Maria João Nunes

PhD Researcher, FCT NOVA
Email: mjm.nunes(at)
Tel: + 351 21 294 83 00, ext. 10927

Research Activities - Keywords
• Analytical Chemistry
• Stress biomarkers identification
• Non-invasive sampling techniques
• Sensors development
• Electrochemical fingerprint analysis
• Sustainable development: biomarkers, nutrients, gases, aerosols, metals, metal speciation, organic compounds, pesticides, phthalates and antibiotics
• Analytical methodologies (LC-MS/MS, GC-MS/ECD/FID/TCD, IC, CE, HPLC-UV/MS, UPLC-DAD, SEM, ICP-OES/MS, AAS-F/GF/HG)
• Elemental analysis of N, C, S, Hg and TOC
• Methodologies of sampling, extraction, purification and analysis
• Health Sciences
• Environmental sustainability
• Natural resources
• Water, soil and atmosphere composition assessments
• Quality Assurance measurement
• Chemical Metrology

Teaching Interests
• Analytical Chemistry (areas of health, environment and natural resources)
• Chromatography Spectroscopy
• Mass Spectrometry
• Chemical Metrology
• Physical-Chemistry
• Quality Assurance
• Undergraduate, Master and PhD programs
• Science divulgation

Recent Publications can be found at

Selected References
In house validation for the determination of total nitrogen content in fertilisers: developing criteria with uncertainty measurement evaluation and compliance assessment
Nunes MJ, Moura MJ
Analytical Methods (2015) 7:2219-2228

Assessment of the determination of heavy metals in organic soil improvers by ICP–OES
Correia AB, Bettencourt da Silva RJN, Pedra F, Nunes MJ
Accreditation and Quality Assurance (2014) 19:87-97

Tenerife and the Aerosol Nitrate Number Paradox: Marine and anthropogenic aerosols at Punta del Hidalgo
McGovern F, Nunes MJ, Raes F, Gonzales-Jorge H
Journal of Geophysical Research (2002) D24:9-1 – 9-10

Parametric or Non-parametric Statistical Tools Applied to Marine Aerosol Sampling
Nunes MJ, Camões MF, McGovern F, Raes F
Journal of Accreditation and Quality Assurance (2004) 9:355-360

An analysis of Atmospheric Nitrate, Sulfate Levels and Particulate Number Concentration in the North Atlantic Sub-tropical Region
McGovern F, Nunes MJ, Raes F
Journal of Aerosol Science (2000) 31:S544-545

Analysis of Organophosphorus, Organochlorine and Pyrethroide Insecticides in Medicinal Plants
Nunes MJ, Fournier J, Camões MF
Chromatographia 44 (1997) 505-513

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