• DQ - Departamento de Química
    Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia/UNL
    Edifício Departamental
    Campus de Caparica
    2829-516 Caparica


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NUNO LAPA is Assistant Professor at Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia (FCT) of Universidade Nova de Lisboa (UNL) since 2004. Since January 2014 he is an Integrated Researcher of the Associated Laboratory for Green Chemistry - Clean Technologies and Processes (LAQV) of REQUIMTE research network, which is the largest Portuguese Chemistry & Chemical Engineering network funded by the Portuguese Ministry of Science and Technology. He develops is research activities within the “Materials for Adsorption and Catalysis Group” (MAC) of LAQV-REQUIMTE.

NUNO LAPA got his PhD in Environmental Engineering from UNL-FCT in the field of ecocompatibility
studies of new materials for civil engineering works, based on the reuse of bottom ashes from Municipal
Solid Waste incineration plants. His PhD was developed in the framework of the European project named
VALOMAT which was funded by the European Commission (EC) under FP6.

Currently, NUNO LAPA works at the Department of Sciences and Technology of Biomass (DCTB), being responsible for different courses in the Masters of Bioenergy, Engineering of Renewable Energies, and Food Technology and Safety, and in the Doctoral Program in Bioenergy.

Areas of Scientific Interest
(i) Valorisation of wastes through combustion, gasification and pyrolysis
(ii) Valorisation of wastes for the development of new materials (biochars, activated carbon and new materials for civil engineering)
(iii) Biogas and bio-hydrogen production through biological fermentation from organic wastes
(iv) Life Cycle Assessment of new products

Education/Academic qualification

Environment Engineering, Doctorate, Contribution for the eco-compatibility assessment of new materials for civil engineering works based on the recycling of MSWI bottom ashes, Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia (FCT)

Feb 199819 May 2004

Award Date: 19 May 2004

Environment Engineering, Bachelor, Study on the modification of high-rate algal ponds with a calcareous fixed-bed, Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia (FCT)

Sept 1987Feb 1993

Award Date: 26 Feb 1993


  • TP Chemical technology
  • Biochars
  • Activated carbons
  • Renewable energy
  • Biogas
  • biohydrogen
  • TD Environmental technology. Sanitary engineering
  • wastewater treatment
  • waste valorization


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