Helder Gomes graduated in Chemical Engineering at the Faculty of Engineering of the University of Porto (FEUP) in 1997. In 2002, and also at FEUP, he obtained the degree of Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering in the area of Catalytic Wet Air Oxidation of Organic Pollutants. He joined the Department of Chemical and Biological Technology (DTQB) at the Polytechnic Institute of Bragança (IPB), in 2001, where he is currently Adjunct Professor. Since 2002 he is member of the research staff of the Laboratory of Catalysis and Materials (LA LSRE-LCM since 2004, IPB pole). His main research interests are focused on the synthesis and characterization of heterogeneous carbon-based materials for environmental, biomedical and bioenergy applications. He published 36 ISI papers and more than 100 communications in international/national congresses. He participated in more than 20 projects and networks, 3 as coordinator. He belonged to the scientific committee of 6 international/national conferences and 7 organizing committees. He has been reviewer for more than 30 ISI journals.


Development of carbon-based materials for environmental, biomedical and bioenergy applications
- Metal-free catalysts
- Hybrid nanostructured magnetic composites
Intensification of catalytic wet peroxide oxidation processes
Development of water/wastewater treatment solutions based on advanced oxidation processes


R.S. Ribeiro, A.M.T. Silva, P.B. Tavares, J.L. Figueiredo, J.L. Faria, H.T. Gomes. Hybrid magnetic graphitic nanocomposites for catalytic wet peroxide oxidation applications. Catalysis Today, 280P1, 184-191, 2017 R.O. Rodrigues, M. Bañobre-López, J. Gallo, P.B. Tavares, A.M.T. Silva, R. Lima, H.T. Gomes. Haemocompatibility of iron oxide nanoparticles synthesized for theranostic applications: a high-sensitivity microfluidic tool. Journal of Nanoparticle Research, 18, 194, 2016 R.S. Ribeiro, A.M.T. Silva, J.L. Figueiredo, J.L. Faria, H.T. Gomes. Catalytic wet peroxide oxidation: a route towards the application of hybrid magnetic carbon nanocomposites for the degradation of organic pollutants. A review. Applied Catalysis B: Environmental, 187, 428-460, 2016 R.S. Ribeiro, Z. Frontistis, D. Mantzavinos, D. Venieri, M. Antonopoulou, I.K. Konstantinou, A.M.T. Silva, J.L. Faria, H.T. Gomes. Magnetic carbon xerogels for the catalytic wet peroxide oxidation of sulfamethoxazole in environmentally relevant water matrices. Applied Catalysis B: Environmental, 199, 170-186, 2016 M. Martin-Martinez, R.S. Ribeiro, B.F. Machado , P. Serp, S. Morales-Torres, A.M.T. Silva, J.L. Figueiredo, J.L. Faria, H.T. Gomes. The role of nitrogen doping in the performance of carbon nanotube catalysts: a catalytic wet peroxide oxidation application. ChemCatChem, 8, 2068-2078, 2016 R.S. Ribeiro, A.M.T. Silva, M.T. Pinho, J.L. Figueiredo, J.L. Faria, H.T. Gomes. Development of glycerol-based metal-free carbon materials for environmental catalytic applications. Catalysis Today, 240, 61-66, 2015 H.T. Gomes, S.M. Miranda, M.J. Sampaio, A.M.T. Silva, J.L. Faria. Activated carbons treated with sulphuric acid: Catalysts for catalytic wet peroxide oxidation. Catalysis Today, 151, 153-158, 2010


AIProcMat@N2020 - Advanced Industrial Processes and Materials for a Sustainable North Region of Portugal2020. Reference: NORTE-01-0145-FEDER-000006. Funded by: CCDR-N - Comissão de Coordenação e Desenvolvimento Regional do Norte, P2020|Norte2020 - Projetos Integrados ICDT. Starting Date: 2016/06/01. Duration: 36 months. NEREUS - New and emerging chalenges and oppurtunities in wastewater reuse. Reference: ES1403. Funded by: European Comission Starting Date: 2014/11/06. Duration: 48 months. RL2_P4 - Catalysis and Materials. Reference: NORTE-07-0124-FEDER-000015. Funded by: ON2, ON2 Programa Integrado. Starting Date: 2013/01/01. Duration: 30 months. Degradation of organic pollutants by catalytic wet peroxide oxidation using carbon materials. Reference: PTDC/AAC-AMB/110088/2009. Funded by: FCT – Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia, FCT Project. Starting Date: 2010/12/31. Duration: 42 months.
Helder Gomes
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