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L.F. De Sousa MSc (Liniker)

PhD Candidate

About Me

Bachelor degree in Chemistry (2012) and Master's degree in Chemical Engineering (2014), both held in Brazil. I have also worked in Halliburton Technology center (2014-2017) as R&D Scientist. 

Research

The main topic I am working on is converting carbon dioxide (CO2) into valuable compounds (fuels or chemicals) using electrochemistry. In this sense, the plan is using the carbon dioxide produced by industries, water (from sea - need pre-treatment) and green energy (wind or sun) to drive the chemical reactions using an electrocatalyst. The aim is to evaluate some catalyst properties to improve the amount of carbon monoxide - CO (used in steel industry) produced.

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Education

Besides the daily activities on research for carbon dioxide conversion, I have been conducting supervision of students at Bachelor and Master's level. I have also worked in personal development skills, participating of courses, giving presentations and sharing experiences.

Affiliated Study Programmes

Bachelor

Projects

The main goal of the project I am working in is to evaluate the use of gas diffusion electrodes (GDE) as electrocatalysts for carbon dioxide conversion. The aim is to investigate copper (Cu)-based GDEs made by modified inks (which are composed by catalyst, solvent and polymer) in order to correlate the reactional performance to its physico-chemical properties. At the end, a comparison of performance will be done with copper hollow fibers for the production of carbon monoxide (CO).

Contact Details

Visiting Address

University of Twente
Faculty of Science and Technology
Horst - Meander (building no. 27)
De Horst 2
7522LW  Enschede
The Netherlands

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Mailing Address

University of Twente
Faculty of Science and Technology
Horst - Meander
P.O. Box 217
7500 AE Enschede
The Netherlands

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