- Instituto Superior Técnico - IST
- University of Lisbon
- Department of Chemical Engineering
- Centro de Recursos Naturais e Ambiente - CERENA
- Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia
Moisés Luzia Pinto (b. 1976) obtained the Ph.D. in Chemistry (Physical Chemistry), at the end of 2005, at the University of Lisbon. The studies for the thesis “Development of Composite Materials for Removing Volatile Organic Compounds by Gas-Solid Adsorption” were carried out at the Adsorption and Adsorbent Materials group, from the Faculty of Sciences. Later, he developed Post-doctoral research at the Center of Chemistry and Biochemistry of the Faculty of Sciences of the University of Lisbon (CQB) and at the Centre for Research in Ceramics and Composite Materials (CICECO) of the University of Aveiro. In 2009 he had an internship at the adsorption microcalorimentry laboratory of "Instituto de Química-Física Rocasolano", CSIC, Spain, and in 2011, at the porous solids laboratory of "Institut Lavoisier Versailles", CNRS, France. After obtaining the Ph.D., he also worked for the chemical industry as an external consultant and as manager of R&D laboratories. From 2013 to 2014, he was Research Assistant at CICECO (University of Aveiro), contracted under the Investigador FCT programme (Eq. Inv. Aux.). From the 2014, he joined the Chemical Engineering Department of Instituto Superior Técnico - ULisboa as Assistant Professor and is Associate Professor since 2021. MLP published more than 85 SCI papers and is regular referee in scientific journal in the chemistry, materials and separation fields.
In 2005 he was finalist of the COHiTEC contest, promoted by COTEC and lectured by the HiTEC center of the North Carolina State University together with the Faculty of Economy of UNL, which included the development of a Business Plan based on the production technology of polyurethane filters with supported adsorbents. He got the second prize of the XXXIII Reunión Iberica de Adsorción for the best scientific poster, in 2008. The article entitled "Controlled release of therapeutic nitric oxide from nanoporous materials" was selected by the Atomium Culture Scientific Committee, in the 2011 call, to be published by the Permanent Platform of Atomium Culture, which involves leading European newspapers. In 2012 he got the Prize Giorgio Zgrablich for the work presented at the 1st Ibero-American Symposium on Adsorption.
Following a successful project, funded by the NEOTEC program, based on his Ph.D. research work, he cofounded a company with some colleagues and was appointed Chairman of the BOD from 2007 to 2010, and later Chairman of the General Assembly of Shareholders.
MLP enjoys music and plays tuba at SMO since very young. For spending the free time, mountain biking and traveling are the favorite hobbies.