Joana F. J. R. Pesqueira has a Ph.D. (April 2023) and an MSc (July 2016) in Environmental Engineering, both from the Faculty of Engineering of the University of Porto (FEUP). Joana first joined LSRE-LCM in May 2017 as a researcher on the impact of advanced processes for water and wastewater treatment and mitigation strategies. In the same year, she won a Ph.D. grant under a call from the Portuguese Foundation for Science and Technology (FCT). The Ph.D. project, also developed in LSRE-LCM, focused on the life cycle assessment (LCA) of catalytic water treatment processes for the removal of micropollutants. This work resulted in published scientific papers as the first author in high-ranked peer-reviewed journals. During this time, Joana was also invited as an assistant to teach Master students in life cycle assessment using SimaPro. She has co-supervised Masters' dissertations, been involved in communications related to LCA studies or the teaching of LCA, and both participated in and helped organize several scientific events. Currently, she is a contract researcher of the Embalagem do Futuro® project.
Joana has a relevant experience in life cycle assessment (LCA), global warming adaptation and mitigation, and the determination of characterization factors for freshwater aquatic ecotoxicity assessment.