Ana Rita Carreira

PhD Student

Short CV

Ana R. F. Carreira completed her MSc in Biochemistry - Biomolecular Methods - in 2018 at the University of Aveiro, Portugal. In 2019 she started her Ph.D. fellowship in Chemical Engineering at the University of Aveiro. Currently she is focused on the recovery of metals from wastewaters resorting to biorremediation and alternative solvents. She has a special interest in ionic liquids and the formation of aqueous biphasic systems for the extraction of metals from secondary sources. 

Current research interests

Application of aqueous biphasic systems and alternative solvents for the extraction and recovery of metals from wastewaters.

Academic degrees

2019 - 2023: PhD in Chemical Engineering, with specialization in Bioengineering | University of Aveiro, Portugal | "Combining bioremediation with extraction for the recovery of metals from acid mine drainage"

2016 - 2018: MSc in Biochemistry with specialization in biomolecular methods | University of Aveiro, Portugal | Dissertation entitled "Synthesis and evaluation of novel pyrazole derivatives for cytotoxic activity", supervised supervised by Dr. Susana Santos Braga (UA) and co-supervised by Paula Branquinho Andrade (UP)

2013 - 2016: BSc in Biochemistry | University of Aveiro, Portugal | Project entitled "Glycosylation of (E)-3(5)-(2-hydroxyphenyl)-4-styrylpyrazoles: on the way to new anticancer agents", supervised by Dr. Susana Santos Braga (UA) and co-supervised by Dr. Vera Silva (UA).

Research group

PATh Research Group
It deals with the study of novel solvents and the development of sustainable products and processes

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Previous scientific activities

12/2018 - 11/2019: Research fellow | CICECO, University of Aveiro, Portugal.


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