Cláudia Batista Lopes

Assistant Researcher

Short Bio

After got my PhD in Chemistry in 2009 at University of Aveiro (UA), I was a postdoctoral researcher at CESAM-UA (6 years), and then at CICECO-UA and CIIMAR-University of Porto (3 years). During my post-doctoral activities, I was also voluntary professor at UA, an invited assistant at College of Agriculture of Polytechnic Institute of Coimbra and I was abroad for 4 short stays at European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN-ISOLDE), where I performed experimental work. Since December 2018, I am an initial level researcher at CICECO.


I am author of 83 publications: 2 theses, 1 book chapter, 48 peer-review papers, 15 proceeding papers , 16 scientific reports and 1 article in a daily newspaper. My peer-review papers were published mainly in highly ranked journals (81% of papers are in 1st citescore quartile and 55% in top 10 percent: source Scopus), reflecting the quality of the research produced and peer acknowledgement. I am author of 3 highly cited papers and my citation output in different platforms is:

• Scopus: >1300 citations; h-index 21; top 3 of most cited papers (229, 99 and 88 citations)

• Google scholar: >1500 citations; h-index 23; top 3 of most cited papers (289, 124 and 111 citations)

• Web of science: >1200 citations; h-index 20; top 3 of most cited papers (208, 93 and 71 citations)

I have been disclosing my research in conferences, mostly international, presenting 84 communications, 33 as oral (4 invited, 1 keynote). I supervise(ed) 1 PhD, 13 MSc (1 Erasmus), 7 undergraduate students and 3 research fellows.

In 2007, I was awarded with a monetary prize (US $3300) by the International Atomic Energy Agency. I have been participating in 18 research projects funded by public institutions (FCT), or by private corporations such as Acuinova or Administração do Porto de Aveiro (1 as principal investigator, 1 as UA coordinator and 1 international (ISOLDE program)), with a total funding superior to 2million euros. The wide project participation reflects my strong dynamism in integrating multi-disciplinary teams and pursuing financial support for research.

During the last 5 years my research interests included mainly the remediation of metal contaminated waters by sorption processes, either by reusing biowastes as sorbents either by developing highly selective and efficient magnetic nanomaterials for target elements. More recently, I have been exploring the synthesis/application of magnetic graphene-based composites for the removal of metal ions contaminants and recovery of technology critical elements, such as lanthanides or Platinum group elements, from water samples.

I have been a regular referee for SCI journals in the areas of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Materials and Environmental Sciences, member and examiner of juries and chairman of international conference.


During my career, I have established a vital cooperation network with researchers from national and international institutions (CESAM-UA; CICECO-UA; CIIMAR-UP; University of Leon; University of Utrech, CERN-ISOLDE) and industry (Corticeira Amorim, JA Borges Lda, ACUINOVA).

 

Last updade: 14.03.2019

Ongoing Supervisions

Projects

Publications

Sustainable approach for recycling seafood wastes for the removal of priority hazardous substances (Hg and Cd) from water

Monteiro, RJR; Lopes, CB; Rocha, LS; Coelho, JP; Duarte, AC; Pereira, E
2016, JOURNAL OF ENVIRONMENTAL CHEMICAL ENGINEERING, 4, 1, 1199-1208.

Interference of the co-exposure of mercury with silica-coated iron oxide nanoparticles can modulate genotoxicity induced by their individual exposures-a paradox depicted in fish under in vitro conditions

Mohmood, I; Ahmad, I; Asim, M; Costa, L; Lopes, CB; Trindade, T; Duarte, AC; Pereira, E
2015, ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE AND POLLUTION RESEARCH, 22, 5, 3687-3696.

A Multidisciplinary Approach to Evaluate the Efficiency of a Clean-Up Technology to Remove Mercury from Water

Lopes, CB; Lopes, I; Rocha, LS; Duarte, AC; Soares, AMVM; Rocha, J; Pereira, E
2014, BULLETIN OF ENVIRONMENTAL CONTAMINATION AND TOXICOLOGY, 93, 2, 138-143.

Cork stoppers as an effective sorbent for water treatment: the removal of mercury at environmentally relevant concentrations and conditions

Lopes, CB; Oliveira, JR; Rocha, LS; Tavares, DS; Silva, CM; Silva, SP; Hartog, N; Duarte, AC; Pereira, E
2014, ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE AND POLLUTION RESEARCH, 21, 3, 2108-2121.

Ferromagnetic Sorbents Based on Nickel Nanowires for Efficient Uptake of Mercury from Water

Pinheiro, PC; Tavares, DS; Daniel-da-Silva, AL; Lopes, CB; Pereira, E; Araujo, JP; Sousa, CT; Trindade, T
2014, ACS APPLIED MATERIALS & INTERFACES, 6, 11, 8274-8280.

The role of operational parameters on the uptake of mercury by dithiocarbamate functionalized particles

Tavares, DS; Lopes, CB; Daniel-da-Silva, AL; Duarte, AC; Trindade, T; Pereira, E
2014, CHEMICAL ENGINEERING JOURNAL, 254, 559-570.

Core-shell magnetite-silica dithiocarbamate-derivatised particles achieve the Water Framework Directive quality criteria for mercury in surface waters

Lopes, CB; Figueira, P; Tavares, DS; Lin, Z; Daniel-da-Silva, AL; Duarte, AC; Rocha, J; Trindade, T; Pereira, E
2013, ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE AND POLLUTION RESEARCH, 20, 9, 5963-5974.

Competitive Removal of Cd2+ and Hg2+ Ions from Water Using Titanosilicate ETS-4: Kinetic Behaviour and Selectivity

Cardoso, SP; Lopes, CB; Pereira, E; Duarte, AC; Silva, CM
2013, WATER AIR AND SOIL POLLUTION, 224, 5.

Efficient sorbents based on magnetite coated with siliceous hybrid shells for removal of mercury ions

Tavares, DS; Daniel-da-Silva, AL; Lopes, CB; Silva, NJO; Amaral, VS; Rocha, J; Pereira, E; Trindade, T
2013, JOURNAL OF MATERIALS CHEMISTRY A, 1, 28, 8134-8143.

Removal of mercury (II) by dithiocarbamate surface functionalized magnetite particles: Application to synthetic and natural spiked waters

Figueira, P; Lopes, CB; Daniel-da-Silva, AL; Pereira, E; Duarte, AC; Trindade, T
2011, WATER RESEARCH, 45, 17, 5773-5784.

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