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



Unravelling the distinct crystallinity and thermal properties of suberin compounds from Quercus suber and Betula pendula outer barks

Sousa, AF; Gandini, A; Caetano, A; Maria, TMR; Freire, CSR; Neto, CP; Silvestre, AJD

Biobased polyesters and other polymers from 2,5-furandicarboxylic acid: a tribute to furan excellency

Sousa, AF; Vilela, C; Fonseca, AC; Matos, M; Freire, CSR; Gruter, GJM; Coelhob, JFJ; Silvestre, AJD
2015, POLYMER CHEMISTRY, 6, 33, 5961-5983.

Erratum: Biobased polyesters and other polymers from 2,5-furandicarboxylic acid: A tribute to furan excellency

AF Sousa*, C Vilela, AC Fonseca, M Matos, CSR Freire, G-JM Gruter, JFJ Coelho, AJD Silvestre
2015, Polymer Chemistry, 6, 33, 6096-6096.

One-pot synthesis of biofoams from castor oil and cellulose microfibers for energy absorption impact materials

Sousa, AF; Matos, M; Pinto, RJB; Freire, CSR; Silvestre, AJD
2014, CELLULOSE, 21, 3, 1723-1733.

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.

Usamos cookies para atividades de marketing e para lhe oferecer uma melhor experiência de navegação. Ao clicar em “Aceitar Cookies” você concorda com nossa política de cookies. Leia sobre como usamos cookies clicando em "Política de Privacidade e Cookies".