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Cristina Calheiros is Environmental Engineer and holds a PhD in Biotechnology. Currently is Research Scientist at CIIMAR, University of Porto, Coordinator of Centre for Monitoring and Environmental Interpretation (CMIA, Vila do Conde), Adjunct Professor at University of Saint Joseph (SAR Macao, China) and Invited Professor at Faculty of Sciences of University of Porto. She is Vice-President of the Portuguese National Association of Green Roofs (ANCV) and board member of The Portuguese Water Resources Association (APRH) (north region). Integrates the Editorial Board of Circular Economy and Sustainability journal (Springer) and she is guest editor in several special issues at Elsevier, MDPI and Frontiers journals. Integrates several COST Action, namely CA17133-Implementing nature-based solutions for creating a resourceful circular city; CA20133 - Cross-border transfer and development of sustainable resource recovery strategies towards zero waste and CA20138 - Network on water-energy-food nexus for a low-carbon economy in Europe and beyond (nexusnet). Her work focus on the development of nature-based solutions, such green roofs, vertical gardens, constructed and floating wetlands, towards sustainability of territories, ecosystems services provision, and as tools for climate change adaptation and mitigation. Also dedicates to the application of phytotechnologies (such phytoremediation, bioremediation), treatment and valorization of water, soil and solid waste, circular economy, circular cities, sustainable tourism, rural development and integrative productive practices, permaculture, geoethics, education for sustainability and environmental education. Responsible for providing educational resources, training (more than 1000 hours) and coordination in higher education courses, technological specialization courses, modular training and Lifelong Training. Develops an active role in the communication of Science-Technology-Society and outreach through short courses, talks, dissemination actions, training, exhibitions, technical visits and multimedia channels. She participated in several business model iteration programs for technologies developed in academia. In the last 5 years participated in 3 funded international projects related to education for sustainability (WISE/GOAL/PASSION), 2 international project related with nature-based solutions for a cleaner and safer Macao/China and 2 national projects (ECOSAN-Promoting integral ecological sanitation and SEIVA - Energetic systems and green infrastructures for agriculture). Background: Her internship was at Slater Limited-Environmental Biotechnology and at Imperial College of Science Technology and Medicine-UK, related to phytoremediation of contaminated soils. After her doctorate, she was awarded with a 6-year postdoctoral scholarship at the Centre for Biotechnology and Fine Chemistry (UCP), with the collaboration of Aarhus University-Denmark, related to biological treatment of domestic waters with constructed wetlands and where she also developed work in the area of green roofs. Between 2016-18 had a postdoctoral scholarship at CIIMAR, developing work with floating islands in port marinas.
Identification

Personal identification

Full name
MARIA CRISTINA SOUSA COUTINHO DE CALHEIROS E MENEZES
Gender
Female

Citation names

  • Cristina Sousa Coutinho Calheiros
  • Calheiros C. S. C.
  • Cristina Calheiros
  • Cristina S. C. Calheiros
  • Cristina S C Calheiros

Author identifiers

Ciência ID
5D10-BCF9-05F6
ORCID iD
0000-0003-3159-3497
Researcher Id
A-1151-2011
Scopus Author Id
10142144500

Email addresses

  • ccalheiros@ciimar.up.pt (Professional)
  • cristina.calheiros@usj.edu.mo (Professional)
  • cristina.sc.calheiros@gmail.com (Professional)

Telephones

Telephone
  • (+351) 223401800 (Professional)

Addresses

  • Terminal de Cruzeiros de Leixões., 4450-208 , Matosinhos, Matosinhos, Portugal (Professional)

Websites

Knowledge fields

  • Engineering and Technology - Environmental Engineering
  • Engineering and Technology - Environmental Biotechnology
  • Natural sciences - Earth and Environmental Sciences - Environmental Sciences
  • Social Sciences - Educational Sciences

Languages

Language Speaking Reading Writing Listening Peer-review
English Proficiency (C2) Proficiency (C2) Proficiency (C2) Proficiency (C2) Proficiency (C2)
Education
Degree Classification
2018/06/26 - 2018/06/28
Concluded
Climate Reality Leadership Corps Training (Outros)
The Climate Reality Project, United States
2018 - 2018
Concluded
Registration of Trainer by the Legal System for Teacher Education / Registo de Formadora pelo Regime Jurídico da Formação Contínua de professores (Outros)
Ministério da Educação, Portugal
2017 - 2017
Concluded
Professional Qualification as Senior Member / Qualificação Profissional de Membro Sénior da Ordem dos Engenheiros (Outros)
Ordem dos Engenheiros da Região Norte, Portugal
2010/01/01 - 2016/04/30
Concluded
Wastewater treatment assessment of vegetated systems applied to tourism facilities (Pós-doutoramento)
Portuguesa Centro de Biotecnologia e Química Fina, Portugal

Aarhus Universitet, Denmark
2016 - 2016
Concluded
Diploma PDC: Permaculture Desgin Course (Outros)
The Permaculture Association, United Kingdom
2015 - 2015
Concluded
Professional qualification: Dimensioning of Water Networks and Sewers in accordance with European Standards (Outros)
Associação Nacional para a Qualidade nas Instalações Prediais, Portugal
2001/11/01 - 2009/04/14
Concluded
Biotecnology/Biotecnologia (Doutoramento)
Universidade Católica Portuguesa Escola Superior de Biotecnologia, Portugal
"Study of the potential of constructed wetlands for tannery wastewater treatment" (THESIS/DISSERTATION)
Unanimity
1995/09/01 - 2001/07/31
Concluded
Environmental Engineering / Engenharia do Ambiente (Licenciatura)
Universidade Católica Portuguesa Escola Superior de Biotecnologia, Portugal
13
2001 - 2001
Concluded
Certificate of Professional Aptitude / CAP - Certificado de Aptidão Profissional (Outros)
Instituto de Emprego e Formação Profissional , Portugal
1991 - 1995
Concluded
Certificado do 5º ano do Curso de Língua Inglesa (Outros)
British Accreditation Council, United Kingdom

Instituto Britânico de braga, Portugal
Affiliation

Science

Category
Host institution
Employer
2018/09/01 - Current Auxiliary Researcher (Research) Universidade do Porto Centro Interdisciplinar de Investigação Marinha e Ambiental, Portugal
2016/05/01 - 2018/08/31 Postdoc (Research) Universidade do Porto Centro Interdisciplinar de Investigação Marinha e Ambiental, Portugal
Universidade do Porto Centro Interdisciplinar de Investigação Marinha e Ambiental, Portugal
(...)
2010/01/01 - 2016/04/30 Postdoc (Research) Universidade Católica Portuguesa Escola Superior de Biotecnologia, Portugal
Universidade Católica Portuguesa Escola Superior de Biotecnologia, Portugal
(...)
2001/09/01 - 2009/12/31 Researcher (Research) Universidade Católica Portuguesa Escola Superior de Biotecnologia, Portugal
Universidade Católica Portuguesa Escola Superior de Biotecnologia, Portugal

Teaching in Higher Education

Category
Host institution
Employer
2020/02/01 - Current Invited Assistant Professor (University Teacher) Universidade do Porto Faculdade de Ciências, Portugal
Universidade do Porto Faculdade de Ciências, Portugal
2016 - Current Visiting Professor (University Teacher) University of Saint Joseph, Macau SAR China
University of Saint Joseph, Macau SAR China
2015 - Current Lecturer (University Teacher) Universidade do Porto Faculdade de Ciências, Portugal
Universidade do Porto Faculdade de Ciências, Portugal
2007 - 2010 Invited Assistant Professor (University Teacher) Universidade Católica Portuguesa Escola Superior de Biotecnologia, Portugal
Universidade Católica Portuguesa Escola Superior de Biotecnologia, Portugal

Other Careers

Category
Host institution
Employer
2002 - 2004 Técnico Superior (Técnico Superior) ADRIL - Associação do Desenvolvimento Rural Integrado do Lima , Portugal
ADRIL - Associação do Desenvolvimento Rural Integrado do Lima , Portugal
2000/09 - 2001/02 Técnico Superior (Técnico Superior) Slater Limited, Environmental Biotechnology , United Kingdom
Slater Limited, Environmental Biotechnology , United Kingdom
(...)

Positions / Appointments

Category
Host institution
Employer
2021/05/01 - Current Coordinator Technical-Scientific Centre for Monitoring and Environmental Interpretation (CMIA), Portugal