Ana Rita Lado Ribeiro (ARLR) has significant expertise in Analytical Chemistry and Environmental Science and Engineering. After the PhD completion, ARLR was Postdoctoral researcher (2014-18) at LSRE-LCM (FEUP), visiting researcher at Loughborough University, UK (2018), Doctoral researcher (2019-23) and Assistant researcher (2023) at LSRE-LCM. Currently, she holds an Principal researcher position at LSRE-LCM, is Executive Editor of Chemical Engineering Sciences (Elsevier) and Special Issues Editor of Chemical Engineering Journal Advances (Elsevier).

ARLR has participated as team member in several research projects and recently she was awarded with a European Research Council (ERC) Starting Grant (ERA-ARE, Project Ref. 101039270). She is Principal Investigator (PI) of a national financed project (STAR, Ref. 2022.02842.PTDC), FEUP PI of another national funded project (ENANTIOTOX) at LSRE-LCM, and was PI of a national funded project (SAMPREP, Ref. POCI-01-0145-FEDER-030521). Moreover, she is Portuguese representative in the Management Committee of Water4Reuse COST Action (Mainstreaming water reuse into the circular economy paradigm, Ref. CA23104).

ARLR co-authored more than 250 publications, including 10 chapters in books or in book series with peer review, more than 90 publications in international peer reviewed ISI indexed journals, and more than 150 communications in conference proceedings, having a h-index of 38. She is/was co-editor of 9 special issues of international scientific journals, and co-inventor of 2 patent applications. ARLR was distinguished as 2021 Highly Cited Researcher (Clarivate) in cross-field category and is on top 2% of cited scientists in the subfield of Environmental Sciences, based on the impact of Scopus citations of scientists in 2022.

ARLR has been co-/supervisor of 5 PhD students (Chem and Bio Eng PhD Program, Env Eng PhD Program, FEUP), co-/supervisor of the dissertations of 11 students from the Integrated Masters in Environ/Chem Eng/Bioengineering at FEUP, as well as the research work of 3 Postdocs, 2 visiting Postdoc, 9 PhD visiting students (Chem Eng, FEUP), and many granted researchers and undergraduate students.


- Enantioselective analytical methods
- Enantioselective biodegradation, adsorption, and ecotoxicological effects
Water/wastewater treatment to remove contaminants of emerging concern (organic pollutants, antibiotic resistant bacteria and resistance genes)
Development of LC-MS/MS methods to determine organic micropollutants:
- Occurrence studies of multi-class compounds in the environment
- Evaluation of the performance of lab-, pilot- and full-scale advanced treatment options
Advanced oxidation processes
Development of novel eco-friendly sample preparation methodologies
Identification of by-products in environmental matrices


J.C.G. Sousa, M.O. Barbosa, A.R.L.T. Ribeiro, M.F.R. Pereira, A.M.T. Silva, Waterfisher – Surface Water Sampler. Portuguese Patent Provisional request 110349, October 2018.
A.M.T. Silva, R.S. Ribeiro, M.F.R. Pereira, A.R.L.T. Ribeiro, M.O. Barbosa, Packing material for solid-phase extraction and preconcentration of coronavirus proteins and organic compounds. Portuguese Patent Provisional Application PT20201000059208, December 2020.


Kondor A.C., Vancsik A.V., Bauer L., Szabó L., Szalai Z., Jakab G., Maász G., Pedrosa M., Sampaio M.J., Lado Ribeiro A.R.. Efficiency of the bank filtration for removing organic priority substances and contaminants of emerging concern: A critical review. Environmental Pollution, 340, 122795, 2024 Carvalho A.R., Morão A.M., Gonçalves V.M.F., Tiritan M.E., Gorito A.M., Pereira M.F., Silva A.M.T., Castro B.B., Carrola J.S., Amorim M.M., Ribeiro A.R.L., Ribeiro C.. Toxicity of butylone and its enantiomers to Daphnia magna and its degradation/toxicity potential using advanced oxidation technologies. Aquatic Toxicology, 271, 106906, 2024 Ribeiro A.R.L., Maia A.S., Ribeiro C., Tiritan M.E.. Chiral Analysis with Mass Spectrometry Detection in Food and Environmental Chemistry. In Handbook of Environmental Chemistry, pp. 249-273, Springer Science and Business Media Deutschland GmbH, 2023 Pedrosa M., Ribeiro R.S., Guerra-Rodríguez S., Rodríguez-Chueca J., Rodríguez E., Silva A.M.T., Ðolic M., Ribeiro A.R.L.. Spirulina-based carbon bio-sorbent for the efficient removal of metoprolol, diclofenac and other micropollutants from wastewater. Environmental Nanotechnology, Monitoring and Management, 18, 100720, 2022 A.M. Gorito, M.O. Barbosa, C.M.R. Almeida, M.F.R. Pereira, A.M.T. Silva, A.R.L. Ribeiro. Quenchers in advanced oxidation technologies for analysis of micropollutants by liquid chromatography coupled to mass spectrometry: Sodium sulphite or catalase?. Science of The Total Environment, 692, 995-1004, 2019 A.R. Ribeiro, O.C. Nunes, M.F.R. Pereira, A.M.T. Silva. An overview on the advanced oxidation processes applied for the treatment of water pollutants defined in the recently launched Directive 2013/39/EU. Environment International, 75, 33-51, 2015


ERA-ARE - A new ERA for Environmental Risk Assessment: Chirality as a tool towards environmentally safe pharmaceuticals. Reference: ERC - 101039270. Funded by: European Comission, Horizon Europe | ERC | STARTING GRANTS. Starting Date: 2023/12/31. Duration: 60 months. Role: Coordinator RESURGENCE - Industrial Water Circularity: Reuse, resource recovery and energy efficiency for greener digitised EU process. Reference: 101138097. Funded by: European Comission, Horizonte Europa | Cluster 4: Digital, Industry and Space. Starting Date: 2023/12/01. Duration: 48 months. STAR - STereoselective environmental processes in Antibiotics: role for Resistance. Reference: 2022.02842.PTDC. Funded by: FCT – Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia, I&DT - Projectos de I&DT em Todos os Domínios Científicos. Starting Date: 2023/03/01. Duration: 36 months. Role: Coordinator DRopH2O - Drinking water quality: early warning and removal of microcontaminants by innovative carbon-based materials. Reference: 2022.08738.PTDC. Funded by: FCT – Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia, I&DT - Projectos de I&DT em Todos os Domínios Científicos. Starting Date: 2023/03/01. Duration: 36 months. ENANTIOTOX - Enantioselective ecotoxicity and bioaccumulation of psychoactive substances. Reference: PTDC/CTA-AMB/6686/2020. Funded by: FCT – Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia, I&DT - Projectos de I&DT em Todos os Domínios Científicos. Starting Date: 2021/03/01. Duration: 36 months. Role: Coordinator
Ana Rita Ribeiro
Investigador Principal