20 years of Science and Innovation

Luísa Carvalho

Senior Researcher

Academic position: Coordinator Professor (IPV)

Background: PhD in Chemical Engineering – Faculty of Engineering of Porto, Portugal

Major research topics

  • Innovative Wood-based panels.
  • Adhesives for wood and cork based composites.
  • Formaldehyde and VOCs emissions.
  • Modified and functional bio-based surfaces.
  • Wood machining/finishing.
  • Process modelling and simulation in wood industries

Selected Publications

Gonçalves, C., Pereira, J., Paiva, N.T., Ferra, J.M., Martins, J.M., Magalhães, F.D., Barros-Timmons, A., Carvalho*, L. “Statistical evaluation of the effect of urea-formaldehyde resins synthesis parameters on particleboard properties” Polymer Testing, (2018), 68, 193–200.

Ferreira, A.M., Pereira, J., Almeida, M., Ferra, J., Paiva, N., Martins, J., Magalhães, F.D., Carvalho, L.H. “Biosourced binder for wood particleboards based on Spent Sulfite Liquor and Wheat Flour”, Polymers, (2018), 10(10).

Monteiro, S., Martins, J., Magalhães, F.D. and Carvalho*, L.H. “Low Density Wood-Based Particleboards Bonded with Foamable Sour Cassava Starch: Preliminary Studies”, Polymers, (2016), 8, 354.

Costa, N., Pereira, J., Ferra, J., Cruz, P., Martins, J., Magalhães, F., Mendes, A., Carvalho*, L. "Scavengers for achieving zero formaldehyde emission of wood-based panels” Wood Science and Technology, (2013), 47, 1261-1272.

Henriques, A., Cruz, P., Martins, J., Ferra, J., Magalhães, F., Carvalho*, L. "Determination of formaldehyde/urea molar ratio in amino resins by near-infrared spectroscopy " Journal of Applied Polymer Science, (2012), 124, 2441–2448.

Selected Projects

“Innosurf - Innovative Surfaces/ Superfícies Inovadoras”, promoted by Euroresinas (Sonae Arauco) and funded by Agência de Inovação (PT2020 project co-promoted with industrial partners). Beggining 2018. Duration 36 months. Role: principal investigator for IPV’s team.

“HotPUR – Development of reactive polyurethane resins for application as hot-melt in wood industry” promoted by Lorcol and funded by Agência de Inovação (PT2020 project co-promoted with industrial partners). Beggining 2016. Duration 36 months. Role: principal investigator for IPV’s team.

 “2GAR Development of second generation amino resins”, promoted by Euroresinas (Sonae Indústria), and funded by Agência de Inovação (PT2020 project co-promoted with industrial partners). Beginning 2015. Duration 36 months. Role: principal investigator for IPV’s team.

“LighFillers-Development of low density particles for application in automotive and furniture industries”, promoted by Euroresinas (Sonae Indústria), and funded by Agência de Inovação (QREN project co-promoted with industrial partners). Beginning 2013. Duration 29 months. Role: principal investigator for IPV’s team.

 “Bringing new functions to wood through surface modification” (COST FP 1006) funded by the European Union., Beginning: 2011. Duration: 48 months. Role: National delegate to Management Committee and WG2 “Wood interface modification and interface interactions”

 

Email: lhorafe.up.pt

Phone: +351 22 041 3604

Room: E218

Laboratory: E-146

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