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“Sun2Dry project- Construction of a solar dehydration system for fruits and vegetables, consisting of 95% of reused materials and using only renewable energy”. Francisca Santos, Antónia Pinto, Lisete Fernandes, Tavares PB.

Oral communication award in VII Meeting of Young Researchers of the USC, University of Santiago de Compostela, Spain, 27-29 May 2019

“Combination of chemical coagulation, photo-Fenton oxidation and adsorption for the treatment of winery wastewater". N Jorge, C Amor, J.R Fernandes, M.S Lucas, J.A. Peres

Poster award field of Redox Signaling” in 53rd Annual Scientific Meeting of the European Society for Clinical Investigation (ESCI), Coimbra, 22-24 de Maio 2019.

“A Hydrophilic carbon nanomaterial for biomedical applications: modulation of cell redox state and neuroprotective effects”. Andreia D. Veloso, Maria C. Oliveira, Paula B. Andrade, Romeu A. Videira

Top 1% of World reviewers in “Environment and Ecology” in 2019, recognized by Publons. https://publons.com/researcher/830509/pacheco-fal/.Fernando António Leal Pacheco

Paper with Cover Picture and Highlight in Advanced Science News

Nanofluid based on Glucose-derived Carbon Dots Functionalized with [Bmim]Cl for the next generation of smart windows”, Advanced Sustainable Systems, 7 (2019) 1900047 Gonçalves HMR, Pereira RFP, E. Lepleux, T. Carlier, L. Pacheco, Pereira S, A. J. M. Valente, Fortunato E, A. J. Duarte, Bermudez VD.

Paper with Cover Picture and Highlight in Advanced Science News

Three-mode modulation electrochromic device with high energy efficiency for windows of buildings located in continental climatic regions“, Advanced Sustainable Systems, 3(3)  (2019) 18001151

Cardoso MA, Pereira RFP, Pereira S, Gonçalves HMR, Silva MM, Carlos LD, Nunes SC, Fortunato E, Ferreira RAS, Rego R, Bermudez VD.

Paper with Cover Picture

Ionic liquid Cation Size Dependent Electromechanical Response of Ionic Liquid/poly(vinylidene fluoride)-based Soft Actuators", The Journal of Physical Chemistry C, 123(20) (2019) 12744-12752

Correia DM, Barbosa J, Costa CM, Reis P, Esperança JM, Bermudez VD, Lanceros-Mendez S.


Marco Lucas. Prémio de Jovem Investigador atribuído anualmente pela UTAD

Andreia Veloso. Prémio de estímulo à Investigação. Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian 2014. Título: Targeting brain mitochondria by carbon dots. 12.500 Euros

FCT- Incentivo 2014. 13.122 euros


Best Poster communication: Pedro Silva e Fernando Nunes, “Development of an HPLC-DAD-based methodology with a new core-shell column Kinetex-C18 for the assessment of the phenolic profile of Sambucus nigra fruits” 8º Encontro Nacional de Cromatografia, Universidade da Beira Interior, 2 a 4 de Dez 2013.


Verónica Cortés de Zea Bermudez. Prémio de Investigação da UTAD atribuído no âmbito das comemorações do 27º aniversário da instituição.


FCT-Incentivo top-up funding. The unit won this award for getting 90% of the 2007-2011 total budget from non-FCT funding sources. Among 319 national research units, only 92 were similarly awarded and the CQVR was the only chemistry unit to receive this prize.


Green Projects Award in the Research and Development category for the Biocombus technology. This awards are organized by National Environmental Agency and National Association for Nature Conservation.

The Administração da Região Hidrogáfica do Norte (ARH-Norte) prize in the category of Research, Development and Innovation for Marco Lucas’s PhD work: Application of Advanced Oxidation Processes in Wastewater Treatment.


The Associação Portuguesa dos Recursos Hídricos (APRH 2010/11) prize for Marco Paulo Lucas’s PhD work.


Best oral communication: Amor, C.; Lucas, M.S.; Pirra, A.; Peres J.A.; Treatment of high strength wastewater from fruit juice industry using integrated aerobic biological and chemical processes”, 4th International Congress of Energy and Environmental Engineering and Management, Mérida, Spain, 25-27 May 2011.