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) and visiting researcher at Loughborough University, UK (2018). Currently, she holds a Doctoral Researcher position at LSRE-LCM and she is Associate Editor and Special Issues Editor of Chemical Engineering Journal Advances (Elsevier).

ARLR co-authored ca. 200 publications, including 7 chapters in books or in book series with peer review, more than 65 publications in international peer reviewed ISI indexed journals, and more than 100 communications in conference proceedings, having a h-index of 28. She is co-editor of 5 special issues of international scientific journals, and co-inventor of 2 patent applications. ARLR recently received the Scientific Recognition Award 2019 granted by FEUP.

ARLR initiated the research line Analytical Tools for Environmental Monitoring within the Research Group Catalysis and Carbon Materials at LSRE-LCM. She is Principal Investigator (PI) of a FCT funded project (SAMPREP) at LSRE-LCM, aiming the development of innovative sample preparation techniques for determination of micropollutants in the environment by using LC-MS/MS. Moreover, she is the PI at FEUP of another FCT funded project (ENANTIOTOX) and has participated as team member in ca. 20 research projects.

She is substitute member of the Management Committee of the COST Action CA18225 ‘Taste and Odor in early diagnosis of source and drinking Water Problems’; Seed Group member of the Water JPI Knowledge Hub dedicated to the UN Sustainable Development Goals - Water4SDGs KH; and member of the Core Team and Co-coordinator of the ECIs (Cell) of the COST Action CA17133 ‘Implementing nature-based solutions for creating a resourceful circular city’. Moreover, she has been member of various societies in the field of chemistry and environmental sciences, namely IWA, ACS, EFB, SPQ, and EuChemS-DAC Sample Preparation Study Group and Network.

RESEARCH INTERESTS

Chirality:
- Enantioselective analytical methods
- Enantioselective biodegradation and adsorption
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

PATENTS

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.

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

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.L. Ribeiro, N.F.F. Moreira. G.L. Puma, A.M.T. Silva. Impact of water matrix on the removal of micropollutants by advanced oxidation technologies. Chemical Engineering Journal, 363, 155-173, 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.O. Barbosa, A.R. Ribeiro, N. Ratola, E. Hain, V. Homem, M.F.R. Pereira, L. Blaney, A.M.T. Silva. Spatial and seasonal occurrence of micropollutants in four Portuguese rivers and a case study for fluorescence excitation-emission matrices. Science of the Total Environment, 644, 1128-1140, 2018 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

SELECTED PROJECTS

Healthy Waters - Identification, Elimination, Social Awareness and Education of Water Chemical and Biological Micropollutants with Health and Environmental Implications. Reference: NORTE-01-0145-FEDER-000069. Funded by: CCDR-N - Comissão de Coordenação e Desenvolvimento Regional do Norte, P2020|Norte2020 - Projetos Integrados ICDT. Starting Date: 2021/04/01. Duration: 24 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. 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. InSpeCt - Identifying and interrupting micropollutants of EU concern by using Smart Carbon materials. Reference: NORTE-01-0145-FEDER-031049. Funded by: FCT – Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia, P2020|COMPETE - Projetos em Todos os Domínios Científicos. Starting Date: 2018/07/01. Duration: 36 months. 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.
Ana Rita Ribeiro
Investigador Doutorado
ritalado@fe.up.pt