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Diana Luísa Duarte de Lima

Diana Luísa Duarte de Lima

Auxiliary Researcher


  • Researcher ID: G-7472-2014
  • ORCID: 0000-0001-5565-7454
  • Department: Chemistry
  • Research Group: Environ. Processes & Pollutants
  • ISI Web of KnowledgeSM search factor: RID=G-7472-2014


Research interests

Development of low-cost methodologies for the quantification of organic contaminants in water matrices.
Application of Enzyme-linked immunosorbentassays (ELISA) to quantify pharmaceuticals in environmental samples.
Occurrence of organic pollutants in the environment (ground, surface and wastewaters).
Persistence and fate of pharmaceuticals in the environment: photodegradation, adsorption, etc.
Removal of pharmaceuticals from the aquatic environment using low-cost alternatives, such as photodegradation using solar radiation.

Academic degrees

PhD in Chemistry, 2011; University of Aveiro, Portugal; Scientific domain: Environmental Analytical Chemistry.
MSc in Instrumental Methods and Analytical Quality Control, 2007; University of Aveiro, Portugal, Scientific domain: Analytical Chemistry.
Degree in Biochemistry and Food Chemistry, 2003; University of Aveiro.

Scientific activities

Current Status
31/01/2019 - present - Auxiliary Researcher at UA/CESAM (Contract Researcher under Decree-Law 57/2016 Art.23rd - Transitional Rule)

Previous activities
01/09/2018 - 30/01/2019 - Post-doctoral at UA/CESAM (without grant)
01/02/2012 - 31/08/2018 - Post-doctoral fellow at UA/CESAM (FCT grant SFRH/BPD/80315/2011)
2009 - Scientific Internship in BAM (Federal Institute for Materials Research and Testing)
2007-2011 - PhD Student in CESAM
2003-2007 - Research fellow at UA/CESAM

Diana Lima area of scientific activity is Analytical and Environmental Chemistry.
Developed work has been focused in occurrence, fate, effects and removal of organic pollutants in environment. Developed work include:
- development of low-cost analytical methodologies for the monitoring of pollutants in the environment (water and soil), especially when present in low concentrations, which include analytical methodologies, such as capillary electrophoresis and HPLC with UV or fluorescence detection.
- development of pre-concentration methodologies, such as solid phase extraction (SPE), dispersive liquid-liquid microextraction (DLLME) and hollow-fiber liquid phase microextraction (HF-LPME).
- Enzyme linked immunosorbent assays (ELISA) application for pharmaceuticals quantification in environmental samples.
- Estrogens occurrence in the environment (ground, surface and waste water sample, as well as adsorbed onto sludge from waste water treatment plants)
- Evaluation of adsorption behaviour of organic pollutants onto soils.
- Evaluation of the fate/persistence of emerging contaminants (hormones) in the aquatic environment by means of photodegradation studies.

Keywords: high performance liquid chromatography (HPLC); capillary electrophoresis (MEKC); immunoassays (ELISA); solid phase extraction (SPE); dispersive liquid-liquid microextraction (DLLME); hollow-fiber liquid phase microextraction (HF-LPME); adsorption; photodegradation; pharmaceuticals.

Others

Prizes:
2017; “Green Chemistry Poster Prize”: Dinis, T.B.V.; Passos, H.; Coutinho, J.A.P.; Lima, D.L.D.; Esteves, V.I.; Freire, M.G.. “Aqueous biphasic systems composed of ionic liquids: one-step extraction/concentration techniques for water pollution tracers”. International Symposium on Green Chemistry, La Rochelle, France – 16 a 19 Maio, 2017.
2011; Financial Support (registration fee) to attend "EuCheMS International Conference on Chemistry and the Environment 2011 - ICCE2011", 11-15 September 2011, Zurich, Switzerland, upon curriculum vitae and motivation letter evaluation; Swiss Chemistry Society, GDCh, EuCheMS.
2003; exceptional grades during 2001/2002 resulted in a highest grade-achieving student award 2001/2002, University of Aveiro.

Publications

Projects

WasteMAC - Industrial wastes as new resources for micro-wave assisted production of magnetic activated carbons – application in the removal of pharmaceuticals from water See more

Rem-Aqua - Photosensitized degradation as a remediation process for the removal of pharmaceuticals from aquaculture effluents See more

RemPharm - Production and application of alternative adsorbents for the removal of pharmaceuticals from urban and industrial effluents See more

Supramolecular structure of humic substances as the stationary phase in open tubular capillary electrochromatography – application to the study of the sorption of xenobiotics. See more

Scientific Supervision

Master (Main Supervisor): Cindy Oliveira (not a CESAM member)

Master (Co-supervisor): Tânia Carvalho (not a CESAM member)

Master (Co-supervisor): Tiago Sousa (not a CESAM member)

Master (Co-supervisor): Tiago Sousa (not a CESAM member)

Master (Co-supervisor): Milena Groth (not a CESAM member)

Master (Co-supervisor): Rossana Simas (not a CESAM member)

Master (Co-supervisor): Andreia Sousa (not a CESAM member)

Projeto Licenciatura (Main Supervisor): Flávia Lopes (not a CESAM member)

Graduation Project (Main Supervisor): Joana Afonso (not a CESAM member)

Graduation project (Co-supervisor): Cristiana Silva (not a CESAM member)

Graduation project (Co-supervisor): Pedro Pinto (not a CESAM member)

Graduation project (Co-supervisor): Ana Rita Mendes (not a CESAM member)

Graduation project (Co-supervisor): Cindy Oliveira (not a CESAM member)

Organization of scientific activities

− Member of the organizing and scientific committee of "Olimpíadas da Química Júnior 2018 - semifinal", Department of Chemistry, University of Aveiro in association with “Sociedade Portuguesa de Química” (7th of April 2018).


− Member of the organizing and scientific committee of "Olimpíadas da Química Júnior 2017 - semifinal", Department of Chemistry, University of Aveiro in association with “Sociedade Portuguesa de Química” (22th of April 2017).


− Member of the organizing and scientific committee of "Olimpíadas da Química Júnior 2016 - Final", Department of Chemistry, University of Aveiro in association with “Sociedade Portuguesa de Química” (30th of April 2016).


− Member of the organizing and scientific committee of "Olimpíadas da Química Júnior 2016 - semifinal", Department of Chemistry, University of Aveiro in association with “Sociedade Portuguesa de Química” (09th of April 2016).


− Member of the organizing committee of the symposium "Environmental occurrence, effects and fate of pharmaceuticals”, Environmental Processes and Pollutants Research Group, CESAM, University of Aveiro (26 June 2015).


− Member of the organizing and scientific committee of "Olimpíadas da Química Júnior 2015 - semifinal", Department of Chemistry, University of Aveiro in association with “Sociedade Portuguesa de Química” (11th of April 2015).


− Member of the organizing and scientific committee of "Olimpíadas da Química Júnior 2014 - semifinal", Department of Chemistry, University of Aveiro in association with “Sociedade Portuguesa de Química” (05th of April 2014).


− Member of the organizing and scientific committee of "Olimpíadas da Química Júnior 2013 - semifinal", Department of Chemistry, University of Aveiro in association with “Sociedade Portuguesa de Química” (13th of April 2013).


− Member of the organizing and scientific committee of "Olimpíadas da Química Júnior 2012 - semifinal", Department of Chemistry, University of Aveiro in association with “Sociedade Portuguesa de Química” (14th of April 2012).


− Member of the organizing committee of the symposium "Environmental occurrence, persistence and fate of pharmaceuticals”, Environmental Processes and Pollutants Research Group, CESAM, University of Aveiro (30 March 2012).

Current Researh Interests

Current Research Interests:



  • Analytical methodologies, such as capillar electrophoresis and HPLC, for pollutants determination in the environment

  • Estrogens occurrence in the environment ( ground, surface and waste water samples)

  • ELISA application for pharmaceuticals quantification in environmental samples

  • Development of low-cost methodologies for pharmaceuticals determination in the environment

  • Pre-concentration methodologies


Keywords: Environment; pollutants; sorption phenomena; immunoassays (ELISA); capillary electrophoresis; UV and Fluorescence Spectra deconvolution

Participation in European Projects

(2001-2004) “ESTR-A-LISER – Development and validation of an automated instrument for the determination of the endocrine disrupter 17β-estradiol in the water cycle” – Funded by European Comission, LIFE program, Contract nº LIFE00 ENV/D/000346. Research assistent.

Scientific Divulgation activities

- TechDays2018; Parque de Feiras e Exposições de Aveiro, Aveiro, Portugal; 11-13 october 2018; “Sustainable removal of pharmaceuticals from contaminated waters”


- Feira de Ciência - FeCiOB; Espaço Inovação, Oliveira do Bairro, Portugal; 3-5 october 2018; “Sustainable removal of pharmaceuticals from contaminated waters”


- UA Open Campus; University of Aveiro; Aveiro, Portugal; 22-24 march 2018; "Alternative technologies for the treatment of contaminated waters using solar radiation"


- UA Open Campus; University of Aveiro; Aveiro, Portugal; 22-24 march 2018; "Materials to promote the recuperation and reuse of contaminated water"


- TechDays2017; Parque de Feiras e Exposições de Aveiro, Aveiro, Portugal; 12-14 october 2017; “Alternative technologies for water treatment”


- UA Open Campus; University of Aveiro; Aveiro, Portugal; 10-12 may 2017; "RemPharm – Removal of pharmaceuticals from water using new materials produced from pulp and paper mill residues"


- Green Bussiness Week; Centro de Congressos de Lisboa; Lisboa, Portugal; 15-17 march 2017; “Why waste wastes? Utilization of industrial residues for wastewaters treatment”


- Business2Sea; Centro de Congressos da Alfândega do Porto; Porto, Portugal; 16-18 november 2016; “Alternative technologies for water treatment"


- TechDays; Parque de Exposições de Aveiro; Aveiro, Portugal; 15-17 september 2016; “Treatment of contaminated waters by using new materials produced from pulp and paper mill residues”


- "Olimpíadas da Química Júnior"; University of Aveiro/Portuguese Chemistry Society; all annual editions since 2011

Teaching Experience

- 11 de Fevereiro de 2008 até 10 de Fevereiro 2011: Equiparada a Assistente — Grupo Pessoal Docente do Ensino Superior Politécnico, em regime de tempo parcial — 50 % na Escola Superior de Tecnologia da Saúde de Coimbra.


- 11 de Fevereiro de 2011 até 08 de Abril 2012: Assistente — Grupo Pessoal Docente do Ensino Superior Politécnico, em regime de tempo parcial — 50 % na Escola Superior de Tecnologia da Saúde de Coimbra.


- 09 de Abril de 2012 até 08 de Abril 2013: Assistente Convidada — Grupo Pessoal Docente do Ensino Superior Politécnico, em regime de tempo parcial — 30 % na Escola Superior de Tecnologia da Saúde de Coimbra.


- 01 de Julho de 2013 até ao momento: Professor Adjunto — Grupo Pessoal Docente do Ensino Superior Politécnico, em regime de tempo parcial — 30 % na Escola Superior de Tecnologia da Saúde de Coimbra.

Unidades Curriculares leccionadas

• Ano lectivo: 2018/2019: Disciplina de Química Aplicada (componente teórica e teórica-prática), Química Alimentar (componente prática).


• Ano lectivo: 2017/2018: Disciplina de Química Alimentar (componente teórica), Bromatologia (componente teórica).


• Ano lectivo: 2016/2017: Disciplina de Química Alimentar (componente prática), disciplina de Química (componente teórica e teórica-prática) e Química do Ambiente (componente teórica e teórica-prática).


• Ano lectivo: 2015/2016: Disciplina de Bromatologia (componente teórica), disciplina de Química (componente teórica e teórica-prática) e Química do Ambiente (componente teórica e teórica-prática).


• Ano lectivo: 2014/2015: Disciplina de Química Alimentar (componente teórica), disciplina de Química (componente teórica e teórica-prática) e Química do Ambiente (componente teórica e teórica-prática).


• Ano lectivo: 2013/2014: Disciplina de Química Orgânica Aplicada (componente prática) e disciplina de Bromatologia (componente teórica e prática).


• Ano lectivo: 2012/2013: Disciplina de Bromatologia (componente teórica e prática).


• Ano lectivo: 2011/2012: Disciplina de Química Orgânica Aplicada (componente teórica e prática), disciplina de Química Alimentar (componente teórica) e disciplina de Bromatologia (componente teórica e prática).


• Ano lectivo: 2010/2011: Disciplina de Química Orgânica (componente teórica, e prática), disciplina de Química Orgânica Aplicada (componente teórica e teórico-prática), disciplina de Química Alimentar (componente teórica) e disciplina de Bromatologia (componente teórica e prática).


• Ano lectivo: 2009/2010: Disciplina de Química Orgânica (componente teórica e teórico-prática), Química Alimentar (componente teórica e prática), Química Orgânica Aplicada (componente teórica e prática) e Bioquímica Geral I (componente prática).


• Ano lectivo: 2008/2009: Disciplina de Química Analítica em Farmácia I e II (Componente Teórica e Prática).


• Ano lectivo: 2007/2008: Disciplina de Química Analítica em Farmácia I e II (Componente Teórica e Prática).


CESAM Funding: