Andreia Fernandes de Sousa

Investigador Auxiliar

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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



Biobased furanic derivatives for sustainable development

Guigo, N; Jerome, F; Sousa, AF
2021, GREEN CHEMISTRY, 23, 24, 9721-9722.
ISBN: 1463-9270

Unravelling the para- and ortho-benzene substituent effect on the glass transition of renewable wholly (hetero-)aromatic polyesters bearing 2,5-furandicarboxylic moieties

Zaidi, S; Soares, MJ; Bougarech, A; Thiyagarajan, S; Guigo, N; Abid, S; Abid, M; Silvestre, AJD; Sousa, AF
ISBN: 1873-1945

Recommendations for replacing PET on packaging, fiber, and film materials with biobased counterparts

Sousa, AF; Patricio, R; Terzopoulou, Z; Bikiaris, DN; Stern, T; Wenger, J; Loos, K; Lotti, N; Siracusa, V; Szymczyk, A; Paszkiewicz, S; Triantafyllidis, KS; Zamboulis, A; Nikolic, MS; Spasojevic, P; Thiyagarajan, S; van Es, DS; Guigo, N
2021, GREEN CHEMISTRY, 23, 22, 8795-8820.
ISBN: 1463-9270

Asymmetric Monomer, Amorphous Polymer? Structure-Property Relationships in 2,4-FDCA and 2,4-PEF

Nolasco, MM; Araujo, CF; Thiyagarajan, S; Rudic, S; Vaz, PD; Silvestre, AJD; Ribeiro-Claro, PJA; Sousa, AF
2020, MACROMOLECULES, 53, 4, 1380-1387.
ISBN: 1520-5835

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.

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