Madalena Alves

Professor Catedrático


  • Desde  2013: Professor Catedrático, Universidade do Minho
  • 2010 - 2013: Professor Associado com Agregação, Universidade do Minho
  • 2005 - 2010: Professor Associado, Universidade do Minho


  • 1998: Doutoramento em Engenharia Química e Biológica, Universidade do Minho

Cargos e Responsabilidades

  • Desde  2016: Membro da Comissão Coordenadora da unidade de I&D , Centro de Engenharia Biológica
  • Desde  2015: Membro da Comissão Diretiva de Curso, Programa Doutoral em Gestão e Tratamento de Resíduos
  • 2013 - 2015: Diretor de Curso, Programa Doutoral em Gestão e Tratamento de Resíduos
  • 2010 - 2016: Diretor-Adjunto de unidade de I&D, Centro de Engenharia Biológica
  • Desde  2009: Member of the Editorial Board of "Environmental Engineering and Management Journal"

Gestão de Laboratórios

Honras e Prêmios

  • 2009: Honorary doctorate from Technical University of IASI, Romania
  • 2006: Prémio Nacional de Inovação ambiental
  • 2005: BES Inovação 2005 (60 000 €)
  • 2004: Lettinga Award 2004 (25 000 €)


  • Engenharia da Reação Química I ( Mestrado Integrado em Engenharia Biológica )

Interesses de Investigação


Alunos de Investigação

Publicações Recentes

Influence of carbon anode properties on performance and microbiome of Microbial Electrolysis Cells operated on urine
  • Electrochimica Acta, 267, 122-132, 2018
Biochemical methane potential of brewery by-products
  • Clean Technologies and Environmental Policy, 20(2), 435-440, 2018
Enrichment of syngas-converting communities from a multi-orifice baffled bioreactor
  • Microbial Biotechnology, (In Press), 2018
Hydrogen production by Clostridium cellulolyticum a cellulolytic and hydrogen-producing bacteria using sugarcane bagasse
  • Waste and Biomass Valorization, (In Press), 2018
TiO2/graphene and TiO2/graphene oxide nanocomposites for photocatalytic applications: A computer modeling and experimental study
  • Composites Part B-Engineering, (In Press), 2018
Synthesis, characterization and application of magnetic carbon materials as electron shuttles for the biological and chemical reduction of the azo dye Acid Orange 10
  • Applied Catalysis B: Environmental, 212, 175-184, 2017
Carbon nanotubes accelerate methane production in pure cultures of methanogens and in a syntrophic coculture
  • Environmental Microbiology, 19(7), 2727-2739, 2017
Investigating bacterial community changes and organic substrate degradation in microbial fuel cells operating on real human urine
  • Environmental Science: Water Research & Technology, 3(5), 897-904, 2017
Influence of nutritional and operational parameters on the production of butanol or 1,3-propanediol from glycerol by a mutant Clostridium pasteurianum
  • New Biotechnology, 34, 59-67, 2017
  • Holliger, Christof; Alves, M. Madalena; Andrade, Diana; Angelidaki, Irini; Astals, Sergi; Baier, Urs; Bougrier, Claire; Buffière, Pierre; Carballa, Marta; Wilde, Vinnie de; Florian Ebertseder; Belén Fernández; Elena Ficara; Ioannis Fotidis; Jean-Claude Frigon; Hélène Fruteau de Laclos; Dara S. M. Ghasimi; Gabrielle Hack; Mathias Hartel; Joern Heerenklage; Ilona Sarvari Horvath; Pavel Jenicek; Konrad Koch; Judith Krautwald; Javier Lizasoain; Jing Liu; Lona Mosberger; Mihaela Nistor; Hans Oechsner; Oliveira, João V.; Mark Paterson; André Pauss; Sébastien Pommier; Isabella Porqueddu; Francisco Raposo; Thierry Ribeiro; Florian Rüsch Pfund; Sten Strömberg; Michel Torrijos; Miriam van Eekert; Miriam van Eekert; Jules van Lier; Wedwitschka, Harald; Wierinck, Isabella
Towards a standardization of biomethane potential tests
  • Water Science and Technology, 74(11), 2515-2522, 2016
Rhodococcus opacus B4: a promising bacterium for production of biofuels and biobased chemicals
  • AMB Express, 6(35), 1-11, 2016
Boosting dark fermentation with co-cultures of extreme thermophiles for biohythane production from garden waste
  • Bioresource Technology, 219, 132-138, 2016
Response surface design to study the influence of inoculum, particle size and inoculum to substrate ratio on the methane production from Ulex sp.
  • Renewable Energy, 96, Part B, 1071-1077, 2016
Ciprofloxacin wastewater treated by UVA photocatalysis: contribution of irradiated TiO2 and ZnO nanoparticles on the final toxicity as assessed by Vibrio fischeri
  • RSC Advances, 6(98), 95494-95503, 2016
A design of experiments to assess phosphorous removal and crystal properties in struvite precipitation of source separated urine using different Mg sources
  • Chemical Engineering Journal, 298, 146-153, 2016
Comparative analysis of carbon monoxide tolerance among Thermoanaerobacter species
  • Frontiers in Microbiology, 7(1330), 1-9, 2016
Toxicity of long chain fatty acids towards acetate conversion by Methanosaeta concilii and Methanosarcina mazei
  • Microbial Biotechnology, 9(4), 514-518, 2016
Effect of different carbon materials as electron shuttles in the anaerobic biotransformation of nitroanilines
  • Biotechnology and Bioengineering, 113(6), 1194-1202, 2016
Continuous fungal treatment of non-sterile veterinary hospital effluent: pharmaceuticals removal and microbial community assessment
  • Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology, 100(5), 2401-2415, 2016
Valorization of lubricant-based wastewater for bacterial neutral lipids production: Growth-linked biosynthesis
  • Water Research, 101, 17-24, 2016
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