Associated Lab. for Green Chemistry - Clean Technologies and Processes


Associated Lab. for Green Chemistry - Clean Technologies and Processes

Mission Statement

LAQV ́s mission is to cooperate in a continuous, competent and efficient way to achieve a Sustainable development by promoting new technologies that aim to reduce or even eliminate undesirable substances in the design, production and uses of Chemicals.

Thematic Lines

  • Novel Compounds from Renewable Sources
  • Food Quality and Safety
  • Analytical Control and Process Automation
  • Clean (Bio)Chemical Processes
  • Functional Molecules and Materials for Sustainability

Research Groups

  • Bio(Chemical) Process Engineering - Fermentation/reaction, separation/purification, synthesis/processing, water/wastewater treatment and systems biology/metabolic modelling.
  • Catalysis & Functional and Smart Materials – Coordination and materials chemistry, nanochemistry and nanotechnology. Eco‐sustainable catalytic systems. Functional and smart materials.
  • Environmental Chemistry and Health - Waste management, environmental control and (bio)remediation, food safety and public health.
  • Organic Chemistry - Experimental and computational organic chemistry at the interface of chemistry and biology.
  • Photochemistry: From Information And Energy Conversion To Safeguarding Cultural Heritage - Colour in Nature and in Art. Conservation of cultural heritage and solar energy conversion. Chromogenic materials.
  • Natural Products - Phytochemistry, pharmacognosy, pharmacology and microbiology.
  • Food Science - Chemical, molecular biology and chemometric methods for food authentication, security and safety.
  • Analytical Chemistry - Automation and miniaturization as tools to implement green chemistry strategies in analytical chemistry.
More info


Baltazar de Castro / João Paulo Crespo (at FCT-UNL)


119 Integrated Members (60 at FCT/UNL), 151 PhD Students (68 at FCT/UNL)

Partner Institutions

FCT/UNL, Universidade do Porto



Postal address
Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia
Universidade Nova de Lisboa
Associated Lab. for Green Chemistry - Clean Technologies and Processes
Campus da Caparica
2829-516 Caparica


Telephone:+351 212 948 575

Fax: +351 212 948 550