and at the Centre for Research in Ceramics and Composite Materials (CICECO) of the University of Aveiro. In 2009 he had an internship at the adsorption microcalorimentry laboratory of "Instituto de Química-Física Rocasolano", CSIC, Spain, and in 2011, at the porous solids laboratory of "Institut Lavoisier Versailles", CNRS, France. From 2013, he is Research Assistant at CICECO, contracted under the Investigador FCT programme (2013- , Eq. Inv. Aux.).

In 2005 he was finalist of the COHiTEC contest, promoted by COTEC and lectured by the HiTEC center of the North Carolina State University together with the Faculty of Economy of UNL, which included the development of a Business Plan based on the production technology of polyurethane filters with supported adsorbents. He got the second prize of the XXXIII Reunión Iberica de Adsorción for the best scientific poster, in 2008. The article entitled "Controlled release of therapeutic nitric oxide from nanoporous materials" was selected by the Atomium Culture Scientific Committee, in the 2011 call, to be published by the Permanent Platform of Atomium Culture, which involves leading European newspapers. In 2012 he got the Prize Giorgio Zgrablich for the work presented at the 1st Ibero-American Symposium on Adsorption.

Following a successful project, funded by the NEOTEC program, based on his Ph.D. research work, he cofounded a company with some colleagues and was appointed Chairman of the BOD from 2007 to 2010. Currently he is Chairman of the General Assembly of Shareholders.

Scientific Interests

MLP develops research work in the field of adsorbent materials, namely in the synthesis and characterization of adsorbent materials and composite adsorbent/polymer materials, and in gas and VOC mixture separations. More recently, he is developing research in the field of nanoporous materials obtained from clays and hybrid organic/inorganic materials, for purification, storage and controlled release of gases.

Present Research Group
Main present collaborators

• Prof. João Pires da Silva, CQB, University of Lisbon, Portugal
• Prof. João Rocha, CICECO, University of Aveiro, Portugal
• Prof. Ana Paula Carvalho, CQB, University of Lisbon, Portugal
• Dr. Christian Serre, ILV, Université Versailles St Quentin-en-Yvelines, France
• Dr. Guil Pinto, Instituto de Química-Física Rocasolano, CSIC, Spain
• Prof. Fernando Antunes, CQB, University of Lisbon, Portugal
• Prof. Carlota Saldanha, IMM, University of Lisbon, Portugal
• Dr. José R.B. Gomes, CICECO, University of Aveiro, Portugal
• Dr. Fanian Shi, CICECO, University of Aveiro, Portugal
• Dr. Luís Mafra, CICECO, University of Aveiro, Portugal

Teaching Activity

In undergraduate courses
• Supervision of the work of Sandra Maria Póvoa Dias in Technological Project I for the degree in Technological Chemistry, with the title "Preparation and Characterization of Materials of Zirconium with Zeolitic Properties", in 2012.
• Supervision of the work of Jaqueline Edite Marques in Technological Project I for the degree in Technological Chemistry, with the title "Nanoporous Materials for Adsorption Processes", in 2011.
• Participation in the laboratory classes of the Chemistry and Physics of Materials I in the Faculty of Sciences of the University of Lisbon, in 2008/2009.
• Supervision of the work of Ana Catarina Rodrigues Simões in Technological Project I for the degree in Technological Chemistry, with the title "Adsorbent Materials Supported in Polymers", in 2008.
• Teacher of Quantitative Methods in the Business Communication Institute, in 2005/2006.
• Monitor in the classes of Synthesis Laboratory I and Laboratorial Techniques, for the degree in Technological Chemistry in the Faculty of Sciences of the University of Lisbon, in 2001/2002.

Supervision of works in M.Sc. courses
• Co-supervision of the M.Sc. in Chemical Engineering of André Guilherme Santos Marta Ferreira Cachaço, in the Superior Technical Institute of the Technical University of Lisbon, with the title "Formulation of composites of recycled rubber and polyurethane foam - Study of potential applications", completed in 2011.
• Co-supervision of the M.Sc. in Technological Chemistry of Ana Cristina Fernandes, in the Faculty of Sciences of the University of Lisbon, with the title " Scale-up studies of the preparation of composite polymeric matrices for applications as air purification filters", completed in 2009.
• Co-supervision of the M.Sc. in Chemical Engineering of Ana Margarida Dias Ferreira, in the Superior Technical Institute of the Technical University of Lisbon, with the title "Process Development for the Production of Polymeric Foams with Adsorbents", completed in 2007.

Selected Publications

Composite adsorbent materials
• Saini, V.K.; Pinto, M.L. and Pires, J., Characterization of hierarchical porosity in novel composite monoliths with adsorption studies. Colloids and Surfaces A: Physicochemical and Engineering Aspects, 2011, 373(1-3): 158-166
• Pinto, M.L., The Use of Nanoporous Adsorbents in Filtering Media for Improving Indoor Air Quality. Recent Patents on Nanotechnology, 2008. 2(2): p. 120-127.
• Carvalho, A.P.; Mestre, A.S.; Pires, J.; Pinto, M.L. and Rosa, M.E., Granular activated carbons from powdered samples using clays as binders for the adsorption of organic vapours. Microporous and Mesoporous Materials, 2006. 93(1-3): p. 226-231.
• Correia, N.; Bordado, J.C.; Pires, J.; Carvalho, M.B.; Carvalho, A. and Pinto, M., Open Cell Polyurethane Foams for New Filters with Supported Adsorbents. Materials Science Forum, 2006. 514-516: p. 892-896.
• Pinto, M.L.; Pires, J.; Carvalho, A.; Carvalho, M.B. and Bordado, J.C., Synthesis and regeneration of Polyurethane/Adsorbent composites and characterization by adsorption methods. Microporous and Mesoporous Materials, 2006. 89(1-3): p. 260-269.
• Pinto, M.L.; Pires, J.; Carvalho, A.P.; de Carvalho, M.B. and Bordado, J.C., Characterization of adsorbent materials supported on polyurethane foams by nitrogen and toluene adsorption. Microporous and Mesoporous Materials, 2005. 80(1-3): p. 253-262.
• Pinto, M.L.; Pires, J.; Carvalho, A.P.; Bordado, J.C.M. and de Carvalho, M.B., Sorption Isotherms of Organic Vapors on Polyurethane Foams. Journal of Physical Chemistry B, 2004. 108(36): p. 13813-13820.
• Pinto, M.L.; Pires, J.; Carvalho, A.P.; Bordado, J.C.M. and de Carvalho, M.B., Synthesis and characterization of polyurethane foam matrices for the support of granular adsorbent materials. Journal of Applied Polymer Science, 2004. 92(3): p. 2045-2053.

High-pressure and selective adsorption
• Pinto, M.L. and Pires, J., Porous and hybrid clay based materials for separation of hydrocarbons. Microporous and Mesoporous Materials, 2012. 151(1): p. 403-410.
• Pinto, M.L.; Rocha, J.; Gomes, J.R.B. and Pires, J., Slow Release of NO by Microporous Titanosilicate ETS-4. Journal of the American Chemical Society, 2011. 133(16): p. 6396-6402.
• Pinto, M.L.; Mafra, L.; Guil, J.M.; Pires, J. and Rocha, J., Adsorption and Activation of CO2 by Amine-Modified Nanoporous Materials Studied by Solid-State NMR and 13CO2 Adsorption. Chemistry of Materials, 2011. 23(6): p. 1387-1395.
• Saini, V.; Pinto, M.L. and Pires, J., Natural clay binder based extrudates of mesoporous materials: improved materials for selective adsorption of natural and biogas components. Green Chemistry, 2011. 13(5): p. 1251-1259.
• Moriones, P., Ríos, X., Echeverría, J.C., Garrido, J.J., Pires, J., and Pinto, M., Hybrid organic-inorganic phenyl stationary phases for the gas separation of organic binary mixtures. Colloids and Surfaces A: Physicochemical and Engineering Aspects, 2011. 389(1-3): p. 69-75.
• Saini, V.; Pinto, M.L. and Pires, J., High Pressure Adsorption Studies of Ethane and Ethylene on Clay Based Adsorbent Materials. Separation Science and Technology 2011. 48(1): p. 137-146.
• Pires, J.; Saini, V.K. and Pinto, M.L., Studies on Selective Adsorption of Biogas Components on Pillared Clays: Approach for Biogas Improvement. Environmental Science & Technology, 2008. 42(23): p. 8727-8732.
• Pinto, M.L.; Pires, J. and Rocha, J., Porous materials prepared from clays for the upgrade of landfill gas. Journal of Physical Chemistry C, 2008. 112(37): p. 14394-14402.
• Pires, J.; Bestilleiro, M.; Pinto, M. and Gil, A., Selective adsorption of carbon dioxide, methane and ethane by porous clays heterostructures. Separation and Purification Technology, 2008. 61(2): p. 161-167.
• Pinto, M.L.; Pires, J.; Carvalho, A.; Carvalho, M.B. and Bordado, J.C., On the difficulties of predicting the adsorption of volatile organic compounds at low pressures in microporous solid: the example of ethyl benzene. Journal of Physical Chemistry B, 2005: 110(1): p. 250-257.
• Pires, J.; Araujo, A.C.; Carvalho, A.P.; Pinto, M.L.; Gonzalez-Calbet, J.M. and Ramirez-Castellanos, J., Porous materials from clays by the gallery template approach: synthesis, characterization and adsorption properties. Microporous and Mesoporous Materials, 2004. 73(3): p. 175-180.
• Pires, J.; Pinto, M.L.; Carvalho, A. and de Carvalho, M.B., Adsorption of volatile organic compounds in pillared clays: Estimation of the separation factor by a method derived from the Dubinin-Radushkevich equation. Langmuir, 2003. 19(19): p. 7941-7943.

Characterization of adsorbent/porous materials
• Santos, T.P., Vaz, M.F., Pinto, M.L., and Carvalho, A.P., Porosity characterization of old portuguese ceramic tiles. Construction & Building Materials, 2012. 28(1): p. 104-110.
• Mestre, A.S.; Bexiga, A.S.; Proença, M.; Andrade, M.; Pinto, M.L.; Matos, I.; Fonseca, I.M. and Carvalho, A.P., Activated carbons from sisal waste by chemical activation with K2CO3. Kinetics of paracetamol and ibuprofen removal from aqueous solution. Bioresource Technology, 2011. 102(17): p. 8253-8260.
• Pires, J.; Pinto, M.L. and Guil, J.M., Heats of adsorption from the Dubinin-Astakhov model applied to the characterization of pillared interlayered clays (PILCs). Adsorption, 2011. 17(2): p. 287-292.
• Saini, V.; Andrade, M.; Pinto, M.L.; Carvalho, A.P. and Pires, J., How the adsorption properties get changed when going from SBA-15 to its CMK-3 carbon replica. Separation and Purification Technology, 2010. 75(3): p. 366-376.
• Pinto, M.L.; Mestre, A.S.; Carvalho, A.P. and Pires, J., Comparison of Methods to Obtain Micropore Size Distributions of Carbonaceous Materials from CO2 Adsorption Based on the Dubinin-Radushkevich Isotherm. Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research, 2010. 49(10): p. 4726-4730.
• Borrego, T.; Andrade, M.; Pinto, M.L.; Silva, A.R.; Carvalho, A.P.; Rocha, J.; Freire, C. and Pires, J., Physicochemical characterization of silylated functionalized materials. Journal of Colloid and Interface Science, 2010. 344(2): p. 603-610.
• Mestre, A.S.; Pinto, M.L.; Pires, J.; Nogueira, J.M.F. and Carvalho, A.P., Effect of solution pH on the removal of clofibric acid by cork-based activated carbons. Carbon, 2010. 48(4): p. 972-980.
• Pires, J.; Pinto, M.; Estella, J. and Echeverria, J.C., Characterization of the hydrophobicity of mesoporous silicas and clays with silica pillars by water adsorption and DRIFT. Journal of Colloid and Interface Science, 2008. 317(1): p. 206-213.
• Mahbouba, R.; El Mouzdahir, Y.; Elmchaouri, A.; Carvalho, A.; Pires, J. and Pinto, M., Characterization of a delaminated clay and pillared clays by adsorption of probe molecules. Colloids and Surfaces A: Physicochem. Eng. Aspects, 2006. 280(1-3): p. 81-87.
• Pires, J.; Carvalho, A.; Pinto, M. and Rocha, J., Characterization of Y zeolites dealuminated by solid-state reaction with ammonium hexafluorosilicate. Journal of Porous Materials, 2006. 13(2): p. 107-114.
• Pires, J.; Pinto, M.L.; Carvalho, A. and de Carvalho, M.B., Assessment of hydrophobic-hydrophilic properties of microporous materials from water adsorption isotherms. Adsorption, 2003. 9(4): p. 303-309.
• Pires, J.; Pinto, M.; Carvalho, A. and de Carvalho, M.B., Adsorption of acetone, methyl ethyl ketone, 1,1,1- trichloroethane, and trichloroethylene in granular activated carbons. Journal of Chemical and Engineering Data, 2003. 48(2): p. 416-420.

Application of adsorbents to Analytical Chemistry
• Sequeiros, R.C.P.; Portugal, F.C.M.; Pinto, M.L.; Pires, J.; Neng, N. and Nogueira, J.M.F., Development and Application of Stir Bar Sorptive Extraction with Polyurethane Foams for the Determination of Testosterone and Methenolone in Urine Matrices. Journal of Chromatographic Science, 2011. 49(4): p. 297-302.
• Portugal, F.C.M.; Pinto, M.L.; Pires, J. and Nogueira, J.M.F., Potentialities of polyurethane foams for trace level analysis of triazinic metabolites in water matrices by stir bar sorptive extraction. Journal of Chromatography A, 2010. 1217(23): p. 3707-3710.
• Portugal, F.C.M.; Pinto, M.L. and Nogueira, J.M.F., Optimization of Polyurethane Foams for Enhanced Stir Bar Sorptive Extraction of Triazinic Herbicides in Water Matrices. Talanta, 2008. 77(2): p. 765-773.
• Neng, N.R.; Pinto, M.L.; Pires, J.; Marcos, P.M. and Nogueira, J.M.F., Development, optimisation and application of polyurethane foams as new polymeric phases for stir bar sorptive extraction. Journal of Chromatography A, 2007. 1171(1-2): p. 8-14.

Educational
• Pinto, M.L., Formulation, Preparation, and Characterization of Polyurethane Foams. Journal of Chemical Education, 2010. 87(2): p. 212-215.

 

 

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