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Vânia Maria Amaro Calisto

Vânia Maria Amaro Calisto

Post-Doctoral Research Fellow

  • Researcher ID A-8486-2012
  • ORCID 0000-0002-9872-6381
  • Department: Chemistry
  • Research Group: Environ. Processes & Pollutants
  • ISI Web of KnowledgeSM search factor : AU=(Calisto V) AND AD=(aveiro)
  • Title: Removal of psychiatric pharmaceuticals from water using biowaste-based adsorbents Supervisor: Professor Valdemar Esteves and Doutora Marta Otero Category: BO Grant type: BPD Funding entity: FCT Grant reference: SFRH/BPD/78645/2011 Start date: 2012-01-01 End date: 2019-11-15


Research interests

Development of remediation strategies to remove pharmaceuticals from contaminated waters by using alternative adsorbents.
Waste valorization: use of industrial residues as new raw materials.
Circular Economy.

Occurrence of pharmaceuticals in the environment (ground, surface and wastewaters).
Persistence and fate of pharmaceuticals in the environment: photodegradation, adsorption, etc.
Application of Enzyme-linked immunosorbent assays (ELISA) to quantify pharmaceuticals in environmental samples, including biological tissues.

Academic degrees

PhD in Chemistry (Environmental and Analytical Chemistry), 2011 - University of Aveiro

Degree in Biochemistry and Food Chemistry, 2007 - University of Aveiro

Scientific activities

2012-present - Pos-doctoral fellow at CESAM
2010-2012 - Co-president of the Young Chemists Group (GQJ) of the Portuguese Chemical Society (SPQ)
2010-2012 - Portuguese Delegate of the European Young Chemists Network (EYCN - EuCheMS)
2010-2010 - Scientific Internship in BAM (Federal Institute for Materials Research and Testing)
2007-2011 - PhD Student in CESAM

Publications

Projects

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

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

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

Scientific Supervision

Master (Main Supervisor): Diogo Pereira (not a CESAM member)

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

Master (Main Supervisor): Gonçalo Oliveira (not a CESAM member)

Master (Co-supervisor): Sandra Raquel Dias (not a CESAM member)

Master (Co-supervisor): Telma Santos (not a CESAM member)

Master (Co-supervisor): Ângela Almeida (not a CESAM member)

Master (Co-supervisor): Guilaine Jaira (not a CESAM member)

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

Master (Co-supervisor): José Manuel Pereira (not a CESAM member)

Undergraduate project (Main Supervisor): Cátia Bastos (not a CESAM member)

Project (Main Supervisor): Beatriz Damasceno (not a CESAM member)

Project (Main Supervisor): Roberto Piciotti (not a CESAM member)

Research Fellow (Main Supervisor): Carla Patrícia Silva (CESAM member)

Project (Co-supervisor): Joana Correia (not a CESAM member)

Project (Co-supervisor): José Diogo Cruz (not a CESAM member)

Project (Co-supervisor): Patricia Oliveira (not a CESAM member)

Prizes

Grant for the participation in "Sustainable Waste Management. Enhancing the use of Secondary Raw Materials", 1-2 December 2016, Budapest, given by Climate-KIC.


Honored in the book "Mulheres na Ciência" by "Ciência Viva", 2016.


Honor Medal for Women in Science, given by L'Óreal, FCT and UNESCO, 2014.


Best Biochemistry and Food Chemistry Graduate 2007, University of Aveiro and Caixa Geral Depósitos, 2007.


Bolsa de Estudos para Melhores Caloiros da Universidade de Aveiro, University of Aveiro, 2003.

Participation in Science Dissemination Actions

31 October 2018, "Conversas com Cientistas", Colégio Nossa Senhora da Assunção (with secondary school students), Anadia, Portugal.
11-13 October 2018, TechDays2018, Parque de Feiras e Exposições de Aveiro, Aveiro, Portugal - “Sustainable removal of pharmaceuticals from contaminated waters”.
3-5 October 2018, Feira de Ciência - FeCiOB. Espaço Inovação, Oliveira do Bairro, Portugal - “Sustainable removal of pharmaceuticals from contaminated waters”.
22-24 March 2018, UA Open Campus (Technological show), “Materiais para promover a recuperação e reutilização de água contaminada”, exhibition of a prototype of the RemPharm project. Universidade de Aveiro, Aveiro, Portugal.
12-14 October 2017, Techdays, Parque de Feiras e Exposições de Aveiro, Portugal – exhibition of a prototype of the RemPharm project, integrated in the Stand of the University of Aveiro.
10–12 May 2017, UA Open Campus (Technological show), “RemPharm – Remoção de fármacos da água usando novos materiais produzidos a partir de resíduos da indústria da pasta e do papel” – exhibition of a prototype of the RemPharm project. Universidade de Aveiro, Aveiro, Portugal.
11 April 2017, Show Case Materiais 2017 - “RemPharm – Production of alternative activated carbons from industrial wastes for the removal of pharmaceuticals from water” – exhibition of a prototype of the RemPharm project. Universidade de Aveiro, Aveiro, Portugal.
16-18 November 2016, Business2Sea (Fórum do Oceano), Centro de Congresso da Âlfandega do Porto, Portugal – exhibition of a prototype of the RemPharm project.
30 September 2016, European Researchers Night, Fábrica da Ciência, Aveiro, Portugal – exhibition of a prototype of the RemPharm project.
15-17 September 2016, Techdays, Parque de Feiras e Exposições de Aveiro, Portugal – exhibition of a prototype of the RemPharm project.

Organization of Scientific Events

UA Open Campus – Organization of the UA Open Labs – Open.com Química, University of Aveiro and Fábrica da Ciência, Aveiro, Portugal, 24th March 2018.


UA Open Campus – Organization of the Chemistry Department technological show, University of Aveiro, Portugal, 10th -12th May 2017.


Pivot of the organizing committee of the exhibitor "Tecnologias Alternativas para o Tratamento de Águas" - Mar & Ria, TechDays, 15 - 17 September 2016, Parque de Feiras e Exposições de Aveiro, Portugal.

Member of the organizing committee of "Analytical Chemistry Symposium", Editions 2012, 2015 and 2017, University of Aveiro, Portugal.

Member of the organizing committee of the 7th Delegates Assembly of EYCN - Aveiro 6-9 May 2012.

Member of the organizing committee of the 2nd Portuguese Young Chemists Meeting - 2PYCheM, 21-23 April 2010, University of Aveiro.


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