Research Interests

  • Membrane biofouling
  • Fundamental characterization of biofilms in desalination and wastewater treatment systems
  • Biofilm control by chemical or physical treatments

Selected Publications


Education Profile

  • Ph.D., Chemical and Biological Engineering, University of Porto, Portugal, 2014
  • M.S., Environmental Technologies, University of Minho, Portugal, 2008
  • B.S., Biological Engineering, University of Minho, Portugal, 2006

Professional Profile

  • ​2014-Present: Postdoctoral Fellow, KAUST, Saudi Arabia
  • 2010-2014: Research Assistant, University of Porto – Faculty of Engineering, Portugal
  • 2010: Research Assistant, Wetsus, Centre of Excellence for Sustainable Water Technology, The Netherlands
  • 2009: Consultant in quality and environmental management, Power Innovation Unipessoal Lda, Portugal
  • 2009: Engineer, Environment Department, Municipality of Vila Nova de Gaia, Portugal
  • 2008: Research Internship, Wetsus, Centre of Excellence for Sustainable Water Technology, The Netherlands​

Awards


KAUST Affiliations

  • ​Water Desalination and Reuse Center (WDRC)
  • Division of Biological and Environmental Sciences and Engineering (BESE)​