25 years of Science and Innovation

Luís Miguel Madeira

Coordinator of LEPABE

Coord. of the research group Environmental Sciences and Technology

Member of the Scientific Steering Committee

Academic position: Full Professor (FEUP)

Background: PhD in Chemical Engineering from the Technical University of Lisbon (IST), Portugal

Major research topics

  • Membrane Reactors.
  • Hybrid Adsorption-Reaction Processes.
  • CO2 capture and valorization
  • H2 Production and Purification.
  • Advanced Oxidation Processes for Wastewater and Gases Treatment.
  • Fenton and photo-Fenton Oxidation.

Selected Publications

Martins, J.A., Miguel, C.V., Rodrigues, A.E., Madeira, L.M., "Novel Adsorption-Reaction Process for Biomethane Purification/Production and Renewable Energy Storage", ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering, (2022), 10, 7833–7851.

Soria, M.A., Tosti, S., Mendes, A., Madeira, L.M. "Enhancing the Low Temperature Water-Gas Shift Reaction through a Hybrid Sorption-Enhanced Membrane Reactor for High-Purity Hydrogen Production" Fuel, (2015), 159, 854–863.

Miguel, C.V., Soria, M.A., Mendes, A., Madeira, L.M., "A Sorptive Reactor for CO2 Capture and Conversion to Renewable Methane", Chemical Engineering Journal (2017), 322, 590-602.

Catarina Faria, A., Trujillano, R., Rives, V., Miguel, C.V., Rodrigues, A.E., Madeira, L.M., "Alkali Metal (Na, Cs and K) Promoted Hydrotalcites for High Temperature CO2 Capture from Flue Gas in Cyclic Adsorption Processes", Chemical Engineering Journal, (2022), 427, 131502.

Esteves, B.M., Morales-Torres, S., Maldonado-Hódar, F.J., Madeira, L.M., "Sustainable Iron-Olive Stone-Based Catalysts for Fenton-Like Olive Mill Wastewater Treatment: Development and Performance Assessment in Continuous Fixed-Bed Reactor Operation", Chemical Engineering Journal, (2022), 435, 134809.


Selected Projects

"Power2Methane - Renewable Power Conversion into Methane with CO2 Capture and Utilization"(POCI-01-0145-FEDER-030277), funded by Fundação para a Ciência e Tecnologia. Beginning: 2018. Duration: 48 months. Funding: 239 720 €. Role: Principal Investigator.

"VERPRAZ - Valorização Energética e tratamento de Resíduos da PROdução do azeite" (NORTE-01-0247-FEDER-39789), funded by ANI. Beginning: 2019. Duration: 48 months. Funding: 471 747 € (FEUP: 250 873 €). Role: Principal Investigator (FEUP’s team).

“VOCAdvanced – Simultaneous Treatment of Gas and Liquid Effluents Containing Volatile Organic Compounds by Advanced Oxidation Processes“ (POCI-01-0145-FEDER-029642), funded by Fundação para a Ciência e Tecnologia. Beginning: 2018. Duration: 48 months. Funding: 238 758 €.  Role: Co-PI Investigator.

“Sorption-Enhanced Membrane Reactors using Monolith-Supported Catalysts for High-Purity Hydrogen Production“ (PTDC /EQU-ERQ/098730/2008), funded by Fundação para a Ciência e Tecnologia. Beginning: 2010. Duration: 42 months. Funding: 154 000 €. Role: Principal investigator.

“SecurEau - Security and Decontamination of Drinking Water Distribution Systems Following Deliberate Contamination“ (CALL FP7/SEC/2007/1), funded by European Union (7th Framework Programme for RTD). Beginning: 2009. Duration: 60 months. Funding: 7 447 708 € (FEUP 559 160 €). Role: Researcher in FEUP’s team.




Phone: +351 22 508 1519

Room: E115

Laboratory: E-146

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