Ana Catarina Costa Gomes Alves
  Auxiliary Researcher  
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short CV

February 2019 to present: Researcher

February 2010 to January 2019: post-doctoral associate under the supervision of Professor Isabel Gonçalves and Doctor Martyn Pillinger.

October 2005- November 2009: PhD in chemistry in the group of Prof. Simon Duckett, University of York, United Kingdom.

scientific interests

-Synthesis and characterization of organic ligands, organometallic complexes.

-Immobilization of inorganic/organometallic complexes in MCM-41, cyclodextrines and layered double hydroxides and respective characterization.

present research group
  • Professor Isabel Gonçalves
  • Doctor Martyn Pillinger
  • Doctor Tatiana Amarante
  • Doctor Ana Luísa Costa
  • Doctor Sofia Bruno
main present collaborators


  • Doctor Filipe Paz
  • Doctor Anabela Valente
  • Doctor Patrícia Neves
  • Doctor Sofia Bruno
  • Doctor Paula Ferreira

Other portuguese institutions

  • Professor Carlos Romão (ITQB-UNL)
  • Doctor Carla Gamelas (Politécnico de Setúbal)
  • Doctor André D. Lopes (University of the Algarve)
  • Doctor Salete Balula (University of Porto)
  • Doctor Luis Cunha Silva (University of Porto)
Selected publications

A.C. Gomes, M.M. Antunes, M. Abrantes, A.A. Valente, F.A. Almeida Paz, I.S. Gonçalves, M. Pillinger, ChemCatChem., 2018, 53, 3481-3489.

D. Julião, A.C. Gomes, M. Pillinger, R. Valença, J.C. Ribeiro, I.S. Gonçalves, S.S. Balula,Appl. Catal., B2018, 230, 177-183.

A.C. Gomes, C.I.R. Magalhães,T.S.M. Oliveira, A.D. Lopes, I.S. Gonçalves, M. Pillinger, Dalton Trans., 2016, 45, 17042–17052.

A.C. Gomes, P. Neves, L. Cunha-Silva, A.A. Valente, I.S. Gonçalves, M. Pillinger, Catal. Sci. Technol., 2016, 6, 5207-5218.

 A.L. Costa, A.C. Gomes, M. Pillinger, I.S. Gonçalves, J.S. Seixas de Melo, Chem. Eur. J. 2015, 21, 12069-12078.

A.C. Gomes,S.M. Bruno, C.A. Gamelas,A.A. Valente,M. Abrantes,I.S. Gonçalves,C.C. Romão, M. Pillinger, Dalton Trans. 2013, 42, 8231-8240.