25 years of Science and Innovation

Paulo Ribeirinha

Junior Researcher

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

Major research topics

  • Fuel cells
  • Hydrogen
  • Electrolysis
  • Pressure swing adsorption
  • Electrochemistry


Selected Publications

P. Ribeirinha, M. Abdollahzadeh,  M. Boaventura, A. Mendes, H2 production with low carbon content via MSR in packed bed membrane reactors for high-temperature polymeric electrolyte membrane fuel cell, Journal of Applied Energy 188 (2017) 409-419, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.apenergy.2016.12.015

P. Ribeirinha · G. Schuller · M. Boaventura · A. Mendes, Synergetic integration of a methanol steam reforming cell with a high temperature polymer electrolyte fuel cell,  International Journal of Hydrogen Energy 42 (19), 13902-13912, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijhydene.2017.01.172

P. Ribeirinha, M. Abdollahzadeh, J. M. Sousa, M. Boaventura, A. Mendes, Modelling of a high-temperature polymer electrolyte membrane fuel cell integrated with a methanol steam reformer cell,  Journal of Applied Energy  202 (2017) 6-19, ttps://doi.org/10.1016/j.apenergy.2017.05.120

P. Ribeirinha , M. Boaventura, José M. Sousa, A. Mendes, Multifunctional hybrid sorption-enhanced membrane reactor”, in “Hydrogen Production, Separation and Purification for Energy”, The Institution of Engineering and Technology (ISBN: 978-1-78561-100-1) 10.1049/PBPO089E

P Ribeirinha, C Mateos-Pedrero, M Boaventura, J Sousa, A Mendes, CuO/ZnO/Ga2O3 catalyst for low temperature MSR reaction: Synthesis, characterization and kinetic model,  Applied Catalysis B: Environmental 221 (2018) 371-379, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.apcatb.2017.09.040


Selected Projects

Baterias 2030, promoted by DST Solar and funded by Agência Nacional de Inovação (PT2020), Beginning: 2020, Duration: 36 months; Role: Investigator

EMPOWER – Development of a methanol fuelled 5 kWe mini-CHP system based on HTPEMFCs technology – European Union, promoted by VTT and funded by FCHJU (EU), Beginning: 2020, Duration: 36 months; Role: Investigator

H2-UI4PT – H2 Usage Improvement for Public Transport, promoted by CaetanoBust and funded by Agência Nacional de Inovação (PT2020), Beginning: 2018, Duration: 48 months; Role: Investigator




Phone: +351 22 041 3144

Room: E220

Laboratory: E202

© 2016 LEPABE - Laboratory for Process Engineering, Environment, Biotechnology and Energy