Research Line Coordinator
António Areosa Martins
Rui Gil da Costa
The Processes, Products and Energy research line integrates researchers devoted to fundamental chemical engineering topics on processes and products, with a special focus on energy.
In partnership with several national and international companies, novel solutions are developed to ensure a sustainable development. Research efforts are directed towards the development of high-tech wood-based products, polymer composites and coatings and bioactive compounds for clinical use.
Energy, an issue of high societal importance, is a main focus of this research line. A dual approach has been followed. On the one hand advanced solutions for production of renewable energies, namely by photoelectrochemical systems, are being developed, on the other hand, new catalysts are found for low CO methanol based steam reforming.