Andreia Fernandes de Sousa

Investigador Auxiliar

short cv

ANDREIA F SOUSA. I obtained a BSc and a MSc in Chemistry (2004) from the University of Coimbra and PhD in Chemistry (2011) from the University of Aveiro within the EU project WaCheUp. Afterwards I was awarded, a post-doctoral fellow grant from the National Science Foundation FCT (University of Coimbra). Since 2019 I am an Assistant Researcher at CICECO of the University of Aveiro and I still maintain an invited position of Collaborator Researcher at the University of Coimbra. A substantial part of my time is spent teaching at graduation students (4h/week) and I am the proud mother of 3 young children.

I have 41 papers in ISI journals (+9 proceeding papers +2 book chapters). Within my main research line -Sustainable Furan Polymers- I have 3 Highly Cited Papers (DOI: 10.1016/j.eurpolymj.2018.07.007; DOI: 10.1039/c3py01213a; DOI: 10.1002/pola.23130) (from 2017 onwards), accumulating >700 citations. I lead a team on Sustainable Furan Polymers at CICECO/UA, with 4 PhD, 1 MSc, 2 BSc, 1 Research Fellow and 1 Science Manager. In 2019 I was awarded on a highly competitive call (10% success rate) a prestigious COST Action in my main research field (CA18220). The funding of 500 K€ will allow me to expand my vision of developing novel Furan products for the market, under a circular rationale (recycled, biodegradable). I coordinate (Chair) an interdisciplinary network with 88 experts; 59 institutions and 29 countries. In total I participate(d) in 8 EU/National projects, 3 as PI at UA. Among other coordination activities, I coordinate a workshop on ‘Bio-polymers and Bio-based polymers and composites’ within the 9th IUPAC International Conference on Green Chemistry (Oct 2020, GR). Additionally, I initiate, organise and chair the timely international workshop on ‘PLASTICS: think global, think circular, re-think end-of-life!’ (March 20, PT). I have supervised 33 PhD, MSc, BSc and research fellows, across different disciplines from biotechnology, analytical/organic chemistry to polymer science. I am a member of the Portuguese Polymers network (ARCP), Editorial Board of Polymers (MDPI), and Topic Editor of Frontiers in Chemistry (Frontiers).




Supervisões em Curso



Enzymatic Synthesis of Poly(caprolactone): A QM/MM Study

Pedro R. Figueiredo, Beatriz C. Almeida, Daniel F. A. R. Dourado, Andreia F. Sousa, Armando J. D. Silvestre and Alexandra T. P. Carvalho
2020, ChemCatChem, 12, 19, 4845-4852.
ISBN: 1867-3899

A Perspective on PEF Synthesis, Properties, and End-Life

Loos, K; Zhang, RY; Pereira, I; Agostinho, B; Hu, H; Maniar, D; Sbirrazzuoli, N; Silvestre, AJD; Guigo, N; Sousa, AF

Co-Polymers based on Poly(1,4-butylene 2,5-furandicarboxylate) and Poly(propylene oxide) with Tuneable Thermal Properties: Synthesis and Characterization

Matos, M; Sousa, AF; Mendonca, PV; Silvestre, AJD
2019, MATERIALS, 12, 2.

Cinnamic acid derivatives as promising building blocks for advanced polymers: synthesis, properties and applications

Fonseca, AC; Lima, MS; Sousa, AF; Silvestre, AJ; Coelho, JFJ; Serra, AC
2019, POLYMER CHEMISTRY, 10, 14, 1696-1723.
ISBN: 1759-9962

Highly transparent films of new copolyesters derived from terephthalic and 2,4-furandicarboxylic acids

Zaidi, S; Thiyagarajan, S; Bougarech, A; Sebti, F; Abid, S; Majdi, A; Silvestre, AJD; Sousa, AF
2019, POLYMER CHEMISTRY, 10, 39, 5324-5332.
ISBN: 1759-9962

Replacing Di(2-ethylhexyl) Terephthalate by Di(2-ethylhexyl) 2,5-Furandicarboxylate for PVC Plasticization: Synthesis, Materials Preparation and Characterization

Matos, M; Cordeiro, RA; Faneca, H; Coelho, JFJ; Silvestre, AJD; Sousa, AF
2019, MATERIALS, 12, 14.

Inside PEF: Chain Conformation and Dynamics in Crystalline and Amorphous Domains

Araujo, CF; Nolasco, MM; Ribeiro-Claro, PJA; Rudic, S; Silvestre, AJD; Vaz, PD; Sousa, AF
2018, MACROMOLECULES, 51, 9, 3515-3526.

Tailored design of renewable copolymers based on poly(1,4-butylene 2,5-furandicarboxylate) and poly(ethylene glycol) with refined thermal properties

Sousa, AF; Guigo, N; Pozycka, M; Delgado, M; Soares, J; Mendonca, PV; Coelho, JFJ; Sbirrazzuoli, N; Silvestre, AJD
2018, POLYMER CHEMISTRY, 9, 6, 722-731.

Furanoate-Based Nanocomposites: A Case Study Using Poly(Butylene 2,5-Furanoate) and Poly(Butylene 2,5-Furanoate)-co-(Butylene Diglycolate) and Bacterial Cellulose

Matos, M; Sousa, AF; Silva, NHCS; Freire, CSR; Andrade, M; Mendes, A; Silvestre, AJD
2018, POLYMERS, 10, 8.

Bio-based poly(butylene 2,5-furandicarboxylate)-b-poly(ethylene glycol) copolymers with adjustable degradation rate and mechanical properties: Synthesis and echaracterization

Hu, H; Zhang, RY; Sousa, A; Long, Y; Ying, WB; Wang, JG; Zhu, J

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