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M. Martinho

Assistant Professor (with habilitation)

Accepting PhD Students

PhD projects

- Environment and Sustainability - Climate Change and Sustainable Development Policies

  • 834 Citations
  • 13 h-Index
1986 …2020

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Personal information

Graça holds a PhD in Environmental Engineering (social systems), a MSc in Sanitary Engineering and a BSc in Environmental Engineering, all at FCT NOVA.

Currently holds the following positions: Student Ombudsperson of NOVA (since 2018); member of the board of the research center MARE - Center for Marine and Environmental Sciences; member of the Advisory Board of Portuguese Environment Agency (CAGER); member of the Advisory Council of the Lisbon City Council for the Prevention and Reduction of Waste; coordinator of the Scientific Committee of the Portuguese Pact for Plastics; coordinator of the National Waste Management Plan (PNGR 2020-2025); coordinator of the Strategic Plan for Urban Waste (PERSU 2020-30).

Her teaching and research fields are: planning and policy instruments for management of waste, special waste streams management, waste collection systems, mechanical processing and material recycling, waste management models for the circular economy and social psychology applied to behaviors towards waste. It is in these areas that she supervises master's dissertations and doctoral theses and coordinates as an investigator responsible for several research and development projects

She is the author of several scientific articles and co-author of the well-known books "Practical Manual for Waste Management" (Verlag Dashöfer Professional Editions) and "Waste Management" (Open University), widely used by university students and waste sector professionals, and the book “Sustainable Solid Waste Collection and Management” (Springer International Publishing), awarded the 1st prize from the International Solid Waste Association (ISWA), the ISWA Publication Award 2019.

Research interests

WASTE MANAGEMENT (TECHNICAL COMPONENT)
- Urban waste management models;
- Management of special waste streams (packaging waste, used lubricating oils, waste electrical and electronic equipment, end-of-life vehicles, used tires, construction and demolition waste, used batteries and batteries);
- Physical characterization of residues;
- Waste collection and transportation systems (selective collection and circuit analysis);
- Transboundary movement of waste;
- Mechanical processing and material recycling;
- Analysis of mass balances and circular economy;
WASTE MANAGEMENT (SOCIAL COMPONENT)
- Social psychology applied to waste (attitudes and behaviors of reduction and recycling, risk perception and NIMBY syndrome);
- Regulatory and economic instruments for sustainable waste management;
- Waste management policies and plans;
- Extended producer responsibility systems;
- Public participation and environmental education.

Education/Academic qualification

Environmental engineering, Aggregation, Bachelor, Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia (FCT)

Award Date: 24 Jul 2017

Environmental Engineering, specialty social systems, Doctorate, Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia (FCT)

Award Date: 12 Mar 1999

Sanitary Engineering, Master, Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia (FCT)

Award Date: 19 May 1989

Environmental engineering, Bachelor, Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia (FCT)

Award Date: 31 Jul 1984

External positions

Member of the Board of MARE - Center for Marine and Environmental Sciences, coordinator of the FCT NOVA Pole

1 Jan 2020 → …

Member of the Monitoring Committee of the Integrated Waste Management System for Electrical and Electronic Equipment (CA-R3E)., Agência Portuguesa do Ambiente

2020 → …

Jury member of the Academia Electrão contest, promoted by Electrão - Waste Management Association, Amb3E — Associação Portuguesa de Gestão de Resíduos

2019 → …

Member of the Advisory Council of the Lisbon City Council for the Prevention and Reduction of Waste, Câmara Municipal de Lisboa

2017 → …

Member of the Ponto Verde Experts Exchange for the evaluation of R&D projects to be financed under its license, Sociedade Ponto Verde

2017 → …

Member of the Waste Management Monitoring Commission (CAGER), of the Portuguese Environment Agency, Agência Portuguesa do Ambiente

2016 → …

Member of the Monitoring Committee for the Strategic Plan for Urban Waste (CAPERSU), Agência Portuguesa do Ambiente

2014 → …

Member of the Scientific Committee of OBIPNOVA - Employment Observatory, Universidade Nova de Lisboa.

2014 → …

Chairman of the Board of the General Meeting of the Portuguese Marine Litter Association, Associação Portuguesa do Lixo Marinho

2013 → …

Member of the Environment and Sustainability Council of EDP - Energias de Portugal., EDP - Energias de Portugal

20072017

Member of the Advisory Board of the Regulatory Entity for Water and Waste Services (ERSAR, ex-IRAR), Entidade Reguladora dos Serviços de Águas e Resíduos

20062016

President of the Portuguese Association of Environmental Engineers (APEA), Associação Portuguesa de Engenheiros do Ambiente

19992001

Member of the Environmental Management Committee of the Directorate-General for the Environment, Direção Geral do Ambiente

19992001

Member of the National Council for the Monitoring of the Strategic Plan for Industrial Waste, of the Institute of Waste, Instituto dos Resíduos

19992001

Member of the Commission for the Monitoring of Technical Standards for the Management of Urban Waste Landfills, Instituto dos Resíduos

1999

Member of the Board of the League for the Protection of Nature, LPN - Liga para a Proteção da Natureza

19992001

Member of the Monitoring Committee for the Strategic Plan for Hospital Waste (CAPERH), Instituto dos Resíduos

19981999

Member of VALORSUL's Technical Panel for the Reflection and Conception of Organic Waste Management, Valorsul

19971999

Chairman of the Board of the General Assembly of the Portuguese Association of Environmental Engineers., Associação Portuguesa de Engenheiros do Ambiente

19951999

Member of the Technical Evaluation Panel of the Operational Plan for the Integrated Management of Solid Waste in the Cities of Lisbon. Loures, Amadora and Vila Franca de Xira (POGIRSUL), Câmara Municipal de Lisboa

19951999

Member of the National Council for Monitoring the Strategic Plan for Urban Solid Waste (CARSU), Instituto dos Resíduos

19952002

President of the National Forum for the Award of the Ecological Label, a forum created by the General Directorate for Environmental Quality, Direção Geral da Qualidade do Ambiente

19921993

President of the Portuguese Association of Environmental Engineers (APEA), Associação Portuguesa de Engenheiros do Ambiente

19901992

Coordinator of the Working Group for the creation of the specialty of Environmental Engineering in the Order of Engineers of APEA, Associação Portuguesa de Engenheiros do Ambiente

19862001

Member of the Board of APEA., Associação Portuguesa de Engenheiros do Ambiente

19851990

Keywords

  • TD Environmental technology. Sanitary engineering
  • waste management
  • recycling
  • colletion
  • political instruments
  • H Social Sciences (General)
  • attitudes and behaviors
  • behavior change strategies
  • environmental education

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Research Output at NOVA

Collection: the strongest link for a sustainable solid waste management

Pires, A., Martinho, G., Rodrigues, S. & Gomes, M. I., 1 Jan 2020, In : Waste Management and Research. 38, 1, p. 107-107 1 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalComment/debate

1 Citation (Scopus)
  • 8 Citations (Scopus)
    78 Downloads (Pure)

    Waste hierarchy index for circular economy in waste management

    Pires, A. & Martinho, G., 15 Jul 2019, In : Waste Management. 95, p. 298-305 8 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • 17 Citations (Scopus)

    A construção circular e as alterações climáticas: uma solução de proximidade para a gestão dos RCD

    Translated title of the contribution: Circular construction and climate change: a proximity solution for the management of CDWRamos, M. A. P. & Martinho, G., 2018, In : Pedra e Cal, Revista da Conservação do Património Arquitectónico e da Reabilitação do Edificado. 64, 34, p. 34-37 4 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • Afinal o que falta ainda fazer no setor da gestão de resíduos urbanos?

    Translated title of the contribution: After all, what remains to be done in the area of urban waste management?Martinho, G., 2018, In : Indústria e Ambiente. 109, p. 4-4 1 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Prizes

    Best Poster Award

    Martinho, M. (Recipient), 11 Oct 1999

    Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

  • ERP Eco Sustainability Award ’12, ERP Portugal

    Martinho, M. (Recipient), 6 Oct 2012

    Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

  • Iconic Women Creating a Better World for ALL

    Martinho, M. (Recipient), 20 Mar 2019

    Prize: National/international honour

  • Inspiring best European Practices of Responsible Research Innovation

    Martinho, M. (Recipient), 6 Aug 2015

    Prize: National/international honour

  • Activities

    Applied Sciences (Switzerland) (Journal)

    M. Martinho (Guest editor), & Nuno Lapa (Guest editor)

    2021

    Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial workEditorial activity

    Masterclass sobre resíduos de construção e demolição (Event)

    Maria da Graça Madeira Martinho (Chair), & Mário Ramos (Chair)

    2018

    Activity: MembershipMembership of committee

    Fourth International Conference Progress of Recycling in the Built Environment

    Maria da Graça Madeira Martinho (Member of programme committee)

    11 Oct 201812 Oct 2018

    Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in conference

    Câmara Municipal de Lisboa (External organisation)

    Maria da Graça Madeira Martinho (Member)

    20172018

    Activity: MembershipMembership of committee