Fernanda Tavares

Postdoctoral Fellows

PostDoctoral Fellow

Location:

Building 4, level 3, desert side. 3316-WS16.

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    Research Interests

    My research interest is the intensification of materials and chemical processes, in particular, the separation by adsorption of rare earth elements, which are largely used materials with a very difficult and costly separation process, and the production of biochar, useful to improve soil fertility, from general horticulture waste.

    Selected Publications

    • Rapid enzymatic hydrolysis of crambe oil catalyzed by castor seeds lipases, F. Tavares, P.R. Sackser, C. E. Borba, E. A. Da Silva, Industrial Crops and Products, (2021)
    • How particle-particle and liquid–particle interactions govern the fate of evaporating liquid marbles, A. Gallo, F. Tavares, R. Das, H. Mishra, Soft Matter, (2021)
    • Ultrasound-Assisted Extraction of Bioactive Compounds from Sete Capote leaves
    • (Campomanesia Guazumifolia Cambess.), M.R.M. Dos Santos, V. T. Fetsch, K.A. Santos, F. Tavares, E. A. Da Silva, Ultrasound, (2020)
    • Use of castor bean seeds as lipase source for hydrolysis of crambe oil, F. Tavares, J. Petry, P.R. Sackser,  C. E. Borba, E. A. Da Silva,  Industrial Crops and Products, (2018)
    • Hydrolysis of crambe oil by enzymatic catalysis: An evaluation of the operational conditions, F. Tavares, E. A. Da Silva, F. Pinzan, R. S. Canevesi, M. C. Milinsk, F.B. Scheufele, C.E. Borba, Biocatalysis and Biotransformation, (2018)

    Education

    • Ph.D., Chemical Engineering, State University of Western Parana (UNIOESTE), Toledo, Brazil, 2018
    • M.Sc., Chemical Engineering, State University of Western Parana (UNIOESTE), Toledo, Brazil, 2013
    • B.Sc., Chemical Engineering, State University of Western Parana (UNIOESTE), Toledo, Brazil, 2011

    Professional Profile

    • 2019:2021: Postdoctoral fellow, KCC, KAUST, Thuwal, Saudi Arabia

    KAUST Affiliations

    • Advanced Membranes & Porous Materials Center (AMPM)
    • Division of Physical Science and Engineering (PSE)

    Research Interests Keywords

    Chemical Engineering process intensification adsorption pyrolysis material characterization