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Cátia Gonçalves

Cátia Gonçalves




Research interests

- Atmospheric pollution and chemistry
- Carbonaceous aerosols
- Organic tracers
- Source apportionment
- Biomass burning emissions

- Life cycle thinking tools such as life cycle assessment (LCA)

Academic degrees

2011 -  PhD in Environmental Science and Engineering, by the University of Aveiro.
2006 - Master Degree in Geosciences - Environment and Planning, by the University of Coimbra.
2002 - Degree in Geology, by the University of Coimbra.

Scientific activities

- First level doctorate researcher, CESAM/Department of Environment and Planning, University of Aveiro (SOPRO Project, POCI-01-0145-FEDER-029574)(since March 2019).
- Post-doctoral Scholarship: SusPhotoSolutions - Sustainable Photovoltaic Solutions. Centre for Environmental and Marine Studies (CESAM), Department of Environment and Planning. University of Aveiro, Portugal. (CENTRO-01-0145-FEDER-000005) (May 2017 - March 2019).
- Researcher Collaborator (on a voluntary basis). Institute of Geosciences, State University of Campinas (UNICAMP), Brazil (August 2016 - January 2017).
 - Post-doctoral Scholarship: “Unravelling chemical fingerprints of atmospheric aerosols from contrasting Brazilian regions”. Institute of Geosciences, State University of Campinas (UNICAMP), Brazil. Awarded by CAPES/CNPq, Programa Atração de Jovens Talentos. (041/2012) (March 2013 - February 2016).
 - Post-doctoral Scholarship: “Particle characterisation, source apportionment and long range dust transport into the Cape Verde atmospheric observatory”. Centre for Environmental and Marine Studies (CESAM), Department of Environment and Planning. University of Aveiro, Portugal. Awarded by the Foundation for Science and Technology of Portugal (FCT). (SFRH/BPD/77019/2011) (January 2012 - February 2013).
- PhD Student (PTDC/AMB/65706/2006) (November 2007 - November 2011).
 - Probationer. Geophysical Institute "Infante D. Luiz", Scientific Research Institute from University of Lisbon, Portugal, (August 2006 – July 2007).
- Collaborator. Laboratory of Natural Radioactivity, Department of Earth Sciences, University of Coimbra, Portugal, (May 2004 – August 2006).

Others

Prizes and awards received

- RICTA 2013 Ph.D Prize (ex aequo), with the doctoral thesis entitled: “Contribution of biomass combustion to air pollutant emissions”, at the 1st Iberian Meeting on Aerosol Science and Technology, from 2 to 3 July 2013, organized and hosted by the Geophysics Centre of the University of Évora (CGE) with the collaboration of AECTA.

- The article "Characterisation of PM10 emissions from woodstove combustion of common woods grown in Portugal”, was one of the 50 most cited articles in the biennium 2010-2011 of the Elsevier Journal Atmospheric Environment.



Experience with methods and instrumentation:

- Life cycle thinking tools such as life cycle assessment (LCA).
- Different types of particles samplers (low and high-volume samplers).
- Gas chromatography and mass spectrometry: Identification and quantification of organic compounds.
- Thermal-optical carbon analyzer: Carbonaceous content (OC, EO, TC).
- Ion chromatography (IC): Identification and quantification of ions.
- Inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry (ICP-MS): Determination of trace element.
- Gamma Ray Spectrometer: Analytical determination of radionuclides.
- Liquid scintillation counter: ultra low determinations of radionuclides (naturals and artificials).
- Experience with AutoCad Map, ArcView 3.2, ArcView GIS, Xcalibur, Chromeleon 6.8.

Peer Review Referre Work:

- Atmospheric Environment
- Atmospheric Research
- Journal of Hazardous Materials
- Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics

Publications

Projects

SUSPHOTOSOLUTIONS - Sustainable Photovoltaic Solutions See more

CV-Dust - Atmospheric aerosol in Cape Verde region: seasonal evaluation of composition, sources and transport See more

BIOEMI: Contribution of biomass combustion to air pollutant emissions See more

Scientific Supervision

Participation in other projects

Unravelling chemical fingerprints of atmospheric aerosols from contrasting Brazilian regions funded by CAPES/CNPq, Programa Atração de Jovens Talentos (041/2012). State University of Campinas (UNICAMP), Brazil. (Concluded)


CESAM Funding: