Curriculum Vitae

Centro de Ciências e Tecnologias Nucleares (C2TN)


Name: Susana Marta
Surnames: Almeida
Born: 04-12-1975, Lisbon
Nationality: Portuguese

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  • 2004 – PhD Environmental Sciences, Universidade de Aveiro, Aveiro.
  • 1998 – Degree in Environmental Engineering, Universidade Nova de Lisboa.

Professional Employment Career

  • From 2014 – Auxiliar Researcher (Programme Investigador FCT), C2TN/IST-ID.
  • 2013 – Invited Auxiliar Researcher, CTN/IST.
  • 2008-2013 – Auxiliar Researcher (Programme Ciência), ITN
  • 2006-2008 – Environmental Consultant, ISQ.
  • 2004-2006 – Post-Doc fellow, ITN.
  • 1999-2004 – PhD fellow, Universidade de Aveiro/ITN.
  • 1998-1999 – Research fellow, ITN.

Scientific Specialization

  • Environment. Nuclear Techniques.

Main Scientific Area of Research

  • Environmental monitoring;
  • Environmental impact assessment;
  • Optimization of methods for sampling/measurement of atmospheric pollutants;
  • Air pollution chemistry in urban, industrial and rural areas;
  • Long range transport of pollutants;
  • Indoor Air Quality;
  • Use of biomonitors to assess spatial distributions of trace elements;
  • Source apportionment methods in air pollution / Receptor models;
  • Professional exposure to particles in the industry;
  • Exposure assessment to air pollution;
  • Development of human biomarkers of exposure;
  • Health effects of air pollutants;
  • Development of Neutron Activation Analysis techniques at the Portuguese Research Reactor.

Membership of Professional Societies

  • 2008 – Ordem dos Engenheiros, Lisboa.

Participation in Projects

  • XPOSURE - Integrated human exposure to particles: characterization, identification of sources and health effects, Fundação para a Ciência e Tecnologia, IF/01078/2013/CP1163/CT0013, jan2014-dez2018.
  • PMfugitive - Mitigating the Environmental and Health Impacts of Particles from Fugitive Emissions, Fundação para a Ciência e Tecnologia, PTDC/AAC-AMB/098825/2008, 2010-2013.
  • Exhaled breath condensate: a tool for noninvasive evaluation of pollutant exposition?, Fundação para a Ciência e Tecnologia, PTDC/AMB/65828/2006, 2007-2011.
  • Atmospheric Aerosol Impacts on Human Health, Fundação para a Ciência e Tecnologia, POCI/AMB/55878/2004, 2005-2006.
  • Support Air Quality Management (2nd cycle), International Atomic Energy Agency TC project RER/1/013, 2014-2015.
  • EFICARE: Model for the functional efficiency monitorization in health units, QREN - National Strategic Reference Framework, R&D Project for companies in co-promotion n.º 30399, 2013-2015.
  • CV-Dust: Atmospheric aerosol in Cape Verde region: seasonal evaluation of composition, sources and transport, Fundação para a Ciência e Tecnologia, PTDC/AAC-CLI/100331/2008, 2010-2013.
  • ASEMIS: Assessment of emissions and impact of steel processes. European Commission, Research Fund for Coal and Steel, RFSR-CT-2009-00029, 2009-2012.
  • Support Air Quality Management, International Atomic Energy Agency TC project RER/1/008, 2012-2013.
  • Robosampler: Development of a robotic system for monitoring terrestrial radiation and heavy metals in estuarine environments, QREN - National Strategic Reference Framework, LISBOA-01-0202-FEDER-024961, 2012-2014.
  • Enhancing the sustainability of research reactors and their safe operation through regional cooperation, networking and coalition, International Atomic Energy Agency, TC project RER4032, 2009-2012.
  • Impact of indoor on human health, Fundação para a Ciência e Tecnologia, PTDC/SAU-ESA/65597/2006, 2008-2011.
  • ERAMAC - Emission reduction through analysis, modelling and control, European Comission. Research Fund for Coal and Steel, RFS-CR-03001, 2003-2007.
  • NOX - Minimizing NOx emissions from reheating furnaces, European Comission, Research Fund for Coal and Steel, RFS-PR-03005, 2003-2007.
  • Optimization of neutron activation analytical technique at the Portuguese Research Reactor. Extend application to environmental, food and health studies, CONC-REEQ/1075/2001, 2001-2002.

Scientific Works

  • Author or co-author of 92 research papers published in refereed journals.
  • Presenter of 40 invited, oral and poster communications and co-author of more than other 130 presentations in national and international scientific conferences.
  • Supervisor of 3 Post-Doc, 7 PhD, 10 MSc and 19 BSc.

5 Selected Publications

  • S.M. Almeida, C.A. Ramos, M. Almeida-Silva (2016) Exposure and inhaled dose of susceptible population to chemical elements in atmospheric particles, Journal of Radioanalytical and Nuclear Chemistry. Journal impact factor: 1.034, Citations: 0.
  • P. Salvador, S. M. Almeida, J. Cardoso, M. Almeida-Silva, T. Nunes, M. Cerqueira, C. Alves, M. A. Reis, P. C. Chaves, B. Artíñano, C. Pio (2016) Composition and origin of PM10 in Cape Verde: characterization of long-range transport episodes, Atmospheric Environment 127, 326-339. Journal impact factor: 3.281, Citations: 0.
  • S.M. Almeida, A.V. Silva, S. Sarmento (2014) Effects of exposure to particles and ozone on hospital admissions for cardiorespiratory diseases in Setúbal, Portugal, J Toxicol Env Heal A 77, 837-848. Journal impact factor: 2.351, Citations: 15.
  • S.M. Almeida, M.C. Freitas, M. Reis, T. Pinheiro, P.M. Felix, C.A. Pio (2013) Fifteen Years of Nuclear Techniques Application to Suspended Particulate Matter Studies, Journal of Radioanalytical and Nuclear Chemistry 297 (3), 347-356. Journal impact factor: 1.034, Citations: 18.
  • S.M. Almeida, N. Canha, A. Silva, M.C. Freitas, P. Pegas, C. Alves, M.G. Evtyugina, C.A. Pio (2011) Children exposure to air particulate matter in indoor of Lisbon primary schools, Atmos Environ 45, 7594-7599. Journal impact factor: 3.281, Citations: 81.

Other Publications

  • N. Canha, C. Mandin, O. Ramalho, G. Wyart, J. Ribéron, C. Dassonville, O. Hänninen, S.M. Almeida, M. Derbez (2015) Assessment of ventilation and indoor air pollutants in nursery and elementary schools in France, Indoor Air 26, 350-365.  Journal impact factor: 4.202, Citations: 6.
  • C. Ramos, J.F. Reis, T. Almeida, F. Alves, H.T. Wolterbeek, S.M. Almeida (2015) Estimating the inhaled dose of pollutants during indoor physical activity, Science of the Total Environment 527-528C, 111-118. Journal impact factor: 4.099, Citations: 1.
  • P.M. Félix, S.M. Almeida, T. Pinheiro, J. Sousa, C. Franco, H.Th. Wolterbeek (2013) Assessment of exposure to metals in lead processing industries, International J Hygiene and Environmental Health 216 (1), 17-24. Journal impact factor: 3.829, Citations: 7.
  • M. Almeida-Silva, H.Th. Wolterbeek, S.M. Almeida (2014) Elderly exposure to indoor air pollutants, Atmospheric Environment 85, 54-63. Journal impact factor: 3.281, Citations: 15.
  • S.M. Almeida, A.I. Silva, M.C. Freitas, H.M. Dzung, A. Caseiro, C.A. Pio (2013) Impact of maritime air mass trajectories on the western european coast urban aerosol, Journal of Toxicology & Environmental Health – Part A 76 (4-5), 252-262. Journal impact factor: 2.351, Citations: 17.