Caring about the future

Carlos Borrego

Carlos Borrego

Full Professor

  • Author Name : Borrego C.

  • Researcher ID: G-2984-2011
  • ORCID: 0000-0002-1673-2084
  • Ciencia ID: 3C19-B0FB-EC15
  • Department: Department of Environment and Planning
  • Research Group: Atmospheric Processes & Modelling (APM)
  • ISI Web of KnowledgeSM search factor: AU=(Borrego C OR Borrego CA OR Borrego CS) AND AD=(Aveiro)

Research interests

The research interests are concerned to the integrated studies of physico-chemical atmospheric processes, including the meteorological aspects, the atmospheric pollutants production and dispersion and their fluxes between the atmosphere and the other ambient reservoirs. These studies are based on mathematical and physical modelling, in wind tunnel. The projects include the development of air quality mathematical models; the development of numerical models for atmospheric impact assessment of industrial units; heavy gas dispersion and industrial risk assessment from accidents; atmospheric pollution and changes in the atmospheric pattern circulations, induced by forest fires; the analysis of coastal breezes effects on air quality; climate change mitigation and adaptation as co-benefit for air pollution, from the regional to local scale (using nature-based solutions); circular economy in cities.
Scopus Author ID: 7006512813

Academic degrees

1972 LICENCIATURA 17 valores
1978 MESTRADO with honours
1981 DOUTORAMENTO with higher distinction
1990 AGREGAÇÃO Approved

Scientific activities

Carlos Borrego is Retired Full Professor of Environmental Engineering of the Department of Environment and Planning (DAO) at the University of Aveiro (UA). He was Minister for Environment and Natural Resources. He was Vice-Rector for Research and Cooperation with the Society and director of the Department of Environment and Planning. He was Director of the Institute for Environment and Planning (IDAD) the interface unit of UA for the Cooperation with the Society, providing services to organizations on air pollution, impact assessment and environmental monitoring, and sustainability. Carlos provides cross-university leadership in research, knowledge exchange and programme development in sustainability, health and environment, towards the circular economy. He is working for more than 46 years on environmental problems, serving Portugal in a number of international scientific boards and committees, and having more than 40 years of experience on professional consulting and project activities. So, having a systemic view of this scientific area. His biographical details were first included in Who’s Who in 1994. His research has been supported by many sources including the FCT, APA, ANI, EEA, EC Framework Programmes and his career research and consultancy income is more than €40 million.
Carlos main ideas about scientific research is an integrated strategy, in the line with the European research program and all the major national research programs of Member States. In fact, the main research programmes that have been designed for the 2014-2020 period (and are now discussed for 2021-2027) are much more target to the market, where innovation plays a key role in setting up the framework for the Research & Innovation (R&I) strategies to be defined. The increase of Europe’s competitiveness and job creation is a main goal of the EU2020 Strategy and the Renewable Energy Strategy 2030 and boost the next framework programme towards SME and industry as key actors to sustainable development through the social, economic and environmental pillars.
The new perspective supports opportunities in all types of innovation. Innovation is at the centre of the EU objectives and technological, organizational and systemic innovations will be fundamental to pursued sustainability objectives. In addition, promoting the economic development an urge aim and increasing the competitiveness of the European and Portuguese R&I SME is a fundamental step forward to effectively overcome the crisis while protecting our resources through eco-innovation and resource-efficiency.
The greatest challenge is engaging our universities and research institutes in developing innovations that will increase the economic, social and environmental value of our society. He is also committed with these objectives for Portugal and help to prepare a strong research programmes.


High quality research in environment, applied to real and practical case studies, to human capital development, to technology transfer and innovation. Projects for companies, government and municipalities.
As a Professor, Carlos have a strong commitment to teaching and student learning. He has also designed the Research Group on Atmospheric Emissions, Modelling and Climate Change, which main objectives are the integrated and systemic studies of atmospheric processes, environmental risk assessment, environmental impact studies, sustainable development and circular economy.
Carlos was for 25 years the Director of IDAD-Institute for Environment and Planning, the interface unit (SME) of University of Aveiro for services to society. His long experience started in 1993, preparing IDAD to give integrated support to the companies’ environmental needs, coordinating multisectoral projects involving specialists from air quality, water resources, fauna and flora, landscape, sociology or public health.



DISTENDER - Developing Strategies by integrating mitigation, adaptation and participation to climate change risks See more

FIREURISK - Developing a holistic risk-wise strategy for european wildfire management See more

EMERGE - Evaluation, control and Mitigation of the EnviRonmental impacts of shippinG Emissions See more

FIRESTORM - Weather and Behaviour of Fire Storms See more

AVEIRO STEAM CITY – Urban Network for Upgrading STEAM Skills and Increasing Jobs Added-Value through Digital Transformation in a new economic context See more

InFLOWence - Optimizing the influence of connected and autonomous vehicles on the environmental efficiency of road traffic flows See more

ARTUR - The impact of air quality on the competitiveness of the tourism destinations See more

Intermunicipal Strategy for Adaptation to Climate Change - Viseu-Dão-Lafões See more

InPaCTus - Innovative Products and Technologies from Eucalyptus See more

SGH - Projeto Smart Green Homes See more

DOUROZONE – Ozone risk for Douro´s vineyards in present and future climates See more

@CRUiSE - Advanced Impact Integration Platform for Cooperative Road Use See more

AIRSHIP - Impact of maritime and port emissions in the air quality of Portugal: present and future scenarios. A regional and local scale approach See more

CLAiR-City - Citizen Led Air pollution Reduction in Cities See more

ClimAdaPT.Local - Municipal Strategies for Adaptation to Climate Change See more

MAPLIA - Moving from Air Pollution to Local Integrated Assessment See more

CLICURB - Urban atmospheric quality, climate change and resilience See more

TPEA - Transboundary Planning in the European Atlantic See more

APPRAISAL— Air Pollution Policies foR Assessment of Integrated Strategies At regional and Local scales See more

Revisão do Plano de Ordenamento da Orla Costeira de Ovar – Marinha Grande See more

LTER-RAVE - Long term monitoring in the Ria de Aveiro: towards a deeper understanding of ecological, environmental and economic processes See more

APA - Air quality forecast over Portugal See more

VISION RD4SD - Producing a shared vision on how to harness Research & Development for Sustainable Development See more

SINPHONIE - Schools Indoor Pollution and Health: Observatory Network in Europe See more

SMARTDECISION: Intelligent Vehicle Routing System for Enhanced Air Quality in Urban Areas See more

BIOGAIR - Impacts of biomass to energy chain on air quality and Portuguese climatic policy See more

EMOSAT - Characterisation of emission sources using advanced atmospheric modelling and satellite data See more

INSPIRAR - Air Quality Exposure and Human Health in Industrialized Urban Areas See more

Protocol North Regional Coordination and Development Commission See more

Protocolo APA/UA: air quality forecast over Portugal See more

CAPTAR-Science and Environment for All See more

FUMEXP - Fire-fighters smoke exposure and related health effects See more

BRIDGE - Sustainable urban planning decision support accounting for urban metabolism See more

ENSEMBLAIR - Improving air quality assessment with ensemble modelling See more

PAREXPO – Particulate Matter in Ambient Air and Human Exposure See more

ACCENT – Atmospheric Composition Change: An European Network See more

SAUDAR – The Health and the Air we breathe See more

AIR4EU – Air quality assessment for Europe: from local to continental scale See more

CLIMED - Effects of climate change and climate variability on water availability and water management practices in Western Mediterranean See more

CCDR-N - Apoio Técnico à elaboração do Programa de Execução do Plano de Qualidade do Ar de NO2 para a Região Norte e à implementação do Programa de Execução do Plano de Qualidade do Ar de PM10 para Braga See more

CAI - Technical assistance to model concentrations of air pollutants in urban corridors in the Aburra Valley (Colombia) See more

Scientific Supervision

Master (Main Supervisor): Filipe Joao Da Silva Rodrigues (not a CESAM member)

Master (Main Supervisor): HENRIQUE BALONA DE SA OLIVEIRA (not a CESAM member)

Master (Main Supervisor): Daniel de Jesus Coelho (not a CESAM member)

Master (Main Supervisor): Inês Pereira da Silva (not a CESAM member)

Master (Main Supervisor): Carla Marina dos Santos Batalha Dias Nunes (not a CESAM member)

Master (Main Supervisor): Luis Ricardo Trindade Mendes (not a CESAM member)

Master (Main Supervisor): Filipe João da Silva Rodrigues (not a CESAM member)

Master (Main Supervisor): Vera Augusta Moreira Rodrigues (not a CESAM member)

Master (Main Supervisor): Pedro Miguel. Aguiar Gerardo (not a CESAM member)

Master (Main Supervisor): Jorge Filipe Marto Bandeira (not a CESAM member)

Master (Main Supervisor): Florisvindo Jaimilito Rodrigues Furtado (not a CESAM member)

Master (Main Supervisor): Catarina Rocha e Silva Valente de Matos (not a CESAM member)

Master (Main Supervisor): Ana Cristina Pinto Monteiro (ex-CESAM member)

Master (Main Supervisor): Maria Elisa Sá (ex-CESAM member)

Master (Co-supervisor): João Pedro Gaio Ferrinho (not a CESAM member)

Master (Co-supervisor): Karina da Silva Tavares Ferreira (not a CESAM member)

PhD (Main Supervisor): Maria Elisa Sá (ex-CESAM member)

PhD (Main Supervisor): Joana Ferreira (CESAM member)

PhD (Main Supervisor): Jorge Humberto Amorim (ex-CESAM member)

PhD (Main Supervisor): Ana Margarida Lobo Lourenço da Costa (not a CESAM member)

PhD (Main Supervisor): Myriam Nunes Lopes (CESAM member)

PhD (Main Supervisor): Mário Jorge Costa Tomé (not a CESAM member)

PhD (Main Supervisor): Maria Alexandra Castelo Sobral Monteiro (CESAM member)

PhD (Main Supervisor): Ana Cristina Carvalho (ex-CESAM member)

PhD (Co-supervisor): Ana Patrícia da Silva Fernandes (ex-CESAM member)

PhD (Co-supervisor): Tânia Daniela Lopes da Rocha Fontes (not a CESAM member)

PhD (Co-supervisor): Cândida Leonor Pinto Rocha (not a CESAM member)

Post-doc (Main Supervisor): Joana Valente (CESAM member)

Post-doc (Main Supervisor): Maria Alexandra Castelo Sobral Monteiro (CESAM member)

Post-doc (Main Supervisor): Helena Martins (CESAM member)

Post-doc (Main Supervisor): Helena Martins (CESAM member)

Post-doc (Main Supervisor): Anabela Carvalho (ex-CESAM member)

GEMAC - Group of Emissions, Modelling and Climate Change

CESAM Funding: UIDP/50017/2020 + UIDB/50017/2020 + LA/P/0094/2020


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