From Science to Innovation

Arminda Alves

Director of LEPABE and Coordinator of the Research Line: Environmental Sciences and Technology

Academic position: Full Professor (FEUP)

Research position at LEPABE: Integrated member

Background: PhD in Chemical Engineering – Faculty of Engineering of Porto, Portugal

Major research topics

  • Development and validation of high resolution chromatographic methods.
  • Environmental monitoring of trace organic compounds.
  • Emergent compounds – exposure and risk assessment.
  • Processes of degradation of contaminated environmental matrices.
  • Food safety.

Selected Publications

Erny, G.L., Moeenfard, M., Alves, A.* "Liquid chromatography with diode array detection combined with spectral deconvolution for the analysis of some diterpene esters in Arabica coffee brews" Journal of Separation, (2015), 38(4) 612–620.

Homem, V., Silva, J.A, Ratola, N, Santos L., Alves, A. "Prioritisation approach to score and rank synthetic musk compounds for environmental risk assessment" Journal of Chemical Technology & Biotechnology, (2015), 90(9), 1619-1630.

Santos, M.S.F., Moreira, J.L., Madeira, L.M., Alves, A. "Determination of polybrominated diphenyl ethers in water at ng/L level by a simple DLLME-GC-(EI) MS method" Journal of Analytical Chemistry, (2015), 70(11), 1390-1400.

Ratola, N., Ramos, S., Homem, V., Silva, J.A., Jiménez-Guerrero, P., Amigo, J.M., Santos, L., Alves, A. "Using air, soil and vegetation to assess the environmental behaviour of siloxanes" Environmental Science and Pollution Research, (2016), 23(4), 3273-3284.

Figueiredo, L., Erny, G.L., Santos, L., Alves, A. "Applications of molecularly imprinted polymers to the analysis and removal of personal care products: A review" Talanta, (2016), 146, 754-765.

Selected Projects

"Segurança toxicológica (ocratoxina A) de sub-produtos vitivinícolas" (POCTI/AGR/55996/2004) funded by Fundação para a Ciência e Tecnologia. Beginning: 2005. Duration: 36 months. Role: Principal investigator.

"Mel-MIP – Polímero Impresso Molecularmente para análise de Melamina em produtos " (PTDC/AGR-ALI/102425/2008) funded by Fundação para a Ciência e Tecnologia. Beginning: 2010. Duration: 38 months. Role: Principal investigator.

"ACQUASAFE - segurança química em sistemas de abastecimento de água" (PTDC/AAC-AMB/101687/2008) funded by Fundação para a Ciência e Tecnologia. Beginning: 2010. Duration: 40 months. Role: Principal investigator.

"Analysis for improvement of the food safety training in the food and agricultural sector" (AIFooST), funded by the European Union  (LLP - Lifelong Learning Programme co-promoted with international partners). Beginning: 2013. Duration: 24 months. Role: Team member.

"SILOQUEST - Como se comportam os siloxanos no meio ambiente?" (EXPL/AAG-MAA/0981/2013) funded by Fundação para a Ciência e Tecnologia. Beginning: 2014. Duration: 14 months. Role: Investigator.



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