André M. da Costa Lopes

External Researcher

short CV

André Miguel da Costa Lopes received both B.Sc. (2010) and M.Sc. (2012) degrees in Biotechnology from the University of Aveiro, Portugal. Since December 2017, he holds a PhD degree in Sustainable Chemistry from New University of Lisbon. His PhD thesis covered the application of ionic liquids in the valorization of agriculture and industrial wastes. In 2018 he had returned to University of Aveiro as postdoctoral researcher associated to CICECO-Aveiro Institute of Materials and was involved in the BBI project PROVIDES - PROcesses for Value added fibres by Innovative Deep Eutectic Solvents. In 2020, he got a researcher position at CECOLAB-Collaborative Laboratory Towards Circular Economy in collaboration with CICECO.

His current research is focused on the development of green and sustainable technologies for the valorization of biomass and technical lignin using alternative solvents (e.g. ionic liquids and deep eutectic solvents) into bio-based chemicals and materials towards the integration in biorefineries.

He is co-author of 33 peer-review papers published in leading international journals and his work has been highly cited (>2100) with h-index = 17. He is also the co-author of 5 book chapters and he is an inventor of 3 Portuguese patents. He is PI of 1 international project (BIOSURPLIER) and research member in other 2 (PRIDES, BIOVINO).


Ongoing Supervisions


Repurposing Kraft black Liquor as Reductant for Enhanced Lithium‐Ion Battery Leaching

Ana R. F. Carreira; André F. M. Nogueira; Inês L. D. Rocha; Filipe Sosa; André M. da Costa Lopes; Helena Passos; Nicolas Schaeffer; João A. P. Coutinho
2024, ChemSusChem.

Deep eutectic solvents for improved biomass pretreatment: Current status and future prospective towards sustainable processes

del Mar Contreras-Gámez, M., Galán-Martín, Á., Seixas, N., da Costa Lopes, A. M., Silvestre, A., and Castro, E.
2023, BIORESOURCE TECHNOLOGY, 369, 128396.

Conversion of Organosolv and Kraft lignins into value-added compounds assisted by an acidic deep eutectic solvent

Sosa, FHB; Bjelic, A; Coutinho, JAP; Costa, MC; Likozar, B; Jasiukaityte-Grojzdek, E; Grilc, M; Lopes, AMD
2022, SUSTAINABLE ENERGY & FUELS, 6, 20, 4800-4815.

Selective Separation of Vanillic Acid from Other Lignin-Derived Monomers Using Centrifugal Partition Chromatography: The Effect of pH

Rocha, ILD; Lopes, AMD; Ventura, SPM; Coutinho, JAP

Solvent effects on the wood delignification with sustainable solvents

Millan, D; Gonzalez-Turen, F; Perez-Recabarren, J; Gonzalez-Ponce, C; Rezende, MC; Lopes, AMD

Unveiling Modifications of Biomass Polysaccharides during Thermal Treatment in Cholinium Chloride : Lactic Acid Deep Eutectic Solvent

Morais, ES; Lopes, AMD; Freire, MG; Freire, CSR; Silvestre, AJD
2021, CHEMSUSCHEM, 14, 2, 686-698.
ISBN: 1864-564X

Wood delignification with aqueous solutions of deep eutectic solvents

Soares, B; Lopes, AMD; Silvestre, AJD; Pinto, PCR; Freire, CSR; Coutinho, JAP
ISBN: 1872-633X

Green and Sustainable Solutions for Fractionating Lignocellulosic Biomass

D Millan, U Novak, A. M. Da Costa Lopes
2021, FRONTIERS IN CHEMISTRY, 9, 803431.

Biomass delignification with green solvents towards lignin valorisation: ionic liquids vs deep eutectic solvents

A. M. da Costa Lopes
2021, ACTA INNOVATIONS, 40: 64-78.

Fast and Efficient Method to Evaluate the Potential of Eutectic Solvents to Dissolve Lignocellulosic Components

Sosa, FHB; Dias, RM; Lopes, AMD; Coutinho, JAP; da Costa, MC
2020, SUSTAINABILITY, 12, 8.
ISBN: 2071-1050

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