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.

Publications

Mono-substituted silicotungstates as active catalysts for sustainable oxidations: homo- and heterogeneous performance

Balula, SS; Cunha-Silva, L; Santos, ICMS; Estrada, AC; Fernandes, AC; Cavaleiro, JAS; Pires, J; Freire, C; Cavaleiro, AMV
2013, NEW JOURNAL OF CHEMISTRY, 37, 8, 2341-2350.

Photothermally enhanced drug release by kappa-carrageenan hydrogels reinforced with multi-walled carbon nanotubes

Estrada, AC; Daniel-da-Silva, AL; Trindade, T
2013, RSC ADVANCES, 3, 27, 10828-10836.

Impact of magnetic nanofillers in the swelling and release properties of kappa-carrageenan hydrogel nanocomposites

Daniel-da-Silva, AL; Moreira, J; Neto, R; Estrada, AC; Gil, AM; Trindade, T
2012, CARBOHYDRATE POLYMERS, 87, 1, 328-335.

Swelling and Release Properties of Functional kappa-carrageenan Hydrogel Nanocomposites

da Silva, ALD; Salgueiro, AM; Fateixa, S; Moreira, J; Estrada, AC; Gil, AM; Trindade, T
2012, MULTIFUNCTIONAL POLYMER-BASED MATERIALS, 1403, 213-219.
ISBN: 978-1-60511-380-7

Silica supported transition metal substituted polyoxotungstates: Novel heterogeneous catalysts in oxidative transformations with hydrogen peroxide

Estrada, AC; Santos, ICMS; Simoes, MMQ; Neves, MGPMS; Cavaleiro, JAS; Cavaleiro, AMV
2011, APPLIED CATALYSIS A-GENERAL, 392, 1-2, 28-35.

Oxidation of Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons with Hydrogen Peroxide in the Presence of Transition Metal Mono-Substituted Keggin-Type Polyoxometalates

Estrada, AC; Simoes, MMQ; Santos, ICMS; Neves, MGPMS; Cavaleiro, JAS; Cavaleiro, AMV
2011, CHEMCATCHEM, 3, 4, 771-779.

Catalytic activity of iron-substituted polyoxotungstates in the oxidation of aromatic compounds with hydrogen peroxide

Estrada, AC; Simoes, MMQ; Santos, ICMS; Neves, MGPMS; Cavaleiro, JAS; Cavaleiro, AMV
2010, MONATSHEFTE FUR CHEMIE, 141, 11, 1223-1235.

Iron-substituted polyoxotungstates as catalysts in the oxidation of indane and tetralin with hydrogen peroxide

Estrada, AC; Simoes, MMQ; Santos, ICMS; Neves, MGPMS; Silva, AMS; Cavaleiro, JAS; Cavaleiro, AMV
2009, APPLIED CATALYSIS A-GENERAL, 366, 2, 275-281.

Transition Metal Substituted Polyoxotungstates in the Catalytic Oxidation of 1H-Indene and 1,2-Dihydronaphthalene with Hydrogen Peroxide

Estrada, AC; Simoes, MMQ; Santos, ICMS; Neves, MGPMS; Silva, AMS; Cavaleiro, JAS; Cavaleiro, AMV
2009, CATALYSIS LETTERS, 128, 3-4, 281-289.

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