Helena Pala D. Sousa graduated in Biological Engineering at University of Minho in 1995 and she held a postgraduate course in Environmental Technology in 2000. In 2002 she completed a PhD in Chemical and Biological Engineering at University of Minho. Between 1995 and 1997 she collaborated with Instituto de Desenvolvimento e Inovação Tecnológica - Núcleo de Estudos de Poluição (IDIT-NEP), where she was involved in the design, monitoring and control of several industrial wastewater treatment plants. She has been a professor at School of Technology and Management of the Polytechnic Institute of Leiria since 2002 and she is currently a Coordinating Professor at the Department of Environmental Engineering. She was the Coordinator of the Department of Environmental Engineering (2008 - 2015) and she held several other positions of technical-scientific management since she has started her career at the Polytechnic Institute of Leiria.


Sustainable Development
Water and wastewater treatment
Waste management


S. Pascoal, H. Pala. Tratamento de Águas Residuais Domésticas em Leitos de Macrófitas. Indústria e Ambiente, 80, 29-34, 2013 H. Pala, M. Mota, F.M. Gama. Enzymatic depolymerisation of cellulose. Carbohydrate Polymers, 68, 101-108, 2007 H. Pala. Constituição e mecanismos de degradação biológica de um material orgânico: a madeira. Construção Magazine, 20, 54-63, 2007 H. Pala, M. Mota, F.M. Gama. Factors influencing MOW deinking: laboratory scale studies. Enzyme and Microbial Technology, 38, 81-87, 2006 H. Pala, R. Pinto, M. Mota, A.P. Duarte, F.M. Gama. Cellulose-Binding Domains as a tool for paper recycling. ACS Symposium series 855, Shawn Mansfield and John Saddler (Eds), American Chemical Society, Washington D.C., 105-115, 2003
Helena Pala Sousa
Professor Coordenador