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).


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