Sónia Alexandra Correia Carabineiro

Assistant Professor
Chemical and Biochemical Engineering Section

Sónia Carabineiro is an Assistant Professor in LAQV-REQUIMTE, NOVA University of Lisbon, Portugal. She got her Ph.D. in Chemical Enginnering (2001) at NOVA University and Habilitation in Chemistry (2019) at University of Lisbon. 

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 and Scientific Reports of the Editorial Advisory Board of Catalysis Today and of the Editorial Board of Nanomaterials and Catalysts, among others. She is 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 since 2017. She was also chosen as one of the Portuguese Women in Science featured in the 4th Edition of the Book "Mulheres na Ciência" from Ciência Viva, Portugal in 2023.

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, abatement of pollutants from water, soil and air.

Main Publications

  1.  K. Li, W. Zhou, X. Li, Q. Li, S.A.C. Carabineiro, J. Fan, K. Lv (2023), “Synergistic effect of cyano defects and CaCO3 in graphitic carbon nitride nanosheets for efficient visible-light-driven photocatalytic NO removal”, Journal of Hazardous Materials (Elsevier), 442, 130040 (13 pages) (DOI: 10.1016/j.jhazmat.2022.130040)
  2. S. Bao, Q. Tan, S. Wang, J. Guo, K. Lv, S.A.C. Carabineiro, L. Wen (2023), “TpBD COF@ZnIn2S4 nanosheets: A novel S-scheme heterojunction with enhanced photoreactivity for hydrogen production”, Applied Catalysis B: Environmental (Elsevier), 330, 122624 (12 pages) (DOI: 10.1016/j.apcatb.2023.122624).
  3. Z. Ren, B. Chen, Y. Li, S.A.C. Carabineiro, Y. Duan, F. Dong (2023), “Remarkable formaldehyde photo-oxidation efficiency of Zn2SnO4 co-modified by Mo doping and oxygen vacancies”, Separation and Purification Technology (Elsevier), 310, 123202 (10 pages) (DOI: 10.1016/j.seppur.2023.123202)
  4. X. Li, K. Li, D. Ding, J. Yan*, C. Wang, S.A.C. Carabineiro, Y. Liu, K. Lv* (2023), “Effect of oxygen vacancies on the photocatalytic activity of flower-like BiOBr microspheres towards NO oxidation and CO2 reduction”, Separation and Purification Technology (Elsevier), 309, 123054 (10 pages) (DOI: 10.1016/j.seppur.2022.123054).
  5. A.G. Mahmoud*, I.L. Librando, A. Paul*, S.A.C. Carabineiro*, A.M. Ferraria, A.M. Botelho do Rego, M.F.C. Guedes da Silva, C.F.G.C. Geraldes, A.J.L. Pombeiro (2023), “Novel organotin-PTA complexes supported on mesoporous carbon materials as recyclable catalysts for solvent-free cyanosilylation of aldehydes”, Catalysis Today (Elsevier), 423, 114270 (13 pages (DOI: 0.1016/j.cattod.2023.114270).
  6. M. Zhao, S. Liu, D. Chen, S. Zhang, S.A.C. Carabineiro, K. Lv (2022), “A Novel S-scheme 3D ZnIn2S4/WO3 heterostructure for improved hydrogen production under visible light irradiation”, Chinese Journal of Catalysis (Elsevier), 43, 2615–2624 (DOI: 10.1016/S1872‐2067(22)64134‐2)
  7. S. Zhang, X. Ou, Q. Shiang, S.A.C. Carabineiro*, J. Fan, K. Lv* (2022), “Research Progresses in Metal Sulfides for Photocatalysis: From Activity to Stability”, Chemosphere (Elsevier), 303, 135085 (14 pages) (DOI: 10.1016/j.chemosphere.2022.135085)
  8. P.M. Martins*, B. Santos, H. Salazar, S.A.C. Carabineiro, G. Botelho, C.J. Tavares, S. Lanceros-Mendez* (2022), “Multifunctional hybrid membranes for photocatalytic and adsorptive removal of water contaminants of emerging concern”, Chemosphere (Elsevier), 293, 133548 (12 pages) (DOI: 10.1016/j.chemosphere.2022.133548)
  9. 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).
  10. 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).
  11. G. Varvoutis, M. Lykaki, E. Papista, S.A.C. Carabineiro, A.C. Psarras, G.E. Marnellos, M. Konsolakis* (2021), “Effect of alkali (Cs) doping on the surface chemistry and CO2 hydrogenation performance of CuO/CeO2 catalysts”, Journal of CO2 Utilization (Elsevier), 44, 101408 (12 pages) (DOI: 10.1016/j.jcou.2020.101408)
  12. 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).S.A.C. Carabineiro*, A.P.C. Ribeiro, M. Avalos-Borja, J.G. Buijnsters, A.J.L. Pombeiro, J.L. Figueiredo, L.M.D.R.S. Martins* (2020), “Solvent-free oxidation of 1-phenylethanol catalysed by gold nanoparticles supported on carbon powder materials”, Catalysis Today (Elsevier), 357, 22-31 (DOI: 10.1016/j.cattod.2019.06.041).
  13. 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).

  14. 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).

  15. 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.

  16. 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).

  17. 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).

  18. 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).

  19. 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) 

  20. 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).


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