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Research interests

Mineralogy, Petrology, Geochemistry.

. Experimental alteration of igneous and metamorphic rocks in order to determine their use as natural stone.

Tests of laboratorial alteration of rocks simulating polluted atmospheres, acid rains, pollutant particles and saline atmospheres.

Studies of alteration and alterability of natural stones in polluted environments and their technological implications.

Studies of alteration of rocks applied in the recent and ancient built heritage.

External positions

Geological Engineer , Pirites Alentejanas S.A. (Moinho Mine).

1 Feb 199131 Aug 1992

Professor of Geology , high school Fernão Mendes Pinto (Almada).

1 Sep 199031 Jan 1991

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Research Output at NOVA 2006 2019

1 Citation (Scopus)

Marine Aerosol Weathering of Mediterranean Calcarenite Stone: Durability of Ethyl Silicate, Nano Ca(OH)2, Nano SiO2, and Nanostructured Consolidating Products

Zornoza-Indart, A., Lopez-Arce, P., Zoghlami, K., Leal, N. & Simão, J., 17 Feb 2019, In : Studies in Conservation. 64, 2, p. 73-89 17 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle


Caracterização de Argilas para Utilização em Peloterapia

Simão, J., Galhano, A. C. G. A. & Raimundo, C., 2018, p. 69-69. 1 p.

Research output: Contribution to conferenceAbstract

dimension stone
chemical analysis
3 Citations (Scopus)

Evaluation of Portuguese limestones’ susceptibility to salt mist through laboratory testing

Carvalho, C., Silva, Z. & Simão, J., 1 Jul 2018, In : Environmental Earth Sciences. 77, 13, 523.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Calcium Carbonate

O ensino e a divulgação da mineralogia através de geocoleções virtuais, utilizando bases de dados: a coleção de minerais nacionais do museu geológico

Translated title of the contribution: Mineralogy teaching and dissemination through virtual geocollections, using databases: the Portuguese mineralogy collection of the geological museumMarta, P. A. O. S., Simão, J., Leal, N. & Sequeira, J., 2018, In : Comunicações Geológicas. 105, 1, 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle


Press / Media

Como das borras de café se fabricam tijolos que isolam melhor o calor

J. Simao


1 item of Media coverage

Press/Media: Research