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20092019

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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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Research Output

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

  • 3 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

  • 4 Citations (Scopus)
  • 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.

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  • 15 Citations (Scopus)
    603 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

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  • 3 Citations (Scopus)
    108 Downloads (Pure)

    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

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    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

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    Prizes

    EFCE Excellence Award in Fluid Separations

    Leila Moura (Recipient), 19 Sep 2018

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    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

  • Activities

    • 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

    Development of new solvents for VOC absorption

    Leila Moura (Examiner)
    19 Nov 2019

    Activity: Examination typesPhD external examination

    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

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

    Leila Moura (Advisor)
    22 May 2018

    Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation

    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