Sónia Alexandra Correia Carabineiro

Assistant Professor
Secção de Engenharia Química e Bioquímica

Research Interests

Sónia Carabineiro graduated in Applied Chemistry (branch of Biotechnology) at the NOVA School of Science and Technology (Universidade Nova de Lisboa), Portugal and obtained her Ph.D. degree in Chemical Engineering (Catalysis) in 2001 at the same University. She got Habilitation (Agregação) in Chemistry at The University of Lisbon in 2019.

She was Post Doctoral Researcher from 2001 to 2003 at Leiden University, The Netherlands. In 2004 she got a Post Doc grant at the Centre of Structural Chemistry of the University of Lisbon (CQE-IST).

In 2007 she joined the Laboratory of Catalysis and Materials (LCM), part of Associate Laboratory LSRE-LCM, at Faculty of Engineering of the University of Porto (FEUP), as an Assistant Researcher. From 2013 to 2018 she was a Principal Researcher at the same University. She was Integrated Researcher of CQE-IST and Invited (Visiting) Professor at Wuhan Textile University, China in 2019. She is now Assistant Professor at FCT-UNL (since 2020).

She is member of the Editorial Board of ChemCatChem journal. one the females reviewer in the world with more revisions done (Publons data) and evaluator of several international projects (including ERC grants). She was included in the list of the worldwide most cited scientists (top 2% of Chemistry) published by Stanford University in 2020.

Her research interests include: Catalysis by gold, nanostructured catalysts, mixed metal oxides, graphene, graphitic carbon nitride, carbon nanotubes, oxidation reactions (carbon monoxide, volatile organic compounds, hydrocarbons, alcohols), heterogenization of homogeneous catalysts.

Main Publications

  1.  Zhang, Y. Li, Q. Li, J. Fan, S.A.C. Carabineiro, K. Lv* (2021), “Recent Advances on Bismuth-based Photocatalysts: Strategies and Mechanisms”, Chemical Engineering Journal (Elsevier), 419, 129484 (22 pages) (DOI: 10.1016/j.cej.2021.129484).
  2. S. Yadav, A. Asthana, A.K. Singh*, R. Chakraborty, S.S. Vidya, Md. A.B.H. Susan, S.A.C. Carabineiro (2021), “Adsorption of cationic dyes, drugs and metal from aqueous solutions using a polymer composite of magnetic/ β-cyclodextrin/ activated charcoal/ Na alginate: Isotherm, kinetics and regeneration studies”, Journal of Hazardous Materiais (Elsevier), 409, 124840 (22 pages) (DOI: 10.1016/j.jhazmat.2020.124840). 
  3. Y. Li, M. Gu, X. Zhang, J. Fan, K. Lv*, S.A.C. Carabineiro*, F. Dong* (2020), “2D g-C3N4 for advancement of photogenerated carrier dynamics: Status and challenges”, Materials Today (Elsevier), 41, 270-303 (DOI: 10.1016/j.mattod.2020.09.004).
  4. S.A.C. Carabineiro* (2019), “Supported gold nanoparticles as catalysts for the oxidation of alcohols and alkanes”, Fronteirs in Chemistry (Fronteirs), 7, article 702, 32 pages (DOI: 10.3389/fchem.2019.00702).

  5. E. Kolobova, E. Pakrieva, S.A.C. Carabineiro, N. Bogdanchikova, A.N. Kharlanov, S.O. Kazantsev, J. Hemming, P. Mäki-Arvela, A. Pestryakov, D.Y. Murzin* (2019), “Oxidation of a wood extractive betulin to biologically active oxo-derivatives using supported gold catalysts”, Green Chemistry (Royal Society of Chemistry), 21, 3370-3382 (DOI: 10.1039/C9GC00949C).

  6. S.A.C. Carabineiro*, L.M.D.R.S. Martins*, A.J.L. Pombeiro, J.L. Figueiredo (2018), “Commercial gold (I) and gold(III) compounds supported on carbon materials as greener catalysts for the oxidation of alkanes and alcohols”, ChemCatChem (Wiley), 10, 1804-1813 (DOI: 10.1002/cctc.201701886) - front cover of issue, page 1657 with cover profile on pages 1661-1662.

  7. M. Lykaki, E. Pachatouridou, S.A.C. Carabineiro, E. Iliopoulou, C. Andriopoulou, N. Kallithrakas-Kontos, S. Boghosian, M. Konsolakis* (2018), “Ceria Nanoparticles Shape Effects on the Structural Defects and Surface Chemistry: Implications in CO oxidation by CuO/CeO2 oxides”, Applied Catalysis B: Environmental (Elsevier) 230, 18-28 (DOI: doi.org/10.1016/j.apcatb.2018.02.035).

  8. J. Zhu*, T. Diao, W. Wang, X. Xu, X. Sun, S.A.C. Carabineiro*, Z. Zhao* (2017), “Boron doped graphitic carbon nitride with acid-base duality for cycloaddition of carbon dioxide to epoxide under solvent-free condition”, Applied Catalysis B: Environmental (Elsevier), 219, 92-100 (DOI: 10.1016/j.apcatb.2017.07.041).

  9. J. Zhu*, Y. Zhao, D. Tang, Z. Zhao*, S.A.C. Carabineiro* (2016), “Aerobic selective oxidation of alcohols using La1-xCexCoO3 perovskite catalysts”, Journal of Catalysis (Elsevier), 340, 41–48 (DOI: 10.1016/j.jcat.2016.04.013).

  10. J. Zhu*, P. Xiao, H. Li, S.A.C. Carabineiro (2014), “Graphitic carbon nitride: synthesis, properties and applications in catalysis”, ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces (American Chemical Society), 6 (19), 16449–16465 (DOI: 10.1021/am502925j) 

  11. M.C. Blanco-Jaimes, F. Rominger, M.M. Pereira, R.M.B. Carrilho, S.A.C. Carabineiro, A.S.K. Hashmi* (2014), “Highly active phosphite gold(I) catalysts for intramolecular hydroalkoxylation, enyne cyclization and furanyne cyclization”, Chemical Communications (Royal Society of Chemistry), 50 (38) 4937-4940 (DOI: 10.1039/C4CC00839A).

  12. S.A.C. Carabineiro*, T. Thavorn-amornsri, M.F.R. Pereira, J.L. Figueiredo (2011), “Adsorption of ciprofloxacin on surface modified carbon materials”, Water Research (Elsevier), 45 (15) 4583-4591 (DOI: 10.1016/j.watres.2011.06.008).

  13. J. Zhu*, X. Xie, S.A.C. Carabineiro, P.B. Tavares, J.L. Figueiredo, R. Schomäcker, A. Thomas* (2011), “Facile one-pot synthesis of Pt@SBA-15 nanoparticles: A highly active and stable material for catalytic applications”, Energy & Environmental Science (Royal Society of Chemistry), 4 (6), 2020-2024 (DOI: 10.1039/C1EE01040A)


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