Forging sustainability

Maria Isabel Capela

Maria Isabel Capela

Professora Associada




Interesses de investigação

Anaerobic and aerobic processes for the treatment of organic wastes.
Development of biological processes for the production of green energy (biomethane, biohydrogen, biohythane, ethanol) and other value-added products (biopolymers, short and medium chain volatile fatty acids, etc.) from organic effluents and residues.
Electromethanogenesis.
Microbial fuel cells applied to biological treatment systems.
Biohydrogen production from feed stock materials.
Chemical oxidation of recalcitrant compounds using nano materials.
Production of biofuels.
Green technologies (constructed wetlands).
Biodegradation of complex industrial effluents as pulp & paper mill wastewaters, olive oil mill wastewater.
Nanoparticles for degradation of complex compounds (namely recalcitrant AOX), and nitrogen compounds.
Nutrients (N and P) removal and recovery from wastewaters and solid wastes.

Graus académicos

1st Degree (5 years) in Chemical Engineering (1978), University of Porto, Oporto, Portugal
PhD in Public Health Engineering (1987), University of Newcastle, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK

Atividades científicas

Isabel Capela is Associate Professor at the Department of Environment and Planning of the University of Aveiro. She holds a PhD in Public Health Engineering by the University of Newcastle upon Tyne, UK, and a BSc (5yr) in Chemical Engineering by the University of Oporto, Portugal.
She has been working in the field of environment for more than 40 years and is presently the Director of the Institute of Environment and Development-IDAD, the interface unit of the University of Aveiro for cooperation with the Society.
Her work deals mainly with issues regarding the use of biological processes for wastewater and solid waste treatment towards the development of green technologies under circular economy.
Her research leads to the publication of more than 50 international peer-reviewed papers, 4 chapters of books and more that 70 papers in proceedings.
In scientific supervision, it accounts with 9 PhD concluded (6 as supervisor and 3 as co-supervisor), more than 40 MSc concluded as supervisor and 4 on-going PhD as supervisor.
She has also experience in research projects coordination (7 national projects) and participation on another 6 projects either as coordinator of UA team or of specific projects. She had also participated as reviewer for research projects application or participation on scientific committees of conferences.
She has been also worked with industries, such as pulp and paper and food industries, regarding their wastewater treatment plants, having at this moment two on-going projects under H2020 for the removal of very toxic compounds to the environment (AOX).

Outros

Since 2018, is Director of IDAD - Institute for Environment and Planning, the interface unit (SME) of University of Aveiro for services to society. IDAD give integrated support to companies’ environmental needs, coordinating multisectorial projects involving specialists from air quality, water resources, fauna and flora, landscape, sociology or public health.

Publicações

Projetos

ProjectÔ Ver mais

Estudo de Recuperação de Áreas Degradadas com a Utilização de Partículas Nanoestruturadas Ver mais

InPaCTus - Produtos e Tecnologias Inovadores a partir do Eucalipto Ver mais

PROTEUS - Produtos e tecnologias para o sector do Eucalyptus globulus Ver mais

ECOBIOTEC - Ecobiotecnologia baseada no uso de culturas microbianas mistas para produção de PHA a partir de resíduos orgânicos Ver mais

ECOTECH SUDOE - Rede Internacional em Avaliação de Ciclo de Vida e Ecodesign para a Eco-inovação Ver mais

POLIBIO: Produção de biopolímeros como uma nova abordagem no tratamento de efluentes Ver mais

INTERCHANGE: Optimização e Controlo de Reactores UASB em Funcionamento Intermitente e a Dinâmica das Populações Microbiológicas Ver mais

Orientações científicas

Em curso (2) Concluído (55)
PhD (Orientador Principal): Mohammadreza Khalaj (CESAM member)

PhD (Orientador Principal): Seyedeh Azadeh Borazjani (not a CESAM member)

Master (Orientador Principal): Adriana Filipa de Oliveira Sousa (not a CESAM member)

Master (Orientador Principal): Cecilia Maria Nogueira da Costa Santos (not a CESAM member)

Master (Orientador Principal): Gabriel Filipe de Sousa Pimpão (not a CESAM member)

Master (Orientador Principal): Otília Rodrigues Pereira (not a CESAM member)

Master (Orientador Principal): Vânia Sofia Ribeiro Borges (not a CESAM member)

Master (Orientador Principal): Helder Alexandre Neto Marques (not a CESAM member)

Master (Orientador Principal): Iryna Lanko (not a CESAM member)

Master (Orientador Principal): Micaela Alexandra da Rocha Soares (not a CESAM member)

Master (Orientador Principal): Norberto Carlos Oliveira Cruz Monteiro (not a CESAM member)

Master (Orientador Principal): Sérgio Nuno Cerqueira Anjo (not a CESAM member)

Master (Orientador Principal): Carla Sofia Caetano Mendes (not a CESAM member)

Master (Orientador Principal): João Vasco Pais Oliveira e Silva (not a CESAM member)

Master (Orientador Principal): Ana Alice Lopes de Sousa Rodrigues (ex-CESAM member)

Master (Orientador Principal): Cândida Rocha (ex-CESAM member)

Master (Orientador Principal): Flávio Castro Silva (CESAM member)

Master (Orientador Principal): Joana Matilde Veríssimo Pessoa (not a CESAM member)

Master (Orientador Principal): Ana Luísa de Almeida Ferreira (not a CESAM member)

Master (Orientador Principal): Tomás Iria Cristino (not a CESAM member)

Master (Orientador Principal): Ana Cláudia de Sousa Pedrosa (not a CESAM member)

Master (Orientador Principal): Celine de Oliveira Marques Lopes (not a CESAM member)

Master (Orientador Principal): Daniela Sofia Amaro Lopes (not a CESAM member)

Master (Orientador Principal): Joana Caldeira Botelho (not a CESAM member)

Master (Orientador Principal): Daniel Henriques da Silva Cruz (not a CESAM member)

Master (Orientador Principal): João Costa Correia (not a CESAM member)

Master (Orientador Principal): Pedro Longueiro Heleno (not a CESAM member)

Master (Orientador Principal): Sandra Cristina Rodrigues Amaral (not a CESAM member)

Master (Orientador Principal): Ana Rita Carvalho Marinho (not a CESAM member)

Master (Orientador Principal): Rafael Alexandre Neto da Silva (not a CESAM member)

Master (Orientador Principal): Flávia Carina Freitas Magalhães (not a CESAM member)

Master (Orientador Principal): Rita Fernandes dos Santos (not a CESAM member)

Master (Co-orientador): Jéssica Sofia Laranjeira de Palma (not a CESAM member)

Master (Co-orientador): Camilo Alberto Salamanca López (not a CESAM member)

Master (Co-orientador): Asri Indyani (not a CESAM member)

Master (Co-orientador): Pablo Alvarez Zaldiver (not a CESAM member)

Master (Co-orientador): Renata Sofia Teixeira da Costa (not a CESAM member)

Master (Co-orientador): Antonius Armanious (not a CESAM member)

Master (Co-orientador): Cláudia Cordeiro Isidoro (not a CESAM member)

Master (Co-orientador): Cláudia Gomes Ferreira Prata de Oliveira (not a CESAM member)

Master (Co-orientador): Katherine Kinstedt (not a CESAM member)

Master (Co-orientador): Krisada Techamanoon (not a CESAM member)

PhD (Orientador Principal): Flávio Castro Silva (CESAM member)

PhD (Orientador Principal): Helena Nadais (CESAM member)

PhD (Orientador Principal): José Figueiredo (CESAM member)

PhD (Orientador Principal): Luis Manuel Guerreiro Alves Arroja (CESAM member)

PhD (Orientador Principal): Mafalda Mendes Nunes Vaz (not a CESAM member)

PhD (Orientador Principal): Mohammadreza Kamali (CESAM member)

PhD (Orientador Principal): Tânia Gameiro (CESAM member)

PhD (Orientador Principal): Mohammadreza Kamali (CESAM member)

PhD (Orientador Principal): Maria dos Anjos de Jesus Barros Monteiro Lopes (not a CESAM member)

PhD (Orientador Principal): Tânia Gameiro (CESAM member)

PhD (Co-orientador): Joana de Carvalho Baptista (not a CESAM member)

PhD (Co-orientador): Ana Cláudia Dias (CESAM member)

PhD (Co-orientador): António Pedro Conde Pinto Flor (ex-CESAM member)

PhD (Co-orientador): Sónia Isabel de Castro Lopes (not a CESAM member)

Post-doc (Orientador Principal): Mohammadreza Kamali (CESAM member)

Principais interesses de investigação

Processos aeróbios e anaeróbios para o tratamento de efluentes domésticos e industriais. Tratamento anaeróbio de resíduos orgânicos. Processos biológicos para descontaminação de solos. Metodologias de análise de ciclo de vida.

Domínio de especialização

Processos biológicos para o tratamento de efluentes e resíduos.

INTERNACIONAIS-PARTICIPAÇÂO

SGH - Projeto Smart Green Homes

Formação académica

1987: PhD em Public Health Engineering, Universidade de Newcastle upon Tyne, Reino Unido


1978: Licenciatura em Engenharia Química, FEUP

Actividades científicas e/ou profissionais

2018-...: Director of the Institute of Environment and Development-IDAD, the interface unit of the University of Aveiro for cooperation with the Society


2017-2019: Member of the Pedagogic Council of the University of Aveiro


2013-2014: Vice-diretora do Mestrado em Engenharia do Ambiente, Departamento de Ambiente e Ordenamento, Universidade de Aveiro


2013-2014: Vice-diretora da Licenciatura em Engenharia do Ambiente, Departamento de Ambiente e Ordenamento, Universidade de Aveiro


2003-2008: Coordenadora do curso de Mestrado em Gestão Ambiental, Materiais e Valorização de Resíduos, Universidade de Aveiro


2000-2001: Coordenadora da Comissão Científica do Departamento de Ambiente e Ordenamento, Universidade de Aveiro


1999-...: Professora Associada, Universidade de Aveiro


1989-1992: Presidente do Conselho Directivo do Departamento de Ambiente e Ordenamento, Universidade de Aveiro


1987-1999: Professora Auxiliar, Universidade de Aveiro


1980-1987: Assistente, Universidade de Aveiro


1978-1980: Assistente Eventual, Universidade de Aveiro


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