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EOSC Future grant: Pedro Mendes – Catalysis


Chemical Engineering, in particular Catalysis, can design a new circular economy based on powerful scientific models. While Open Science Tools for using data are being developed (catalysis informatics), data sharing is incipient and significant community level activities do not exist. My main goal is to break the ground and make data sharing a community practice. This will be achieved by:

People and Organisations

Pedro Mendes is an assistant professor at Universidade de Lisboa (Portugal). His research aims primarily at 1) understanding how catalysts work via mathematical models (catalysis informatics) an 2) designing sustainable processes by combining key knowledge at all scales (multi-scale modelling).

He enjoys collaborative work with other scientists (e.g. he founded the Young European Catalysis Network) and taking part in initiatives aiming at transforming academia, like this ambassadorship.

Key outputs

Domain specific Engagement

Moderation of the “Chemistry Europe Data Day” organized by ChemistryOpen journal (of Wiley-VCH) on 18/10/2022. The discussion of the current open science practices in chemistry led to concrete actions on how to further promote data and knowledge sharing within our community. Widespread use of electronic laboratory notebooks is deemed to be central.

Promotion and Networking



Connection to RDA WG/IG or CoP

Pedro is co-developing the RDA disciplinary page on chemistry. Interested in telling your open data story regarding your chemical data? Reach Pedro via

He is active in the following WG/IG: 

Talks, Publications and Outputs

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Sustainable development goals