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 )


Alunos de Investigação

Publicações Recentes

MOSCA: an automated pipeline for integrated metagenomics and metatranscriptomics data analysis
  • Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing, 803 (PACBB 2018), 183-191, 2019
Improvement of biomethane production from sewage sludge in co-digestion with glycerol and waste frying oil, using a design of experiments
  • Bioenergy Research, 11(4), 763-771, 2018
Methane production and conductive materials: a critical review
  • Environmental Science and Technology, 52(18), 10241-10253, 2018
TiO2/graphene and TiO2/graphene oxide nanocomposites for photocatalytic applications: A computer modeling and experimental study
  • Composites Part B: Engineering, 145, 39-46, 2018
Enrichment of syngas-converting communities from a multi-orifice baffled bioreactor
  • Microbial Biotechnology, 11(4), 639-646, 2018
Insight into the role of facultative bacteria stimulated by micro-aeration in continuous bioreactors converting LCFA to methane
  • Environmental Science and Technology, 52(11), 6497-6507, 2018
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
Hydrogen production by Clostridium cellulolyticum a cellulolytic and hydrogen-producing bacteria using sugarcane bagasse
  • Waste and Biomass Valorization, (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
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