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Armando da Costa  Duarte

Armando da Costa Duarte


  • Author Name : Duarte A.C.

  • Researcher ID: C-1424-2008
  • ORCID: 0000-0002-4868-4099
  • Ciencia ID: 6F14-D930-774A
  • Department: Department of Chemistry
  • Research Group: Biogeochemical Processes & Pollutants (BPP)
  • ISI Web of KnowledgeSM search factor: C-1424-2008

Research interests

Environmental and Analytical Chemistry, Qualimetrics and Analytical Quality Assurance
Supporting decisions on food safety, health and environmental protection, and sustainable development
Development of analytical methodologies fit for purpose with a view towards quality control
Distribution, availability and fate of chemical compounds in different environmental compartments
Chemical speciation and kinetics in coastal environments
Characterization of natural organic matter (NOM) and its interaction with contaminants
Environmental significance of chemicals aided by new approaches in multidimensional Analytical Chemistry
Strategic advice and recommendations on developing, implementing, and modifying science and technology support programmes
The relevance of new concepts and integration of different ideas into widely accepted frameworks

Academic degrees

1989 Aggregation Chemistry, University of Aveiro
1981 PhD in Public Health Engineering, University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne
1977 Chemical Engineering, University of Porto

Scientific activities

1995 - . . .: Professor of Chemistry, University of Aveiro
1987 - 95: Associate Professor, University of Aveiro
1982 - 87: Assistant Professor, University of Aveiro
1977 - 82: Lecturer, University of Aveiro


2006 Awarded the Portuguese Science Foundation prize for Scientific Excellence (FCT-Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia,
2011 Invitation for Panel Membership of Physical Sciences Subject Health Review at the University of West Scotland
2013 - 2016 Member of the FCT Scientific Council for Natural and Environmental Sciences
2014 - 2017 Local Co-Director of the FCT PhD Programme in Sustainable Chemistry jointly hosted by three leading Portuguese Universities
2015 - 2017 Member of the Elsevier Advisory Panel
2016 - 2017 Member of the Editorial Advisory Board for the Elsevier Encyclopedia of Analytical Science (3rd edition)
2016 - 2017 Ambassador Access to the ScienceDirect



BioPlasMar - Plastic removal and valorization of marine resources through new product development See more

ChemREs2 – PAHs and inorganic contaminants in Estarreja’s rainwater: sources, spatial-temporal changes, and implications for the environment and human health See more

Investigation of microplastic influence on water resources See more

Monitoring of Emerging Compounds See more

AMBIEnCE - Impact of atmospheric multi-stressors to coastal marine systems in a changing climate scenario See more

MARSENSE - Electrochemical biosensor for monitoring organic contaminants in marine environment See more

AgriTarget - Development and testing of multifunctional carriers based on micro- and nano-scale engineering for targeted, controlled, and safe delivery of agrochemicals to crops See more

MicroPlasTox - Microplastics in the marine environment: estimation and assessment of their ecotoxicological effects See more

MicroPlastox - Microplastics in the marine environment: estimation and ecotoxicological assessment See more

PRo-TECh-CLnA: Microbial production of bioactive conjugated linolenic acid isomers to obtain functional ingredients and foods See more

NanoFertil - Effect of soil (in)organic constituents on the efficacy, fate and phytoavailability of fertilizer and plant protection manufactured nanomaterials See more

SEAMIGRANT - Causes and consequences of individual variability in the migratory strategies of a pelagic seabird, with relevance for marine monitoring in a context of global changes See more

NanoFARM- Fate and Effects of Agriculturally Relevant Materials See more

LIFE NoWaste - Management Of Biomass Ash And Organic Waste In The Recovery Of Degraded Soils: A Pilot Project Set In Portugal See more

ChemREs – Chemical Composition of Rainwater in Estarreja: identification of major contaminants (organics and inorganics), source assessment and evaluation of implications for the environment and humans See more

TransIMO - Transfer of organic matter at the continent-ocean interface: research in two aquatic systems from tropical and temperate areas based on molecular and isotopic markers See more

RemAS - Magnetic nanoparticle- and biowaste-based strategies for remediation of salt water under multi-stressor conditions (inorganic and emerging pollutants): evaluation of ecological and human risk See more

CN-linkAIR - Can the carbon and nitrogen linkage patterns reveal the origin of the water-soluble organic matter in atmospheric aerosols? See more

Assessment of the presence and distribution of hazardous substances in sediments and waters of Mediterranean temporary rivers: case of Sebou basin See more

ORQUE SUDOE - Research Centre for Environmental Quality in Southwest Europe See more

ORGANOSOL - Organic Matter in Atmospheric Aerosols: Composition, Variability, and Sources at Urban Portuguese Areas See more

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

TEAM-Miño: tools for the evaluation, classification, managment and environmental education in estuaries See more

CARDIOSENSOR - Nanosensor for assessing the risk of a Cardiovascular Disease Risk Nanosensor See more

Removal of organic compounds and toxicity from olive oil mill wastewater using photocatalytic oxidation See more

CAPTAR-Science and Environment for All See more

MARMER: The role of salt marsh plants on mercury cycle. Identifying plant-bacteria-Hg interactions critical for ecosystem remediation See more

Development of a new optical fiber biosensor for determination of catecholamines (CATSENSOR) See more

WATERQUAL - Development and validation of analytical advanced methods for water quality assessment: support for the implementation of the Water Framework Directive in Portugal See more

VOCSENSOR - Development of a new Optical Fiber Chemical Sensor for in-situ monitoring of VOCs See more

DECORTOX - Decolourization of effluents from pulp and paper mills: removal of organic compounds and toxicity See more

SOLURB - Development of methodologies for the assessment of environmental quality in urban soils See more

Scientific Supervision

Post-doc (Co-supervisor): João Pinto da Costa (CESAM member)

Master (Main Supervisor): João Tiago Viana de Matos (ex-CESAM member)

Research Fellow (Main Supervisor): João Tiago Viana de Matos (ex-CESAM member)

PhD (Main Supervisor): Katia Reis Duarte (ex-CESAM member)

PhD (Main Supervisor): Anabela Cachada (ex-CESAM member)

PhD (Main Supervisor): Célia A. Alves (CESAM member)

PhD (Main Supervisor): Regina Maria Brandão de Oliveira Duarte (CESAM member)

PhD (Main Supervisor): Valdemar Esteves (CESAM member)

PhD (Main Supervisor): Maria Teresa Seabra dos Reis Gomes (CESAM member)

PhD (Main Supervisor): Maria Eduarda B. H. Santos (CESAM member)

PhD (Main Supervisor): Maria Eduarda Pereira (ex-CESAM member)

PhD (Main Supervisor): Celine Justino de Almeida (ex-CESAM member)

PhD (Main Supervisor): Sandra Maria Semedo Carvalho Freire (ex-CESAM member)

PhD (Main Supervisor): Sónia Alexandra Morais Rodrigues (CESAM member)

PhD (Main Supervisor): Lurdes Silva (ex-CESAM member)

PhD (Main Supervisor): Teresa Rocha Santos (CESAM member)

PhD (Main Supervisor): Patrícia Sofia Matos dos Santos (CESAM member)

PhD (Main Supervisor): João Tiago Viana de Matos (ex-CESAM member)

PhD (Main Supervisor): Dina Rodrigues (ex-CESAM member)

PhD (Co-supervisor): Ana Rita Gomes (not a CESAM member)

Post-doc (Main Supervisor): Cláudia B. Lopes (ex-CESAM member)

Post-doc (Main Supervisor): Ana Cristina Freitas (ex-CESAM member)

Post-doc (Main Supervisor): Celine Justino de Almeida (ex-CESAM member)

Post-doc (Main Supervisor): Francisco Javier Pena Pereira (ex-CESAM member)

Post-doc (Main Supervisor): Pedro Pato Martins (ex-CESAM member)

Post-doc (Main Supervisor): João Pedro Martins Coelho (CESAM member)

Post-doc (Main Supervisor): Teresa Rocha Santos (CESAM member)

Post-doc (Main Supervisor): Ana Cristina Freitas (ex-CESAM member)

Post-doc (Main Supervisor): Regina Maria Brandão de Oliveira Duarte (CESAM member)

Post-doc (Main Supervisor): Mónica Válega (ex-CESAM member)

Post-doc (Main Supervisor): Patrícia Sofia Matos dos Santos (CESAM member)

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

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

Post-doc (Co-supervisor): Sara Cristina Ferreira Marques Antunes (ex-CESAM member)

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


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