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Maria Eduarda B. H. Santos

Maria Eduarda B. H. Santos

Assistant Professor

  • Author Name : Santos EBH

  • Researcher ID: A-9383-2011
  • ORCID: 0000-0001-5852-4518
  • Ciencia ID: B119-3004-589F
  • Department: Chemistry
  • Research Group: Analytical Sensors and Applied Eco-Chemistry (ASAEC)
  • ISI Web of KnowledgeSM search factor: AU=((santos ebh OR Santos me) OR (santos e AND (duarte a OR najjar) NOT (Rocha-Santos OR Santiago))) AND AD=(Aveiro OR Coimbra)

Research interests

Analytical and environmental chemistry.

Environmental Photochemistry:
• Solar and visible-light based photocatalytic processes for water and indoor air treatment
• Solar photodegradation of trace organic contaminants (pharmaceuticals, pesticides) in waters
• Identification and characterization of photoproducts and intermediates
• Phototransformations of dissolved organic matter (humic matter) and the carbon cycle

Humic matter and its role on the fate of contaminants in water and soil

Academic degrees

PhD in Chemistry, speciality Anlytical Chemistry, University of Aveiro, 1995

Scientific activities

1995 - present - Assistant Professor (Professora Auxiliar), Chemistry Department, Univ. of Aveiro

Vice-director of the Master in Chemistry, Department of Chemistry, Univ.of Aveiro
Coordinator of the CESAMs Laboratory of Organic Pollutants & Natural Organic Matter



SGH - Projeto Smart Green Homes See more

PhotoDOM - Impact of solar radiation on dissolved organic matter photochemical and microbial processes in the estuarine environment See more

Scientific Supervision

Master (Main Supervisor): Nuno Miguel Carriça Mota (not a CESAM member)

Master (Main Supervisor): Maria José Rangel e Osório Valdoleiros (not a CESAM member)

Master (Main Supervisor): Inês Duarte Queijo (not a CESAM member)

Master (Main Supervisor): André Cruz (not a CESAM member)

Master (Main Supervisor): Bruna Martins Gonçalves (not a CESAM member)

Master (Main Supervisor): Isabela João Guedes Guilherme (not a CESAM member)

Master (Main Supervisor): Carina Andreia Esteves da Costa (not a CESAM member)

Master (Main Supervisor): Ana Catarina Carvalho da Rocha (not a CESAM member)

Master (Main Supervisor): Sandra Isabel Marques de Carvalho (not a CESAM member)

Master (Main Supervisor): Cândida Adelaide de Sousa Lima Nogueira (not a CESAM member)

Master (Main Supervisor): Elsa Gonçalves (not a CESAM member)

Master (Main Supervisor): Marta Cecília Carvalho Martins (not a CESAM member)

Master (Co-supervisor): Mariano Amaral (not a CESAM member)

Master (Co-supervisor): Regina Maria Brandão de Oliveira Duarte (CESAM member)

PhD (Main Supervisor): Olga Manuela Simão Filipe (ex-CESAM member)

PhD (Main Supervisor): Ana Maria Jesus Câmara Leme Mendonça (ex-CESAM member)

PhD (Co-supervisor): António Geraldes Martin Pinto (ex-CESAM member)

PhD (Co-supervisor): Patrícia Sofia Matos dos Santos (CESAM member)

PhD (Co-supervisor): Joana Ferreira Leal (ex-CESAM member)

Post-doc (Co-supervisor): Sandra Cruz (ex-CESAM member)

Published work

See publications list and citations at:


Participation in research projects

European projects

-“BIOGEST – Biogas transfer in estuaries” – EU, Environment & Climate and ELOISE (European Land Ocean Interactions Studies), contracto nº ENV4-CT96-0213), 1996-1999

National projects

- “Effects of long term organic amendments on the interactions of soil organic matter with heavy metals and organic pollutants” (2004-2008) – POCTI/CTA/48059/2002 – Portuguese Science Foundation
 - “Biodiversiity and Biogeochemical aspects in Portuguese Salt Marshes” (1999-2001) –PRAXIS/P/CTE/11025/98
 - “Removing color and toxicity from bleached Kraft pulp mill effluents (1997-2000) PRAXIS/3/3.1/CEG/2636/95).
- “From Eucalyptus globulus to paper: from ECF to TEF – Evaluation of the process consequences of reducing the water consumption in the production of bleached Kraft pulp - RAXIS XXI (projecto PRAXIS/3/3.2/papel/2322/95) 1997-2000.
- “Interactions of aquatic humic and fulvic acids with organochlorine compounds from pulp mill effluents” (1996-1999) - JNICT (project nº PEAM/P/NMAE/665/95)


1995 - .... – Assistant Professor, University of Aveiro
1981 - 1995 – Teaching Assistant, University of Aveiro
1978 - 1979 – Monitora, Department of Chemistry, University of Coimbra

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


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