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 at LSRE-LCM between 2019 and January 2023, and Assistant researcher between until December 2023. 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 Member of the Management Committee (MC Substitute) of WaterTOP COST Action CA18225 (Taste and Odor in early diagnosis of source and drinking Water Problems).

ARLR co-authored more than 200 publications, including 10 chapters in books or in book series with peer review, more than 80 publications in international peer reviewed ISI indexed journals, and more than 100 communications in conference proceedings, having a h-index of 36. She is/was co-editor of 9 special issues of international scientific journals, and co-inventor of 2 patent applications. ARLR received the Scientific Recognition Award 2019 and 2020 granted by FEUP and was distinguished as 2021 Highly Cited Researcher (Clarivate) in cross-field category.

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 9 students from the Integrated Masters in Environ/Chem Eng/Bioengineering at FEUP, as well as the research work of 2 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.


A.C. Kondor, A.V. Vancsik, L. Bauer, L. Szabó, Z. Szalai, G. Jakab, G. Maász, M. Pedrosa, M.J. Sampaio, A.R. Lado Ribeiro. Efficiency of the bank filtration for removing organic priority substances and contaminants of emerging concern: A critical review. Environmental Pollution, 340, 122795, 2024 A.R.L. Ribeiro, A.S. Maia, C. Ribeiro, M.E. Tiritan. Chiral Analysis with Mass Spectrometry Detection in Food and Environmental Chemistry. In Mass Spectrometry in Food and Environmental Chemistry. The Handbook of Environmental Chemistry, Picó, Y., Campo, J., Springer, 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 M.M. Coelho, A.R.L. Ribeiro, J.C.G. Sousa, C. Ribeiro, C. Fernandes, A.M.T. Silva, M.E. Tiritan. Dual enantioselective LC–MS/MS method to analyse chiral drugs in surface water: Monitoring in Douro River estuary. Journal of pharmaceutical and biomedical analysis, 170, 89-101, 2019 M. Barbosa, N.F.F. Moreira, A.R. Ribeiro, M.F.R. Pereira, A.M.T. Silva. Occurrence and removal of organic micropollutants: An overview of the watch list of EU Decision 2015/495. Water Research, 94, 257-279, 2016 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 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 WATERTOP - Taste and Odor in early diagnosis of source and drinking Water Problems. Reference: CA18225. Funded by: European Comission, COST - European Cooperation in Science and Technology. Starting Date: 2019/08/28. Duration: 48 months. Role: Coordinator SAMPREP - Novas técnicas miniaturizadas de preparação de amostra para determinação de micropoluentes em matrizes ambientais. Reference: POCI-01-0145-FEDER-030521. Funded by: FCT – Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia, P2020|COMPETE - Projetos em Todos os Domínios Científicos. Starting Date: 2018/06/01. Duration: 43 months. Role: Coordinator
Ana Rita Ribeiro
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