Professor Madalena Dionísio will be the next Chemforum speaker

On the 15th of February Professor Madalena Dionísio, from FCT-Nova, will give a talk in Chemforum. Madalena Dionísio graduated in Chemistry-Physical and Inorganic Chemistry 1986 in Faculdade de Ciências da Universidade de Lisboa (final thesis in calorimetry supervised by Professor José Artur Martinho Simões of IST at the time). She did her PhD in 1993 in Physical Chemistry, under the supervision of Professor Joaquim José Moura Ramos, IST/UTL in the application of dielectric spectroscopy to dynamic and structural studies (short internship in the Chemistry Department of the University College of Wales, Aberystwyth (U. K.)…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: more

Professor Stephen K. Hashmi will be the next Chemforum speaker

On the 16th of January Professor Stephen K. Hashmi, from Heidelberg University, Germany, will give a talk in Chemforum. He is the Vice-President for Research and Transfer in Heidelberg University. He is responsible for research and research collaborations, core facilities, cooperation projects with non-university research institutions as well as governance of the excellence initiative. Major scientific interest: Transition metal catalysis with a strong  focus on mechanistic studies. Major achievements: Development of dual gold catalysis.  Read more

Professor Semih Eser will the the next Chemforum speaker

On the 13th of December Professor Semih Eser, from Penn State University, USA will give a talk in Chemforum. Semih Eser is a Professor of Energy and Geo-Environmental Engineering at Penn State University. He received his B.S. and M.S. degrees in Chemical Engineering from Middle East Technical University in Ankara, Turkey, and his Ph.D. in Fuel Science from Penn State University. Eser teaches courses on petroleum refining, energy engineering capstone design, energy and the environment, and carbon materials. His research activities include processing and molecular analysis of petroleum fractions, coke/carbon formation and deposition…Read 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