From Science to Innovation

Luísa Carvalho

Senior Researcher

Academic position: Coordinator Professor (IPV)

Research position at LEPABE: Integrated member

Background: PhD in Chemical Engineering – Faculty of Engineering of Porto, Portugal

Major research topics

  • Innovative Wood-based panels.
  • Adhesives for wood and cork based composites.
  • Formaldehyde and VOCs emissions.
  • Modified and functional bio-based surfaces.
  • Wood machining/finishing.
  • Process modeling and simulation in wood industries

Selected Publications

Martins, J., Almeida, M., Ferra, J., Carvalho, L. “A new methodology to evaluate the cure of resin impregnated paper for HPL” Journal of Adhesion, (2015), 91, 792-800.

Costa, N., Pereira, J., Ferra, J., Cruz, P., Martins, J., Magalhães, F., Mendes, A., Carvalho, L. "Scavengers for achieving zero formaldehyde emission of wood-based panels” Wood Science and Technology, (2013), 47, 1261-1272.

Henriques, A., Cruz, P., Martins, J., Ferra, J., Magalhães, F., Carvalho, L. "Determination of formaldehyde/urea molar ratio in amino resins by near-infrared spectroscopy " Journal of Applied Polymer Science, (2012), 124, 2441–2448.

Costa, N., Pereira, J., Martins, J., Ferra, J., Cruz, P., Magalhães, F., Mendes, A., Carvalho, L. “Alternative to Latent Catalysts for curing UF resins used in the production of low formaldehyde emission wood-based panels” International Journal of Adhesion & Adhesives, (2012), 33, 56–60.

Carvalho, L.,  Magalhães, F.D.,  Ferra, J.M.,  Martins, J., Henriques, A. “Chapter 19: Near Infrared Spectroscopy in the wood-based products industry”, in: Infrared Spectroscopy: Theory, Developments and Applications”, edited by Daniel Cozzolino, pp. 471-490, Nova Science Publishers, Inc., Hauppauge, NY, 2014 (ISBN 978-1-62948-523-2)

Selected Projects

“2GAR Development of second generation amino resins”, promoted by Euroresinas (Sonae Indústria), and funded by Agência de Inovação (PT2020 project co-promoted with industrial partners). Beginning 2015. Duration 36 months. Role: principal investigator for IPV’s team.

“LighFillers-Development of low density particles for application in automotive and furniture industries”, promoted by Euroresinas (Sonae Indústria), and funded by Agência de Inovação (QREN project co-promoted with industrial partners). Beginning 2013. Duration 29 months. Role: principal investigator for IPV’s team.

“2GLam-Development of Second Generation Laminates”, promoted by SIR (Sonae Indústria), and funded by Agência de Inovação (QREN project co-promoted with industrial partners). Beginning 2013. Duration 31 months. Role: principal investigator for IPV’s team.

“ECOUF Development of a new generation of urea-formaldehyde resins with low formaldehyde emission” (PTDC/EQU-EQU/111571/2009), funded by Fundação para a Ciência e Tecnologia. Beginning: 2011. Duration: 36 months. Role: Principal Investigator.

“Bringing new functions to wood through surface modification” (COST FP 1006) funded by the European Union., Beginning: 2011. Duration: 48 months. Role: National delegate to Management Committee and WG2 “Wood interface modification and interface interactions”

 

Email: lhorafe.up.pt

Phone: +351 22 041 3604

Room: E218

Laboratory: E-146

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