PhD Theses 

(ongoing)
2022 -26: Design of heterogeneous C-scorpionate catalysts for efficient VOC conversion,PhD in Chemical EngineeringIST, Universidade de Lisboa (FCT scholarship).

2021-25: Advanced biomass fractionation processes and improved catalytic upgrading of sugars and phenolic compounds into value-added products, PhD in Chemical EngineeringIST, Universidade de Lisboa (FCT scholarship).

2020-24: From CO2 to valuable commodities for a sustainable future, PhD in Chemical Engineering, IST, Universidade de Lisboa (FCT scholarship).

2018-22: Green Approaches for the Synthesis of N-heterocyclic Ligands: Synthesis of Organometallic Complexes and Catalytic Evaluation, PhD in Chemistry, Universidade de Coimbra (CATSUS/FCT scholarship).


(degrees awarded in last 5 years) 

11. Porous Materials as Supports for Transition Metal Oxidation Catalysts, PhD in Chemistry (Distinction), IST, Universidade de Lisboa, 2020 (CATSUS/FCT scholarship).

10. Metal catalysts supported at carbon materials for reactions industrially significant, PhD in Chemistry (Distinction and Honors), IST, Universidade de Lisboa, 2020 (CATSUS/FCT scholarship).

9. Activation of carbon-hydrogen bonds and formation of carbon bonds catalysed by metal centresPhD  in Chemical Engineering (Distinction and Honors), IST, Universidade de Lisboa, 2018 (CATSUS/FCT scholarship).

8. Catalytic Functionalization of Alkanes Under Mild Conditions, PhD  in Chemical Engineering (Distinction and Honors), IST, Universidade de Lisboa, 2018 (CATSUS/FCT scholarship). Awarded a Honorary Distinction of the Portuguese Young Chemist Award (PYCA 2020) prize of the Portuguese Society of Chemistry.



MSc Theses 

(degrees awarded in last 5 years)


28. P.G. Selfa, Study of the heterogeneous catalytic oxidation of furfural and glycerol from lignocellulosic waste, MSc in Chemical Engineering, IST, Universidade de Lisboa, 2021 (published in Nanomaterials, 2022, 12, 362)



27. M. D'Adamo, A comparison of modelling approaches for the evaluation of the electrical performance of secondary batteries in battery management systems (BMS), MSc in Energy Management and Engineering, IST, Universidade de Lisboa, 2021.


26. M.T.M. Nogueira, Bioplastic synthesis from  agri-food wasteMSc in Chemical Engineering, IST, Universidade de Lisboa, 2020.



25. T. Ashraf, Electrochemical Characterization of Low and Non-Platinum Catalysts for Fuel Cell Applications in Gas Diffusion Electrodes Setup, Double Degree Program MSc in Energy Transition, specialization in Energy Management and Engineering, IST Portugal and AGH UST Poland, 2020 (published in Electrochem. Com., 2020, 116, 106761) 



24. E. Lopes, Production of carbonates from CO2 or diols, MSc in Chemical Engineering, IST, Universidade de Lisboa,  2019 (published in Catalysts,  2020, 10, 479)



23. H.M.A.C. Lapa, Síntese de catalisadores de Au(III) e sua aplicação em reacções de oxidação, MSc in Chemical Engineering, IST, Universidade de Lisboa, 2019 (published in Inorg. Chim. Acta, 2020, 512, 119881)



22. L. Correia, Preparação de novos catalisadores escorpionatos e sua imobilização para reacções de oxidação e dessulfurização oxidativa (ODS), MSc in Chemical and Biological Engineering, ISEL, IPL, 2019 (published in Microporous and Mesoporous Materials, 2021, 320, 111111)



21. L.M.S. Ansari,  Aplicação de zeólitos hierárquicos a reacções de oxidação catalítica sob acção de radiação micro-ondas, MSc in Chemical and Biological Engineering, ISEL, IPL, 2019 (published in Catalysts, 2020, 10, 1029)



20. S. Alves, Oxidação catalítica de cicloalcanos utilizando nanotubos de titanato dopados com metais de transição, MSc in Chemical and Biological Engineering, ISEL, IPL, 2019.


19. L. Anichkina, Synthesis and catalytic properties of rhenium complexes, MSc in Chemistry, University of Wroclaw (ERASMUS+ scholarship),  2019.


18.  F. Scorcelletti, Design, Synthesis and Biological Evaluation of Cu(I) and Cu(II) Complexes with bis(pyrazolyl)acetates and related Bioconjugated Ligands, MSc in Chemistry and Advanced Chemical Methodologies, Dual Master IST - University of Camerino, 2018.


17. J. Cruz, Nanomateriais de carbono como catalisadores de processos oxidativos industrialmente sustentáveis, MSc in Chemical and Biological Engineering, ISEL, IPL, 2018.



16. S. Passarelli, Mononuclear Coinage Metal Complexes with Pyrazoles and Imidazoles. Syntheses, Characterizations and Catalytic Applications on MW Peroxidative Oxidation of Alkane of [3,5- dinitropyrazolyl-copper-triphenylphosphane]2, MSc in Chemistry and Advanced Chemical Methodologies, Dual Master IST - University of Camerino, 2017.


15. Y. Yu, Metal nanoparticles as catalysts for oxidation reactions, MSc Nanochemistry and Nanomaterials, University of Madeira, 2016 (published in Catal. Today, 2020, 357, 22)



14. I.A.S. Matias, Nanofluidos para aplicações energéticas, MSc in Chemical and Biological Engineering, ISEL, IPL, 2016 (published in Nanomaterials, 2020, 10, 2111)



13. D. Ottaviani, New environmentally sustainable catalytic processes. Immobilization of catalysts in efficient zeolitic supports for alkane oxidation reactions.  MSc in Chemical Engineering, Università degli studi La Sapienza, (ERASMUS+ scholarship), 2016 (published in Catal. Today, 2020, 348, 37)





12. V.G.G. Van-Dúnem, Novos catalisadores heterogéneos para reações orgânicas industriais sustentáveis, MSc in Chemical and Biological Engineering, ISEL, IPL, 2016 (published in ChemCatChem, 2018, 10, 4058)