Alumni

Senior Researchers

2017

- Adrian Oehmen - PhD in Chemical Engineering

- Gilda Carvalho - PhD in Biotechnology

2016

Christophe Roca - PhD in Biotechnology

PostDoctoral Researchers


(June 2019) Ricardo Marques

(June 2017 - May 2019) Daniel Dias "Scale-up of low-carbon footprint material recovery techniques in existing wastewater treatment plants" - SMART-Plant H2020 project

(March 2012 - December 2018) Catarina S. S. Oliveira "Integrated process for cheese whey valorisation through biopolymer production and protein recovery" & "Eco-efficient bioprocess for valorisation of saline resources towards the production of PHA biopolymer"

(January 2010 – October 2011) Graça Albuquerque "Sustainable production of succinic acid from renewable feedstocks"

(January 2008 – August 2009) Cristina Matos "Development and Validation of Integrated Water Treatment Processes in Portugal and Norway"

(July 2007 – October 2008) Luísa Alexandra Seuanes Serafim "Production of Bioplastics from Cheese Whey –Valorisation of an Industrial By-product"

(January 2006 – December 2008) Vítor Alves "Production of media chain length PHA using glycerol to produce biodegradable films"

(May 2005 – March 2006) Marta Eiroa "Production of PHA from cane sugar molasses"

(2004 - 2007) Paulo Costa Lemos "Metabolism and characterization of mixed cultures in biological phosphorus removal processes and drinking water"

(October 1999 - September 2002) Svetlozar Velizarov "Development of extractive membrane bioreactors"

(January 1997 - September 1998) Olga Nunes "Biodegradation of the herbicide Molinate"

(September 1995 - November 1997) Eduardo Limbert "Biological degradation of volatile organic compounds"

Ph.D. Students

2018

- Inês Farinha - PhD in Chemical and Biochemical Engineering -  FCT-UNL, Portugal

Thesis title: "Process optimization of cell-wall polysaccharides production by Komagataella pastoris"
https://run.unl.pt/handle/10362/46807

- Phi Yen Nguyen - PhD in  Sustainable Chemistry - FCT-UNL, Portugal

Thesis title: "Bioaugmentation for the removal of the antiobiotic sulfamethoxazole in wastewater"
https://run.unl.pt/handle/10362/45215

Sílvia Antunes - PhD in  Sustainable Chemistry - FCT-UNL, Portugal

Thesis title: "Biological conversion of industrial by-products/wastes into value-added bacterial exopolysaccharides"
https://run.unl.pt/handle/10362/47866

- Xiaofei Wang PhD in  Sustainable Chemistry - FCT-UNL, Portugal

Thesis title: "Impact of dissolved oxygen on PHA production and integration with biological nutrient removal processes"
https://run.unl.pt/handle/10362/36290

2016

Ricardo Marques - PhD in Sustainable Chemistry - FCT-UNL, Portugal

Thesis title: "Assessment of the metabolism and N2O producing capacity of Biological Removal Systems"
https://run.unl.pt/handle/10362/19079

Rodolfo Marques - PhD in Chemical and Biochemical Engineering - FCT-UNL, Portugal

Thesis title: "Modeling and Optimization of Extracellular Polysaccharides Production by Enterobacter A47"
https://run.unl.pt/handle/10362/16539


2015

Bárbara Chagas - PhD in Chemical and Biochemical Engineering - FCT-UNL, Portugal 

Thesis title: "Production and characterization of polymers from cellular wall of fungi and yeasts: development and validation at pilot scale"
https://run.unl.pt/handle/10362/16311

Madalena Cruz - PhD in Sustainable Chemistry - FCT-UNL, Portugal

Thesis title: "Production of polyhydroxyalkanoates from oil - containing substrates"
https://run.unl.pt/handle/10362/16312

- Margarida Carvalho - PhD in Sustainable Chemistry - FCT-UNL, Portugal

Thesis title: "Bioproduction of succinic acid from renewable feedstocks by actinobacillus succinogenes 13OZ"
https://run.unl.pt/handle/10362/16314


2014

- Filipa Pardelha - PhD in Chemical and Biochemical Engineering - FCT-UNL, Portugal

Thesis title: "Constraint-based modelling of mixed microbial populations: Application to polyhydroxyalkanoates production"
https://run.unl.pt/handle/10362/13111

- Mónica Carvalheira - PhD in Sustainable Chemistry - FCT-UNL, Portugal (currently as Researcher in our lab.)

Thesis title: "The effect of key process operational conditions on enhanced biological phosphorus removal from wastewater"
https://run.unl.pt/handle/10362/14295


2013

- Joana Pais - PhD in Chemical and Biochemical Engineering - FCT-UNL, Portugal 

Thesis title: "Bioconversion of cheese whey into polyhydroxyalkanoates"
https://run.unl.pt/handle/10362/12043

- Joana Fradinho - PhD in Chemical and Biochemical Engineering - FCT-UNL, Portugal (currently as Researcher in our lab.)

Thesis title: "Polyhydroxyalkanoates production by photosynthetic mixed cultures"
https://run.unl.pt/handle/10362/16804


2012

- Ana Ricardo - PhD in Chemical and Biochemical Engineering - FCT-UNL, Portugal

Thesis title: "Modelling and optimization of the ion exchange membrane bioreactor for removal of anionic pollutants from drinking water streams"
https://run.unl.pt/handle/10362/7972

- Claudia Galinha - PhD in Chemical and Biochemical Engineering - FCT-UNL, Portugal

Thesis title: "Monitoring and modelling of membrane bioreactors for wastewater treatment incorporating 2D fluorescence spectroscopy"
https://run.unl.pt/handle/10362/13108

- Ana Lanham - PhD in Chemical and Biochemical Engineering - FCT-UNL, Portugal

Thesis title: "Full-scale biological phosphorus removal: quantification of storage polymers, microbial performance and metabolic modelling"
https://run.unl.pt/handle/10362/8052

- Cristiana Torres - PhD in Chemical and Biochemical Engineering - FCT-UNL, Portugal (currently as Researcher in our lab.)

Thesis title: "Engineering of bacterial exopolysaccharides: from synthesis to properties"
https://run.unl.pt/handle/10362/8950


2011

- Ricardo Salgado - PhD in Biological Engineering - FCT-UNL, Portugal

Thesis title: "The removal of xenobiotic compounds from wastewater through the use of biological processes and advanced oxidation technologies"
https://run.unl.pt/handle/10362/6918


2009

- Maria Albuquerque - PhD in Chemical and Biochemical Engineering - FCT-UNL, Portugal

Thesis title: "Production of bioplastics by mixed microbial cultures from molasses"


2008

- João Dias - PhD in Chemical and Biochemical Engineering - FCT-UNL, Portugal

Thesis title: "Optimization and control of biopolymer production processes"


2007

- Cristina Matos - PhD in Chemical and Biochemical Engineering - FCT-UNL, Portugal

Thesis title: "Biological removal of perchlorate and bromate from drinking water using an Ion Exchange Membrane Bioreactor"


2004

- Raquel Fortunato - PhD in Chemical and Biochemical Engineering - FCT-UNL, Portugal

Thesis title: "Transport mechanism in ionic liquid membranes and the study of thiomersal biodegradation"
https://run.unl.pt/handle/10362/1070

- Luísa Serafim - PhD in Biological Engineering - FCT-UNL, Portugal

Thesis title: "Production of biopolymers by phosphorus accumulating bacteria"

- Filomena Freitas - PhD in Biological Engineering - FCT-UNL, Portugal

Thesis title: "Optimization of intermittent aeration processes for nutrients removal"


2003

- Christine Gundula Wolf - FCT-UNL, Portugal

Thesis title: "Monitoring and control of biofilm supported membrane bioreactors for the treatment of industrial effluents"

- Anabela Fonseca - FCT-UNL, Portugal

Thesis title: "Study of biofilm supported membrane bioreactors for pollutant removal"


2002

- Ana Maria Barreiros - FCT-UNL, Portugal

Thesis title: "Denitrification of drinking waters using membrane bioreactors"


2001

- Paulo Costa Lemos - FCT-UNL, Portugal

Thesis title: "Engineering of the biological phosphorus removal process"


1995

- Jonas Silva de Almeida - FCT-UNL, Portugal

Thesis title: "Kinetics of denitrification"

Research assistants

2020

- Cláudia Henriques

2019

- Neuza Duarte

- Joana Martinho

- David Lopes 

- Bruno Oliveira

- Sara Mateus

- Nuno Marques

- Daniela Pequito


2018

- David Liebermann

- José Pedro Santos

- Pedro Cardoso


2016

- Emanuel Lopes


2015

- Ana Gouveia

- Carlos Silva

- Joana Campos

- Sofia Pereira