Forging sustainability

Marta Otero

Marta Otero

Principal Researcher

  • Researcher ID: C-3774-2009
  • ORCID: 0000-0001-5218-0726
  • Ciencia ID: 391B-D305-23FD
  • Department: Deparment of Environment and Planning
  • Research Group: Analytical Sensors and Applied Eco-Chemistry (ASAEC)
  • ISI Web of KnowledgeSM search factor: Au=(Otero M) AND Ad=(Leon OR Porto OR Aveiro)

Research interests

Water pollution and contamination.

Water and wastewater treatment: global treatment systems; sustainable treatment processes; clean and alternative technologies.

Biowastes management and valorization.

Alternative adsorbent materials: production, characterization and utilization.

Academic degrees

1997: Graduation. University of Vigo (Spain)
1998: MSc Degree. Institute of Ecological Research of Málaga (Spain).
2000: PhD Degree. University of León (Spain).

Scientific activities

Principal Researcher (FCT Investigator Programme: IF/00314/2015)


FCT Public Key: J003577JTQ7



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

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

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

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

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

Development and estabilization of a microalgal biomass continuous production system for obtaining second generation biofuels using CO2 from combustion gases See more

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

Scientific Supervision

PhD (Main Supervisor): Sérgio Paniagua (not a CESAM member)

PhD (Main Supervisor): Carla Escapa (not a CESAM member)

PhD (Main Supervisor): Ricardo Coimbra (not a CESAM member)

PhD (Co-supervisor): Guilaine Marques Jaria (CESAM member)

PhD (Co-supervisor): Carla Patrícia Silva (CESAM member)

PhD (Co-supervisor): Ana Teresa Lemos Pereira Saúde Reis (ex-CESAM member)

PhD (Co-supervisor): María José Cuetos (not a CESAM member)

Post-doc (Co-supervisor): Diana Luísa Duarte de Lima (CESAM member)

Post-doc (Co-supervisor): Vânia Maria Amaro Calisto (CESAM member)

CESAM Funding: