Marta Cristina Parracho Cançado Corvo

Assistant Researcher
Soft and biofunctional materials group


Marta C. Corvo holds a PhD and a degree in Chemistry, with a specialization in Organic Chemistry from NOVA School of Science and Technology, Portugal. She began her career as an assistant professor at Piaget Institute and NOVA before becoming a post-doctoral fellow focused on CO2 capture and Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR). In 2015, she joined CENIMAT and the Soft and Biofunctional Materials Group (SBMG) in the NMR lab.

Currently, she is an assistant researcher in SBMG and participates in graduate and post-graduate courses as an NMR lecturer. She has published numerous works, has one national patent, and two book chapters. She supervised several master’s theses on ionic liquid-derived materials and NMR. Marta Corvo has been a team member in international industry-funded projects (such as PETROBRAS) and various R&D projects. She won a project as NOVAFCT Team Coordinator (CleanART) and served as Principal Investigator for GREENPILs4CO2. She has also secured two CEEC positions.

Marta Corvo’s research in SBMG focuses on ion gels and IL-derived materials for CO2 capture and utilization, and energy applications. She maintains national and international collaborations, conducting NMR studies on o passepolymers and composites. Marta Corvo has supervised one postdoc, two PhD students, and is currently supervising two PhD students. She is also active in science outreach, regularly contributing to the Portuguese Chemical Society Bulletin (QUÍMICA).


Barrulas, R.V.; Tinajero, C.; Ferreira, D.P.N.; Illanes-Bordomás, C. Sans, V.; Ribeiro Carrott, M.; García-González, C.; Zanatta, M.; CORVO, M.C: “Poly(ionic liquid)-based aerogels for continuous-flow CO2 upcycling”. J. CO2 Util. 2024.

Ribeiro, M.S.; Lima, M.M.R.A.; Vilarigues, M.; Zanatta, M.; CORVO. “Upcycling Waste Biomass-Production of Porous Carbonaceous Supports from Paper Mill Sludge and Application to CO2 Conversion” Advanced Sustainable Systems 2024.

Barrulas R.V., López-Iglesias C., Zanatta M, Casimiro T., Mármol G., Carrott M.R., García-González C.A., CORVO M.C. “The AEROPILs Generation: Novel Poly(Ionic Liquid)-Based Aerogels for CO2 Capture”. International Journal of Molecular Sciences 2022. https://doi.org10.3390/ijms23010200

Paiva TG, Zanatta M, Cabrita, EJ, Bernardes, CES, CORVO MC, “DMSO/IL solvent systems for cellulose dissolution: Binary or ternary mixtures?” J. Molecular Liquids 2022 10.1016/j.molliq.2021.117810

Lopes, M.M.; Cecílio, A.; Zanatta, M.; CORVO, M.C. “From biopolymer dissolution to CO2 capture under atmospheric pressure - A molecular view on biopolymer@Ionic liquid materials”. J. Clean. Prod. 2022. 10.1016/j.jclepro.2022.132977

Barrulas, R. V.; Zanatta, M.; Casimiro, T.; CORVO, M.C. “Advanced porous materials from poly(ionic liquid)s: Challenges, applications and opportunities”. Chemical Engineering Journal 2021.

Silva, W.; Zanatta, M.; Ferreira, A.S.; CORVO, M.C.; Cabrita, E.J. “Revisiting Ionic Liquid Structure-Property Relationship: A Critical Analysis”. Int. J. Mol. Sci. 2020.

Zanatta, M.; Lopes, M.; Cabrita, E.J.; Bernardes, C.E.S.; CORVO, M.C. “Handling CO2 Sorption Mechanism in PIL@IL Composites. J. CO2 Util. 2020.

Paiva, T; Echeverria, C; Godinho, M.H.P.L. Almeida. CORVO, M.C: “On the influence of imidazolium ionic liquids on cellulose derived polymers”. Eur. Polym. J. 2019.