Isabel Alexandra de Almeida Canento Esteves Esperança

Doctor

  • FCT NOVA, Campus da Caparica, Dept. Chemistry, Office 503, Lab. 513

    2829-516 Caparica

    Portugal

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Adsorption Science and Technology, Materials Engineering and Formulation for Adsorption

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20002020

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Personal information

I have worked in gas separation applications (natural gas, biogas, flue gas treatment, etc.) for my entire career. I graduated in Chemical Engineering from FCT NOVA in Dec. 1999 and completed my PhD in Chemical Engineering (Unitary Operations and Transport Phenomena) from FCT NOVA in July 2005. In 2004, I concluded the intensive Post-Graduation in Enterprise Management from INDEG(Business School)/ISCTE Executive Education in Lisbon, now the Executive Master in Enterprise Management.

From Aug. 2005 to June 2009, I was a Postdoc Fellow at FCT NOVA. Then, I was awarded a contract as Assistant Researcher in REQUIMTE/FCT NOVA (Ciencia 2008 Program, FCT/MEC) from 2009 to 2014. During this contract, I was absent on 2 maternity leaves (2010; 2014). These maternities had a profound impact on my productivity between 2012-2014. Family, ambition and dreams grew up together!

In 2015, I was awarded with an FCT Investigator (IF 2014) 5-year contract. Since 2020, I am Assistant Professor at FCT NOVA, integrated member of the Research Unit LAQV-REQUIMTE, and work in Adsorption Technology & Process Engineering at the research line of (Bio)Chemical Process Engineering. I work on sustainable adsorption separation processes for a low-carbon economy, I actively strive to pursue Excellency and work independence, by seeking my own research funding, developing teaching/training activities, and supervising students.

Impact

I published 62 papers in peer-reviewed journals - 36 articles and 6 conference abstracts in Scopus (19 in the last 5 years), 14 meetings articles with copyright, 1 in SPQ bulletin, 1 in Advances and Engineering magazine and 4 invited book chapters. The major area of publication is Chemical Engineering.

In Scopus, my h-index is 14 and I have attracted about 616 citations (i10-index = 22; 849 citations on Google Scholar). On WOS (search for AUTHOR: esteves iaac* OR AUTHOR ID: 0000-0002-2242-6016), the average citation per item is 16.71 with circa 10% of self-citations. About 60% of the published papers are quartile Q1 Chemical Engineering journals; the rest is multidisciplinary. I have 107 meeting communications (60% oral), 80 of them after PhD (36 as lead author). I received 3 best poster awards from the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE), the European Membrane Society (EMS) and the Int. Adsorption Society (IAS). Since 2009, I peer-review papers for 21 recognized international journals (JCR), juried 6 theses, supervise students and the experimental work in my host lab (which brings together experimental adsorption, molecular simulation, and modelling and optimization of adsorption processes). I have been PI of 5 projects and a team member of other 6 (> 780k€). I also hold collaborations with industry and research centres. Full biography disclosed at:

ORCID ID: 0000-0002-2242-6016

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Research interests

Chemical Engineering

Sustainable Low-Carbon Adsorption Separation Processes

Adsorbent Materials Development and Formulation

List of present research interests: 
1) Materials Science for Gas Adsorption: Development, Formulation and Characterization
2) Isotherm modeling, molecular modeling and simulation, multi-scale process modeling
3) Cyclic adsorption processes: Simulated Moving Bed and Pressure Swing Adsorption
4) Membranes for gas separation
5) Bio-fuels separation and purification processes
6) Waste valorization for biogas upgrading to biomethane
7) Biorefinery concept
8) Ionic liquids for process applications
9) Additive MAnufacturing
10) Project management
 

Education/Academic qualification

Chemical Engineering, Doctorate, Universidade NOVA de Lisboa

1 Dec 199915 Jul 2005

Award Date: 15 Jul 2005

Keywords

  • QD Chemistry
  • Materials Engineering
  • Materials Characterization
  • TP Chemical technology
  • Gas Adsorption Sicence & Technology
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Materials Engineering & Formulation
  • Process Development

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