Ana Isabel Gomes is graduated in Biology (2003), from Faculty of Science, University of Porto (FCUP), holds a master’s degree in Environmental Engineering (2007) and PhD in Chemical and Biological Engineering (2021), both from Faculty of Engineering (FEUP). Her scientific domains are focused on water quality monitoring (chemical, bacteriological and ecotoxicological characterization), water disinfection and wastewater treatment (biological processes, AOPs driven by natural and/or artificial radiation and ozone-based), and process integration & intensification. She has been involved in several environmental monitoring projects, including in her MSc, and three R&D&I projects (2 national: SOLÁGUA, AdvancedLDT, and 1 international: FEUP/ENEL/2009), both with private companies’ partnerships and related to the development of environmental-friendly technologies for pollution control. Presently, A.I. Gomes has a research fellowship under a European project (NOR-WATER), focused on CECs removal from secondary treated urban wastewaters by application of different AOPs/photoreactors. She has 10 ISI papers (8 as the first author; 70% of them in Q1), completed the co-supervision of 1 MSc student, is now co-supervising 1 PhD student, and assisted the experimental work of several internships from mobility PhD students.

Supervisors: Vítor Vilar, Rui Boaventura


Environmental assessment, water quality & monitoring
Water and wastewater treatment strategies
Environmental-friendly technologies for pollution control
-Advanced oxidation processes
-Biological processes
-Process integration & intensification


J.D. Angulo, S.C. Soriano, A. Gomes, S. Miranda, M. Mueses, F. Machuca, M. Rodrigo, R.A.R. Boaventura, V.J.P. Vilar. A Tube-In-Tube Membrane Microreactor for Tertiary Treatment of Urban Wastewaters by Photo-Fenton at Neutral pH: A Proof of Concept. Chemosphere, 263, 128049, 2021 A.I. Gomes, T.F.Soares, T.F.C.V. Silva, R.A.R. Boaventura, V.J.P. Vilar. Ozone-driven processes for mature urban landfill leachate treatment: Organic matter degradation, biodegradability enhancement and treatment costs for different reactors configuration. Science of The Total Environment, 724, 138083, 2020 A.I. Gomes, M.L.R. Foco, E.Vieira, J. Cassidy, T.F.C.V. Silva, A. Fonseca, I. Saraiva, R.A.R. Boaventura, V.J.P. Vilar. Multistage treatment technology for leachate from mature urban landfill: Full scale operation performance and challenges. Chemical Engineering Journal, 376, 120573, 2019 A.I. Gomes, S.G.S. Santos, T.F.C.V. Silva, R.A.R. Boaventura, V.J.P. Vilar. Treatment Train for Mature Landfill Leachates: Optimization Studies. Science of the Total Environment, 673, 470-479, 2019 A.I. Gomes, T.F.C.V. Silva, M.A. Duarte, R.A.R. Boaventura, V.J.P. Vilar. Cost-effective solar collector to promote photo-Fenton reactions: A case study on the treatment of urban mature leachate. Journal of Cleaner Production, 199, 369-382, 2018 A.I. Gomes, J.C.M. Pires, S.A. Figueiredo, R.A.R. Boaventura. Multiple linear and principal componente regressions for modelling ecotoxicity bioassay response. Environmental Technology, 35, 945-955, 2014 A.I. Gomes, J.C.M. Pires, S.A. Figueiredo, R.A.R. Boaventura. Optimization of River Water Quality Surveys by Multivariate Analysis of Physicochemical, Bacteriological and Ecotoxicological Data. Water Resources Management, 28, 1345-1361, 2014 A.I. Gomes, V.J.P. Vilar, R.A.R. Boaventura. Inactivation of bacteria E. coli and photodegradation of humic acids using natural sunlight. Applied Catalysis B: Environmental, 88, 283-291, 2009 A.I. Gomes, V.J.P. Vilar, J.C. Santos, R.A.R. Boaventura. Synthetic and natural waters disinfection using natural solar radiation in a pilot plant with CPCs. Catalysis Today, 144, 55-61, 2009 V.J.P. Vilar, A.I. Gomes, M.I. Maldonado, R.A.R. Boaventura. Solar detoxification of a recalcitrant colour real effluent from a wastewater treatment plant. Photochemical and Photobiological Sciences, 8, 691-698, 2009


Cooperação Transnacional_Brasil CAPES 2019-2020 - Ultrapassar Barreiras no Tratamento de Lixiviados de Aterros Sanitários. Reference: Cooperação Transnacional_Brasil CAPES 2019-2020. Funded by: FCT – Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia, Acordo de Cooperação Portugal / Brasil (CAPES). Starting Date: 2019/04/09. Duration: 19 months. NOR_WATER - Poluentes emergentes nas águas da Galiza-Norte de Portugal: novas ferramentas para gestão de risco. Reference: 0725_NOR_WATER_1_P. Funded by: Autoridade de Gestão do Programa Operacional de Cooperação Transfronteiriça Espanha-Portugal, Programa Operacional de Cooperação Transfronteiriça Espanha-Portugal. Starting Date: 2019/04/01. Duration: 33 months. AdvancedLFT - Technology for the Treatment of Leachates from Landfill Leachates through Integration of Biological Oxidation and Photo-Chemical Oxidation Processes, combining Natural and Artificial Radiation. Reference: SI IDT - 33960/2012 F2. Funded by: ANI – Agência Nacional de Investigação, Projectos de I&DT em Co-Promoção. Starting Date: 2013/06/30. Duration: 24 months.
Ana Gomes
Postdoctoral Researcher