José Paulo Barbosa Mota

Full Professor
Chemical and Biochemical Engineering Section
(+351) 212948300

Research Interests

- Separation of fine chemicals, pharmaceuticals and biomolecules by adsorption and chromatographic processes: simulated moving bed (SMB), semi-continuous multicolumn chromatography, GSSR.
- Gas storage and separation by cyclic adsorption processes: Adsorbed natural gas, pressure swing adsorption (PSA), hybrid processes combining PSA and membrane permeation.
- Molecular simulation.
- Nanotechnology: characterization of nanotubes and metal organic frameworks and their use as adsorbents, molecular probes, and drug-delivery agents.
- Modeling and optimization of separation processes: SMB, PSA, supercritical fluid extraction.
- Mixing and heat transfer by chaotic advection.

Main Publications

E. Saatdjian, A.J.S. Rodrigo, J.P.B. Mota, “Stokes Flow Heat Transfer in an Annular, Rotating Heat Exchanger,” APPL. THERMAL ENG. 31 (2011) 1499-1507.

F.J.A.L. Cruz, I.A.A.C. Esteves, S. Agnihotri, J.P.B. Mota, “Adsorption Equilibria of Light Organics on Single-Walled Carbon Nanotube Heterogeneous Bundles: Thermodynamical Aspects,” J. PHYS. CHEM. C 115 (2011) 2622-2629.

T. Vicente, R. Faber, P.M. Alves, M.J.T. Carrondo, J.P.B. Mota, “Impact of ligand density on the optimization of ion-exchange membrane chromatography for viral vector purification,” BIOTECH. BIOENG. 130 (2011) 1347-1359.

R.J.S. Ricardo, R.C.R. Rodrigues, H. Osuna-Sanchez, M. Bailly, E. Valéry, J.P.B. Mota, “A new multicolumn, open-loop process for center-cut separation by solvent gradient chromatography,” J. CHROMATOGR. A 1217 (2011), 8257-8269.

R.C.R. Rodrigues, R.J.S. Silva, J.P.B. Mota, “Streamlined, two-column, simulated countercurrent chromatography for binary separation,'' J. CHROMATOGR. A 1217 (2010) 3382-3391.