Chemical Process Engineering and Forest Products Research Centre

José Gamelas

José Gamelas

José António Ferreira Gamelas

Auxiliary Investigator

PhD in Chemistry, University of Aveiro, 2001

MSc in Chemistry, University of Porto, 1996

Diploma in Analytical Chemistry, University of Aveiro, 1992

E-mail address
Research group
Particles, Polymers and Biomaterials Technology (PPB)
Teaching activities

Chemical-Physical Treatments

Inorganic Chemistry

Analytical Chemistry

General Chemistry

Research interests

Functionalization of cellulosic pulps for environmental applications

Inverse gas chromatography

Fillers modification for papermaking

Paper coating for inkjet printing

Polyoxometalate chemistry

Funded research projects

ECOFLOC Optimize - FP7 ITN/EID 604825, "Combining an eco-friendly approach and a product performance approach to develop novel flocculation strategies”, 2014-2017.

QREN 34169, “NMC - Concepção de novos materiais celulósicos para desenvolvimento de aplicações avançadas”, 2013-2015.

PTDC/EQU-EQU/120578/2010, "New modified fillers for papermaking", 2012-2015.

QREN/PADIS-5348, "Papeis de alto desempenho à impressão", 2009-2011.

POCTI/CTM/37713/2001, "New compounds with polyoxometalates and dipolar organic molecules: synthesis, characterization and non-linear optics", 2003-2006.

Key publications

An insight into the surface properties of calcined kaolinitic clays: the grinding effect, J.A.F. Gamelas, E. Ferraz, F. Rocha, Colloids and Surfaces A, 2014, 455, 49-57.

Nanostructured Bacterial Cellulose–Poly(4-styrene sulfonic acid) Composite Membranes with High Storage Modulus and Protonic Conductivity, T. D. O. Gadim, A. G. P. R. Figueiredo, N. C. Rosero-Navarro, C. Vilela, J. A. F. Gamelas, A. Barros-Timmons, C. Pascoal Neto, A. J. D. Silvestre, C. S. R. Freire, F. M. L. Figueiredo, ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces, 2014, 6, 7864–7875.

The surface properties of cellulose and lignocellulosic materials assessed by inverse gas chromatography: a review, J. A. F. Gamelas, Cellulose, 2013, 20, 2675-2693.

Evaluation of silica-coated PCC as new modified filler for papermaking, A. F. Lourenço, J. A. F. Gamelas, C. Zscherneck, P. J Ferreira, Ind. Eng. Chem. Res., 2013, 52, 5095-5099.

Interactions of ink colourants with chemically modified paper surfaces concerning inkjet print improvement, S. Sousa, J. A. Gamelas, A. O. Mendes, P. T. Fiadeiro, A. Ramos, Materials Chemistry and Physics, 2013, 139, 877-884.

New polyoxometalate-functionalized cellulosic fibre/silica hybrids for environmental applications, J. A. F. Gamelas, M. G. Evtyugina, I. Portugal, D. V. Evtuguin, RSC Advances, 2012, 2, 831-839.

A new approach for the modification of paper surface properties using polyoxometalates, M. S. Saraiva, J. A. F. Gamelas, A. P. Mendes de Sousa, B. M. Reis, J. L. Amaral, P. J. Ferreira, Materials, 2010, 3, 201-215.

Alternatives for lignocellulosic pulp delignification using polyoxometalates and oxygen: a review, A. R. Gaspar, J. A. F. Gamelas, D. V. Evtuguin, C. Pascoal Neto, Green Chemistry, 2007, 9, 717-730.

Novel charge transfer supramolecular assemblies with Keggin anions and 2-amino-5-nitropirydine, J. A. F. Gamelas, F. M. Santos, V. Félix, A. M. V. Cavaleiro, E. de Matos Gomes, M. Belsley, M. G. B. Drew, Dalton Transactions, 2006, 1197-1203.

Oxygen bleaching of kraft pulp with polyoxometalates and laccase applying a novel multi-stage process, J. A. F. Gamelas, A. P. M. Tavares, D. V. Evtuguin, A. M. B. Xavier, J. Mol. Catal. B, Enzymatic, 2005, 33, 57-64.

Theses supervision

Currently co-supervising the PhD thesis of Kinga Grenda, "Modification of natural polymers and natural by-products for coagulation and flocculation purposes", Grant agreement FP7-People-2013-ITN-604825 (with Graça Rasteiro)

Modificação da superfície de GCC com silica para uso como filler no papel, Master thesis of João Sequeira, Coimbra, 2014 (with Paulo Ferreira).

Análise de materiais lenhinocelulósicos por Cromatografia Gasosa de Fase Inversa, Master thesis of Joana Salgado, Coimbra, 2013.

Revestimento de cargas minerais para papéis finos de impressão e escrita, Master thesis of Marco Joel Xavier, Coimbra, 2012 (with Paulo Ferreira).

Valorización de diferentes cultivos lignocelulósicos para la fabricatión de pasta de papel, PhD thesis of Gisela Marques Silva, Sevilha, 2010 (participation in the supervision).

Other information

2013 Tecnicelpa award (together with Dmitry Evtuguin and Inês Portugal from University of Aveiro)

Award for the best poster in the 9th International Conference on Biotechnology in the pulp and paper industry, Durban, South Africa, 2004

Dow Portugal award in 1991 (a prize money attributed by Dow Portugal enterprise for the best student attending chemistry courses at the University of Aveiro)

ORCID ID: 0000-0002-1474-767X