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DEQ

Departamento de Engenharia Química da FCTUC

Cristina Baptista

Name
Position
Qualifications
Cristina Gaudêncio Baptista

Cristina Maria dos Santos Gaudêncio Baptista

Assistant Professor

PhD in Chemical Engineering, University of Coimbra, 1995

Diploma in Chemical Engineering, University of Coimbra, 1981

E-mail address
cristina@eq.uc.pt
Telephone
+351-239798738
Teaching activities

Introduction to Chemical Engineering

Mass and Energy Balances

Chemical Engineering Laboratories

Process Integration and Intensification

Energy and Biofuels

Research group
Process Systems Engineering (GEPSI)
Research interests

Nitration of aromatic compounds

Process Intensification

Biopolymer synthesis

Biorefinery

Process Systems Engineering

Funded research projects

PILLS - Process Intensification methodologies applied to Liquid-Liquid Systems in structured systems, FP7 project, Jan 2009 - Mar 2013.

CUFTECH - CUF Technology, Projecto em co-promoção nº 2009/005438, QREN, Sep 2009 - Jan 2013.

Bioadesivos de ácido láctico para aplicações biomédicas, Projecto Vale de Inovação - QREN, Prestação de serviços, 2013-2014.

AROMA - Environment, process and energy integration of aromatic compounds nitration and hydrogenation, 2004-2007.

Projecto AROMA- Integração Ambiental, Processual e Energética da Nitração e Hidrogenação de Aromáticos -ADI Portugal- consortium project (2004-2007).

FERMATEC - Development of a biotechnological high yield process for ethanol production, based on a continuous fermentation reactor, Craft project “Energy, environment and sustainable development programme” da UE, contracto nº ENK5-CT-2002-30029, Feb 2003 - Aug 2005.

Key publications

Marques, D. S., Gil, M. H., Baptista, C. M. S. G., Improving Lactic Acid Melt Polycondensation: the Role of Co-Catalyst  J Appl Polym Sci 2013, 128, 3, 2145-2151.

Jarmelo, S.; Marques, D.A.S.; Simões, P.N. ; Carvalho, R.A.;  Batista, C.M.S.G.; Araujo-Andrade, C.;  Gil, M.H.; Fausto, R.: Experimental (IR/Raman and 1H/13C NMR) and Theoretical Study (DFT) of the Preferential Conformation Adopted by L-Lactic Acid Oligomers and Poly(L-Lactic Acid) Homopolymer, J Phys Chem. B 2012, 116, 9-21.

João P.F. Simão, M. Graça V.S. Carvalho, Cristina M.S.G. Baptista, Heterogeneous studies in pulping of wood: Modelling mass transfer of dissolved lignin, Chemical Engineering Journal 170 (2011) 264-269.

Mendes, C. V.T., Carvalho, M.G.V.S., Baptista C.M.S.G., Rocha, J.M.S., Soares, B.I.G, Sousa, G.D.A., “Valorisation of hardwood hemicelluloses in the kraft pulping process by using na integrated biorefinery concept”, Food and Bioproducts Engineering, 87 (2009) 197-207.

M.G. Rasteiro, L. Ferreira, J. Teixeira, F.P. Bernardo, M.G.Carvalho, A.Ferreira, R. Q. Ferreira, F. Garcia, C.M.S.G.Baptista, N. Oliveira, M. Quina, L. Santos, P.A. Saraiva, A. Mendes, F. Magalhães, A.S.Almeida, J. Granjo, M. Ascenso, R.M. Bastos, R.Borges, " LABVIRTUAL – A virtual platform to teach chemical processes”, Education for Chemical Engineers, 4 (2009), e9-e19.

J. F. Almeida, A. Fonseca, C. M. S. G. Baptista, E.Leite, M. H. Gil, “Immobilization of drugs for glaucoma treatment” J. Mater Sci: Mater Med, 18, 2309-2317 (2007)

C. M. S. G. Baptista, J. M. A. Cóias, A. C. M. Oliveira, N. M. C. Oliveira, J. M. S.  Rocha, M. J. Dempsey, K. C. Lannigan, P. S. Benson, “Natural immobilisation of microorganisms for continuous ethanol production” Enzyme and Microbial Technology 40 (2006) 127-131.

Quadros, P.A., Oliveira, Nuno M. C., Baptista,Cristina M. S. G., "Continuous adiabatic industrial benzene nitration with mixed acid at a pilot plant scale." Chemical Engineering Journal, 108, 1-11 (2005)

Simão, João P. F., Egas, Ana P. V., Baptista, Cristina M. S. G., Carvalho, M. Graça and Castro, José A.A.M., "Evolution of Methylglucuronic and Hexenuronic Acid Contents of Eucaliptus Globulus Pulp during Kraft Delignification." Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research, 44, 2990-2996 (2005)

Quadros, P.A. and Baptista, C.M.S.G., “Effective interfacial area in agitated liquid-liquid continuous reactors”, Chem. Eng. Sci., 58(17), pp 3935-3945 (2003)

Theses supervision

Ana Leonor Cardoso Vilela Lopes, “Intensificação do processo de nitração usando microrreatores”, Bolsa de Doutoramento em Empresas, Programa Doutoral EngIQ, 2013-ongoing.

Anabela Gonçalves Nogueira, SFRH/BDE/33907/2009, “Optimização da nitração de aromáticos”, Programa Doutoral EngIQ, 2009-ongoing.

Dina Augusta Simões Marques, SFRH/BD/42245/2007, “Preparação e Caracterização de Novos Materiais Biodegradáveis de Base Poli(Ácido Láctico)”, Doutoramento, 2013.

João Paulo Ferreira Simão, “Cinética das etapas do cozimento kraft”, Doutoramento, 2008.

Paulo Alexandre Quadros de Oliveira Santos, “Nitração de compostos aromáticos: transferência de massa e reacção química”, Doutoramento, 2005.

Other information
ORCID ID: 0000-0002-7807-0995