Best Oral communication

Chemical characterization of biscuits melanoidins using shotgun proteomics

J. Siopa, M. Ribeiro, F. Cosme, F. M. Nunes

XXII EuroFoodChem Congress, 14-16 June 2023, Belgrade, Serbia


Electrochromic Windows based on luminescente acrylate/ionosilicas

D. Pinheiro, Rui F. P. Pereira, E. Fortunato, Rute A. S. Ferreira, V. de Zea Bermudez, M. C. Gonçalves,

8th Portuguese Young Chemists Meeting (8thPYCHEM), 17-19 May 2023, Vila Real, Portugal 


Shotgun Proteomics: A Powerful Tool for Investigating the Chemical Complexity of Biscuit Melanoidins

J. Siopa, M. Ribeiro, F. Cosme, F. M. Nunes

I International Meeting Molecules4Life, 20-22 September 2023, UTAD, Vila Real, Portugal 


Best poster

Filmes híbridos orgânicos-inorgânicos dopados com líquidos iónicos comerciais

M. Magalhães, P. Nunes, V. de Zea Bermudez, M. Fernandes

XV Jornadas de Bioquímica, 16 - 17 May 2023, Universidade de Trás-os-Montes e Alto Douro  



Paper with Cover Picture

Adsorption and thermocatalytic processes for winery wastewater treatment. Processes 2022, 10 (1), 75;

Nuno Jorge, Ana R. Teixeira, Vanessa Guimarães, Marco S. Lucas, José A. Peres.


Best Paper Award

“Plants as natural organic coagulant powders for winery wastewater treatment”, 1st International Electronic Conference on Horticulturae (IECHo2022), 16 April – 30 April 2022 (oral communication). IECHo 2022

Nuno Jorge, Ana R. Teixeira, Leonilde Marchão, Marco S. Lucas; José A. Peres.


Honorable mention for oral communication.

Nuno Jorge, Ana R. Teixeira, Alexandra Mendes-Ferreira, Marco S. Lucas, José A. Peres. “Combination of an aerobic bioreactor with photo-Fenton process in winery wastewater treatment”, presented at XIV Genetics and Biotechnology Conference | IV Genetics and Biotechnology Iberian Conference, Area of genetics and animal and microbial biotechnology, 31 March 2022 – 02 April 2022


Best poster

Photodynamic antitumor effects evaluation of a picolylamine-bearing benz[e]indole-based squaraine dye against HeLa cells. 14th National Organic Chemistry and 7th National Medicinal Chemistry Meeting, 20th-22th April 2022 Caparica, Portugal.

Eurico Lima, Andreia G. Barroso, Octávio Ferreira, Renato E. Boto, José R. Fernandes, Paulo Almeida, Samuel M. Silvestre, Adriana O. Santos, Lucinda V. Reis.




Papers with Cover Picture

The surfaces of the Ceratonia siliqua L. (Carob) leaf: insights from physics and chemistry Langmuir 2021, 37(6)2011-2028.

Rodríguez, J. Rocha, M. Fernandes, A. P. Ravishankar, N. Steinbrück, R. Cruz, E. Bacelar, G. Kickelbick, S. Anand, A. L. Crespí, S. Casal, V. de Zea Bermudez


Chemical Differentiation of Sugarcane Cultivars based on Volatile Profile and Chemometric Analysis, Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry 2021, 69 (11), 3548-3558.

Silva, P., Freitas, J., Nunes, F.M., Câmara, J.


Project award

 Waste2Hydrogen - BioAdvance - Projeto vencedor Waste2Hydrogen – “Energy recovery of waste from agricultural facilities for the production of hydrogen and thermal energy for the process”. Amadeu Borges (Team Leader), Fernando M. Nunes, Marco Lucas; award value: 10.000 €.


Best presentation

Photocatalysis with immobilized TiO2 “Coated Glass Rings and UV-A LEDs as a Final Treatment Step of Winery Wastewater Treatment”. Marchão, L.; Fernandes, J.R.; Peres, J.A.; Tavares, P.B.; Lucas, M.S., 3rd International Workshop Advances on Photocatalysis including Environmental and Energy Applications - AdvPhotoCat- EE 2021, 28-29 June 2021 (online), Award for best young researcher presentation.

Martins, R.B.; Gouvinhas, I.; Nunes, M.C.; Ferreira L.M.M.; Peres, J.A.; Barros, A I.R.N.A.; Raymundo, A., “Apple flour from Malus domestica Borkh cv. Bravo as sustainable sweetener and texture improver in sweet gluten free bread”, XV Encontro de Química dos Alimentos, Funchal, 5-8 setembro 2021 (Book of Abstracts of XV EQA 2021, p. 147). Best oral presentation.

Marchão, L. Fernandes, J.R. Peres, J.A. Tavares, P.B. Lucas, M.S. Photocatalysis with immobilized TiO2 - coated glass rings and UV-A LEDs as a final treatment step of winery wastewater treatment, 3rd International Workshop Advances on

Photocatalysis including Environmental and Energy Applications - AdvPhotoCat-EE 2021, 28-29 June 2021 (online). (Book of Abstracts pp. 72-73; Award for best young researcher presentation).



Papers with Cover Picture

Non-Newtonian Thermosensitive Nanofluid based on Carbon Dots Functionalized with Ionic Liquids. Small, 16, 2020,  2070156.

M. R. Gonçalves, R. F. P. Pereira, E. Lepleux, L. Pacheco, A. J. M. Valente, A. J. Duarte, V. de Zea Bermudez


White Wine Protein Instability: Mechanism, Quality Control and Technological Alternatives for Wine Stabilization—an Overview. Beverages, 2020, 6(1), 19.

Cosme, F., Fernandes, C., Ribeiro, T., Filipe-Ribeiro, L., Nunes, F. M.


Wine and Non-Dairy Fermented Beverages: A Novel Source of Pro- and Prebiotics" Fermentation 2020, 6(4), 113.

Vilela, Alice; Cosme, Fernanda; Inês, António.


Non-Saccharomyces Yeasts and Organic Wines Fermentation: Implications on Human Health" Fermentation 2020, 6(2), 54.

Vilela, Alice.


Modulating Wine Pleasantness Throughout Wine-Yeast Co-Inoculation or Sequential Inoculation" Fermentation 2020, 6(1), 22.

Vilela, Alice


Prémio Vintage Ciência IVDP 2020

 “Distributed monitoring system for precision enology of the Tawny Port Wine aging process”. Fernanda Cosme, Fernando M. Nunes


Young Entrepreneur - Tâmega Sousa Intermunicipal Contest

“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.