Andreia Fernandes de Sousa

Investigador Auxiliar

short cv

ANDREIA F SOUSA is an Assistant Researcher at CICECO, the University of Aveiro Institute of Materials, Portugal, since 2020, where she leads a multidisciplinary team on the design of sustainable polymers (renewable, biodegradable, recyclable & recycling), within a circular economy mind-set. She also has an invited appointment as researcher at CEMMPRE from the University of Coimbra. Her background is in Polymer Chemistry and sustainable chemistry, having completed a PhD in Chemistry (2011).

Sousa is a distinguished scientist with >50 papers, 2 are actually Highly Cited, 5 are covers and 2 are 2022 HOT Green Chemistry papers, accumulating over 2900 citations. Also based on her scientific contributions, she became Associate Editor for Reactive and Functional Polymers (Elsevier) besides being member of several other editorial boards (such as Sustainable Chemistry and Pharmacy and, Sustainable Chemistry for the Environment, both from Elsevier). Very recently, Sousa was distinguished, from hundreds of applications, as an Early Career Board member of the ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering journal.

She coordinates/participates in several EU projects focusing different aspects of her research interests, including Hop On ABSolEU HE, CEEC Grant (2020.02322.CEECIND), CICECO award (POWER, 2022) MIT- Portugal project (MIT¬EXPL/ISF/0021/2017). Since 2019, she Chairs the European interdisciplinary network FUR4Sustain (CA18220) with >100 experts, 59 institutions and 30 countries.

Finally, she is the proud mother of 3 young children!

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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