From 2004 to date

Assistant Professor with definitive nomination at Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia (FCT) ( of Universidade Nova de Lisboa (UNL) (

From 2004 to date

Integrated Researcher of the Environmental Biotechnology Research Unit – UBiA (

May 2004

PhD in Environment Engineering from UNL-FCT in the field of ecocompatibility studies of new materials for civil engineering works based on the reuse of bottom ashes from Municipal Solid Waste incineration plants (developed in the framework of the European project named VALOMAT).

Current teaching activities

Department of Sciences and Technology of Biomass (DCTB) (, being responsible for different courses in the Master in Energy and Bioenergy, in the Master in Food Technology and Safety, and in the Doctoral Program in Energy and Bioenergy (

Current research activities

1. Chemical and ecotoxicological characterisation of residues produced in thermal processes;

2. Valorization of bottom and fly ashes produced in combustion processes for the production of new civil engineering materials and new adsorbent materials for wastewater treatment;

3. Valorization of chars produced in the pyrolysis processes of biomass and residues for the production of added-value chars for wastewater treatment;

4. Improvement of biogas and methane yields through pre-treatments and co-digestion of organic substrates.

5. Bio-hydrogen production from organic substrates;

6. Life Cycle Analyses and C-footprint of bioenergy routes.


Author of over 80 national and international publications (papers, proceedings, books, and chapters in books).

Scientific editing activities

Member of the Editorial Board of the International Journal of Gas, Oil and Coal Technologies (IJGOCT) ( of Inderscience Publishers (UK)

Reviewer activity for the following journals:

  • Waste Management (Elsevier Science)
  • Bioresource Technology (Elsevier Science)
  • Ecological Engineering (Elsevier Science)
  • Environmental Science & Technology (American Chemical Society)
  • Estuaries and Coasts (Springer)
  • International Journal of Phytoremediation (Taylor & Francis)
  • Journal of Hazardous Materials (Elsevier Science
  • Process Biochemistry (Elsevier Science)


Top reviewer of the Waste Management Journal – 2010

SUPERVAL, Portuguese Innovation Agency (AdI) – 1997