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Valdemar Esteves

Valdemar Esteves

Assistant Professor

  • Researcher ID B-7648-2008
  • ORCID 0000-0003-4093-1814
  • Department: Chemistry
  • Research Group: Environ. Processes & Pollutants
  • ISI Web of KnowledgeSM search factor : AU=(esteves VI or esteves V or Esteves V. I. or VI Esteves) AND AD=(aveiro)

Research interests

Environmental and Analytical Chemistry.
Pharmaceuticals and their metabolites in environment.
Modified Bio-wastes for remediation of environments contaminated with organic pollutants.
Natural organic matter.
Photodegradation of organic pollutants using natural and artificial sensitizers.
Low cost analytical methodologies for environmental analysis.

Academic degrees

PhD in Chemistry - Analytical Chemistry

Scientific activities

In the Associate LaboratoryCESAM:
- member of the Board of Directors, since 2006,
- member of Scientific Council Coordinating Committee,
- Principal Investigator of the Research Group – Environmental Analytical Chemistry and Environmental Processes and Pollutants, between 2006 and 2018 October.
Member of Scientific Committee of Masters courses and PhD Programs


Assistant Professor, in the Department of Chemistry, University of Aveiro, Portugal.
He coordinated 3 projects and participates, as team member, in more than 20 national and international projects.
He supervised or is supervising 6 Post-Doc, 12 PhDs, and 28 master students.
He authored more than 116 ISI papers, with an average impact factor higher than 3 and more than 176 other papers and communications, a chapter of a book and 2 patents (31/10/2018).
Member of the organizing committee of "Analytical Chemistry Symposium", Editions 2012, 2015 and 2017, University of Aveiro, Portugal.

Member of Editorial Board of Journal of Chemistry within Environmental Chemistry subject area.
Member of Editorial Board of Journal of Analytical Methods in Chemistry.



BISPECIAI - BIvalves under Polluted Environment and ClImate chAnge See more

WasteMAC - Industrial wastes as new resources for micro-wave assisted production of magnetic activated carbons – application in the removal of pharmaceuticals from water See more

RemAqua - Photosensitized degradation as a remediation process for the removal of pharmaceuticals from aquaculture effluents See more

FIRE-C-BUDs - Indirect effects of wildfire (severity) on carbon fluxes and budgets See more

RemPharm - Production and application of alternative adsorbents for the removal of pharmaceuticals from urban and industrial effluents See more

Impact of phytoremediation processes on bacterial communities from Pb and Cd contaminated soils See more

PhotoDOM - Impact of solar radiation on dissolved organic matter photochemical and microbial processes in the estuarine environment See more


CASCADE - CAtastrophic Shifts in drylands: how CAn we prevent ecosystem DEgradation See more

LAGOONS - Integrated water resources and coastal zone management in European lagoons in the context of climate change See more

Supramolecular structure of humic substances as the stationary phase in open tubular capillary electrochromatography – application to the study of the sorption of xenobiotics. See more

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

Assessing conformational stability of aspartic proteinases with biotechnological and medical relevance – Unfolding/refolding of dimeric and monomeric proteins See more

Scientific Supervision

PhD (Main Supervisor): Guilaine Jaria (CESAM member)

PhD (Co-supervisor): Angela Augusta Soares de Almeida (CESAM member)

PhD (Co-supervisor): Vitoria Louros (CESAM member)

Post-doc (Main Supervisor): Diana Luísa Duarte de Lima (CESAM member)

Post-doc (Main Supervisor): Vânia Maria Amaro Calisto (CESAM member)

Master (Main Supervisor): Diana Luísa Duarte de Lima (CESAM member)

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

Master (Main Supervisor): Bandeira M.I.A.C.A. (not a CESAM member)

Master (Main Supervisor): Marques A.R.F (ex-CESAM member)

Master (Main Supervisor): Silva, Marta Casimiro Nunes da (not a CESAM member)

Master (Main Supervisor): Danielle Barros Santos (ex-CESAM member)

Master (Main Supervisor): Costa, Elisabete Valente da (ex-CESAM member)

Master (Main Supervisor): Almeida, Lídia Maria dos Santos (not a CESAM member)

Master (Main Supervisor): Santos, Daniel Gomes dos (not a CESAM member)

Master (Main Supervisor): Crespo, Marina Pereira (not a CESAM member)

Master (Main Supervisor): Guilaine Jaria (not a CESAM member)

Master (Main Supervisor): Milena Barbara Groth (not a CESAM member)

Master (Main Supervisor): Telma Santos (not a CESAM member)

Master (Main Supervisor): Guilaine Marques Jaira (not a CESAM member)

Master (Main Supervisor): Tânia Carvalho (not a CESAM member)

Master (Co-supervisor): Cindy Oliveira (not a CESAM member)

Master (Co-supervisor): Ana Isabel Heitor Pereira (not a CESAM member)

Master (Co-supervisor): IRYNA SKULSKA KOLOS (not a CESAM member)

Master (Co-supervisor): Barros, Ana cristina Rodrigues de (not a CESAM member)

Master (Co-supervisor): Teresa Beatriz Vide Dinis (not a CESAM member)

Master (Co-supervisor): Joana Leal (not a CESAM member)

Master (Co-supervisor): Rossana Simas (not a CESAM member)

Master (Co-supervisor): Claudia Filipa Gomes (not a CESAM member)

Master (Co-supervisor): Gonçalo Oliveira (not a CESAM member)

Master (Co-supervisor): Nadine Alves (not a CESAM member)

Master (Co-supervisor): Hosseung Jung (not a CESAM member)

PhD (Main Supervisor): Carla Patrícia Silva (CESAM member)

PhD (Main Supervisor): Diana Luísa Duarte de Lima (CESAM member)

PhD (Main Supervisor): Vânia Maria Amaro Calisto (CESAM member)

PhD (Main Supervisor): Joana Ferreira Leal (ex-CESAM member)

PhD (Main Supervisor): Catarina Isabel Almeida Ferreira (ex-CESAM member)

PhD (Co-supervisor): Silvia Regina Marques Faria Estrela (ex-CESAM member)

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

PhD (Co-supervisor): Marcela Carraro de Melo Vaz (ex-CESAM member)

PhD (Co-supervisor): Lucía Fernández (ex-CESAM member)

Post-doc (Main Supervisor): Gilmar Silvério da Silva (ex-CESAM member)

Post-doc (Main Supervisor): Guillaume Erny (ex-CESAM member)

Post-doc (Co-supervisor): María Eufemia Varela Teijeiro (CESAM member)

Post-doc (Co-supervisor): Frank G.A. Verheijen (CESAM member)

Scopus Author ID


Colaboration for "security guide" from Department of University of Aveiro. Pedro Domingues and Mário Simões. Edition: University of Aveiro (2002).

National Projects

- (2004-2008) Consequências a longo prazo de fertilizações orgânicas nas interac-ções da matéria orgânica dos solos com metais pesados e poluentes orgânicos”. Projecto SAPIENS – FCT. Responsável pelo projecto - (2002 – 2005) Contributo para a modelação dos fluxos de água, sedimentos e matéria orgânica a montante da Ria de Aveiro”. No âmbito do CESAM, financia-do pelo Instituto de Investigação da Universidade de Aveiro. - (1999 –2002) Investigação das trocas entre a Ria de Aveiro e o Oceano – Contra-to Programa entre o Instituto de Investigação da Universidade de Aveiro e o Centro das Zonas Costeiras (CZCM). - Interacção de poluentes com substâncias Húmicas. Acções Integradas Luso-Germânicas. Em colaboração com o Agrikulturchemishes Institut da Rheinische-Friedrich-Wilhelms- Universitat Bonn. (1998). Renovado em 1999. - (1999-2001). How do organic solvents can affect cardosin A and cardosine B ac-tivity and structure. Projectos de Investigação Ciêntífica e de Desenvolvimento Tecnológico, aberto no âmbito do Programa Praxis XXI. Em colaboração com o Departamento de Biologia da universidade de Aveiro (Centro de Biologia Celular), Departamento de Bioquímica da Universidade de Coimbra (Centro de Neurociên-cias), Departamento de Engenharia Química da Universidade de Braga e Department of Biological Sciences, University of Montfort, U. K.. - (1997) Responsável Científico pelo projecto de IC&T com o título “Desenvolvimen-to e optimização de métodos laboratoriais para a análise química de amostras geológicas e águas por espectrometria de massa com fonte iónica de plasma (ICP-MS)”, financiado pela JNICT. (Responsável pela equipa).

Participation in European Projects

- (2001-2004) “ESTR-A-LISER – Development and validation of an automated instrument for the determination of the endocrine disrupter 17-estradiol in the water cycle” – Financiado pela Comissão Eurpeia, no âmbito do programa LIFE, Contract nº LIFE00 ENV/D/000346,. Responsável pela equipa portuguesa - (1996 -1999) - BIOGEST - Biogas Transfer in Estuaries. CEC MAST III Pro-gramme. (colaboração com o grupo de Química Analítica e Ambiental do Deparata-mento de Química da Universidade de Aveiro). - (1993 - 1996) - MORENA - Multidisciplinary Oceanographic Research in the Eastern Boundary of the North Atlantic. CEC MAST II Programme (Project nº MAS2 - CT93 - 0065). Instituição responsável: Faculdade de Ciências da Universi-dade de Lisboa. Instituições participantes: Instituto de Investigationes Mariñas, Spain; University of East Anglia, U. K.; Instituto Español de Oceanografia, Spain; Nansen Environment and Remote Sensing Center, Norway; University College of North Wales, U. K.; University of Southampton, U. K.; Universidade de Aveiro, Por-tugal; University of Dundee, U. K.; Queen´s University of Belfast, U. K. (1993 - 1996). - (1990 - 1993) - Biogeochemical Carbon Cycling in Coastal Zones. MAST 0019C. Instituição responsável: Université de Liège. Instituções participantes: Plymouth Ma-rine Laboratory, U. K. and Universidade de Aveiro.

Research fields

Main: Analytical Chemistry Other: Environmental Analytical Chemistry Present : - Characterization of natural organic matter (NOM) mainly humic substances and its interaction with xenobitics of environmental significance. - Pharmaceutical compounds in the environment

Position, Institution

(1998 - ) Assitant Professor - University of Aveiro Aveiro
(1997 - 1998) Assitant Professor - University of Aveiro Aveiro
(1996 - 1997) Assitant Professor - University of Azores.
(1987 - 1996) Teaching Assistant - University of Azores.
(1982 - 1987) Junior Teaching Assistant - University of Azores.

CESAM Funding: