Ana M. Gorito (AMG) graduated in Environmental Engineering, with MSc and PhD diplomas in the same field obtained at the FEUP in July 2016 and May 2022, respectively. She integrated the LSRE-LCM team in November 2016, as a project researcher. In September 2017, she won a very competitive PhD grant under a call of the Portuguese Foundation for Science and Technology (FCT) and started her PhD at the LSRE-LCM and CIIMAR. Her doctoral studies focused on the application of advanced oxidation technologies and/or nature based-solutions to remove micropollutants from aqueous matrices. As a postdoctoral researcher, she joined the CIIMAR team for 1 year, moving again to LSRE-LCM as a contracted researcher of Project ERA-ARE in April 2023. AMG has relevant skills in the fields of analytical chemistry, environmental monitoring, water treatment technologies, microbiological analyses, and toxicology.  


Analytical Chemistry (LC-MS/MS methods to determine micropollutants)
Environmental monitoring (Occurrence of micropollutants in environmental matrices)
Water/wastewater treatment technologies to remove micropollutants (Ozone-based processes and Nature-based solutions)
Ecotoxicological tests


Gorito A.M., Ribeiro A.R.L., Rodrigues P., Pereira M.F.R., Guimarães L., Almeida C.M.R., Silva A.M.T.. Antibiotics removal from aquaculture effluents by ozonation: chemical and toxicity descriptors. Water Research, 218, 118497, 2022 A.M. Gorito, J.F.J.R. Pesqueira, N.F.F. Moreira, A.R. Ribeiro, M.F.R. Pereira, O.C. Nunes, C.M.R. Almeida, A.M.T. Silva. Ozone-based water treatment (O3, O3/UV, O3/H2O2) for removal of organic micropollutants, bacteria inactivation and regrowth prevention. Journal of Environmental Chemical Engineering, 9, 105315, 2021 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.M. Gorito, A.R. Ribeiro, C.R. Gomes, C.M.R. Almeida, A.M.T. Silva. Constructed wetland microcosms for the removal of organic micropollutants from freshwater aquaculture effluents. Science of the Total Environment, 644, 1171-1180, 2018 A.M. Gorito, A.R. Ribeiro, C.M.R. Almeida, A.M.T. Silva. A review on the application of constructed wetlands for the removal of priority substances and contaminants of emerging concern listed in recently launched EU legislation. Environmental Pollution, 227, 428-443, 2017


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: 2023/03/01. Duration: 60 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.
Ana M. Gorito
Investigador Doutorado