Ana Maria Staack Reis Machado

Advanced Functional Materials for Micro and Nanotechnologies


Ana Reis Machado graduated from Instituto Superior Técnico in Chemical Engineering, obtained a PhD degree in Chemistry in 1995 from Universidade Nova de Lisboa and concluded a MBA from the Portuguese Catholic University. She worked more than 15 years in R&D in companies. She is co-inventor of several patents in diverse fields of knowledge. Her current main scientific interests are in the field of Green Chemistry, in particular in CO2 utilization, electrochemistry, energy storage systems, functional materials, ionic liquid technologies and sustainable separation processes , including supercritical fluid technologies

Main publications

Jan Mertens, Christian Breyer,Katrin Arning, André Bardow, Ronnie Belmans, Angela Dibenedetto, Suren Erkman, Jim Gripekoven,Grégoire Léonard, Sylvain Nizou, Deepak Pant, Ana S. Reis-Machado, Peter Styring, Jaap Vente, Michael Webber, Célia J. Sapart. Carbon capture and utilization: More than hiding CO2 for some time. Joule (2023),

- M.L. Matias, M. Morais, A. Pimentel, F. X. Vasconcelos, A.S. Reis-Machado, J. Rodrigues, E. Fortunato, R. Martins, D. Nunes, Floating TiO2-Cork Nano-Photocatalysts for Water Purification Using Sunlight. Sustainability 2022, 14, 9645.

- S. Messias, V. Paz, H. Cruz, C.M. Rangel, L. C. Branco, A. S. Reis-Machado. Imidazolium and picoline-based electrolytes for electrochemical reduction of CO2 at high pressure. Energy Advances 2022, 1, 277-286. DOI:10.1039/D2YA00001F

- A.C. Lourenço, A.S. Reis-Machado, E. Fortunato, R. Martins, M.J. Mendes, Sunlight-driven CO2-to-fuel conversion: exploring thermal and electrical coupling between photovoltaic and electrochemical systems for optimum solar-methane production. Materials Today Energy 2020, 17, 100425;

- S. Messias, M. M. Sousa, M. Nunes da Ponte, C. M. Rangel, T. Pardal, Ana S. Reis Machado, Electrochemical production of syngas from CO2 at pressures up to 30 bar in electrolytes containing ionic liquid. React. Chem. Eng., 2019, 4, 1982-1990. DOI: 10.1039/C9RE00271E.


-T. Pardal, S. Messias, M.  Sousa, Ana S. Reis Machado, C.  M. Rangel, D. Nunes, J. V. Pinto, R. Martins, M.  Nunes da Ponte. Syngas Production by Electrochemical CO2 Reduction in an Ionic Liquid Based-Electrolyte. Journal of CO2 Utilization 2017, 18, 62-72.