Ana Cristina Estrada

Junior Researcher

Short CV

Professional Experience

        Research

- 2006/2009: PhD Student, Chemistry Department, University of Aveiro. With fellowship from Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia,

- February 2003 to December 2005: Research Fellow, Chemistry Department, University of Aveiro, Portugal.


Academic Education

- February 2010, PhD. in Science, field of knowledge Chemistry, Department of Chemistry, University of Aveiro, Portugal. Title: "Synthesis and catalytic applications in the alkane functionalization of new compounds with polyoxometalates and organic cations". Supervisors: Prof. Ana Cavaleiro and Graça Neves.

- July 2005, Master in Chemistry of Natural Products, University of Aveiro, Portugal. Title: "Polyoxotungstates: applications in the catalytic oxidation of organic compounds with hydrogen peroxide".

- Degree in Chemistry (specialization in Polymers), University of Minho, Braga, Portugal, With several distinction awards.


Domain of Specialization

- Polymer Science and Technology;
- Homogeneous and Heterogeneous Catalytic Process in Oxidation of Organic Compounds using Environmental benign Oxidants;
- Organic and Inorganic Synthesis;
- Characterization and Identification Techniques (NMR, MS, GC, HPLC, IR, Raman, UV/Vis spectroscopy, SEM and TEM).





   

Scientific Interests

- Nanostructured Materials: development of new materials based on hybrids nanostructures containing Carbon Nanotubes and Semiconductor Nanocrystals;

- Materials for Biomedical Applications;

- Drug Delivery Systems.












Teaching Activity

- September to February 2009: Teaching in practical classes of "Elementos de Química Física", University of Aveiro, Portugal.

- 2007/2008: Teaching in practical classes of "Elementos de Química Física" and "Química Geral", University of Aveiro, Portugal.

- 2003/2004: Instructor in the Course of Senior Technical Officer, Health and Safety at Work in the areas: Workplace Safety, Emergency Organization and Chemical Contaminants/Substances.

Projects

Publications

Visible-light activation of carbon-supported BiVO4 photocatalysts

Joana L. Lopes; Ana C. Estrada; Sara Fateixa; Nikolai A. Sobolev; Ana L. Daniel-da-Silva; Tito Trindade
2024, JOURNAL OF PHOTOCHEMISTRY AND PHOTOBIOLOGY A: CHEMISTRY, 447, 115174.

Colloidal nanomaterials for water quality improvement and monitoring

Estrada, AC; Daniel-da-Silva, AL; Leal, C; Monteiro, C; Lopes, CB; Nogueira, HIS; Lopes, I; Martins, MJ; Martins, NCT; Goncalves, NPF; Fateixa, S; Trindade, T
2022, FRONTIERS IN CHEMISTRY, 10.

In Vitro Hepatotoxic and Neurotoxic Effects of Titanium and Cerium Dioxide Nanoparticles, Arsenic and Mercury Co-Exposure

Rosario, F; Costa, C; Lopes, CB; Estrada, AC; Tavares, DS; Pereira, E; Teixeira, JP; Reis, AT
2022, INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF MOLECULAR SCIENCES, 23, 5.

Carbon-based heterogeneous photocatalysts for water cleaning technologies: a review

Lopes, JL; Martins, MJ; Nogueira, HIS; Estrada, AC; Trindade, T
2021, ENVIRONMENTAL CHEMISTRY LETTERS, 19, 1, 643-668.
ISBN: 1610-3661

Graphene@Metal Sulfide/Oxide Nanocomposites as Novel Photo-Fenton-like Catalysts for 4-Nitrophenol Degradation

Matos, R; Nunes, MS; Kuzniarska-Biernacka, I; Rocha, M; Guedes, A; Estrada, AC; Lopes, JL; Trindade, T; Freire, C
2021, EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF INORGANIC CHEMISTRY, 2021, 47, 4915-4928.
ISBN: 1099-0682

Unravelling the Potential Cytotoxic Effects of Metal Oxide Nanoparticles and Metal(Loid) Mixtures on A549 Human Cell Line

Rosario, F; Bessa, MJ; Brandao, F; Costa, C; Lopes, CB; Estrada, AC; Tavares, DS; Teixeira, JP; Reis, AT
2020, NANOMATERIALS, 10, 3.
ISBN: 2079-4991

White bean (Phaseolus vulgaris L.) as a sorbent for the removal of zinc from rainwater

Ferreira, MPS; Santos, PSM; Caldeira, MT; Estrada, AC; da Costa, JP; Rocha-Santos, T; Duarte, AC
2019, WATER RESEARCH, 162, 170-179.

A General Route for Growing Metal Sulfides onto Graphene Oxide and Exfoliated Graphite Oxide

Lopes, JL; Estrada, AC; Fateixa, S; Ferro, M; Trindade, T
2017, NANOMATERIALS, 7, 9.

An ionic liquid route to prepare copper sulphide nanocrystals aiming at photocatalytic applications

Estrada, AC; Silva, FM; Soares, SF; Coutinho, JAP; Trindade, T
2016, RSC ADVANCES, 6, 41, 34521-34528.

Homogeneous catalytic oxidation of styrene and styrene derivatives with hydrogen peroxide in the presence of transition metal-substituted polyoxotungstates

Duarte, TAG; Estrada, AC; Simoes, MMQ; Santos, ICMS; Cavaleiro, AMV; Neves, MGPMS; Cavaleiro, JAS
2015, CATALYSIS SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY, 5, 1, 351-363.

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