Pedro Branco (1988) has a Master (2011) and a PhD (European Doctorate, September 2019) in Environmental Engineering from Faculty of Engineering of University of Porto (FEUP). His scientific career started in September 2012 at the Laboratory for Process Engineering, Environment, Biotechnology and Energy (LEPABE), working in INAIRCHILD project (2012-2015) ¿Indoor Air Pollution on Nurseries and Primary Schools: Impact on Childhood Asthma¿. Branco was awarded a FCT PhD scholarship (2014) under the topic ¿Impact of Indoor Air Pollution on Childhood Asthma¿. During PhD, Branco has participated in 5 national R&D projects, and started his international career in 2017 with a short-term scientific mission (3 months) at Barcelona Institute for Global Health (ISGlobal), working in an European project (HELIX). Since the completion of his PhD (20 months ago), Branco has been working as a Junior Researcher at LEPABE, mostly in 2 projects: SENSINAIR - Low-cost sensors as a tool to reduce air pollution on nursery and primary schools: impact on childhood asthma¿ (https://sensinair.fe.up.pt/), and ¿ArRisCO: Firefighters¿ occupational exposure to air pollution ¿ impact on COPD and asthma¿ (https://arrisco.fe.up.pt/), coordinating key R&D activities, and responsible for management and communication. Since PhD, he has been actively involved in the COST Action INDAIRPOLLNET - INDoor AIR POLLution NETwork (https://indairpollnet.eu/), having participated in 2 annual meetings, 1 Early Career Workshop and 1 Training School, and contributing for the WG4 (low-cost sensors for IAQ). Branco published 16 papers in index journals (SCOPUS based h-index 9; 253 citations), with mean IF of 5.21, of which 13 in Q1 and 3 in Q2 journals. He is first author in 10 of those papers (mean IF of 5.06; 8 in Q1). He has made 24 publications in international conference proceedings, 18 oral (6 by invitation) and 3 poster presentations, and co-authored 1 book chapter (with ISBN). He is invited reviewer in 7 indexed journals, Editor in ¿Pollutants¿, and Guest Editor in 2 Special Issues (IJERPH and Pollutants). His PhD thesis was awarded the European title, and he was also awarded with the best oral presentation at the INDAIRPOLLNET workshop. Branco was involved on the organising committee of 4 international scientific events and other dissemination/outreach activities: co-coordinated LEPABE institutional movie (2018), and promoted R&I in public open-days, in schools and in city councils. He co-supervised 3 MSc students (1 concluded, 2 ongoing).

Personal identification

Full name
Pedro Tiago Barbosa da Silva Branco

Citation names

  • Branco, Pedro
  • Pedro TBS Branco
  • PTBS Branco
  • Branco, P.T.B.S.
  • Branco, Pedro T.B.S.

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Email addresses

  • up200606911@fe.up.pt (Professional)
  • p.branco@fe.up.pt (Professional)
  • pbranco@fe.up.pt (Professional)


  • (+351) 22 508 147 (Professional)


  • Rua Dr. Roberto Frias s/n, 4200-465, Porto, Porto, Portugal (Professional)


  • https://lepabe.fe.up.pt/p_branco.html (Scholar)

Knowledge fields

  • Engineering and Technology - Environmental Engineering


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Portuguese (Mother tongue)
English Proficiency (C2) Proficiency (C2) Proficiency (C2) Proficiency (C2) Advanced (C1)
Spanish; Castilian Upper intermediate (B2) Advanced (C1) Intermediate (B1) Advanced (C1) Upper intermediate (B2)
French Elementary (A2) Upper intermediate (B2) Elementary (A2) Intermediate (B1) Elementary (A2)