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

Anaerobic biological fermentation of urine as a strategy to enhance the performance of a microbial electrolysis cell (MEC)
  • Renewable Energy, 139, 936-943, 2019
Garden and food waste co-fermentation for biohydrogen and biomethane production in a two-step hyperthermophilic-mesophilic process
  • Bioresource Technology, 278, 180-186, 2019
Hydrogen production by Clostridium cellulolyticum a cellulolytic and hydrogen-producing bacteria using sugarcane bagasse
  • Waste and Biomass Valorization, 10(4), 827-837, 2019
Inhibition studies with 2-bromoethanesulfonate reveal a novel syntrophic relationship in anaerobic oleate degradation
  • Applied and Environmental Microbiology, 85(2), e01733-18, 2019
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
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
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