André M. da Costa Lopes

Investigador Externo

sinopse do CV

André M. da Costa Lopes received both B.Sc. (2010) and M.Sc. (2012) degrees in Biotechnology from the University of Aveiro, Portugal. In 2012 and 2013, he started to work at LNEG through 2 consecutive research fellowships in the frame of the international PROETHANOL2G project and the national BIOFFA project. He holds a PhD degree in Sustainable Chemistry since December 2017 and his thesis was focused on the valorisation of lignocellulosic biomass with ionic liquids. During this period, he also had the opportunity to participate in two different COST Actions (CM0903 and TD1203) to promote his research and to establish new collaborations. In February 2018, he was a postdoctoral researcher at CICECO in the frame of BBI JU project PROVIDES. He conducted novel research and contributed with new data regarding to the mechanisms behind biomass delignification with deep eutectic solvents towards an efficient cellulose pulp production.

He is a researcher at CECOLAB since February 2020 in forest and fine chemistry department and he is an official collaborator at CICECO. Nowadays, he is developing green and sustainable paths for biomass valorisation using alternative solvents in the frame of bioeconomy and circular economy concepts. Currently, he is PI of a bilateral project in collaboration with Karine Vigier from CNRS institute at University of Poitiers in the frame of the Program Hubert Curien (PHC) for 2019/2020 aiming at biomass valorisation with green solvents towards biosurfactants and bioplasticizers. He is a research member of BIOVINO, an INTERREG V-A Spain/Portugal call involving a consortium of Portuguese/Spanish universities and research institutes for vineyard residue valorisation. Furthermore, he is participating in COST Action CA17128 focused on the research of lignin valorisation with green chemistry methods.

He is co-author of 27 peer-review papers published in leading international journals, in which one of his publications (Green Chem, 2017, 19, 4200-4233) was highlighted in annual collection Green Chemistry Hot Articles (2017). His work has been highly cited (>1600) with h-index = 15 (Scopus database). He is also the co-author of 4 book chapters, and he is an inventor of 3 Portuguese patents (PT106743-B, PT106947-B, PT108402-B). His experience and results have been disseminated as oral presentations in international and prestigious conferences, such as EUBCE (2016), ISGC (2017-2019), EWLP (2018),EuGSC (2021), among others, and he is attended several meetings supported by COST actions (CM0903, TD1203 and CA17128). He has been establishing collaborations and networks with recognised researchers, such as professor Paul Anastas (Green Chem., 2017, 19, 4200-4233), and he participated in different scientific missions for research and expertise exchange (Estonia and Brazil). He was and has been supervisor and co-supervisor of 2 MSc and 4 PhD students, as well as supervisor in short-term missions of 2 Post-Doc researchers and 1 PhD student.

Supervisões em Curso

Publicações

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.

Enhanced biomass processing towards acetone-butanol-ethanol fermentation using a ternary deep eutectic solvent

Poy, H; Lopes, AMD; Lladosa, E; Gabaldón, C; Loras, S; Silvestre, AJD
2023, RENEWABLE ENERGY, 219.

On the path to improve lignin depolymerization and functionalization into bio-based platform chemicals: A short review

Lopes, AMD; Silvestre, AJD; Coutinho, JAP
2023, CURRENT OPINION IN GREEN AND SUSTAINABLE CHEMISTRY, 43.

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

Contreras-Gámez, MD; Galán-Martín, A; Seixas, N; Lopes, AMD; Silvestre, A; Castro, E
2023, BIORESOURCE TECHNOLOGY, 369.

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
2022, ACS SUSTAINABLE CHEMISTRY & ENGINEERING, 10, 15, 4913-4921.

Solvent effects on the wood delignification with sustainable solvents

Millan, D; Gonzalez-Turen, F; Perez-Recabarren, J; Gonzalez-Ponce, C; Rezende, MC; Lopes, AMD
2022, INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF BIOLOGICAL MACROMOLECULES, 211, 490-498.

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
2021, INDUSTRIAL CROPS AND PRODUCTS, 160.
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.

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