A. Luís Amaral

Assistant Professor


Career

  • Since  2007: Assistant Professor, Instituto Politécnico de Coimbra
  • 2002 - 2007: Lecturer, Instituto Politécnico de Bragança

Qualifications

  • 2003: PhD in Chemical and Biological Engineering, Universidade do Minho
  • 1999: Master Program on Biological Engineering, Universidade do Minho
  • 1996: Licenciatura em Engenharia Biológica, Universidade do Minho

Roles and Responsibilities

  • Since  2013: Associate Director of Research Unit, Instituto Politécnico de Coimbra
  • Since  2013: Program Director, Curso de Especialização Tecnológica em Análises Químicas e Microbiológicas
  • Since  2009: Member of the Pedagogic Council, Instituto Politécnico de Coimbra
  • 2009 - 2012: Program Director, Licenciatura em Engenharia Biológica

Honors and Awards

  • 2009: Best Poster Award - Engineering School Week
  • 2004: CUF Prize for the Best Chemical and Biological Engineering PhD thesis in Portugal (António Luís Amaral: Image Analysis in Biotechnological Processes: Applications to Wastewater Treatment)

Recent Publications

1
Monitoring biological wastewater treatment processes: recent advances in spectroscopy applications
  • Reviews in Environmental Science and Biotechnology, (In Press), 2017
2
Quantitative image analysis of polyhydroxyalkanoates inclusions from microbial mixed cultures under different SBR operation strategies
  • Environmental Science and Pollution Research, 24(17), 15148-15156, 2017
3
Microbial-based evaluation of foaming events in full-scale wastewater treatment plants by microscopy survey and quantitative image analysis
  • Environmental Science and Pollution Research, 23(15), 15638-15650, 2016
4
Estimation of effluent quality parameters from an activated sludge system using quantitative image analysis
  • Chemical Engineering Journal, 285, 349-357, 2016
5
Quantitative image analysis as a tool for Yarrowia lipolytica dimorphic growth evaluation in different culture media
  • Journal of Biotechnology, 217, 22-30, 2016
6
Polyhydroxyalkanoate granules quantification in mixed microbial cultures using image analysis: Sudan Black B versus Nile Blue A staining
  • Analytica Chimica Acta, 865, 8-15, 2015
7
Aroma production by Yarrowia lipolytica in airlift and stirred tank bioreactors: differences in yeast metabolism and morphology
  • Biochemical Engineering Journal, 93, 55-62, 2015
8
Image analysis technique as a tool to identify morphological changes in Trametes versicolor pellets according to exopolysaccharide or laccase production
  • Applied Biochemistry and Biotechnology, 172(4), 2132-2142, 2014
9
Monitoring intracellular polyphosphate accumulation in enhanced biological phosphorus removal systems by quantitative image analysis
  • Water Science and Technology, 69(11), 2315-2323, 2014
10
Activated sludge characterization through microscopy: A review on quantitative image analysis and chemometric techniques
  • Analytica Chimica Acta, 802, 14-28, 2013
11
Automatic identification of activated sludge disturbances and assessment of operational parameters
  • Chemosphere, 91(5), 705-710, 2013
12
Quantitative image analysis for the characterization of microbial aggregates in biological wastewater treatment: a review
  • Environmental Science and Pollution Research, 20(9), 5887-5912, 2013
13
Prediction of intracellular storage polymers using quantitative image analysis in enhanced biological phosphorus removal systems
  • Analytica Chimica Acta, 770, 36-44, 2013
14
Image analysis for automatic characterization of polyhydroxyalcanoates granules
  • Lecture Notes in Computer Science, No. 7950, 790-797, 2013
15
Characterization of activated sludge abnormalities by image analysis and chemometric techniques
  • Analytica Chimica Acta, 705(1-2), 235-242, 2011
16
Identifying different types of bulking in an activated sludge system through quantitative image analysis
  • Chemosphere, 85(4), 643-652, 2011
17
Image analysis application for the study of activated sludge floc size during the treatment of synthetic and real fishery wastewater
  • Environmental Science and Pollution Research, 18(8), 1390-1397, 2011
18
Dilution and magnification effects on image analysis applications in activated sludge characterization
  • Microscopy and Microanalysis, 16(5), 561-568, 2010
19
A comparison between bright field and phase-contrast image analysis techniques in activated sludge morphological characterization
  • Microscopy and Microanalysis, 16(2), 166-174, 2010
20
Application of image analysis to the prediction of EBC barley kernel weight distribution
  • Industrial Crops and Products, 30(3), 366-371, 2009
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