Marta Pedrosa integrated the research team at Associate Laboratory LSRE-LCM (Faculty of Engineering, University of Porto - FEUP) in 2014, to work on Advanced Oxidation Processes for water treatment (AOPs). One year later, she was awarded a FCT doctoral grant (SFRH/BD/102086/2014) and part of her thesis was conducted at the National Center for Scientific Research "Demokritos" in Athens (Greece). She concluded, with a Cum Laude distinction, her PhD (September 2019) in Chemical and Biological Engineering at FEUP, with a thesis entitled “Graphene-based catalytic membranes for water treatment”. In 2020, her thesis received the label of International PhD on AOPs. Currently, she is an invited reviewer for several international journals and a Junior Researcher under the Concurso Estímulo ao Emprego Científico Individual - 5.ª Edição - 2022.00192.CEECIND, (CEEC 5th edition), at LSRE-LCM, working in her project - Waste valorization towards the synthesis of graphene-based 2D bio-membranes for water treatment and selective gas separation, with Professor Adrián M.T. Silva.


Graphene-based materials
Advanced oxidation technologies
Carbon materials characterization
Water/wastewater treatment


L. Valenzuela, M. Pedrosa; A. Bahamonde, R. Rosal, A. Torres-Pinto, C.G. Silva, J.L. Faria, A.M.T. Silva. Carbon nitride – PVDF photocatalytic membranes for visible-light degradation of venlafaxine as emerging water micropollutant. Catalysis Today, 114042, 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 M. Pedrosa, J.L. Figueiredo, A.M.T. Silva. Graphene-based catalytic membranes for water treatment - A review. Journal of Environmental Chemical Engineering, 9, 104930, 2021 M. Pedrosa, E.S. Da Silva, L.M. Pastrana-Martínez, G. Drazic, P. Falaras, J.L. Faria, J.L. Figueiredo, A.M.T. Silva. Hummers’ and Brodie's graphene oxides as photocatalysts for phenol degradation. Journal of Colloid and Interface Science, 567, 243-255, 2020


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. 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. 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. NEPCAT - New equipment involving integrated catalytic processes for treatment of organic pollutants and disinfection of water. Reference: SI IDT - 38900/2012 F3. Funded by: ANI – Agência Nacional de Investigação, Projectos de I&DT em Co-Promoção. Starting Date: 2014/01/01. Duration: 18 months.
Marta Pedrosa
Investigador Doutorado