Career

  • Since  2013: Full Professor, Universidade do Minho
  • 2010 - 2013: Associate Professor with Habilitation, Universidade do Minho
  • 2005 - 2010: Associate Professor, Universidade do Minho

Qualifications

  • 1998: PhD in Chemical and Biological Engineering, Universidade do Minho

Roles and Responsibilities

  • Since  2016: Member of the Scientific Steering Committee of the Research Unit, Centre of Biological Engineering
  • Since  2015: Member of Program Studies Steering Committee, PhD Program in Waste Management and Treatment
  • 2013 - 2015: Program Director, PhD Program in Waste Management and Treatment
  • 2010 - 2016: Associate Diretor of Research Unit, Centre of Biological Engineering
  • Since  2009: Member of the Editorial Board of "Environmental Engineering and Management Journal"

Laboratory Management

Honors and Awards

  • 2009: Honorary doctorate from Technical University of IASI, Romania
  • 2006: Prémio Nacional de Inovação ambiental
  • 2005: BES Inovação 2005 (60 000 €)
  • 2004: Lettinga Award 2004 (25 000 €)

Courses

  • Chemical Reaction Engineering I ( Integrated Master in Biological Engineering )

Projects

Research Students


Recent Publications

1
Anaerobic biological fermentation of urine as a strategy to enhance the performance of a microbial electrolysis cell (MEC)
  • Renewable Energy, 139, 936-943, 2019
2
Garden and food waste co-fermentation for biohydrogen and biomethane production in a two-step hyperthermophilic-mesophilic process
  • Bioresource Technology, 278, 180-186, 2019
3
Hydrogen production by Clostridium cellulolyticum a cellulolytic and hydrogen-producing bacteria using sugarcane bagasse
  • Waste and Biomass Valorization, 10(4), 827-837, 2019
4
Inhibition studies with 2-bromoethanesulfonate reveal a novel syntrophic relationship in anaerobic oleate degradation
  • Applied and Environmental Microbiology, 85(2), e01733-18, 2019
5
MOSCA: an automated pipeline for integrated metagenomics and metatranscriptomics data analysis
  • Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing, 803 (PACBB 2018), 183-191, 2019
6
Improvement of biomethane production from sewage sludge in co-digestion with glycerol and waste frying oil, using a design of experiments
  • Bioenergy Research, 11(4), 763-771, 2018
7
Methane production and conductive materials: a critical review
  • ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY, 52(18), 10241-10253, 2018
8
TiO2/graphene and TiO2/graphene oxide nanocomposites for photocatalytic applications: A computer modeling and experimental study
  • COMPOSITES PART B-ENGINEERING, 145, 39-46, 2018
9
Enrichment of syngas-converting communities from a multi-orifice baffled bioreactor
  • Microbial Biotechnology, 11(4), 639-646, 2018
10
Insight into the role of facultative bacteria stimulated by micro-aeration in continuous bioreactors converting LCFA to methane
  • ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY, 52(11), 6497-6507, 2018
11
Influence of carbon anode properties on performance and microbiome of Microbial Electrolysis Cells operated on urine
  • Electrochimica Acta, 267, 122-132, 2018
12
Biochemical methane potential of brewery by-products
  • Clean Technologies and Environmental Policy, 20(2), 435-440, 2018
13
Synthesis, characterization and application of magnetic carbon materials as electron shuttles for the biological and chemical reduction of the azo dye Acid Orange 10
  • Applied Catalysis B: Environmental, 212, 175-184, 2017
14
Carbon nanotubes accelerate methane production in pure cultures of methanogens and in a syntrophic coculture
  • Environmental Microbiology, 19(7), 2727-2739, 2017
15
Investigating bacterial community changes and organic substrate degradation in microbial fuel cells operating on real human urine
  • Environmental Science-Water Research & Technology, 3(5), 897-904, 2017
16
Influence of nutritional and operational parameters on the production of butanol or 1,3-propanediol from glycerol by a mutant Clostridium pasteurianum
  • New Biotechnology, 34, 59-67, 2017
17
  • Holliger, Christof; Alves, M. Madalena; Andrade, Diana; Angelidaki, Irini; Astals, Sergi; Baier, Urs; Bougrier, Claire; Buffière, Pierre; Carballa, Marta; Wilde, Vinnie de; Florian Ebertseder; Belén Fernández; Elena Ficara; Ioannis Fotidis; Jean-Claude Frigon; Hélène Fruteau de Laclos; Dara S. M. Ghasimi; Gabrielle Hack; Mathias Hartel; Joern Heerenklage; Ilona Sarvari Horvath; Pavel Jenicek; Konrad Koch; Judith Krautwald; Javier Lizasoain; Jing Liu; Lona Mosberger; Mihaela Nistor; Hans Oechsner; Oliveira, João V.; Mark Paterson; André Pauss; Sébastien Pommier; Isabella Porqueddu; Francisco Raposo; Thierry Ribeiro; Florian Rüsch Pfund; Sten Strömberg; Michel Torrijos; Miriam van Eekert; Miriam van Eekert; Jules van Lier; Wedwitschka, Harald; Wierinck, Isabella
Towards a standardization of biomethane potential tests
  • Water Science and Technology, 74(11), 2515-2522, 2016
18
Rhodococcus opacus B4: a promising bacterium for production of biofuels and biobased chemicals
  • AMB Express, 6(35), 1-11, 2016
19
Boosting dark fermentation with co-cultures of extreme thermophiles for biohythane production from garden waste
  • Bioresource Technology, 219, 132-138, 2016
20
Response surface design to study the influence of inoculum, particle size and inoculum to substrate ratio on the methane production from Ulex sp.
  • Renewable Energy, 96, Part B, 1071-1077, 2016
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