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

Biochemical methane potential of brewery by-products
  • Clean Technologies and Environmental Policy, (In Press), 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
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
Removal of Erythrosine B dye from water effluents using crop waste pumpkin seed hulls as adsorbent
  • Desalination and Water Treatment, 57(47), 22585-22608, 2016
Conversion of Cn-Unsaturated into Cn-2-Saturated LCFA Can Occur Uncoupled from Methanogenesis in Anaerobic Bioreactors
  • Environmental Science & Technology, 50(6), 3082-3090, 2016
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