Projects

2014


 

Project Reference: PROPOLAR 6/2014

Funding Agency: FCT through the Portuguese Polar Program

Principal Investigator: João Canário

Title: CONTANTARC-4 – (Bio)availability of mercury and methylmercury in a naturally contaminated ecosystem (Deception Island, Antarctica)

Main Area: Environmental Sciences (Environmental Chemistry)

Keywords: Mercury, methylation, Bioavailability, volcanic activity, Deception Island, Antarctica


Project Reference: PROPOLAR 11/2014

Funding Agency: FCT through the Portuguese Polar Program

Principal Investigator: João Canário

Title: PERMACHEM – Biogeochemistry of permafrost in transition: the role of natural organic matter on trace element fate, transport and biogeochemistry

Main Area: Earth and Environmental Sciences (Environmental Chemistry)

Keywords: Permafrost, Thermokarst lakes, Biogeochemistry, Natural Organic Matter, Trace Elements, Arctic


Project Reference: NSERC

Funding Agency: NSERC Discovery Frontiers (Canada)

Principal Investigator: Warwick Vincent

Principal Investigator in Portugal: João Canário

Title: ADAPT – Arctic Development and Adaption to Permafrost in Transition

Main Area: Earth and Environmental Sciences (Environmental Chemistry)

Keywords: Permafrost, Canadian Arctic


 

Project Reference: Ações Integradas Luso-Francesas 2014 – ref.ª: TC-15_14 (CRUP/CPU)

Principal Investigator: Carlos Henriques

Title: Desenvolvimento de sistemas catalíticos para redução dos NOx com metano

Main Area: Environmental Catalysis

Keywords: catálise ambiental, zeólitos


 

Project Reference: Programa Pessoa 2014/2015 (Proc. 441.00/Fr)

Principal Investigator: Carlos Henriques

Title: Development of an innovative post-treatment system: deNOx by methane, for new natural gas motorisations

Main Area: Environmental Catalysis

Keywords: Redução catalítica selectiva, eliminação óxidos de azoto com metano


 

Project Reference: GEOTRACES, Scientific Committee for Oceanic Research

Co-Chairs: Ed Boyle (MIT) and Reiner Schlitzer (Alfred Wegener Institute)

Team Member: M. Filomena Camões

Title: GEOTRACES – International research programme that aims to improve an understanding of biogeochemical cycles in the oceans

Main Area: Marine Chemistry

Keywords: Fluxes, Internal cycling, speciation, Concentrations, Isotopes


 

Project Reference: bilateral collaboration with a company: Metalogic Ltd, Brussels. Via ADIST: AD0132

Principal Investigator: Sviatlana Lamaka

Title: LOCAL CURRENT DENSITY MEASUREMENTS ON CUT-EDGE METAL COATED STEEL.

Main Area: Ciência e Engenharia dos Materiais

Keywords: Steel, Cut-edge, Localised Electrochemical Methods, SVET


 

Project reference: PROGRAMA CIENCIA Y TECNOLOGIA PARA EL DESARROLLO – CYTED-3, RED 311RT0417 – Projecto: PPCONTROLOPTIMO en colaboración con el Centro Tecnológico Repsol, empresa participante en el proyecto CYTED

Principal Investigator: Rosário Benavente

Principal Investigator Portugal IST: Maria do Rosário Ribeiro

Title: Desarrollo sostenible de la industria del polipropileno: propriedades controladas a medida y optimización del consumo energético y de la degadación.

Main Area: PROMOCIÓN AL DESARROLLO INDUSTRIA

Keywords: Polipropileno, Copolímeros, nanocompósitos, síntese, propriedades

http://www2.ictp.csic.es/qf/ppcontrol/bibliografia/D3-Informe%20Primera%20reunion-2011_06-28.pdf


 

Title: “Proteins and Phase Change Assisted by Computational Models”

Sponsor: Medimmune LLC (USA) / Astrazeneca

Principal Investigator.: Miguel A. Rodrigues

Co-Principal Investigator: Vitor Geraldes

Main area: Cryopresenvation of biotherapeutics (Protein Thermodynamics and Computational Fluid Dynamics)

Keywords: Biotherapeutics, Freezing, Cryopreservation, CFD modelling, Aggregation


 

Project Reference: 311846 (Funding agency: FP7)

Principal Investigator: Paul Hunter (University of East Anglia)

Team member at IST: Margarida Correia dos Santos Romão

Title: “AQUAVALENS – Protecting the health of Europeans by improving methods for the detection of pathogens in drinking water and water used in food preparation”

Main Area: Microbially safe water for human consumption

Keywords: Emerging pathogens, viruses, bacteria, parasites, water, detection technologies

http://irm.scienceonthenet.eu/node/4117


 

Project Reference: COST Action ES1205 (Funding agency: COST)

Principal Investigator: Lars Duester

Title: The transfer of engineered nanomaterials from wastewater treatment & stormwater to rivers

Main Area: Earth System Science and Environmental Management

Keywords: Engineered nanomaterials, Wastewater treatment plants, Stormwater, Surface water, Urban water cycle

http://www.cost.eu/domains_actions/essem/Actions/ES1205


 

Project Reference: 604387-1 (Funding agency: FP7)

Principal Investigator: Socorro Vazquez

Title: GUIDEnano – Assessment and mitigation of nano-enabled product risks on human and environmental health: Development of new strategies and creation of a digital guidance tool for nanotech industries

Main Area: NMP – Nanosciences, Nanotechnologies, Materials and new Production Technologies

Keywords: Safety, Nano-enabled product, Life cycle, Fate, Workers, Consumers, Ecosystems

http://www.guidenano.eu/


 

Project Reference: FP7 – COLLABORATIVE PROJECT

Principal Investigator: Carlos Henriques

Title: CEOPS – CO2 – Loop for Energy storage and conversion to Organic chemistry Processes through advanced catalytic Systems

Main Area: Catalysis for Energy, Environment

Keywords: Ni/zeolites, methane production, CO2 abatement

http://www.ceops-project.eu/


2013


 

Project Reference: AD0089 (GDF-SUEZ)

Principal Investigator: Carlos Henriques

Title: METANOX_2013 (Innovative catalytic systems for NOx abatement on dual-fuel powered engines exhaust gases)

Keywords: NOx selective catalytic reduction, CH4-SCR, CH4 lean burn engines


 

Project Reference: EXPL/QEQ-QAN/0458/2013

Principal Investigator: R. Bettencourt da Silva

Team Member: M. Filomena Camões

Title: Development of a computational tool for the identification of pesticides in foodstuffs by mass spectrometry

Main Area: Chemistry – Analytical Chemistry (Examinology in chemistry)

Keywords: Qualitative Analysis, Mass spectrometry, Pesticide Residues, Foodstuffs

http://www.fct.pt/apoios/projectos/consulta/vglobal_projecto.phtml.en?idProjecto=133480&idElemConcurso=7720


 

Project reference: Acções Integradas Luso-Francesas 2013 – ref.ª: TC-07_13

Principal Investigator Portugal: Maria do Rosário Ribeiro

Title: New approaches for the synthesis of high-performance polyolefin reactor blends

Main Area: Polymers and composites

Keywords: polyolefins, reactor blends, nanocomposites, metallocenes, post-metallocenes


 

Project Reference: IUPAC 2013-013-1-500

Principal Investigator: M. Filomena Camões

Title: pH Measurement in Seawater

Main Area: Analytical Chemistry

Keywords: primary pH buffers, seawater matrix, pH, recommended procedures, traceability

http://www.iupac.org/nc/home/projects/project-db/project-details.html?tx_wfqbe_pi1%5Bproject_nr%5D=2013-013-1-500


 

Project Reference: QREN (SI I&DT) nº 30179 (2013)

Title: MULTILASER – Laser system with modelled beam for materials processing

Principal Investigator: Rui M. Almeida (Coordinator of IST partner)

Area: Materials Science and Engineering

Keywords: High power laser; Thin-disk laser; Ytterbium laser; Sol-gel

http://www.pofc.qren.pt/Areas-do-Compete/Incentivos-as-Empresas/Projectos-Aprovados-QREN?area=2&instrumento=d32&search=y&NumProjecto=30179


 

2012


 

Project Reference: PTDC/CTM-NAN/2700/2012

Principal Investigator: Pedro Miguel Neves Ribeiro Paulo

Titel: Functionalized Metal Nano-Gaps for Plasmon-Enhanced Single Protein Biosensing

Main Area: Materials Science and Engineering – Nanomaterials and Devices

Keywords: metal nanoparticles; plasmonic biosensors; aptamers; photothermal microscopy


 

Project Reference: FCT-ANR/CTM-NAN/0135/2012, 200 K€

Principal Investigator: José Nuno Aguiar Canongia Lopes

Título: Nanomateriais de Carbono e Líquidos Iónicos: Do conhecimento fundamental a aplicações tecnológicas sustentáveis

Title: Carbon Nanomaterials and Ionic Liquids; From fundamentals to sustainable technology applications

Main Area: Thermodynamics, Physical Chemistry

Keywords: Ionic Liquids, Carbon Nanomaterials, Molecular Dynamics


 

Project Reference: RECI/QEQ-MED/0330/2012

Title: From small bioactive molecules to an integrated OMICS approach: Mass Spectrometry tools for mechanistic insights into drug-like and functional properties, toxicity, and stress responses

Principal Investigator: M. Matilde Marques

Area: Chemistry and Chemical Engineering – Medicinal Chemistry

Keywords: Mass Spectrometry, Biomarkers, Proteomics and Metabolomics, Drug-like Properties


 

Project Reference: EMRP JRP ENV05-REG2 (2012-2014)

Principal Investigator: M. Filomena Camões

Title: Ocean acidity

Main Area: Physical Chemistry

Keywords: high ionic strength, activity coefficients, pH assignment, experimental assessment, models


 

Project Reference: RECI/QEQ-QIN/0189/2012 (Funding Agency FCT)

Principal Investigator: Maria Teresa Duarte

Title: From drug design to new materials: structural approach in emergent fields

Main Area: Chemistry and Chemical Engineering – Inorganic and Physical Chemistry

Keywords: solution and solid state NMR; Single crystal and powder X-ray diffraction; Structural Characterization; Mechanistic Studies


 

Project Reference: M-ERA.NET/0004/2012

Principal Investigator: Sviatlana Lamaka

Title: Capdesign. Encapsulation of polymeric healing agents in self-healing concrete: capsule design.

Main Area: Ciência e Engenharia de Materiais – Polímeros e Compósitos

Keywords: Concrete, Capsules, Healing agent, Self-Healing


 

Project Reference: PTDC/CTM-NAN/1471/2012

Principal Investigator: Ana Charas

Responsible Investigator at CQE-IST: Roberto E. Di Paolo

Título: Cristais Líquidos como Aceitadores de Electrões para Células Fotovoltaicas de Orgânicos Eficientes

Title: Towards very efficient organic photovoltaic cells through utilizing liquid crystal phases as electron-acceptors (LIQ-OPVs)

Main Area: Science and Engineering of Materials – Nanomaterials and Devices

Keywords: Organic Electronics, Liquid Crystals, Supramolecular Chemistry, Organic Photovoltaic Cells


 

2011


 

Project Reference: Joint Action Portuguese-German 2011; Action 04/11

Principal Investigator: Maria Helena Garcia

Title: Synthesis and Characterization of new Metallodendrimers and Evaluation of their Non-Linear Optical properties

Main Area: Chemistry

Keywords: Second Harmonic Generation; Organometallics; Dendrimers; NLO properties


 

2010


 

Project Reference: PTDC/QUI-QUI/121526/2010

Principal Investigator: Alexander Kirillov

Title: Heterometallic Metal-organic Frameworks: Smart Materials for Advanced Applications

Main Area: Chemistry

Keywords: Metal-organic frameworks (MOFs); Crystal Engineering; Catalysis; Molecular magnetism

http://www.fct.pt/apoios/projectos/consulta/vglobal_projecto.phtml.en?idProjecto=121526&idElemConcurso=4144


 

Project Reference: PTDC/CTM-NAN/121274/2010, 81 K€

Título: Caracterização termofísica de novos líquidos iónicos à temperatura ambiente

Title: On the thermophysical characterization of new room temperature ionic liquids

Principal Invetigator: José Nuno Aguiar Canongia Lopes (no IST)

Main Area: Thermodynamics

Keywords: Ionic Liquids, Molecular Dynamics, Thermophysical Properties

http://www.fct.pt/apoios/projectos/consulta/vglobal_projecto.phtml.en?idProjecto=121274&idElemConcurso=4199


 

Project Reference: PTDC/QUI-QUI/117340/2010, 105 K€

Principal Investigator: José Nuno Aguiar Canongia Lopes

Título: Tensionamento de Líquidos iónicos

Title: Ionic Liquids under tension

Main Area: Thermodynamics

Keywords: Ionic Liquids, Negative Pressure

http://www.fct.pt/apoios/projectos/consulta/vglobal_projecto.phtml.en?idProjecto=117340&idElemConcurso=4144


 

Project Reference: PTDC/QUI-QUI/116847/2010

Principal Investigator: Carlos Eduardo Sabino Bernardes

Title: Development and Optimization of an All-atom Force Field for Crystalline Organic Compounds

Area: Chemistry

Keywords: Polymorphism, Cristal Engineering, Thermal Analysis, Force-Field, Molecular Dynamics

http://www.fct.pt/apoios/projectos/consulta/vglobal_projecto.phtml.en?idProjecto=116847&idElemConcurso=4144


 

Project Reference: PTDC/QUI-QUI/117498/2010

Principal Investigator: Suzana Maria de Andrade Sousa Paiva

Title: “Anchoring of metal nanoparticles on graphene hybrid assemblies with photoactive molecules” (Deposição de nanopartículas metálicas em organizados híbridos de grafeno e moléculas fotoactivas)

Main Area: Chemistry

Keywords: Porphyrinoids; Carbon-based material; Metal nanoparticles; Photoinduced electron transfer

http://www.fct.pt/apoios/projectos/consulta/vglobal_projecto.phtml.en?idProjecto=117498&idElemConcurso=4144


 

Project Reference: PTDC/QUI-QUI/119561/2010

Principal Investigator: Maxim L. Kuznetsov

Title (Eng.): Non-transition metal complexes as unexplored but highly promising catalysts for the mild oxidations of hydrocarbons

Main Area: Química e Bioquímica – Química

Keywords (Port.): hidrocarbonetos, complexos de metais de não transição, catálise molecular, mecanismos reaccionais

Keywords (Eng.): hydrocarbons, non-transition metal complexes, molecular catalysis, reaction mechanism

http://www.fct.pt/apoios/projectos/consulta/vglobal_projecto.phtml.en?idProjecto=119561&idElemConcurso=4144


 

Project Reference: PTDC/QUI-QUI/118077/2010

Principal Investigator: Maria Helena Garcia

Title: Preclinical evaluation of ruthenium potential drugs for cancer therapy

Main Area: Chemistry

Keywords: Ruthenium metallodrugs; Apoptosis; Cellular uptake; Histological pathology

http://www.fct.pt/apoios/projectos/consulta/vglobal_projecto.phtml.en?idProjecto=118077&idElemConcurso=4144


 

Project Reference: PTDC/CTM-BPC/122447/2010

Principal Investigator: Maria Teresa Duarte

Title: BioMOFs – Supramolecular materials for biomedical applications: bioactive molecules as spacers and guests

Main Area: Material Science and Engineering – Biomaterials

Keywords: Metal Organic Frameworks (MOFs); Biodegradable Metal Organic Frameworks (BioMOFs); API as linker; Drug storage and delivery

https://www.fct.pt/apoios/projectos/consulta/vglobal_projecto.phtml.en?idProjecto=122447&idElemConcurso=4196


 

2009


 

Project Reference: PTDC/AAC-AMB/115798/2009

Funding Agency: FCT

Principal Investigator: João Canário

Title: PLANTA – Effect of salt-marsh plants on mercury methylation, transport and volatilization to the atmosphere

Main Area: Environmental Sciences (Environmental Chemistry)

Keywords: Mercury, methylation, photoreduction, salt-marshes, plant effect


 

 

Project Reference: PTDC/EQU-FTT/116015/2009, 88 K€

Principal Investigator: José Nuno Aguiar Canongia Lopes

Título: Ajustando o carácter iónico de líquidos iónicos

Title: Playing with the ionic character of ionic liquids

Main Area: Thermodynamics, Physical Chemistry

Keywords: Ionic Liquids, High Ionicity Electrollytes, Molecular Dynamics

http://www.fct.pt/apoios/projectos/consulta/vglobal_projecto.phtml.en?idProjecto=116015&idElemConcurso=3625


 

Project Reference: PTDC/BIA-PRO/109796/2009 (Funding agency: FCT)

Principal Investigator: Sofia Pauleta (FCT/UNL)

Principal Investigator at IST: Margarida Correia dos Santos Romão

Title: “Insights into novel bacterial cytochrome c peroxidases from pathogenic bacteria, Neisseria gonorrhoeae and Escherichia coli

Main Area: Biologic Sciences- Proteins and Structural Biology

Keywords: Novel bacterial cytochrome c peroxidases, Reactive oxygen species, Spectroscopic and structural characterization, Haem Proteins

http://www.fct.pt/apoios/projectos/consulta/vglobal_projecto.phtml.en?idProjecto=109796&idElemConcurso=3584


 

Project Reference: PTDC/AAC-AMB/111998/2009 (Funding agency: FCT)

Principal Investigator: Rute Isabel Ferreira Domingos

Title: Metallic nanoparticles on the environment: dynamic speciation and toxicology

Main Area: Environment and Climate changes – Environment

Keywords: Nanoparticles, Dynamic speciation, Bioavailability, Toxicity

http://www.fct.pt/apoios/projectos/consulta/vglobal_projecto.phtml.en?idProjecto=111998&idElemConcurso=3580


 

Project Reference: PTDC/AAC- AMB/110595/2009 (Funding agency: FCT)

Principal Investigator: Rute Isabel Ferreira Domingos

Title: Environmental risk assessment of metals: tools for evaluating bioavailability in the aquatic systems

Main Area: Environment and Climate changes – Environment

Keywords: Dynamic speciation, Bioavailability, Biotic ligand model, Heterogeneity

http://www.fct.pt/apoios/projectos/consulta/vglobal_projecto.phtml.en?idProjecto=110595&idElemConcurso=3580


 

Project Reference: PTDC/QUI-QUI/113910/2009

Title: Bioactivation mechanisms of the anti-HIV drug nevirapine: identification of reactive metabolites and mutagenic potential

Principal Investigator: M. Matilde Marques

Area: Chemistry and Biochemistry

Keywords: Nevirapine, Metabolic Activation, Mutagenicity/Carcinogenicity, Novel ‘In Vitro’ Models

http://www.fct.pt/apoios/projectos/consulta/vglobal_projecto.phtml.en?idProjecto=113910&idElemConcurso=3574


 

Project Reference: PTDC/SAU-TOX/111663/2009

Title: Hepatic toxicity in HIV-infected individuals exposed to nevirapine

Principal Investigator: M. Emília Monteiro (FCM-UNL/CEDOC)

Principal Investigator no CQE-IST: M. Matilde Marques

Area: Health Sciences – Pharmacology and Toxicology

Keywords: Nevirapine Bioactivation, DNA and Protein Adducts, Hepatotoxicity, Hepatic Fibrosis and Neoplasia

http://www.fct.pt/apoios/projectos/consulta/vglobal_projecto.phtml.en?idProjecto=111663&idElemConcurso=3598


 

Project Reference: PTDC/QUI-QUI/110080/2009

Principal Investigator: Ana Cristina Fernandes

Title: “High Valent Oxo-complexes – A New Class of Catalysts for C-X (X = C, N, O, S and P) Bond forming Reactions”

Main Area: Química e Bioquímica – Química

Keywords: Oxo-complexes, Catalysis, C-X Bond forming reactions, Asymmetric synthesis

http://www.fct.pt/apoios/projectos/consulta/vglobal_projecto?idProjecto=110080&idElemConcurso=3574


 

Project Reference: PTDC/QUI-QUI/110532/2009

Principal Investigator: Ana Cristina Fernandes

Title: “Carbohydrates as chiral scaffolds for the asymmetric synthesis of biologically important molecules”

Main Area: Química e Bioquímica – Química

Keywords: Carbohydrates, Catalysis, Asymmetric synthesis, Synthesis of biologically important molecules

http://www.fct.pt/apoios/projectos/consulta/vglobal_projecto?idProjecto=110532&idElemConcurso=3574


 

Project reference: PTDC/QUI-QUI/116249/2009

Principal Investigator: António L. Maçanita

Title: Photochemical Control of Photoiniators and Photochromics

Main Area: Chemistry

Keywords: Photochemical control; Photolithography; Photoinitiators; Photochromics

http://www.fct.pt/apoios/projectos/consulta/vglobal_projecto?idProjecto=116249&idElemConcurso=3574


 

Project Reference: PTDC/CTM-NAN/113570/2009

Principal Investigator: Sviatlana Lamaka

Title: 1-D nanostructures obtained by electrodeposition from ionic lliquids.

Main Area: Ciência e Engenharia dos Materiais – Nanomateriais, Síntese e Dispositivos Funcionais

Keywords: Ionic Liquids, Electrochemistry, Nanostructures, Metals

http://www.fct.pt/apoios/projectos/consulta/vglobal_projecto?idProjecto=113570&idElemConcurso=3619


 

2008


 

Project Reference: PTDC/QUI_QUI/098516/2008

Principal Investigator: Isabel Correia

Title: Reactivity of transition metal complexes in ionic liquids

Main Area: Chemistry

Keywords: Ionic liquids; catalysis, solvatochromism; kinetics

http://www.fct.pt/apoios/projectos/consulta/vglobal_projecto.phtml.pt?idProjecto=98516&idElemConcurso=2699


 

Project Reference: PTDC/QUI/101187/2008

Principal Investigator: Ana Isabel Tomaz

Title: Complexos de Ruténio para aplicação anti-tumoral

Main Area: Chemistry

Keywords: Ruthenium; Cytotoxic activity; DNA binding; Serum protein binding

http://www.fct.pt/apoios/projectos/consulta/vglobal_projecto?idProjecto=101187&idElemConcurso=2699


 

Project Reference: PTDC/QUI-QUI/103566/2008

Principal Investigator: Carlos Borges

Team member: R. Bettencourt da Silva

Title: ArsonCPU – Development of computational tools for arson detection with quantified reliability

Main Area: Chemistry – Analytical Chemistry (Examinology in chemistry)

Keywords: Fire debris analysis, GC-MS analysis, machine learning tools, uncertainty

http://www.fct.pt/apoios/projectos/consulta/vglobal_projecto?idProjecto=103566&idElemConcurso=2699


 

Project Reference: COST Action ES0801

Principal Investigator: Gideon Henderson (University Oxford, UK)

Team Member: M. Filomena Camoes

Title: The ocean chemistry of bioactive trace elements and paleoclimate proxies

Main Area: Marine Chemistry

Keywords: Ocean biogeochemistry, Climate paleoproxies, Marine data management, Trace element intercalibration

http://www.cost.eu/domains_actions/essem/Actions/ES0801