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Joana Ferreira

Joana Ferreira

Post-Doctoral Research Fellow

  • Department: Dep of Environment and Planning
  • Research Group: Atmospheric Processes & Modelling
  • ISI Web of KnowledgeSM search factor : ResearcherID=A-8277-2012
  • Title: Air quality in Portugal in 2030 – a policy-oriented research Supervisor: Carlos Borrego Category: BO Grant type: BPD Funding entity: FCT Grant reference: SFRH/BPD/100346/2014 Start date: 2015-12-01 End date: 2018-11-30

Research Interests

Keywords: Air Quality, Atmospheric emissions, Modelling

As a pos doc researcher and member of GEMAC team my research field is Air Quality Modelling at regional scale.

Aiming to take full advantage of modelling tools for air quality assessment, my research interests include the estimation, evaluation and validation of modelling inputs, like emissions and initial/boundary conditions. More recently, I have focused on biogenic emissions modelling and on aerosol modelling aiming to understand their impacts on air quality.

GEMAC - Group of Emissions Modelling and Climate Change

Academic Qualification

Phd in Environmental Applied Sciences
Department of Environment and Planning
University of Aveiro

Professional Activity - last 5 years

18-02-2015 - 30-11-2015 - Post doctoral Fellow, CESAM, DAO, UA - Project HOPE “Development of an hybrid operational air pollution forecasting system”

Since Feb 2014 - Reader at Universidade Lusófona do Porto (25%)

01-01-2009 - 31-12-2014 - Post doctoral Fellow, CESAM, DAO, UA - BPD FCT SFRH/BPD/40620/2007

2010 - 2013 - Functions of Invited Assistant Professor (30%) at the Depart. of Environment and Planning, Univ of Aveiro
Collaboration in teaching of Undergraduation and Master of Environmental Engineering and of European Master JEMES (Joint european Master in Environmental Studies) regarding the subjects atmospheric pollution and air quality management.

2008 - Research Associate, University of East Anglia, UK

Scientific Supervision

In progress (3)
PhD (Co-supervisor): Silvia Coelho (ex-CESAM member)

PhD (Co-supervisor): Carlos Silveira (CESAM member)

Post-doc (Main Supervisor): Sandra Isabel Moreira Rafael (CESAM member)

Concluded (10)
Master (Main Supervisor): Bruno Duarte (not a CESAM member)

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

Master (Co-supervisor): Ana Rita Clara (not a CESAM member)

Master (Co-supervisor): Bruno Augusto (not a CESAM member)

Master (Co-supervisor): Tatiana França (not a CESAM member)

Master (Co-supervisor): Ana Carina Verde (not a CESAM member)

Master (Co-supervisor): Maria de Fátima Monteiro (not a CESAM member)

Master (Co-supervisor): Catarina Sousa (not a CESAM member)

Projeto de Licenciatura em Engª do Ambiente (Main Supervisor): Andreia Lopes, Joana Garrido, Patrícia Silva (not a CESAM member)

Post-doc (Main Supervisor): Joana Leitão Alexandre (ex-CESAM member)


In progress (5)
SOPRO - Chemical and toxicological SOurce PROfiling of particulate matter in urban air See more

LIFE INDEX-AIR: Development of an Integrated Exposure – Dose Management Tool for Reduction of Particulate Matter in Air See more

FUTURAR - Air quality in Portugal in 2030 – a policy support 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

Concluded (7)
MAPLIA - Moving from Air Pollution to Local Integrated Assessment See more

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

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

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

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

ENSEMBLAIR - Improving air quality assessment with ensemble modelling See more

SAUDAR – The Health and the Air we breathe See more


WoS Papers (40)
Other Papers (3)
Books (3)
Book Chapter (8)
Thesis (3)
Communications (93)
Other Publications (0)

CESAM Funding: