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Maria Isabel Nunes

Maria Isabel Nunes

Assistant Professor




Research interests

Waste valorization: biodiesel production; CO2 and SO2 sequestration; nutrients recycling for agriculture purposes.
Advanced oxidation processes for wastewater treatment (e.g. Fenton and photo-Fenton).
Waste management using LCA tool.
Test-reactions (liquid phase) for micromixing characterization

Academic degrees

PhD Chemical & Biological Engineering
MSc Chemical Engineering Processes
Licenciatura Environmental Engineering

Scientific activities

Assistant professor | since September 2013
Invited assistant professor | December 2008 - August 2013
Lecture | December 2001 - November 2008
PhD fellow | 1997 - 2001
MSC fellow | 1995 - 1996

Publications

Projects

InPaCTus - Innovative Products and Technologies from Eucalyptus See more

PROTEUS - Products and technologies for the Eucalyptus globulus sector See more

2D Mixing Devices - Fundamental Study and Applications of the Inversion of the Turbulent Energy Cascade See more

BiomAshTech - Ash impacts during thermo-chemical conversion of biomass. See more

Bias-to-soil - Biomass ash: Characteristics in relation to its origin, treatment and application to soil. See more

FIRECNUTS - WildFIRE effects on topsoil Carbon and NUTrient Stocks, dynamics and exports See more

Mini and Micro T-jets reactors with high throughput See more

Scientific Supervision

PhD (Main Supervisor): Edgar Solano (CESAM member)

PhD (Main Supervisor): João Peres Ribeiro (CESAM member)

Master (Main Supervisor): Sara Patrícia de Oliveira Melo (not a CESAM member)

Master (Main Supervisor): Sara Godinho de Sá (ex-CESAM member)

Master (Main Supervisor): Vânia Graciete Alves Dias Pereira (ex-CESAM member)

Master (Main Supervisor): Helena Maria Almeida Ribeiro (ex-CESAM member)

Master (Main Supervisor): Sara Gonçalves (ex-CESAM member)

Master (Main Supervisor): Sandra Raquel da Silva Dias (not a CESAM member)

Master (Main Supervisor): Catarina Costa Marques (not a CESAM member)

Master (Main Supervisor): Daniela Raquel Estima Ferreira (not a CESAM member)

Master (Main Supervisor): Maria Gabriela Henriques Marin (not a CESAM member)

Master (Main Supervisor): Diogo José da Silva Rocha (not a CESAM member)

Master (Main Supervisor): Tiago Joaquim Sousa Santos (not a CESAM member)

Master (Main Supervisor): Elisabete Santos Oliveira (not a CESAM member)

Master (Main Supervisor): Bárbara Daniela Ferreira Pedro (not a CESAM member)

Master (Main Supervisor): Ana Lúcia Amorim (not a CESAM member)

Master (Main Supervisor): Bárbara Oliveira (not a CESAM member)

Master (Main Supervisor): Ana Isabel Machado (not a CESAM member)

Master (Main Supervisor): Ana Sofia Fonseca (not a CESAM member)

Master (Main Supervisor): Catarina Salvador Gonçalves (not a CESAM member)

Master (Main Supervisor): Sandra Sofia Silva Sorte (not a CESAM member)

Master (Main Supervisor): Diana Filipa Florindo Rebelo (not a CESAM member)

Master (Main Supervisor): Andreia Vicente (not a CESAM member)

Master (Main Supervisor): Diana Morais Carvalho Pérez Soto (not a CESAM member)

Master (Main Supervisor): Sandra Raquel da Silva Dias (ex-CESAM member)

Master (Co-supervisor): João Tiago Santos (not a CESAM member)

Master (Co-supervisor): Sofia Siopa Alves (ex-CESAM member)

Master (Co-supervisor): Inês Macário (ex-CESAM member)

Master (Co-supervisor): Mengda Xu (not a CESAM member)

Master (Co-supervisor): João Pinto (not a CESAM member)

Master (Co-supervisor): Kateryna Krupa (not a CESAM member)

Master (Co-supervisor): Telma Filipa Nazário Braz Ferreira (not a CESAM member)

Master (Co-supervisor): Andreia da Silva Sequeira (not a CESAM member)

Master (Co-supervisor): Jieyun Tang (not a CESAM member)

Master (Co-supervisor): Paulina Navarro (not a CESAM member)

Master (Co-supervisor): Ahmed Abbas (not a CESAM member)

Master (Co-supervisor): Dagnachew Eyachew Amare (not a CESAM member)

Master (Co-supervisor): Farah Rashid (not a CESAM member)

Research fellowship (Main Supervisor): João Peres Ribeiro (CESAM member)

PhD (Main Supervisor): Edgar Solano (CESAM member)

PhD (Main Supervisor): Edgar Solano (CESAM member)

Participation in research projects (ongoing)


  • R&D project PTDC/QEQ-FTT/0041/2014 “2D Mixing Devices - Fundamental Study and Applications of the Inversion of the Turbulent Energy Cascade”

  • R&DTD co-promotion project (POCI-01-0247-FEDER-017729) “Proteus - Products and technologies for the Eucalyptus globulus sector”

  • InPaCTus - Innovative Products and Technologies from Eucalyptus. Pco-promotion project  R&D Enterprises, lider The Navigator Company, efinanced under the Incentive System for Research and Technological Development (SI I&DT), Portugal 2020.

Professional/scientific activities


  • 20013 – pres. | Assistant professor at University of Aveiro

  • 2008 – 2013 | Invited assistant professor at University of Aveiro

  • 2001 – 2008 | Invited lecture at University of Aveiro

  • 1997-2000 | PhD student (PRAXIS XXI/BD 9296/96) at School of Engineering of Porto University

  • 1995-1996 | MSc student (PRAXIS XXI/BM 2979/94) at School of Engineering of Porto University

Research interests


  • Advanced oxidation processes for wastewater treatment

  • Catalytic processes for biodiesel production

  • Waste recovery/valorization

  • LCA applied to waste management

  • Mixing characterizations tools (inert and reactive tracers)

Academic degrees


  • 2008 – Ph.D. in Chemical and Biological Engineering by School of Engineering, Porto University

  • 1996 – M.Sc. “Engenharia dos Processos Químicos” (“Chemical Processes Engineering”) by School of Engineering, Porto University

  • 1994 – Degree “Engenharia do Ambiente” (“Environmental Engineering”) by Environmental Planning Department, Aveiro University


CESAM Funding: