Mirtha A. O. Lourenço

Junior Researcher

Summary

Mirtha Alejandra de Oliveira Lourenço is a Junior Researcher at the Department of Chemistry, University of Aveiro and CICECO-Aveiro Institute of Materials. She holds a degree in Chemistry and a Master's in Chemistry in the field of Chemical and Industrial Processes from the University of Coimbra. In 2016, she obtained her Ph.D. in Materials Science and Engineering at the University of Aveiro (UA). During this period, under the supervision of P. Ferreira and J.R.B. Gomes, she focused her research ativity on the development of new functionalized periodic mesoporous organosilica (PMO) for different adsorption and catalysis applications combining computational and experimental methods. In 2018, she started to work as a postdoctoral researcher in the group of Prof. C.F. Pirri at Istituto Italiano di Technologia (IIT) - Center for Sustainable Future Technologies (CSFT, Italy). Here, she developed new carbon based-materials for environmental applications, such as gas adsorption/separation and catalytic CO2 reduction. From May 2021 to May 2022, she was a Researcher at the CICECO - Aveiro Institute of Materials focusing on the synthesis and structural elucidation of functionalized porous silicas towards CO2 adsorption-separation under the EU-funded NMR4CO2 project, led by L. Mafra. In November 2021, she was awarded a Junior researcher grant by FCT (Portuguese Foundation for Science and Technology) to valorize biomass waste for biogas upgrading, a subject she is currently working on. Recently (March 2022), she was awarded an ERA-PF grant under the topic: HORIZON-WIDERA-2022-TALENTS-02-01 — Fostering balanced brain circulation – ERA Fellowships through the action: HORIZON TMA MSCA Postdoctoral Fellowships - European Fellowships (HORIZON-TMA-MSCA-PF-EF) to design sustainable porous silicas for optimal CO2 uptake from biogas (GRACE).

Ongoing Supervisions

Publications

Revealing the competitive effect of N2 and H2O towards CO2 adsorption in N-rich ordered mesoporous carbons

E. Maruccia, A. Piovano, M.A.O. Lourenço, T. Priamushko, M. Cavallo, S. Bocchini, F. Bonino, F.C. Pirri, F. Kleitz, C. Gerbaldi
2023, Materials Today Sustainability, 21.

Multiscale Computational Approaches toward the Understanding of Materials

M. Bordonhos, T.L.P. Galvão, J.R.B. Gomes, J.D. Gouveia, M. Jorge, M.A.O. Lourenço, J.M. Pereira, G. Pérez-Sánchez, M.L. Pinto, C.M. Silva, J. Tedim, B. Zêzere
2023, Advanced Theory and Simulations, Advanced Theory Simulations.

Biochar waste-based ZnO materials as highly efficient photocatalysts for water treatment

Goncalves, NPF; Lourenco, MAO; Baleuri, SR; Bianco, S; Jagdale, P; Calza, P
2022, JOURNAL OF ENVIRONMENTAL CHEMICAL ENGINEERING, 10, 2.

CO2 and CH4 adsorption-separation on periodic mesoporous organosilica: A DFT study

M.A.O. Lourenço, Paula Ferreira, J.R.B. Gomes
2021, Materials Today Communications, 26, 102088.

Improved CO2 adsorption properties through amine functionalization of multi-walled carbon nanotubes

M.A.O. Lourenço, M. Fontana, P. Jagdale, C.F. Pirri, S. Bocchini
2021, Chem Eng J, 414, 128763.

Biochar-supported BiOx for effective electrosynthesis of formic acid from carbon dioxide reduction

J. Zeng; P. Jagdale, M.A.O. Lourenço, M.A. Farkhondehfal, D. Sassone, M. Bartoli, C.F. Pirri
2021, Crystals, 11, 363.

Biochar/ zinc oxide composites as effective catalysts for electrochemical CO2 reduction

M.A.O. Lourenço, J. Zeng; P. Jagdale, M. Castellino, A. Farkhondehfal; A. Sacco; C.F. Pirri
2021, ACS Sus Chem Eng, 9, 5445.

Exploring periodic mesoporous organosilicas for ethane-ethylene adsorption-separation

Bordonhos, M; Lourenco, M; Gomes, JRB; Ferreira, P; Pinto, ML
2021, MICROPOROUS AND MESOPOROUS MATERIALS, 317.
ISBN: 1873-3093

How Molecular Mobility, Physical State, and Drug Distribution Influence the Naproxen Release Profile from Different Mesoporous Silica Matrices

d'Orey, P; Cordeiro, T; Lourenco, MAO; Matos, I; Danede, F; Sotomayor, JC; Fonseca, IM; Ferreira, P; Correia, NT; Dionisio, M
2021, MOLECULAR PHARMACEUTICS, 18, 3, 898-914.
ISBN: 1543-8392

Biochemical and histopathological impacts of rutile and anatase (TiO2 forms) in Mytilus galloprovincialis

Leite, C; Coppola, F; Monteiro, R; Russo, T; Polese, G; Lourenco, MAO; Silva, MRF; Ferreira, P; Soares, AMVM; Freitas, R; Pereira, E
2020, SCIENCE OF THE TOTAL ENVIRONMENT, 719.
ISBN: 1879-1026

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