Building the future by doing more together

João Pinto da Costa

João Pinto da Costa

Assistant Researcher


  • Researcher ID: K-6027-2015
  • ORCID: 0000-0002-1871-7160
  • Department: Chemistry
  • Research Group: Environ. Processes & Pollutants
  • ISI Web of KnowledgeSM search factor: RID=K-6027-2015


Research interests

Currently focused on the development of strategies for the correct assessment of the prevalence of emergent contaminants, namely, (micro)plastics, as well as their fate and behavior in the terrestrial and aquatic environments.

Research interests also include the expansion of knowledge in bio-based approaches for the mitigation of plastic contamination (biodegradation of microplastics).

Keywords: Analytical and Environmental Chemistry; Emerging Pollutants; Microplastics; Biodegradation

Academic degrees

03/2014 - PhD Environmental Chemistry
06/2006 - MSc Medical Diagnostics
09/2005 - BSc Biotechnological Engineering

Scientific activities

January 2019 - Present: Auxiliary Researcher/Contract Researcher under Decree-Law 57/2016 Art.23rd - Transitional Rule, at the Centre for Environmental and Marine Studies (CESAM) and Dep. of Chemistry of the University of Aveiro.

April 2017 - December 2018: Post-doctoral researcher in the area of Environmental and Analytical Chemistry. FCT scholarship ref.: SFRH/BPD/122538/2016, at the Centre for Environmental and Marine Studies (CESAM) and Dep. of Chemistry of the University of Aveiro.

November 2015 - March 2017: Post-doctoral researcher in the area of Environmental and Analytical Chemistry at the Centre for Environmental and Marine Studies (CESAM) and Dep. of Chemistry of the University of Aveiro.

May 2015 – October 2015: Research scholar; monitoring OF marine environmental contaminants in real time by an autonomous biosensor platform (NFETs), at the Centre for Environmental and Marine Studies (CESAM) and Dep. of Chemistry of the University of Aveiro.

July 2014 – January 2015: Post-Doctoral researcher within the framework of the Project AdvancedLFT, at the Faculty of Engineering of the University of Porto (FEUP).

April 2014 – June 2014: Research scholar working on the development of a functional device for sub-micron temperature mapping under a magnetic field, at the Dep. of Chemistry of the University of Aveiro.

September 2013 – February 2014: Research scholar within the framework of the Project "Development of a nanoscale platform for the immobilization of proteases", at the Dep. of Chemistry of the University of Aveiro.

Others

October 2007 – April 2009: Research assistant at the Applied Mycology Group, at Cranfield University (UK).

April 2006 - January 2007: Visiting Scientist at Exelixis, Inc. (USA).


Additional websites:
Google Scholar: https://scholar.google.pt/citations?user=X49Pn1QAAAAJ&hl=pt-PT
Publons: https://publons.com/author/1200610/joao-pinto-da-costa

Publications

Projects

Monitoring of Emerging Compounds See more

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

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

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

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

Scientific Supervision

Master (Main Supervisor): Jéssica Jacinto (not a CESAM member)

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

Projecto (Main Supervisor): Ana Rita Bandarra Nunes (not a CESAM member)

Projecto (Main Supervisor): Ana Sofia Bastos (not a CESAM member)

Projecto (Main Supervisor): Ana Beatriz Silva (not a CESAM member)

Projecto (Main Supervisor): Daniel Pereira (not a CESAM member)


CESAM Funding: