Chemical Process Engineering and Forest Products Research Centre (Centro de Investigação em Engª dos Processos Químicos e dos Produtos da Floresta) CIEPQPF Department of Chemical Engineering Maria Graça Rasteiro
Mission Established in 1994 with the objective of creating a structured framework for the research activities in the Chemical Engineering Department (DEQ) of FCTUC (Science Program) • To consolidate the accumulated know-how in strategic areas in the field of Chemical Engineering. To promote an interdisciplinary and integrated approaches to problems. • To establish the connection between basic research and technological applications. • Contribute to the reduction of the environmental impact of Chemical Processes (environmentally friendly production processes; process optimization; new materials; advanced technologies for wastewater treatment and remediation) Special emphasis on processes related to Forest Products. • To Promote multilateral cooperation between CIEPQPF and other national and international scientific entities. • To support graduate and postgraduate education in the field of Chemical Engineering, at DEQ of FCTUC.
Integrated researchers:2011 PhD students Integrated researchers 2014 - 42 PhD students 2014 - 49 (9 supported by industry –BDE)
Research 3 1 2 4 Diverse core competencies
Research Transversal Research Lines Applications
Research • Functionalization of coatings (papermaking, space etc…) • Nanomaterials through sol-gel technology • Functionalization of natural polymers aimed at tailored polyelectrolytes • Functionalization of polymeric based catalysts • Functionalization of nanofiltration membranes • Functionalization of materials for drug delivery (Polymer based, silica based, etc……) • . • . • .
Research • Process intensification • Integration and processes optimization • Hybrid technologies for effluents treatment • Soils remediation • CO2 sequestration • Wastes valorisation • Extraction of high valued natural products • . • .
Research • Molecular modelling • Population balance modelling • CFD applications (reactive systems, multiphase flows, atomization processes.....) • Data driven multiscale modelling • . • . • .
Indicators Concluded PhDs Patents (2013) 8 undergoingsubmission
Encontros com a ciência 2014 http://www.uc.pt/fctuc/deq/ciepqpf/news/program2014
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