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Achievements

In 2018 Dr Leila Moura was awarded the European Federation of Chemical Engineering (EFCE) Excellence Award in Fluid Separations for her PhD thesis "Ionic liquids for the separation of gaseous hydrocarbons".

Research Statement

The Moura's group focus is in the development of Liquid Engineering for Gas Separation.

This project aims to overcome the energy and engineering costs associated with the isolation of ethylene and propylene, chemical starting materials for the high-demand materials, from natural gas. This will be achieved by developing new absorbents to selectively capture and release these gases from mixtures.

Research Interests

My core research targets energy reduction and process improvements. I am interested in the development, evaluation and application of new materials to reduce the environmental and energy impact of current operations, specifically in gas-liquid and liquid-liquid separations.

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Ionic Liquids Chemical Compounds
Ionic liquids Engineering & Materials Science
Eutectics Chemical Compounds
Cations Chemical Compounds
Ethane Chemical Compounds
Anions Chemical Compounds
Polymers Chemical Compounds
Cyclodextrins Engineering & Materials Science

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Research Output 2009 2019

3 Citations (Scopus)

Effect of Water on Deep Eutectic Solvent/β-Cyclodextrin Systems

Dugoni, G. C., Di Pietro, M. E., Ferro, M., Castiglione, F., Ruellan, S., Moufawad, T., Moura, L., Costa Gomes, M. F., Fourmentin, S. & Mele, A., 01 Apr 2019, In : ACS Sustainable Chemistry and Engineering. 7, 7, p. 7277-7285 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Cyclodextrins
Eutectics
nuclear magnetic resonance
Water
encapsulation
4 Citations (Scopus)

First Evidence of Cyclodextrin Inclusion Complexes in a Deep Eutectic Solvent

Moufawad, T., Moura, L., Ferreira, M., Bricout, H., Tilloy, S., Monflier, E., Costa Gomes, M., Landy, D. & Fourmentin, S., 18 Mar 2019, In : ACS Sustainable Chemistry and Engineering. 7, 6, p. 6345-6351 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Cyclodextrins
Eutectics
urea
chloride
Choline
Neutron Diffraction
Ionic Liquids
Propane
imides
Neutron diffraction
15 Citations (Scopus)
559 Downloads (Pure)

A comparison of choline:urea and choline:oxalic acid deep eutectic solvents at 338 K

Gilmore, M., Moura, L., Turner, A., Swadzba-Kwasny, M., Callear, S., McCune, J. A., Scherman, O. A. & Holbrey, J., 12 Feb 2018, In : Journal of Chemical Physics. 148, 10 p., 193823.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
File
Oxalic Acid
choline
oxalic acid
Choline
ureas
3 Citations (Scopus)
73 Downloads (Pure)

Frustrated Lewis pairs in ionic liquids and molecular solvents – a neutron scattering and NMR study of encounter complexes

Brown, L. C., Hogg, J. M., Gilmore, M., Moura, L., Imberti, S., Gärtner, S., Gunaratne, H. Q. N., O'Donnell, R. J., Artioli, N., Holbrey, J. D. & Swadzba-Kwasny, M., 18 Jun 2018, In : Chemical Communications. 54, p. 8689-8692

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
File
Ionic Liquids
Neutron scattering
Ionic liquids
Nuclear magnetic resonance
phosphine

Datasets

Solvation structure of propane/propene in [C4mim][NTf2] ionic liquid

Holbrey, J. (Creator), Padua, A. A. H. (Creator), Moura, L. (Creator), Callear, S. (Creator), Gomes, M. F. C. (Creator), Gilmore, M. (Creator), STFC ISIS, 29 Feb 2020

Dataset

Solvation and structure of iron oxide in a choline chloride/oxalic acid deep eutectic solvent

Imberti, S. (Creator), Swadzba-Kwasny, G. (Creator), Callear, S. (Creator), Gilmore, M. (Creator), Holbrey, J. (Creator), Moura, L. (Creator), STFC ISIS, 2016

Dataset

Prizes

EFCE Excellence Award in Fluid Separations

Leila Moura (Recipient), 19 Sep 2018

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

File

Marie Sklodowska-Curie Individual Fellowship

Leila Moura (Recipient), 04 Feb 2015

Prize: Fellowship awarded competitively

Royal Academy of Engineering Research Fellowship

Leila Moura (Recipient), 28 Mar 2018

Prize: Fellowship awarded competitively

Engineering research
STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics)

Activities 2017 2019

  • 3 Oral presentation
  • 1 PhD external examination
  • 1 Membership of peer review panel or committee
  • 1 Invited or keynote talk at national or international conference

European Commission (External organisation)

Leila Moura (Advisor)
01 Oct 201905 Jan 2020

Activity: Membership typesMembership of peer review panel or committee

LCST-type behaviour in new ionic liquids

Leila Moura (Advisor)
10 Sep 2019

Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation

Development of new solvents for VOC absorption

Leila Moura (Examiner)
19 Nov 2019

Activity: Examination typesPhD external examination

Ionic Liquids for the Separation of Gaseous Hydrocarbons

Leila Moura (Advisor)
19 Sep 2018

Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited or keynote talk at national or international conference

P_sense: A novel, user-friendly optical sensor for phosphate

Leila Moura (Advisor)
22 May 2018

Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation