Marina Silva Matos
  PhD Student  
   
  e-mail: marina.matos@ua.pt  
  departament: Chemistry  
   
  supervisor: Armando Jorge Domingues Silvestre  
  co-supervisor: Andreia Fernandes de Sousa  
  research line: L3 - Sustainability and Health
 
  research group: G5 - Biomedical and Biomimetic Materials
 
   
     
Academic degrees

- Master in Chemical Engineering by the Polytechnic Institute of Bragança, 2008.
 
- Degree in Chemical Engineering by the Polytechnic Institute of Bragança, 2006.
 
- Baccalaureate in Chemical Engineering by the Polytechnic Institute of Bragança, 2004.

Previous and current scientific and/or professional activities

PhD Student (PD/BD/52501/2014): April 2014 - present

Project title: "DEVELOPMENT OF NOVEL BIOBASED, BIODEGRADABLE AND BIOCOMPATIBLE AROMATIC-ALIPHATIC COPOLYESTERS BASED ON 2,5-FURANDICARBOXYLIC ACID" - under supervision of Doctor Armando Silvestre (University of Aveiro - CICECO) and Doctor Andreia F. Sousa (University of Aveiro - CICECO and University of Coimbra - CEMUC).

Scientific research (Projecto IS&DT QREN 34132 - Greenpec): December 2013 - March 2014

Project title: "Greenpec - Desenvolvimento de plasticizantes primários de origem vegetal para termoplásticos" - under supervision of Doctor Artur Ferreira (University of Aveiro - CICECO and ESTGA) and Doctor Armando Silvestre (University of Aveiro - CICECO).

Scientific research (PTDC/QUI-QUI/120982/2010): October 2013 - November 2013

Project title: ”Valorização de resíduos biológicos: extracção e bio-transformação de suberina com líquidos iónicos bio-compatíveis visando a produção de novos
biomateriais e compostos” - under supervision of Doctor Armando Silvestre (University of Aveiro - CICECO).

Scientific research (PTDC/QUI-QUI/101058/2008): June 2011-September 2013

Project title: “Development of new polyesters derived from 2,5-furandicarboxylic acid” - under supervision of Doctor Armando Silvestre (University of Aveiro - CICECO).

 Scientific research (PTDC/CTM/71491/2006): April 2009-June 2011

Project title: “Polyurethane foams and thermoplastic composites from oxypropylated olive-stones” - under supervision of Doctor Filomena Barreiro (Polytechnic Institute of Bragança- LSRE) and Doctor Alessandro Gandini (University of Aveiro - CICECO).

 Technician of Engineering Grade I for one year at the C.I.N. (Corporação Industrial do Norte) in Maia, in the area of research and development of paints, 2008.

 Traineeship of nine months at the C.I.N. (Corporação Industrial do Norte) in Maia, with the project title: “Estudo da incorporação de estearatos em tintas de forma a aumentar a sua impermeabilidade à água”, under supervision of Doctor José Nogueira (C.I.N.) and Engineer Filomena Braga (C.I.N.), 2007.

Scientific Interests

Area of scientific activity

The main research interests are focus on polymers from renewable resources (synthesis and characterization) and the development of new sustainable composite materials from natural resources.

Domain of specialization:

- Formulation and development of paints (preparation and characterization)

- Polymeric Materials (Characterization and synthesis)

- Production of Biopolyols from Renewable Resources by Oxypropylation

- Synthesis of Polyesters and Polyurethanes Based on Renewable Resources

- Synthesis of Polyurethanes Foams Based on Vegetables Oils

- Development of composites from natural resources (preparation and characterisation)

Publications

-Marina Matos, Andreia F. Sousa, Ana C. Fonseca, Carmen S. R. Freire, Jorge F. J. Coelho, Armando J. D. Silvestre. "A New Generation of Furanic Copolyesters with Enhanced Degradability: Poly(ethylene 2,5-furandicarboxylate)-co-poly(lactic acid) Copolyesters", Macromolecular Chemistry and Physics, 2014, DOI:10.1002/macp.201400175.

-Andreia F. Sousa, Marina Matos, Ricardo J.B. Pinto,Carmen S.R. Freire,Armando J.D. Silvestre. “One-pot synthesis of biofoams from castor oil and cellulose microfibers toward energy absorption impact materials”, Cellulose, 2014, 21, 1723-1733.

- Marina Matos, Mariana Barbosa, M. Filomena Barreiro, Alessandro Gandini. “From oxypropylated olive stone as towards novel polymeric materials”, Special Issue of "Green Processes and Eco-technologies", Chemical Engineering Research and Design, Accepted.

 - Andreia F Sousa, Marina Matos, Armando J D Silvestre, Jorge F J Coelho, "New copolyesters derived from terephthalic and 2,5-furandicarboxylic acids: A step forward in the development of biobased polyesters”, Polymer, 2013, 54, 513-519.

- Marina Matos, M. Filomena Barreiro, Alessandro Gandini, “Olive stone as a renewable source of Biopolyols”, Industrial Crops and Products, 2010, 32, 7-12.

Communications

Oral Communications:

- Matos, M., M., Barreiro, M.F., Gandini, A., “Olive Stone as a Renewable Source of Biopolyols”, 2º Encontro de Jovens Químicos Portugueses - 2 PYCheM, Aveiro, Portugal, 23th April, 2010.

- Matos, M., M., Barreiro, M.F., Gandini, A., “Olive Stone as a Renewable Source of Biopolyols”, 2nd International Conference on Biodegradable Polymers and Sustainable composites – BIOPOL 2009”, Alicante, Spain, 30 September - 2October, 2009.

 Poster Communications and conference proceedings:

- M. Marina, S. Andreia, F. Carmen, S. Armando, C. Jorge, “New Biobased copolyesters derived from terephthalic and 2,5-furandicarboxylic acids”,European Polymer Congress - EPF 2013, Pisa, Italy, 16-21th June, 2013.

- AF Sousa, M Matos, CSR Freire AJD Silvestre, JFJ Coelho, “From PET to renewable-based PEF: Synthesis and characterisation of PET-ran-PEF copolymers”, Green Chemistry Gordon Research Conference, Lucca-Barga, Italy, July 21-22, 2012.

-Barbosa, M., Matos, M., Barreiro, M.F., Gandini, A., “New polyurethanes from oxypropylated olive stone”, 25th International Symposium on Polymer Analysis and Characterization – ISPAC 2012, Rolduc Abbey, The Netherlands, 11-13th June, 2012.

- Matos, M., Barbosa, M., Barreiro, M.F., Gandini, A., “Search for novel biobased material within the OLIVPOL Project”, International Conference on Biobased Polymers and Composites  - BiPoCo 2012, Siófok, Hungary, 27-31th May, 2012.

- AF Sousa, M Matos, CSR Freire AJD Silvestre, JFJ Coelho,From PET to renewable-based PEF: Synthesis and characterisation of PET-ran-PEF copolymers”, X CICECO Meeting, Aveiro, Portugal, 2nd and 3rd May, 2012.

- Matos, M., M., Barreiro, M.F., Gandini, A., “FROM OXYPROPYLATED OLIVE STONE TOWARDS Novel POLYMERIC MATERIALS”, “3RD International Conference on Biodegradable and Biobased Polymers- BIOPOL”, Strasbourg, France, 29-31th August, 2011.

- Matos, M., M., Barreiro, M.F., Gandini, A., “The Oxypropylation of Olive Stone and the Use of the Ensuing Polyols for the Synthesis of Novel Polyesters and Polyurethanes Based on Renewable Resources”, European Polymer Congress- EPF, Granada, Spain, june 26- July 1, 2011.

- Matos, M., Barreiro, M.F., Gandini, A., “Olive Stone as a Renewable Source of Biopolyols”, VII CICECO Meeting, Aveiro, Portugal, 28-29th January, 2010.

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