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



Improving the Thermal Properties of Poly(2,5-furandicarboxylate)s Using Cyclohexylene Moieties: A Comparative Study

Matos, M; Sousa, AF; Silvestre, AJD

Increasing the Bile Acid Sequestration Performance of Cationic Hydrogels by Using an Advanced/Controlled Polymerization Technique

Mendonca, PV; Matos, A; Sousa, AF; Serra, AC; Simoes, S; Coelho, JFJ
2017, PHARMACEUTICAL RESEARCH, 34, 9, 1934-1943.

Thermosetting AESO-bacterial cellulose nanocomposite foams with tailored mechanical properties obtained by Pickering emulsion templating

Sousa, AF; Ferreira, S; Lopez, A; Borges, I; Pinto, RJB; Silvestre, AJD; Freire, CSR
2017, POLYMER, 118, 127-134.

Poly(1,20-eicosanediyl 2,5-furandicarboxylate), a biodegradable polyester from renewable resources

Soares, MJ; Dannecker, PK; Vilela, C; Bastos, J; Meier, MAR; Sousa, AF
2017, EUROPEAN POLYMER JOURNAL, 90, 301-311.
ISBN: 1873-1945

New unsaturated copolyesters based on 2,5-furandicarboxylic acid and their crosslinked derivatives

Sousa, AF; Fonseca, AC; Serra, AC; Freire, CSR; Silvestre, AJD; Coelho, JFJ
2016, POLYMER CHEMISTRY, 7, 5, 1049-1058.

Renewable-based poly((ether)ester)s from 2,5-furandicarboxylic acid

Sousa, AF; Coelho, JFJ; Silvestre, AJD
2016, POLYMER, 98, 129-135.

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.

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