20 years of Science and Innovation


Email: lsantosfe.up.pt

Phone: +351 22 508 1682

Room: E213

Laboratory: E201

Lúcia Santos

Senior Researcher

Academic position: Assistant Professor (FEUP)

Background: PhD in Chemistry from the Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Portugal

Major research topics

  • Microencapsulation for controlled release in food and cosmetic products.
  • Development of controlled release as environmental pollution prevention by pharmaceutical compounds.
  • Degradation and removal of persistent organic pollutants, emerging pollutants and and pharmaceutical compounds.
  • Environmental risk assessment.

Selected Publications

F. Casanova,  B. N. Estevinho, L. Santos, “Preliminary studies of rosmarinic acid microencapsulation with chitosan and modified chitosan for topical delivery ”.  Powder Technology. 297, 44-49, 2016.

Homem, V., Silva, J.A., Cunha, C., Alves, A., Santos, L., New analytical method for the determination of musks in personal care products by QuEChERS extraction followed by gas chromatography–mass spectrometry (2013) Journal of Separation Science, 36 (13), pp. 2176-2184.

Homem, V., Alves, A., Santos, L., Microwave-assisted Fenton's oxidation of amoxicillin (2013) Chemical Engineering Journal, 220, pp. 35-44.

Homem, V., Alves, A., Santos, L., Amoxicillin degradation at ppb levels by Fenton's oxidation using design of experiments , (2010) Science of the Total Environment, 408 (24), pp. 6272-6280.

Homem, V., Santos, L.* "Degradation and removal methods of antibiotics from aqueous matrices - A review" Journal of Environmental Management, (2011), 92(10), 2304-2347.

Selected Projects

"Evaluation of pine contamination by emerging pollutants" (SAFEPINE), funded by Fundação para a Ciência e Tecnologia. Beginning: 2010. Duration: 42 months. Role: Principal investigator.

"Analysis for improvement of the food safety training in the food and agricultural sector" (AIFooST), funded by the European Union  (LLP - Lifelong Learning Programme co-promoted with international partners). Beginning: 2013. Duration: 24 months. Role: Team member.

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