Career

  • Since  2007: Assistant Professor, Instituto Politécnico de Coimbra
  • 2002 - 2007: Lecturer of the 1st Triennium , 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
Quantification of pharmaceutical compounds in wastewater samples by Near Infrared Spectroscopy (NIR)
  • Talanta, 194, 507-513, 2019
2
NIR spectroscopy applied to the determination of 2‐Phenylethanol and L‐Phenylalanine concentrations in culture medium of Yarrowia lipolytica
  • Journal of Chemical Technology and Biotechnology, (In Press), 2019
3
Use of chemometric analyses to assess biological wastewater treatment plants by protozoa and metazoa monitoring
  • Environmental Monitoring and Assessment, 190(9), 497, 2018
4
New PLS analysis approach to wine volatile compounds characterization by near infrared spectroscopy (NIR)
  • Food Chemistry, 246, 172-178, 2018
5
Monitoring biological wastewater treatment processes: recent advances in spectroscopy applications
  • Reviews in Environmental Science and Biotechnology, 16(3), 395-424, 2017
6
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
7
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
8
Estimation of effluent quality parameters from an activated sludge system using quantitative image analysis
  • Chemical Engineering Journal, 285, 349-357, 2016
9
Quantitative image analysis as a tool for Yarrowia lipolytica dimorphic growth evaluation in different culture media
  • Journal of Biotechnology, 217, 22-30, 2016
10
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
11
Aroma production by Yarrowia lipolytica in airlift and stirred tank bioreactors: differences in yeast metabolism and morphology
  • Biochemical Engineering Journal, 93, 55-62, 2015
12
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
13
Monitoring intracellular polyphosphate accumulation in enhanced biological phosphorus removal systems by quantitative image analysis
  • Water Science and Technology, 69(11), 2315-2323, 2014
14
Activated sludge characterization through microscopy: A review on quantitative image analysis and chemometric techniques
  • Analytica Chimica Acta, 802, 14-28, 2013
15
Automatic identification of activated sludge disturbances and assessment of operational parameters
  • Chemosphere, 91(5), 705-710, 2013
16
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
17
Prediction of intracellular storage polymers using quantitative image analysis in enhanced biological phosphorus removal systems
  • Analytica Chimica Acta, 770, 36-44, 2013
18
Image analysis for automatic characterization of polyhydroxyalcanoates granules
  • Lecture Notes in Computer Science, No. 7950, 790-797, 2013
19
Characterization of activated sludge abnormalities by image analysis and chemometric techniques
  • Analytica Chimica Acta, 705(1-2), 235-242, 2011
20
Identifying different types of bulking in an activated sludge system through quantitative image analysis
  • Chemosphere, 85(4), 643-652, 2011
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