Carla Alexandra Moreira Portugal

Carla Portugal is currently an Assistant Researcher at LAQV-Requimte, NOVA.iD.FCT and is experienced in the development, implementation and monitoring of membrane based processes.

Carla Portugal obtained a PhD in Chemical Engineering- Transfer Phenomena and Unit operations from FCT-UNL in 2005.  Since 2009, she focused her research work on the design of functional porous media: i. porous media for affinity based chromatography (e.g. monoliths), ii. functional membranes (e.g. stimuli-responsive membranes) and membrane with control designed topographies for improvement of membrane separation processes, development of (bio)sensors and membrane based devices for biomedical applications (e.g. tissue engineering). Presently, she lectures classes of General Chemistry (laboratory classes) to students from Chemical and Biochemical Engineering, Applied Chemistry, Biochemistry and Physical Engineering at FCT-UNL.



PhD in chemical engineering - uint operations and transfer phenomena (Chemistry Department)- Faculdade de Ciencias e Tecnologia Universidade Nova de Lisboa: Caparica, PT ( 2005)

Graduated in chemical engineering -Faculdade de Ciencias e Tecnologia Universidade Nova de Lisboa: Caparica, PT (1999)


Selected publications

Aline M. de Castro; Dala Prasavath; Juliana V. Bevilaqua; Carla A. M. Portugal; Luísa A. Neves; Joao G. Crespo. "Role of water on deep eutectic solvents (DES) properties and gas transport performance in biocatalytic supported DES membranes". Separation and Purification Technology 255 (2021): 117763

Joao G. Crespo; Carla A. M. Portugal; Isabel Coelhoso; Sergio Santoro; Alberto Figoli; Reyes Mallada. "Monitoring of membrane processes with fluorescence molecular probes". Trabalho apresentado em Proceedings of Separations Technology IX: New Frontiers in Media, Techniques and Technologies, 2017.

Santoro, S.; Portugal, C.; Moro, A.J.C.; Lima, J.C.; Crespo, J.G.; Coelhoso, I.M.. "On-line monitoring of temperature and oxygen in chemical processes by means of fluorescent films". 2014.

Zakmout, Asmaa; Sadi, Fatma; Portugal, Carla A. M.; Crespo, João G.; Velizarov, Svetlozar. "Tannery Effluent Treatment by Nanofiltration, Reverse Osmosis and Chitosan Modified Membranes". Membranes 10 12 (2020): 378.


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