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



Unveiling the dual role of the cholinium hexanoate ionic liquid as solvent and catalyst in suberin depolymerisation

Ferreira, R; Garcia, H; Sousa, AF; Guerreiro, M; Duarte, FJS; Freire, CSR; Calhorda, MJ; Silvestre, AJD; Kunz, W; Rebelo, LPN; Pereira, CS
2014, RSC ADVANCES, 4, 6, 2993-3002.

Ex Situ Reconstitution of the Plant Biopolyester Suberin as a Film

Garcia, H; Ferreira, R; Martins, C; Sousa, AF; Freire, CSR; Silvestre, AJD; Kunz, W; Rebelo, LPN; Pereira, CS
2014, BIOMACROMOLECULES, 15, 5, 1806-1813.

A New Generation of Furanic Copolyesters with Enhanced Degradability: Poly(ethylene 2,5-furandicarboxylate)-co-poly(lactic acid) Copolyesters

Matos, M; Sousa, AF; Fonseca, AC; Freire, CSR; Coelho, JFJ; Silvestre, AJD

The quest for sustainable polyesters - insights into the future

Vilela, C; Sousa, AF; Fonseca, AC; Serra, AC; Coelho, JFJ; Freire, CSR; Silvestre, AJD
2014, POLYMER CHEMISTRY, 5, 9, 3119-3141.

Phenolic composition and antioxidant activity of industrial cork by-products

Santos, SAO; Villaverde, JJ; Sousa, AF; Coelho, JFJ; Neto, CP; Silvestre, AJD

Novel sustainable composites prepared from cork residues and biopolymers

Vilela, C; Sousa, AF; Freire, CSR; Silvestre, AJD; Neto, CP
2013, BIOMASS & BIOENERGY, 55, 148-155.

New copolyesters derived from terephthalic and 2,5-furandicarboxylic acids: A step forward in the development of biobased polyesters

Sousa, AF; Matos, M; Freire, CSR; Silvestre, AJD; Coelho, JFJ
2013, POLYMER, 54, 2, 513-519.

Isolation of suberin from birch outer bark and cork using ionic liquids: A new source of macromonomers

Ferreira, R; Garcia, H; Sousa, AF; Freire, CSR; Silvestre, AJD; Rebelo, LPN; Pereira, CS

Microwave assisted extraction of betulin from birch outer bark

Ferreira, R; Garcia, H; Sousa, AF; Freire, CSR; Silvestre, AJD; Kunz, W; Rebelo, LPN; Pereira, CS
2013, RSC ADVANCES, 3, 44, 21285-21288.

Suberin isolation from cork using ionic liquids: characterisation of ensuing products

Ferreira, R; Garcia, H; Sousa, AF; Petkovic, M; Lamosa, P; Freire, CSR; Silvestre, AJD; Rebelo, LPN; Pereira, CS
2012, NEW JOURNAL OF CHEMISTRY, 36, 10, 2014-2024.

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