Cátia Magro, PhD

Dr. Cátia Magro holds a PhD in environment and sustainability from NOVA University of Lisbon – School of Science and Technology (FCT-NOVA). A native of Lisbon, Portugal, Cátia is passionate about the protection of nature and technology, which led to her career path as an environmental engineer. Her research focused primarily on decontamination technologies, nano/materials, hydrogen production, sensors and remote sensing, which resulted in one patent application, 15 Science Citation Index articles, and four book chapters. Driven by her enthusiasm to contribute to environmental actions and knowledge transfer, she joined The Journey supported by the European Institute of Innovation & Technology-EIT-Climate KIC, through which she was able to collaborate with other climate action advocates. Moreover, owing to her passion for communication she was head of the dissemination team of Center for Environmental and Sustainability Research-CENSE Research Centre at FCT-NOVA . Dr. Magro is a mentor for the HiseedTech program, where she supports research groups in the design of ideas and products applied to industry partners. She was most recently a postdoctoral researcher in the physics department of NOVA, conducting research on the potential of sensor networks and satellites for volatiles/organic contaminants’ monitoring. Besides her academic work, she enjoys traveling, spending time near the sea, and reading fantasy fiction.

Courses Taught

Comparative Sustainable Bioeconomy and Energy Resources
Environmental Research Methods and Ethics
Independent Study Project

Select Publications

Book Chapters

MAGRO C, Mateus EP, Raposo M, Ribeiro AB (2021) Chapter 17 – Emerging Contaminants in Wastewater: Sensor Potential for Monitoring Electroremediation Systems. Ribeiro AB, Prasad MNV (Eds) Electrokinetic Remediation for Environmental Security and Sustainability, Wiley, pp. 413-432, DOI: 10.1002/9781119670186.ch17

MAGRO C, Almeida J, Paz-Garcia J, Mateus EP, Ribeiro AB (2020) Chapter 11 – Hydrogen Recovery in Electrodialytic-Based Technologies Applied to Environmental Contaminated Matrices. Ribeiro AB, Prasad MNV (Eds) Electrokinetic Remediation for Environmental Security and Sustainability, Wiley, pp. 413-432, DOI: 10.1002/9781119670186.ch11

Rubino, A, Almeida J, MAGRO C, Schiavi PG, Guedes P, Couto N, Mateus EP, Altimari P, ASTOLFI M, Zanoni R, Ribeiro AB, PagnanellI F (2020) Chapter 10 – Nanostructured TiO2‐Based Hydrogen Evolution Reaction (HER) Electrocatalysts: A Preliminary Feasibility Study in Electrodialytic Remediation with Hydrogen Recovery. Ribeiro AB, Prasad MNV (Eds) Electrokinetic Remediation for Environmental Security and Sustainability, Wiley, pp. 413-432, DOI: 10.1002/9781119670186.ch10

MAGRO C, Guedes P, Kirkelund GM, Jensen PE, Ottosen LM, Ribeiro AB (2016) Chapter 12 – Incorporation of different fly ashes from MSWI as substitute for cement in mortar: an overview of the suitability of electrodialytic pre- treatment. Ribeiro AB, Mateus EP, Couto N (Eds) Electrokinetics Across Disciplines and Continents – New Strategies for Sustainable Development, Springer-Verlag, pp 225-247, DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-20179-5_12

Papers in international scientific journals with referees

Magro C, Nunes L, Pestana O, Neng NR, Nogueira MFJ, Rego FC, Vieira PM (2021) Atmospheric trends of CO and CH4from extreme wildfires in Portugal using Sentinel 5 -TROPOMI level-2 data, Fire, 4(2), 25; DOI: 10.3390/fire4020025

Magro C, Mateus EP, Paz-Garcia JM, Ribeiro AB (2020) Emerging organic contaminants in wastewater: Understanding electrochemical reactors for triclosan and its by-products degradation, Chemosphere, 247, 125758, DOI: 10.1016/j.chemosphere.2019.125758

Magro C, Mateus EP, Paz-Garcia J, Sério S, Raposo M, Ribeiro AB (2019) Electronic tongue coupled to an electrochemical flow reactor for real time monitoring, Sensors, 19 (24), 5349, DOI: 10.3390/s19245349

Magro C, Almeida J, Paz-Garcia JM, Mateus EP, Ribeiro AB (2019) Exploring hydrogen production for self-energy generation in electroremediation: A proof of concept, Applied Energy, 255, DOI: 10.1016/j.apenergy.2019.113839

Magro C, Paz-Garcia JM, Mateus EP, Ribeiro AB (2019) Sustainability of construction materials: electrodialytic technology as a tool for mortars production, Journal of Hazardous Materials, 363, pp 421-427, DOI: 10.1016/j.jhazmat.2018.10.010

Magro C, Mateus EP, Raposo M, Ribeiro AB (2019) Overview of electronic tongue sensing in environmental aqueous matrices: Potential for monitoring emerging organic contaminants, Environmental Reviews, 27, pp 202-214, DOI: 10.1139/er-2018-0019

Select Presentations

Magro C, Nunes L, Gonçalves OC, Rego FC, Vieira PM (2021) Sentinel-5P TROPOMI level-2 data potential to follow atmospheric trends of CO during extreme wildfires in Portugal. IUPAC CCCE 2021 – 48th World Chemistry Congress & 104th Canadian Chemistry Conference and Exhibition, August 13 – 20 (online)

Magro C (2021) Through the eyes of a Portuguese woman scientist. Panel Gender Politics and Global South Women’s Engagement in Science at SIT Critical Conversations, Spring 2021, February 17 – May 18 (online) https://www.sit.edu/criticalconversations/?term=spring-2021

Magro C, Zagalo PM, Pereira-da-Silva J, Mateus EP, Ribeiro AB, Ribeiro PA, Raposo M (2019) Triclosan detection in aqueous environmental matrices by thin-films sensors: impedantiometric electronic tongue. 7th International Symposium on Sensor Science, Naples, Italy, May 9-11

Magro C, Ottosen LM, Mateus EP, Ribeiro AB (2017) Electrodialytic technology as effluent treatment for reuse in construction materials. ATHENS 2017 – 5th International Conference on Sustainable Solid Waste Management, Athens, Greece, June 21–24

Magro C, Kirkelund GM, Guedes P, Jensen PE, Ottosen LM, Ribeiro AB (2016) Replacement of 5% of OPC by fly ash and APC residues from MSWI with electrodialytic pre-treatment. International RILEM Conference on Materials, Systems and Structures in Civil Engineering, segment on Electrochemistry in Civil Engineering, Lyngby, Denmark, August 15-29

Magro C, Kirkelund GM, Guedes P, Jensen PE, Ottosen LM, Ribeiro AB (2014) Comparison of two experimental set- ups for electrodialytic removal of heavy metals and Cl from MSWI APC residue. EREM14 – 13th International Symposium on Electrokinetic Remediation, Malaga, Spain, September 7-10

Magro C, Ottosen, LM, Kirkelund, GM, Ribeiro, AB (2014) Electrodialytic remediation of two types of air pollution control residues and their applicability in construction materials. EPPH 2014 – The International Conference on Environmental Pollution and Public Health, Shanghai, China, April 12-14

Magro C (2016) Electrokinetic treatment of aqueous environmental matrices: development and validation of a real time detection system for organic emergent contaminants. Presentation on Summer School of contaminated sediments, UNESCO-IHE, Delft, Netherland, May 26

Magro C, Ottosen, LM, Kirkelund, GM, Ribeiro, AB (2014) Electrodialytic remediation of air pollution control residues and their applicability in construction materials. Presentation in Institute of Soil Sciences, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Nanjing, China, April 4

Research Interests

Electro-based decontamination technologies
Nano/materials development
Green-hydrogen production
Sensors and remote sensing


Education

  • PhD, Environment and Sustainability, NOVA University of Lisbon School of Science and Technology
  • MS, Environmental Engineering, NOVA University of Lisbon School of Science and Technology
  • BS, HiseedTech Training Program, NOVA School of Business and Economics, NOVA University Lisbon
Cátia Magro, PhD

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