Samir Z. Zard gives a talk in Chemforum

On the 20th of April Samir Z. Zard, from CNRS and Ecole Polytechnique, Palaiseau, France, will give a talk in Chemforum. Samir Z. Zard currently holds the positions of “Director of Research” (Exceptional Class) in the C. N. R. S. (Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique) and part-time Professor at Ecole Polytechnique. Professor Zard was born in 1955 in Ife, Nigeria. His training as a chemist started at the American University of Beirut (interrupted by the civil war in 1975), then at Imperial College, London, and finally at the l’Institut de Chimie des…Read more

Article from CQE researchers selected as Hot Article

The paper published by CQE researchers Pedro S.F. Mendes (PhD candidate in 2013-2017), João M. Silva and M. Filipa Ribeiro was distinguished as Hot Article by the editorial board of Catalysis Science Technology journal. The paper entitled "A systematic study on mixtures of Pt/zeolite as hydroisomerization catalysts" combined experimental and kinetic modelling studies to rationalize the behaviour of hybrid catalyts in the hydroisomerization of paraffins. This work is a result of a joint PhD thesis between the CATHPRO group of CQE and IFP Energies nouvelles, in France. Link for the article: http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/C6CY02642GRead more

M. Fátima C. Guedes da Silva has been awarded the Scientific Prize Universidade de Lisboa / Caixa Geral de Depósitos

    M. Fátima C. Guedes da Silva, Associate Professor with Habilitation at the Instituto Superior Técnico and member of the Centro de Química Estrutural (Coordinator of the Group on Coordination Chemistry and Catalysis), has been awarded the Scientific Prize Universidade de Lisboa / Caixa Geral de Depósitos 2017 in the scientific area of Chemistry, Chemical Engineering and Pharmaceutical Engineering, in recognition of the merit of her scientific activity, expressed by the high productivity and relevance of publications in international journals in the last five years (period of 2012-2016).Read more

M. Paula Robalo’s co-authored paper was highlighted as Innovative in the field of “Engineered Biomolecular Catalysts”

The work developed by two CQE members, Ana Catarina Sousa and M. Paula Robalo, in collaboration with the Microbial & Enzyme Technology's group at ITQB, leaded by Ligia Martins and published in ACS Catalysis in May 2017 was selected as one of the 20 publications that highlight recent publications from the Journal of the American Chemical Society, ACS Catalysis, and Inorganic Chemistry that showcase the latest groundbreaking research in the field of “Engineered Biomolecular Catalysts". (http://pubs.acs.org/page/jacsat/vi/engineered-bio-catalysts?utm_source=JACS&utm_medium=EMI&utm_campaign=PUBS1017EJK). Engineering a Bacterial DyP-Type Peroxidase for Enhanced Oxidation of Lignin-Related Phenolics at Alkaline pH Vânia Brissos, Diogo Tavares, Ana…Read more

Members of CQE recently distinguished with prizes

Prof. Luísa M. Martins has been awarded the  Scientific Excellence Prize IPL-CGD for the Areas of Technology and Engineering (see the picture taken at the awarding ceremony, held at IPL on June 5th, 2017, with the awardee, the President of IPL and the representative of CGD) and Dr. Elisabete Alegria was then awarded a “Diploma de Mérito”. This Prize was awarded for the first time by the Instituto Politécnico de Lisboa (IPL), with sponsorship from the Caixa Geral de Depósitos (CGD), to recognize the scientific productivity and impact of its members along the last three years.Read more

Prof. Teresa Duarte was awarded a Senior Visiting Fellowship at IAS, Bologna

Prof. Teresa Duarte was last year awarded a Senior Visiting Fellowship at the Institute of Advanced Studies of the Alma Mater Studiorum University of Bologna. During her stay she will have the opportunity to meet other colleagues in the College of Excellence, as well as the selected PhD students enrolled by the Institute. She will also give a talk, on May 30th, entitled: “The chemistry behind the crystals – from chemical synthesis to the enhancement of drug properties".   http://www.isa.unibo.it/en/lectures/the-chemistry-behind-the-crystals-2013-from-chemical-synthesis-to-the-enhancement-of-drug-properties-lecture-by-maria-teresa-duarte-university-of-lisbon-portugal-date-to-be-confirmed    Read more