|Nome:||José Carlos Magalhães Pires|
JCM Pires graduated in Chemical Engineering by the Faculty of Engineering of Porto University (FEUP) in 2004 with a final classification of 16. He worked in two chemical companies (SunChemical and Tagol) and then started his PhD in Environmental Engineering in 2006 at FEUP. From 2010 to 2016, he was a postdoctoral researcher in the area of environmental applications of microalgal cultures, focusing on the integration of processes to reduce operational costs and environmental impact. He has also participated in a research project to define methodologies to assess the sustainability of chemical processes. From 2017, he is assistant researcher from Investigator FCT programme. More recently, he was Invited Assistant Professor (partial time) at FEUP and had a teaching contribution in the Faculty of Engineering of Agostinho Neto University (FEUAN) at Luanda, Angola. His teaching activity comprises several multidisciplinary topics, such as Project Engineering, Project of Biological Engineering, Air Pollution among others.
JCM Pires received a merit scholarship from the University of Porto for his highest grade in Chemical Engineering in 2003 and the best student prize from Fundação Engenheiro António de Almeida in 2005. To support his research activity, he was awarded by FCT fellowships (PhD SFRH/BD/23302/2005 and Postdoc SFRH/BPD/66721/2009 and SFRH/BPD/112849/2015). One of his research papers was ranked in ScienceDirect Top25 Hottest Articles of the journal Chem. Eng. Res. Des. in 2011 (4th), 2012 (1st), 2013 (1st) and 2014 (2nd) and was considered as the Top Cited Paper for 2011 and 2012. Due to the scientific outputs of 2017, he received the Scientific Recognition Award at 2019 FEUP’s day.
JCM Pires is an integrated member of LEPABE-FEUP in the research line of Process Systems Engineering. Considering the acquired knowledge during his PhD, he also develops works within the field of Environmental Sciences, mainly in air and water pollution. Concerning research projects, he is principal investigator of two research projects: (i) he won the FCT Investigator Grant in 2015 (IF/01341/2015) with the project title "Design configurations of photobioreactors for cultivation of microalgae: bioprocess modelling and sustainability assessment"; and (ii) in 2018, he started the research project PIV4Algae in which the integration of microalgal cultures in different industrial processes will be studied. He was also involved in other research projects.
JCM Pires published 57 papers (24 as first author, 3 as single author; 30 as corresponding author; 17 as senior/last author; 33 papers were published independently from his PhD supervisor) in international peer reviewed journals (mainly in Environmental Science; 86% of the papers were published within 50% of the highest impact factor-Q1 and Q2- in their area of knowledge) with an accumulated 5-year impact factor of 274 and with 2084 citations (Google Scholar h-index=25; SCOPUS h-index=21). JCM Pires published 4 books (3 of them edited ones) and 21 book chapters (3 as single author) and his research work was discussed in 45 international meetings and 3 national meetings (he gave 6 oral and 12 poster presentations). Since completion of PhD degree, JCM Pires was reviewer of 260 papers for international journals, including Chemical Reviews (impact factor - IF 54.3) and Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews (IF 10.6). This work was recognized by several international journals. He is an editorial board member of Applied Sciences (MDPI), Energies (MDPI), Sustainability (MDPI) and The Open Microalgae Biotechnology (Bentham).
JCM Pires completed the supervision of 1 PhD student (2 ongoing), 9 master students (6 ongoing) and 4 research fellows. Now, his research team is composed by 2 postdoctoral researcher, 2 PhD student, 1 research fellow and 6 master students (5 from FEUAN). Concerning established international collaborations, he worked in the Institute of Chemical Technology (Prague) during 5 months. He also contacted and established collaborations with researchers in Portugal (LSRE/LCM, CEFT, CIIMAR, REQUIMTE and CEB) and abroad (Univ. of Cambridge - UK, Univ. of Rio de Janeiro, Univ. of Mato Grosso do Sul - Brazil, Univ. Sevilla, JRC – Spain, National Central University – Taiwan, FEUAN, among others), resulting in 21 papers and 20 presentations in international conferences.