Anabela Tavares Aguiar Valente
  Principal Researcher  
   
  phone: 00351 234370603  
  extension: 24916  
  e-mail: atav@ua.pt  
  departament: Chemistry  
  office: 29.3.29  
   
  research line: L3 - Sustainability and Health
 
  research group: G4 - Biorefineries, Biobased Materials and Recycling
 
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  direct url: http://www.ciceco.ua.pt/anabelavalente  
     
Short CV

Her education background includes a 5-year degree in Chemical Engineering at the Universidade Nova de Lisboa (Portugal), and a PhD degree in Chemical Engineering-Catalysis from the same university (supervisor: Prof. Joaquim Vital). Afterwards she carried out post-doctoral work in Materials Science and Engineering, at the University of Aveiro (UA, Department of Chemistry, Portugal; supervised by Prof. João Rocha). In 2002, she became Assistant Investigator at the UA, Centre for Research in Ceramics and Composite Materials (CICECO), and since 2015 she is Principal Investigator. She develops applied scientific research work in homogeneous and heterogeneous catalysis. She has supervised MSc, PhD students and post-doctoral fellows, and has been involved in research projects as team member or coordinator. She is (co-)author of ca.160 SCI papers, 200 communications in (inter)national scientific meetings, patent, book chapter.

Main scientific interests: oxidation catalysis, acid-base catalysis, catalytic routes for the chemical valorisation of biomass, preparation and characterisation of materials.

Scientific Interests
- Homogeneous and Heterogeneous Catalysis: oxidation and acid-base reactions.
- Liquid-phase catalytic processing of biomass-derived compounds: oxidation of monoterpenes, conversion of saccharides into furan derivatives and bioesters, isomerization of sugars.
Present Research Group

Patrícia dos Santos Neves, Post-Doc fellow (FCT - SFRH/BPD/46473/2008), Chemistry. Supervisor: Anabela A. Valente (University of Aveiro).

Maria Margarida F. P. M. Antunes, Post-Doc fellow (FCT - SFRH/BPD/89068/2012), Chemistry. Supervisors: Anabela A. Valente, Martyn Pillinger (University of Aveiro).

Ana Sofia M. Bruno, Post-Doc fellow (FCT - SFRH/BPD/73540/2010), Materials Science and Engineering. Supervisors: Isabel S. Gonçalves (University of Aveiro), Anabela A. Valente.

Lucie Solange Nogueira, PhD student (PD/BD/109666/2015), Sustainable Chemistry. Supervisors: Isabel S. Gonçalves (University of Aveiro), Anabela A. Valente.

Andreia de Freitas Silva Magalhães, PhD student (FCT - SFRH/BD/101018/2014), Chemical Engineering. Supervisors: Anabela A. Valente, Carlos M. Silva (University of Aveiro).

Joana Marcelino Pinheiro, PhD student (Program Bosch – EngIQ 2014.2015), Chemical Engineering. Supervisors: Carlos M. Silva (University of Aveiro), Sérgio Salustio (Bosch), Anabela A. Valente.

Barbara Bożek, (traineeship) ERASMUS+ PhD student, from the Jerzy Haber Institute of Catalysis and Surface Chemistry, Polish Academy of Sciences, Krakow, Poland, under the supervision of Professor Wieslaw Lasocha.

Main present collaborators

U. Aveiro, Portugal - Martyn Pillinger, Isabel S. Gonçalves, Filipe A. A. Paz, Luís Mafra, Carlos M. Silva (CICECO); Silvia M. Rocha (QOPNA).

IST, Lisbon, Portugal – Filipa Ribeiro, Auguste Fernandes.

Imperial College London, UK - Sérgio Lima, David Chadwick, Klaus Hellgardt.

Teaching Activity
Discipline "Dissertação/Projecto (annual)", 5th year of Integrated Masters in Chemical Engineering, Department of Chemistry, University of Aveiro.
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Selected Publications

http://www.researcherid.com/rid/H-5922-2013

 

 Selected publications (2013/17):

 

M. M. Antunes, S. Lima, A. Fernandes, A. L. Magalhães, P. Neves, C. M. Silva, M. F. Ribeiro, D. Chadwick, K. Hellgardt, M. Pillinger, A. A. Valente, "MFI acid catalysts with different crystal sizes and porosity for the conversion of furanic compounds in alcohol medium", ChemCatChem (2017) in press.

 

M. M. Antunes, S. Lima, P. Neves, A. L. Magalhães, E. Fazio, F. Neri, M. T. Pereira, A. F. Silva, C. M. Silva, S. M. Rocha, M. Pillinger, A. Urakawa, A. A. Valente, “Integrated reduction and acid-catalysed conversion of furfural in alcohol medium using Zr,Al-containing ordered micro/mesoporous silicates”, Appl. Catal. B: Environ. 182 (2016) 485-503.

 

T. R. Amarante, P. Neves, A. A. Valente, F. A. A. Paz, M. Pillinger, I. S. Gonçalves, “Metal Oxide-Triazole Hybrids as Heterogeneous or Reaction-Induced Self-Separating Catalysts”, J. Catal. 340 (2016) 354-367.

 

M. M. Antunes, S. Lima, P. Neves, A. L. Magalhães, E. Fazio, A. Fernandes, F. Neri, C. M. Silva, S. M. Rocha, M. F. Ribeiro, M. Pillinger, A. Urakawa, A. A. Valente, “One-pot conversion of furfural to useful bio-products in the presence of a Sn,Al-containing zeolite beta catalyst prepared via post-synthesis routes”, J. Catal. 329 (2015) 522–537.

 

P. Neves, A. C. Gomes, T. R. Amarante, F. A. A. Paz, M.n Pillinger, I. S. Gonçalves, A. A. Valente, “Incorporation of a dioxomolybdenum(VI) complex in a ZrIV-based metal–organic framework and its application in catalytic olefin epoxidation”, Micropor. Mesopor. Mat. 202 (2015) 106–114.

 

T. R. Amarante, M. M. Antunes, A. A. Valente, F. A. A. Paz, M. Pillinger, I. S. Gonçalves, “Crystal Structure and Catalytic Behavior in Olefin Epoxidation of a One-Dimensional Tungsten Oxide/Bipyridine Hybrid”, Inorg. Chem. 54 (2015) 9690-9703.

 

M. M. Antunes, P. A. Russo, P. V. Wiper, J. M. Veiga, M. Pillinger, L. Mafra, D. V. Evtuguin, N. Pinna, A. A. Valente, “Modified partially reduced graphene oxide as an effective catalyst for converting 5- (hydroxymethyl)-2-furfural into biofuels”,  ChemSusChem 7 (2014) 804-812.

 

P. A. Russo, M. M. Antunes, P. Neves, P. V. Wiper, E. Fazio, F. Neri, F. Barreca, L. Mafra, M. Pillinger, N. Pinna, A. A. Valente, “Mesoporous carbon-silica solid acid catalysts for producing useful bio-products within the sugar-platform of biorefineries”, Green Chem. 16 (2014) 4292-4305.

 

P. A. Russo, M. M. Antunes, P. Neves, P. V. Wiper, E. Fazio, F. Neri, F. Barreca, L. Mafra, M. Pillinger, N. Pinna, A. A. Valente, “Solid acids with SO3H groups and tunable surface properties: versatile catalysts for biomass conversion”, J. Mater. Chem. A2 (2014) 11813–11824.

 

P. Neves, M. M. Antunes, P. A. Russo, J. P. Abrantes, S. Lima, A. Fernandes, M. Pillinger, S. M. Rocha, M. F. Ribeiro, A. A. Valente, “Production of biomass derived furanic ethers and levulinate esters using heterogeneous acid catalysts”, Green Chem. 15 (2013) 3367-3376.

 

P. Neves, S. Lima, M. Pillinger, S. M. Rocha, J. Rocha, A. A. Valente, “Conversion of furfuryl alcohol to ethyl levulinate using porous aluminosilicate acid catalysts”, Catal. Today 218-219 (2013) 76-84.

 

S. M. Bruno, M. Pillinger, F. E. Kühn, I. S. Gonçalves, A. A. Valente, “Isomerization of a-pinene oxide in the presence of methyltrioxorhenium(VII)”, Catal. Commun. 35 (2013) 40-44.

 

L. R. Ferreira, S. Lima, P. Neves, M. M. Antunes, S. M. Rocha, M. Pillinger, I. Portugal, A. A. Valente, “Aqueous phase reactions of pentoses in the presence of nanocrystalline zeolite beta: Identification of by-products and kinetic modelling”, Chem. Eng. J. 215-216 (2013) 772–783.

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