Daniela Vanessa Rosendo Lopes

Junior Researcher

Short CV

Education:

2011 – Integrated Master in Environmental Engineering, thesis title: “Studies on the treatment of urban landfill leachates by Fenton-like processes with zero-valent iron”.

2020 – PhD in Advanced Materials and Processing (AvaMTech), thesis title “Electrochemical reduction of iron oxides into zero-valent iron for red mud valorisation”.

Training:

2018 – Scanning Electron Microscopy | Hitachi S4100 – Independent operator training.

2021 – Scanning Electron Microscopy | Hitachi SU-70 + EDS (Bruker, QUANTAX 400) – Independent operator training.

2022 – X-ray Diffraction | X’Pert-Pro M.P.D. Philips/PANalytical X-ray diffractometer – Independent operator training.

 

Employment history:

2009-2008: Research Fellow for initiates (BSc) at the Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Coimbra, Portugal.

2012: Research Fellow at Escola Superior Agrária de Coimbra, Portugal.

2013-2014: Research Fellow at the Department of Chemical Engineering, University of Coimbra, Portugal.

2014-2015: Junior Researcher at the Laboratory of Green Chemistry of the Lappeenranta-Lahti University of Technology, Mikkeli, Finland.

2020-2022: Research Fellow at the Department of Materials and Ceramics Engineering, University of Aveiro, Portugal.

2022: Post-doctoral Researcher at the Department of Materials and Ceramics Engineering, University of Aveiro, Portugal.

January 2023- ongoing: Contracted Researcher, CICECO-Aveiro Institute of Materials, Department of Materials and Ceramics Engineering, University of Aveiro, Aveiro, Portugal.

Current Activity

- Development of CO2 – free steel production by electrowinning in acidic and basic electrolytes;

- Development of electrocatalysts for green hydrogen generation.

Research Interests

Electrochemical reduction; processing of cellular ceramics for electrolytic and catalytic applications; water splitting for hydrogen generation; iron waste recycling and valorisation; wastewater treatment; adsorption; catalysis.

Supervisions

MSc Thesis:

- Américo Cruz, 2022-2023, "Desenvolvimento de elétrodos inovadores para a produção de hidrogénio verde/Development of innovative electrodes for the green hydrogen production", MSc Degree Program of the Integrated Master in Materials Engineering of the University of Aveiro (Supervision);

- Francisco Duarte, 2021-2022, "Industrial iron-rich slags valorisation by electrodeposition for steel production", MSc Degree Program of the Integrated Master in Materials Engineering of the University of Aveiro (Supervision);

- Sixing Cao, 2015-2016, “Studies on the reactivity of zero-valent iron (ZVI) with hydrogen peroxide for nitrate reduction in mine water”, MSc Degree Program of Chemical and Process Engineering, Laboratory of Green Chemistry of the Lappeenranta-Lahti University of Technology, Mikkeli unit, Finland (single supervision).

PostDoc supervision:

- Dr Aleksey Lisenkov, January- June 2023, "Green iron electrodeposition from alkaline suspensions based on hematite-magnetite mixtures with iron-rich industrial waste addition", Department of Materials Engineering, University of Aveiro (Co-supervision);

Erasmus+ Internship: Clara Boehme, October 2021- February 2022, "Electrowinning of Fe from iron oxides in strong alkaline aqueous solutions" (single supervision).

Awards

- 2 Young Researcher Travel supports for conferences by JECS Trust Fund (2020, 2021)

- PhD scholarship in the highly competitive Advanced Materials and Processing doctoral program (AdvaMTech), FCT Portugal (2016-2020)

- Full scholarship for attending a PhD course on minerals industry sustainability within a Nordic context, offered to 20 people by NordMin company, in Luleå University of Technology, Sweden (2014)

- Award for the 3% of the best students in the course of the Integrated Master Degree in Environmental Engineering from the University of Coimbra (2010)

- Award for the 3% of the best students in the course of the Integrated Master Degree in Environmental Engineering from the University of Coimbra (2009)

Ongoing Supervisions

Projects

Publications

Low-Temperature Electrowinning of Iron from Mixed Hematite-Magnetite Alkaline Suspensions

Boehme, Clara; Starykevich, Maksim; Constantinescu, G.; Kovalevsky, Andrei; Lopes, Daniela V.
2023, Journal of The Electrochemical Society, 170, 5.

Catalytic O-2-steam gasification of biomass over Fe2-xMnxO3 oxides supported on ceramic foam filters

Ruivo, LCM; Gomes, H; Lopes, DV; Yaremchenko, AA; Vilas-Boas, C; Tarelho, LAC; Frade, JR
2022, FUEL, 324.

Photocatalytic removal of benzene over Ti3C2Tx MXene and TiO2-MXene composite materials under solar and NIR irradiation

Sergiienko, SA; Tobaldi, DM; Lajaunie, L; Lopes, DV; Constantinescu, G; Shaula, AL; Shcherban, ND; Shkepu, VI; Calvino, JJ; Frade, JR; Labrincha, JA; Kovalevsky, AV
2022, JOURNAL OF MATERIALS CHEMISTRY C, 10, 2, 626-639.

Prospects and challenges of the electrochemical reduction of iron oxides in alkaline media for steel production

Lopes, DV; Quina, MJ; Frade, JR; Kovalevsky, AV
2022, FRONTIERS IN MATERIALS, 9.

Prospects of Using Pseudobrookite as an Iron-Bearing Mineral for the Alkaline Electrolytic Production of Iron

Lopes, DV; Lisenkov, AD; Ruivo, LCM; Yaremchenko, AA; Frade, JR; Kovalevsky, AV
2022, MATERIALS, 15, 4.

Design of laser-induced graphene electrodes for water splitting

Daniela V. Lopes; Nuno F. Santos; Jorge P. Moura; António J.S. Fernandes; Florinda M. Costa; Andrei V. Kovalevsky
2022, nternational Journal of Hydrogen Energy , 48, 11.

Exploring the High-Temperature Electrical Performance of Ca3−xLaxCo4O9 Thermoelectric Ceramics for Moderate and Low Substitution Levels

Gabriel Constantinescu,Shahed Rasekh,Parisa Amirkhizi,Daniela V. Lopes,Miguel A. Vieira,Andrei V. Kovalevsky,Juan C. Diez, Andres Sotelo,Maria A. Madre,Miguel A. Torres
2021, Symmetry, 13, 5.

MXene-containing composite electrodes for hydrogen evolution: Material design aspects and approaches for electrode fabrication

Sergiienko, SA; Lopes, DV; Constantinescu, G; Ferro, MC; Shchaerban, ND; Tursunov, OB; Shkepu, VI; Pazniak, H; Tabachkova, NY; Castellon, ER; Frade, JR; Kovalevsky, AV
2021, INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF HYDROGEN ENERGY, 46, 21, 11636-11651.
ISBN: 1879-3487

Prospects for Electrical Performance Tuning in Ca3Co4O9 Materials by Metallic Fe and Ni Particles Additions

Constantinescu, G; Mikhalev, SM; Lisenkov, AD; Lopes, DV; Sarabando, AR; Ferro, MC; da Silva, TF; Sergiienko, SA; Kovalevsky, AV
2021, MATERIALS, 14, 4.
ISBN: 1996-1944

Alkaline Electrochemical Reduction of a Magnesium Ferrospinel into Metallic Iron for the Valorisation of Magnetite-Based Metallurgical Waste

Lopes, DV; Lisenkov, AD; Sergiienko, SA; Constantinescu, G; Sarabando, A; Quina, MJ; Frade, JR; Kovalevsky, AV
2021, JOURNAL OF THE ELECTROCHEMICAL SOCIETY, 168, 7.
ISBN: 1945-7111

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