Maria Paula Seabra
  Auxiliary Researcher  
   
  phone: +351 234 370 041/+351 234 370 611  
  extension: 22040 / 22981  
  e-mail: pseabra@ua.pt  
  department: Materials and Ceramic Engineering  
  office: 9.1.19  
   
  group: 4 - biorefineries, biobased materials and recycling
 
  line: 3 - sustainability and health
 
  direct url: http://www.ciceco.ua.pt/PaulaSeabra  
   
Short CV

http://www.researcherid.com/rid/H-3640-2013

Graduated in Ceramics and Glass Engineering (1988) in Aveiro University (UA). In 1992 got a M.Sc. in Materials and Science Engineering from the same University. From 1992 to 1997 worked, as executive, in the Vitricer/Fritta company (supplier of enamels, serigraphic inks, etc, for ceramic companies) and then (1997-2000) was responsible for the R&D Department of Revigrés (wall and floor tiles ceramic factory). In 2000 started her Ph.D. at UA on dielectric materials for microwave applications and after that took a Post-Doctoral position working in the development and characterization of rehabilitation mortars. Since 2008 is researcher at CICECO.

Scientific Interests

Development and industrial implementation of new materials, namely, inorganic pigments, products with new surface functionalities and porous ceramics.

Recycling - Development of inorganic pigments, clinker and geopolymers from industrial wastes, promoting, in some cases, the inertization of hazardous materials.

Photocatalysis - Deposition and study of photocatalytic (aqueous and gaseous decontamination, self-cleaning and antibacterial) layers based on TiO2.

Mortars – Formulation and testing of aerial lime based mortars having new functionalities.

Traditional ceramic materials – Development and optimization of porous ceramic wall and floor tiles.

Selected Publications

[1] Compositional and chromatic properties of strontium hexaferrite as pigment for ceramic bodies and alternative synthesis from wiredrawing sludge,W Hajjaji, RC Pullar, C Zanelli, MP Seabra, M Dondi, JA Labrincha, Dyes Pigm., 96 [3] 659-664, 2013.

[2] Titanium dioxide modified with transition metals and rare earth elements: Phase composition, optical properties, and photocatalytic activity, DM Tobaldi, A Sever Škapin, RC Pullar, MP Seabra, JA Labrincha, Ceram. Int., 39 [3] 2619-2629, 2013.

[3] Sol-gel synthesis, characterisation and photocatalytic activity of pure, W-, Ag- and W/Ag co-doped TiO2 nanopowders, DM Tobaldi, RC Pullar, AF Gualtieri, MP Seabra, JA Labrincha, Chem. Eng. J., 214 [1] 364-375, 2013.

[4] Photodegradation of Orange II solutions by TiO2 active layers jet sprayed on aluminium sheets, MP Seabra, E Rego, A Ribeiro, JA Labrincha, Chem. Eng. J., 171 [1] 175-180, 2011.

[5] Ceramic tiles for photodegradation of Orange II solutions, MP Seabra, RR Pires, JA Labrincha, Chem. Eng. J. 171 [2] 692-702, 2011.

[6] Evaluation of metal-ions containing sludges in the preparation of black inorganic pigments, W Hajjaji, MP Seabra, JA Labrincha, J. Hazard. Mater., 185, 619-625, 2011.

[7] Raman Spectroscopy of CaTiO3-based Perovskite Solid Solutions, H Zheng, IM Reaney, GDCC Gyorgyfalva, R Ubic, J Yarwood, MP Seabra, VM Ferreira, J. Mat. Res., 19 [2] 488-495, 2004.

[8] Structure and Microwave Dielectric Properties of La(Mg0.5Ti0.5)O3–CaTiO3 System, MP Seabra , M Avdeev, VM Ferreira, RC Pullar, N Alford, J. Eur. Ceram. Soc, 23 [14] 2403-2408, 2003.

[9] Synthesis of La(Mg0.5Ti0.5)O3 Ceramics for Microwave Applications, MP Seabra, VM Ferreira, Mat. Res. Bull., 37 [2] 255-259, 2002.

[10] Dielectric Properties of the (1-x)La(Mg0.5Ti0.5)O3 – xSrTiO3 Ceramics, MP Seabra, AN Salak, VM Ferreira, LG Vieira, JL Ribeiro, J. Eur. Ceram. Soc., 24 [10-11] 2955-3002, 2004.

Patent
MP Seabra, LC Grave, JA Labrincha, “Processo de obtenção de grés porcelânico com acção anti-microbiana”, PN 105240, 06/08/2010.

Teaching Activity

Invited professor of Materials and Ceramic Engineering Department, University of Aveiro, 3º year of DESIGN of the following subjects:
• Materials and Technologies I (practical classes) - 2004/05 and 2011/12.
• Materials and Technologies II (theoretical and practical classes) - 2003/07 and 2009/10.

Ph.D. Thesis

“Geopolimerização de resíduos industriais para a obtenção de estruturas leves”, LH Buruberri, Ph.D. in Materials Science and Engineering (UA), in progress.

"Tecnologias de melhoria de compatibilização das cinzas das caldeiras de biomassa com aplicações em cimento e argamassas", MN Capela, Ph.D. in Biorefinery (UA), in progress.

M.Sc. Thesis

"Estudo dos factores que influenciam a qualidade da impressão digital no grés porcelânico" G Santos, M.Sc. in Materials Engineering (UA), in progress.

“Formulação de pasta reciclada corada a partir de resíduos da produção cerâmica e de outros setores industriais”, L Vasconcelos, M.Sc. in Materials Engineering (UA), in collaboration with GRESTEL, 2018.

“Application of geopolymers as pH buffering materials in anaerobic processes treating organic waste, CL Correia, M.Sc. in Environmental Engineering (UA), 2018.

"Síntese e caracterização de vidros antimicrobianos pelo método de sol-gel" D Gomes, M.Sc. in Materials and Biomedical Devices (UA), 2015.

"Vidros e vitrocerâmicos biativos e antibacterianos dopados com prata" M Capela, M.Sc. in Materials and Biomedical Decives (UA), 2015.

"Desenvolvimento de geopolímeros a partir de resíduos da indústria de celulose" O Goncalves; M.Sc. in Materials Engineering (UA), in collaboration with RAIZ (Instituto de Investigação da Floresta e Papel)/PORTUCEL SOPORCEL group, 2014.


“Estudo da adaptação de lamas geradas no processo de produção de pasta de papel pelo processo Kraft para reciclagem em produtos cerâmicos” L Buruberri; M.Sc. in Materials Engineering (UA), in collaboration with RAIZ (Instituto de Investigação da Floresta e Papel)/PORTUCEL SOPORCEL group, 2014.

“Lacagem de camadas TiO2 com ação fotocatalítica”, A Cação; M.Sc. in Materials Engineering (UA), 2013.

“Preparação e estudo da actividade fotocatalítica de titânia pura e dopada”, ARS Pereira: M.Sc. in Environmental Engineering (UTAD), 2013.

“Actividade fotocatalítica de camadas de TiO2 otimizadas”, JPG Tarelho: M.Sc. in Materials Engineering (UA), 2011.

“Optimização industrial de revestimentos cerâmicos com propriedades fotocatalíticas”, RR Pires: M.Sc. in Materials Engineering (UA), in collaboration with REVIGRÉS, 2010.

“Porcelanato extrudido com acção antimicrobiana, antimancha e resistente quimicamente”, LCS Grave: M.Sc. in Ceramics and Glass Engineering (UA), in collaboration with KERATEC - Aleluia Cerâmicas S.A. group, 2010.

“Fundição Injectada sob Pressão”, PMA Silva: M.Sc. in Materials Engineering (UA), held at TUPAI – Fábrica de Acessórios Industriais S.A., 2009.

 

Present Research Group

João Labrincha (Professor), Robert Pullar (Researcher), Leire Buriberri and Marinélia Capela (PhD students), Manfredi Saeli, Jorge Carneiro and David Tobaldi (Pos-docs), Ana Caetano, Mariana Silva, Mirtha Lourenço and João Carvalheiras (Fellows).

main present collaborators

Portugueses

Aveiro - João Labrincha, Robert Pullar, Maria Helena Fernandes, Paula Ferreira, Isabel Capela, Luís Tarelho, Luís Carlos, Rute Ferreira.

Viana do Castelo – Manuel Ribeiro.

Michelle Dondi and Chiara Zanelli (CNR-ISTEC, Italy)
Dachamir Hotza (UFSC, Brasil)
Geoffrey Allen, Martin Ansell, Richard Ball and Pete Walker (University of Bath, UK)
Graham Ormondroyd (Bangor University, UK)

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