Juliana Vidal

Ph.D. Candidate
St. John's, NL
3rd year Ph.D. candidate in the Green Chemistry & Catalysis Group at Memorial University of Newfoundland, with interest in green chemistry and science communication. Supervised by Dr. Francesca Kerton and Co-Supervised by Dr. Stephanie MacQuarrie (Cape Breton University). Currently investigating the use of biochar (a form of stored carbon, produced from biomass residues and important tool in the sequestration of greenhouse gases) in accelerating chemical reactions and producing new materials.


  • J. L. Vidal, V. P. Andrea, S. L. MacQuarrie, and F. M. Kerton, "Oxidized Biochar as a Simple, Renewable Catalyst for the Production of Cyclic Carbonates from Carbon Dioxide and Epoxides", ChemCatChem, 2019, 11, 4089-4085. Women of Catalysis Special Issue. https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1002/cctc.201900290