Soraia Fernandes

Research Fellow

Soraia joined INL as a Research Fellow in the Nanochemistry Research Group. She is currently working on the development of novel technologies to capture and storage CO2.

Soraia holds a Master’s degree in Medicinal Chemistry (2015) from the University of Minho and a PhD (2022) in Chemistry granted by the University of Aveiro. During her PhD she focused on the synthesis of 2D Covalent Organic Frameworks (2D COFs) with demonstrated high efficiency for the capture of hazardous compounds from water, highlighting their potential for water purification and monitoring.

Selected Publications

  • Soraia P. S. Fernandes, Petr Kovář, Milan Pšenička, Artur M. S. Silva, Laura M. Salonen and Begoña Espiña
    Selection of Covalent Organic Framework Pore Functionalities for Differential Adsorption of Microcystin Toxin Analogues
    ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, 2021, 13, 15053-15063
  • Soraia P. S. Fernandes, Vanessa F. Fonseca, Vanesa Romero, Irina A. Duarte, Andreia Freitas, Jorge Barbosa, Patrick Reis-Santos, Laura M. Salonen and Begoña Espiña
    Study on the efficiency of a covalent organic framework as adsorbent for the screening of pharmaceuticals in estuary waters
    Chemosphere, 2021, 278, 130364
  • Soraia P. S. Fernandes, Abdelkarim Mellah, Petr Kovář, Marisa P. Sárria, Milan Pšenička, Harik Djamila, Laura M. Salonen and Begoña Espiña
    Extraction of ibuprofen from natural waters using a covalent organic framework
    Molecules, 2020, 25, 3132