Márcia Carvalho Neves
  phone: 234401418  
  extension: 24918  
  e-mail: mcneves@ua.pt  
  department: Chemistry  
  office: 29.3.31  
  group: 5 - biomedical and biomimetic materials
  line: 3 - sustainability
  direct url: http://www.ciceco.ua.pt/MarciaNeves  

Márcia C. Neves was born in Cantanhede (1975), Portugal, and studied Chemistry at the University of Coimbra, Portugal. She has completed a Master in Science and Engineering of Materials with a thesis entitled “Bismuth based new pigments” (University of Aveiro, Portugal, 2002) and a PhD in Chemistry at the University of Aveiro (2008) with a thesis entitled “Synthesis and characterization of composite nanostructures”. Then, she joined the research group of Macromolecular and Lignocellulosic Materials working on the “New pigmentation forms of chemically modified natural fibres” as a CICECO post-doctoral associate. From 2014 to 2015, she was part of the team of a ERC project being developed at University of Aveiro, “IgY Technology: A Purification Platform using Ionic-Liquid-Based Aqueous Biphasic Systems (IgYPurTech)”, as a post-doctoral researcher with the research plan: “Selective extraction of antibodies by silica-confined ionic liquids”. At present, she is a post-doctoral researcher (FCT) in CICECO and Chemistry Department of University of Aveiro within the topic “Supported Ionic Liquids for the Purification of Immunoglobulin Y (IgY)”. Her research interests include nanoparticles and nanocomposites, surface functionalization, supported ionic liquids (SILs), proteins, antibodies, biomolecules purification, and materials characterization. Until now she has published 35 papers in international peer review journals with an accumulated impact factor of 50 and with over 769 citations (h index of 16) (Scopus). She is also co-author of a book chapter related with her previous research area: “Composites of cellulose and metal nanoparticles” and one that was recently submitted: “Recovery and purification of pharmaceuticals using (nano)materials”. Besides the investigation related with her post-doctoral program, she was the responsible investigator in the UA, of a FCT project, and from this collaboration she published 2 papers as co-author. She also made 47 communications in International Scientific Meetings. Marcia C. Neves participated (as a researcher) in 2 FCT projects and in one of those she was the responsible investigator at UA: Titanate nanotubes photosensitization by narrow bandgap semicondutor nanoparticles- and a team member of the FCT project -Facing the challenges of characterizing novel thermal materials and processes (Heat@UA). Currently, she is a team member of 3 projects, namely Smart Green Homes Bosch (POCI-01-0247-FEDER-007678), IgY Technology: A Purification Platform using Ionic-Liquid-Based Aqueous Biphasic Systems (ERC ID-337753) and NanoPurAsp: Development of sustainable nanomaterials for antileukemic drug (asparaginase) production and purification process (FCT 2017 just been approved). In the last years she was involved in the co-supervision of six graduation students, and currently she is the principal supervisor of a MSc student in Chemical Engineering. She was also teaching assistant of several practices lectures of graduation courses, namely: Chemistry, Bioorganic chemistry, Biochemistry and Biophysics. In 2017 Márcia C. Neves participated in the COHiTEC program a training course, being part of one of the 8 teams selected from 24 application. COHiTEC program is a course in commercialization of technologies, which aims to support the valuation of the knowledge produced in national R & D institutions. The program has two main objectives: i) assessing the commercial viability of the products or services that can be obtained from the science / technology proposed by participant researchers; ii) inducing entrepreneurial and technology commercialization skills in the participants.

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