Paula Maria Lima Castro

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Academic degrees:

Year  Academic degree  Institution 
2014   Habilitation in Enviornmental Sciences and Engineering (Agregação) Universidade Católica Portuguesa – Escola Superior Biotecnologia 
1994  PhD in Biochemical Engineering  University College London London, UK  
1990  1st year Masters – Food Science and Engineering  Universidade Católica Portuguesa – Escola Superior Biotecnologia
1989  First Degree Food Engineering  Universidade Católica Portuguesa – Escola Superior Biotecnologia

 

Professional activities:

Period  Position or category  Institution 
From 2008 to present  Coordinator of the Master course in Environmental Engineering   UCP-ESB
From 1998 to present  Assistant Professor UCP-ESB
 From 1999 to 2006  Coordinator of the Environmental Engineering Degree UCP-ESB
From 2006 to present  Coordinator of the Bioengineering Degree UCP-ESB
From 1999 to 2001  Coordinator of the Postgraduate course in Environmental Management UCP-ESB
From 2004 to present  Coordinator of the Master course in Environmental Health UCP-ESB
From 1995 to 1998 Postdoc Researcher UCP-ESB
From 1993 to 1995  Research Assistant  Carbury Herne, Ltd Kent, UK
From 1997 to 1999  Monitor UCP-ESB

 

Scientific areas of activity

Environmental biotechnology and microbiology- biodegradation of organic pollutants, directed to wastewaters, gaseous emissions and soil; Biocatalysis; Phytoremediation and reflorestation (plants/mychorriza fungi); environmental health.

Research interests:
Research interests are focused on: i) biodegradation and biocatalysis: isolation and characterisation of microorganisms capable of degrading chlorinated and fluorinated compounds; ii) biological treatment technologies – biofilm reactors, constructed wetlands; iii) bioremediation: soil reclamation and restoration; iv) phytoremediation: application of mycorrhiza fungi and bacteria as biotechnological tools for revegetation/reforestation; and v) extraction of compounds from plants and waste materials.

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Associate Professor with Aggregation
School of Biotechnology

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