Mirtha A. O. Lourenço



Mirtha Alejandra de Oliveira Lourenço is a European Research Area Postdoctoral Fellow (ERA-PF) funded under the application to the Marie Sklodowska-Curie Actions (MSCA)-PF 2021 call. She started this position in March 2023 at the University of Aveiro/CICECO, where she is developing sustainable porous silicas for optimal CO2 uptake from biogas (GRACE project). She holds a degree in Chemistry and a Master's in Chemistry in the field of Chemical and Industrial Processes from the University of Coimbra. In December 2016, she obtained the Ph.D. in Materials Science and Engineering at the University of Aveiro (UA). During this period, under the supervision of P. Ferreira and J.R.B. Gomes, she focused her research on developing new functionalized periodic mesoporous organosilica (PMO) for different adsorption and catalysis applications, combining computational and experimental methods. In 2018, she started to work as a postdoctoral researcher in the group of Prof. C.F. Pirri at Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia (IIT) - Center for Sustainable Future Technologies (CSFT), Italy. Here, she developed novel carbon based materials for environmental applications, such as gas adsorption/separation and catalytic CO2 reduction. From May 2021 to May 2022, she was a Researcher at the CICECO - Aveiro Institute of Materials focusing on the synthesis and structural elucidation of functionalized porous silicas towards CO2 adsorption-separation under the EU-funded NMR4CO2 project, led by L. Mafra. In November 2021, she was awarded a Junior researcher grant by FCT (Portuguese Foundation for Science and Technology) to valorize biomass waste for biogas upgrading.

Ongoing Supervisions



Chiral periodic mesoporous copper(II) bis(oxazoline) phenylene-silica: A highly efficient and reusable asymmetric heterogeneous catalyst

Lourenco, MAO; Carneiro, L; Mayoral, A; Diaz, I; Silva, AR; Ferreira, P
2014, JOURNAL OF CATALYSIS, 320, 63-69.

Synthesis of Chiral Bis-MOP-type Diphosphines. Chelating Effect in Nickel-catalyzed Phosphination

Abreu, AR; Peixoto, AF; Almeida, AR; Lourenco, MAO; Neves, ACB; Bayon, JC; Pereira, MM
2013, CHEMISTRY LETTERS, 42, 1, 37-39.

Microwave assisted N-alkylation of amine functionalized crystal-like mesoporous phenylene-silica

Lourenco, MAO; Siegel, R; Mafra, L; Ferreira, P
2013, DALTON TRANSACTIONS, 42, 16, 5631-5634.

Rhodium/tris-binaphthyl chiral monophosphite complexes: Efficient catalysts for the hydroformylation of disubstituted aryl olefins

Carrilho, RMB; Neves, ACB; Lourenco, MAO; Abreu, AR; Rosado, MTS; Abreu, PE; Eusebio, MES; Kollar, L; Bayon, JC; Pereira, MM

Synthesis of New Metalloporphyrin Triads: Efficient and Versatile Tripod Optical Sensor for the Detection of Amines

Pinto, SMA; Lourenco, MAO; Calvete, MJF; Abreu, AR; Rosado, MTS; Burrows, HD; Pereira, MM
2011, INORGANIC CHEMISTRY, 50, 17, 7916-7918.

Enantioselective ethylation of aromatic aldehydes catalysed by titanium(IV)-bis-BINOLate-2 ',2 ''-propylethercomplexes: An inside view of the catalytic active species

Abreu, AR; Lourenco, M; Peral, D; Rosado, MTS; Eusebio, MES; Palacios, O; Bayon, JC; Pereira, MM

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