Frederico Castelo Alves Ferreira

Assistant Professor




Research Activities

My current research interests, balance between fundamental and applied research, with potential translation into the market of sustainable products and processes. The three current research lines aim at the development of new processes, reactors and materials, with an emphasis on membrane based systems, for:
1. tailored materials to mimicking stem cell microenvironments
2. advanced separations in pharmaceutical industry
3. biorefineries for sustainable aviation biofuels and added value products


Selected publications

G. Székely, J. Bandarra, W. Heggie*, F.C. Ferreira*, “Environmental and economic analysis for selection and engineering sustainable API degenotoxification processes”, Green Chem. 15 (2013) 210

G. Székely, J. Bandarra, W. Heggie, B. Sellergren, F.C. Ferreira* “Organic solvent nanofiltration: A platform for removal of genotoxins from active pharmaceutical ingredients”, J Membrane Sci, 381 (1-2) (2011) 21-33

L.C. Branco, F.C. Ferreira, J.L. Santos, J.G. Crespo, C.A.M. Afonso, "Sharpless asymmetric dihydroxylation of olefins in water-surfactant media with recycling of the catalytic system by membrane nanofiltration”, Adv Synth Catal, 350 (2008) 2086 – 2098

R.Valadez-Blanco, F.C. Ferreira, R.F. Jorge, A.G. Livingston “A membrane bioreactor for biotransformations of hydrophobic molecules using organic solvent nanofiltration (OSN) membranes” J Membrane Sci, 317 (2008) 50–64

F.C. Ferreira, L.G. Peeva, A. Boam, S. Zhang, A.G. Livingston, “Pilot scale application of the Membrane Aromatic Recovery System (MARS) for recovery of phenol from resin production condensates”, J Membrane Sci, 257-1/2 (2005) 120-133

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